e2e4 Gatwick International : 26-30 October 2011

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Sean Hewitt

e2e4 Gatwick International : 26-30 October 2011

Post by Sean Hewitt » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:59 pm

This is the event that we are all excited about! We are back at the brilliant Crowne Plaza Hotel at Crawley / Gatwick for what promises to be a superb 5 days of chess. We have some new events too, so why not give one of them a try

The Premier is open to all players. A 9 round FIDE rated swiss which will be eligible for GM and IM norms. Free entry for GM / IM / FM.

The Major is open to players rated below 2000. A unique opportunity to play a 9 round swiss in UK amongst players rated under 2000. With a £450 first prize, there is sure to be some good competition.

Full details can be found here.

Sean Hewitt

Re: e2e4 Gatwick International : 26-30 October 2011

Post by Sean Hewitt » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:05 am

The event starts tomorrow. The draw will be published late this evening at www.e2e4.org.uk

Colours for Round 1 will be determined by the cup tie between Aldershot and Manchester United.

If the total number of goals scored in the match is an even number then the top seed will be white in round 1 and if the total number of goals scored in the match is an odd number then the top seed will be black in round 1. Extra time does not count. Zero goals is classed as even number.

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Re: e2e4 Gatwick International : 26-30 October 2011

Post by Tristan Clayton » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:06 pm

Looking forward to this one a lot.

Haven't been to the venue before - is there a McDonald's nearby? :wink:
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