Dates now confirmed as 4/5/6 July
Three Sections: Open Tournament. Major Under 150. Knights Under 110
Free on street parking ECF Graded University Accommodation
PRIZES Main Prizes all Sections First Â£200 Second Â£100 Third Â£50
Grading Prizes Open Â£40 Under 170 Major Â£40 Under 130 Knights Â£40 Under 90
ENTRY FEE Â£23. Late entry fees Postmarked or emailed after Sunday July 8 Â£2
Entries on the day Â£5. Phone entries are not accepted. Please use email or mail.
Entry fee reductions Schoolchildren Â£5 ECFDirect members & NMS membersÂ£1
Withdrawal. If you tell us before Friday July 4 we will refund your entry fee.
ACCOMMODATION Available at the venue, Â£38 per night including full English breakfast. Accommodation must be booked and paid for before Saturday June 28. You can also stay Sunday night.
TIMETABLE Rd 1 Friday 6.45-10.45 Rd 2 Saturday 9.45-1.45 Rd 3 Saturday 2.30-6.30
Rd 4 Sunday 9.45-1.45 Rd 5 Sunday 2.30-6.30 Prizegiving Sunday 6.35
A Â£2 admin charge will be levied on all prizes not collected at the prizegiving and posted on.
MOVE RATE 40 moves in 100 minutes, then 20 minutes quickplay.
RE-PAIRING Made 30 minutes after the round starts for all players with no opponent.
REFRESHMENTS Light refreshments and sandwiches will be available.
TOURNAMENT CONDITIONS The organisers decision is final in all disputes. We reserve the right to refuse entries without stating a reason.
VENUE Allen Hall. A University Hall of Residence, three miles south of the City centre on the corner of Wilmslow Road and Cromwell Range . This year we will be playing at ground floor level making it much more disabled friendly
DIRECTIONS By Car. Post code M14 6HT. Take the A34. When you come to Old hall Lane turn right. (Left if arriving from the South) At the end of Old Hall Lane turn right into Wilmslow road then right into Cromwell Range. There is plenty of free on-street parking on Cromwell Range and Old Hall Lane
Public Transport If convenient arrive at Manchester Oxford Road station. Cross Oxford Road and get a bus Nos. 41-45 to Owens Park Hall of Residence (about 2.5 miles). Allen Hall is 200 yds before the stop.
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