e2e4 Uxbridge International : 11th - 15th August 2010

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e2e4 Uxbridge International : 11th - 15th August 2010

Post by Sean Hewitt » Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:20 pm

After the success of the first two Uxbridge Internationals we will be holding the 3rd event from Wednesday 11th - Sunday 15th August 2010. Full details are available via the website www.e2e4.org.uk/international

The Masters event offers players (rated 2100+) the opportunity of 9 extremely competitive games of chess with the the chance to secure that all important norm. We are running two norm sections with entries accepted on a strictly first come first served basis. There are currently just 4 places left in the Masters, and therefore only titled players can now be accepted.

The Womens Invitational event offers female players the opportunity both to play in an all female event and to score a WIM norm norm. Any female player wishing to play should contact Loz Cooper for further details.

The Challengers event offers players rated 1900+ or graded above 150 ECF 9 competitive FIDE rated games. All 9 games are FIDE rated, even if unrated players take part (this is unique to all play alls). Unrated players will obtain a full FIDE rating just by playing in this one event*. Players will be divided into equal strength sections of 10 players if entries allow more than one section to run. The winner of each Challengers section will qualify to play in the next Masters event irrespective of their rating - and their entry fee will be paid by us!

The Major event is open to all players, although it's primarily aimed at players rated below 1900 (or graded below 150 ECF) who want to play 9 competitive FIDE rated games of chess in a friendly atmosphere with the opportunity to gain those all important rating points or obtain their first ever FIDE rating. All 9 games are FIDE rated, even if unrated players take part (this is unique to all play alls). Unrated players will obtain a full FIDE rating just by playing in this one event.* Players will be placed in groups of 10 according to rating / grade so that all the players in a group are of a similar strength.

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Re: e2e4 Uxbridge International : 11th - 15th August 2010

Post by Sean Hewitt » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:25 am

The Masters section is full. If you want to play in the Masters you can either enter the Challengers and qualify for the next Masters that way, or join a reserve list for this August's Masters (in case of any withdrawal).

There is 1 place left in the Challengers. I don't think it will be around for long so if you want it I suggest that you enter today!

The Major is also full. However, we have managed to secure some extra playing space and therefore we will run an extra Major section. 3 places have already been taken so if you want to play in that section I strongly recommend you enter asap. The remaining 7 places will go quickly, and it is first come first served.

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Re: e2e4 Uxbridge International : 11th - 15th August 2010

Post by Sean Hewitt » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:32 pm

All sections now full.

There are now just 5 places left in the extra Major section that we are putting on, available first come first served. I expect these to be gone within the week so if you do want to play there is not much time left to enter. If you are entering by post, please call me first to save you a berth.

Thanks,

Sean

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Re: e2e4 Uxbridge International : 11th - 15th August 2010

Post by Matthew Peat » Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:13 pm

Sean

When is the drawing of groups due to take place? I suggest the drawing of lots at an elaborate & highly condensed 10 minute opening ceremony involving dancing girls and fireworks prior to the 1st round.

Matthew

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Re: e2e4 Uxbridge International : 11th - 15th August 2010

Post by Sean Hewitt » Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:50 pm

Matthew Peat wrote:Sean

When is the drawing of groups due to take place? I suggest the drawing of lots at an elaborate & highly condensed 10 minute opening ceremony involving dancing girls and fireworks prior to the 1st round.

Matthew
I'll see what we can do!

The players will be allocated to groups and published by 4th August. The actual draw will then be done by the National Lottery draw on Saturday 7th August 2010.

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Re: e2e4 Uxbridge International : 11th - 15th August 2010

Post by Gareth Harley-Yeo » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:45 pm

Sean Hewitt wrote:
Matthew Peat wrote:Sean

When is the drawing of groups due to take place? I suggest the drawing of lots at an elaborate & highly condensed 10 minute opening ceremony involving dancing girls and fireworks prior to the 1st round.

Matthew
I'll see what we can do!

The players will be allocated to groups and published by 4th August. The actual draw will then be done by the National Lottery draw on Saturday 7th August 2010.
How exciting! :D

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Re: e2e4 Uxbridge International : 11th - 15th August 2010

Post by Sean Hewitt » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:03 pm

1 place left in the Major. And due to a late withdrawal, there is now an unexpected place in the Challengers.

First come, first served!

www.e2e4.org.uk/international

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Re: e2e4 Uxbridge International : 11th - 15th August 2010

Post by Sean Hewitt » Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:23 am

All sections are now full. If you want to join the reserve list just in case please do so, but please don't pay us any money!!

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Re: e2e4 Uxbridge International : 11th - 15th August 2010

Post by Gareth Harley-Yeo » Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:13 am

International Major:

Kennedy, Craig HMC FIDE 2052 ECF 178

How is he in the u2000 Major?
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Re: e2e4 Uxbridge International : 11th - 15th August 2010

Post by Adam Raoof » Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:22 am

Gareth Harley-Yeo wrote:International Major:

Kennedy, Craig HMC FIDE 2052 ECF 178

How is he in the u2000 Major? Can I play in it too?
"The Major event is open to all players, although it's primarily aimed at players rated below 2000"

http://www.e2e4.org.uk/international/20 ... /index.htm

I think that allows for some discretion, and makes getting a FIDE rating easier.
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Re: e2e4 Uxbridge International : 11th - 15th August 2010

Post by Gareth Harley-Yeo » Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:50 am

Adam Raoof wrote:
Gareth Harley-Yeo wrote:International Major:

Kennedy, Craig HMC FIDE 2052 ECF 178

How is he in the u2000 Major? Can I play in it too?
"The Major event is open to all players, although it's primarily aimed at players rated below 2000"

http://www.e2e4.org.uk/international/20 ... /index.htm

I think that allows for some discretion, and makes getting a FIDE rating easier.
Ah yes, I see... I was going from the e2e4 home page that reads

The next planned events are:-

Uxbridge International : 11-15 August 2010

A further series of all play alls. These events are open to players of all standards. We have two Masters sections which are open to all and in which IM norms can be obtained as well as a Women's only section where WIM norms are obtainable. There are three Challengers sections (for players rated 1900 -2250) and two Major tournaments (for players below 2000) .

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Re: e2e4 Uxbridge International : 11th - 15th August 2010

Post by Sean Hewitt » Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:17 pm

Gareth Harley-Yeo wrote:International Major:

Kennedy, Craig HMC FIDE 2052 ECF 178

How is he in the u2000 Major? Can I play in it too?
The Major is primarily for players under 2000, but not exclusively for players under 2000.

And yes, you can play in the Major as two players in the Major actually wanted to play in the Challengers but couldn't because it was full. I'm sure they would still want to swap.

Shall I switch you?

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Re: e2e4 Uxbridge International : 11th - 15th August 2010

Post by Gareth Harley-Yeo » Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:55 pm

Sean Hewitt wrote:
Gareth Harley-Yeo wrote:International Major:

Kennedy, Craig HMC FIDE 2052 ECF 178

How is he in the u2000 Major? Can I play in it too?
The Major is primarily for players under 2000, but not exclusively for players under 2000.

And yes, you can play in the Major as two players in the Major actually wanted to play in the Challengers but couldn't because it was full. I'm sure they would still want to swap.

Shall I switch you?
Am I right in thinking there's monetary prizes for this tournament? On reflection if I’m going to get out of this rut and I have no prize money to aim for then logic dictates I grin and bare it in the challengers. Thanks though.. appreciated.

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Re: e2e4 Uxbridge International : 11th - 15th August 2010

Post by David Sedgwick » Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:38 pm

Gareth Harley-Yeo wrote:Am I right in thinking there's monetary prizes for this tournament? On reflection if I’m going to get out of this rut and I have no prize money to aim for then logic dictates I grin and bare it in the challengers. Thanks though.. appreciated.
Did you mean "Am I right in thinking there's NO monetary prizes for this tournament"? If so, then I believe you're correct.

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Re: e2e4 Uxbridge International : 11th - 15th August 2010

Post by Sean Hewitt » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:54 pm

Players have been allocated to the following groups. Pairings will be the standard FIDE all play all pairings

Round
1 1 v 10 2 v 9 3 v 8 4 v 7 5 v 6
2 10 v 6 7 v 5 8 v 4 9 v 3 1 v 2
3 2 v 10 3 v 1 4 v 9 5 v 8 6 v 7
4 10 v 7 8 v 6 9 v 5 1 v 4 2 v 3
5 3 v 10 4 v 2 5 v 1 6 v 9 7 v 8
6 10 v 8 9 v 7 1 v 6 2 v 5 3 v 4
7 4 v 10 5 v 3 6 v 2 7 v 1 8 v 9
8 10 v 9 1 v 8 2 v 7 3 v 6 4 v 5
9 5 v 10 6 v 4 7 v 3 8 v 2 9 v 1

Players will be allocated numbers as follows, using the UK National Lottery draw on Wednesday 4th August.

The first ball drawn will determine the pairing number of players A and B from each group. If it is odd, Player A will be No5 and Player B will be No6. If it is even, Player A will be No6 and Player B will be No5.

The second ball drawn will determine the pairing number of players J and K. If it is low (1-24), Player J will be No2 and Player K will be No10. If it is high, Player J will be No10 and Player K will be No2.

The third ball drawn will determine the pairing number of players G and H. If it is (1-12 or 37-49), Player G will be No1 and Player H will be No9. If it is (13-36), Player G will be No9 and Player H will be No1.

The fourth ball drawn will determine the pairing number of player C. If it is (1-12) Player C will be No3 ; If it is (13-24) Player C will be No4 ; If it is (25-36) Player C will be No7 and If it is (37-49) Player C will be No8

The fifth ball drawn will determine the pairing number of player D. If it is (1-16) Player D will be the lowest number left from 3, 4, 7 and 8 ; If it is (17-32) Player D will be the highest number left from 3, 4, 7 and 8 and if it is (33-49) Player D will be the middle number left from 3, 4, 7 and 8 (as there will only be three options left).

The sixth ball drawn will determine the pairing number of players E and F. If it is a low number (1-24) Player E will be the lowest number left from 3, 4, 7 and 8 and Player F will be the highest number available and if the number is high (25-49) then ) Player E will be the highest number left from 3, 4, 7 and 8 and Player F will be the lowest number available.

B International Masters A GM Williams, Simon K 237 2511
A International Masters A GM McNab, Colin 226 2463
E International Masters A FM Sowray, Peter 223 2383
C International Masters A IM Buckley, Graeme 214 2380
D International Masters A FM Poobalasingam, Peter 217 2326
F International Masters A Player, Edmund 197 2176
K International Masters A Jeanne, Mickael 2174
J International Masters A Burrows, Martin 190 2173
H International Masters A Nilsson, Anders 2160
G International Masters A WFM Norinkeviciute, Rasa 173 2024

G International Masters B GM Rausis, Igors 235 2466
H International Masters B GM Arkell, Keith 231 2465
F International Masters B FM Eggleston, David 213 2309
D International Masters B FM Tiruchirapalli, Venkataramanan 215 2307
E International Masters B IM Beaumont, Chris 209 2305
B International Masters B Lefebvre, Herve 2268
A International Masters B IM Rudd, Jack 210 2236
J International Masters B Sturt, Raven 2173
C International Masters B Jackson, James 199 2135
K International Masters B Josse, Mark 199 2128

C International Womens IM Lalic, Susan 204 2298
A International Womens WIM Steil-Antoni, Fiona 2193
B International Womens WIM Andersson, Christin 2129
F International Womens Lang, Heather 169 2059
E International Womens WFM Hegarty, Sarah 180 2057
D International Womens WFM Horn, Emilia 2009
G International Womens Dines, Sheila J 180 1931
H International Womens WFM Blackburn, Suzie 161 1916
K International Womens Messam-Sparks, Lateefah 163 1904
J International Womens Hoare, Amy 157 1904

J International Challengers A Winter, Kevin 152
H International Challengers A Lindner, Daniel 191 2249
G International Challengers A Jaunooby, Ali Reza 199 2155
C International Challengers A Peat, Matthew 184 2082
B International Challengers A Zulkipli, Zaidan 2039
A International Challengers A Kirby, Peter 169 2039
D International Challengers A Harley-Yeo, Gareth 167 2024
E International Challengers A Bennett, Dominic 182 1973
F International Challengers A Foster, James M 177 1924
K International Challengers A Healeas, Simon 158 1840

A International Challengers B Atkinson, John Paul 2215
B International Challengers B Quinn, John 190 2143
J International Challengers B Stevenson, James 190 2097
K International Challengers B Bailey, Kevin J 181 2047
F International Challengers B Keogh, Edward 174 2028
E International Challengers B Garcia, Jason 182 2008
D International Challengers B Collier, Timothy 2001
C International Challengers B Merry, Alan 182 1931
H International Challengers B Kane, Robert 151 1864
G International Challengers B McBride, John 157 1858

G International Challengers C Clark, Robert 176
J International Challengers C Byron, Alan 197 2190
K International Challengers C Tozer, Philip 190 2113
H International Challengers C McKenna, Jason P 184 2109
F International Challengers C Lexton, Michael 186 2009
E International Challengers C Millward, Kevin 168 1969
D International Challengers C White, David 156 1939
C International Challengers C Marret, Benjamin 1936
B International Challengers C Campbell, Eoin S 166 1915
A International Challengers C Patel, Shyamal 177 1898

J International Major A Lee, Bryan 145
G International Major A Kennedy, Craig 178 2052
H International Major A Lalic, Peter 185 1950
C International Major A Pride, Stephen 155 1882
B International Major A Deswarte, Ian 156 1876
E International Major A Bishop, Geoffrey 150 1852
A International Major A Grant, David 144 1851
F International Major A O'Gorman, Brendan 157 1832
K International Major A Colter, Nigel 158 1804
D International Major A Ward, Matthew J 156 1717

D International Major B Gardner, Phillip K 145
E International Major B Price, Michael C 145
H International Major B Foster, Chantelle 152
G International Major B Marley, Andrew 148 1861
C International Major B Smith, Paul 146 1818
B International Major B Papier, Alan 147 1807
A International Major B Rough, Robert E 137 1766
J International Major B Nettleton, Charlie 145 1763
K International Major B Melsom, Jonathan T 141 1753
F International Major B Torrance, John 140 1745

K International Major C Aagney L., Narasimhan
F International Major C Probert, Malcolm 123
J International Major C Richards, Geoffrey 98
D International Major C Crouch, Timothy 133
B International Major C Crockett, Stephen 139
A International Major C Waddingham, Paul 136 1733
C International Major C Foley, Phil 135 1640
E International Major C Forbes, Douglas 126 1625
H International Major C Watson, Darrell 132 1618
G International Major C O'Neill, Thomas 121 1529

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