62nd Southend Congress 30 March-2 April 2018

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62nd Southend Congress 30 March-2 April 2018

Post by Adam Raoof » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:30 pm

62nd Southend Congress 30 March-2 April 2018

ALL tournaments are 7 rounds!

2 half point byes are available in rounds 1-6 to enable you to take a day off, if necessary

FIDE Rated Open with British Qualifying Place
You can take two half point byes (not in the last round).
Parking is free and we have lots of space!
Start 11am, finish by 8pm - easily commutable
All events 90 minutes per player + 30 seconds a move throughout
Top boards live on the internet!
Annual chess festival now in its 62nd year

VENUE: Southend Adult Community College, Ambleside Drive, Southend, SS1 2UN
Enter at the website - http://southendchesscongress.org.uk/

FIVE SECTIONS

FIDE Open to all
Leigh on Sea Under 170 / ECF Graded
Westcliff Under 145 / ECF Graded
Southchurch Under 120 / ECF Graded
Thorpe Bay Under 95 / ECF Graded

ALL tournaments consist of 7 rounds . 90 minutes per player per game PLUS 30 seconds per move. All events are ECF graded and the Open is also FIDE rated. YOU MAY TAKE TWO BYES in any rounds but the final round, as long as you book them with your entry.

ENGLISH players in the Open must be Gold or Platinum members of the English Chess Federation. Players in the ECF graded sections should be Silver or above, but Bronze and non-ECF members may play on payment of a supplement.

GUARANTEED PRIZES plus prizes based on entry

Open - £800 / £500 / £200
ECF Sections - £150 / £75 / £40

SCHEDULE - ALL EVENTS

Friday 30 March- Rounds 1 and 2 at 11am and 4pm
Saturday 31 March- Rounds 3 and 4 at 11am and 4pm
Sunday 1 April - Rounds 5 and 6 at 11am and 4pm
Monday 2 April - Final Round 7 at 11am

Enter at the website - http://southendchesscongress.org.uk/

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Re: 62nd Southend Congress 30 March-2 April 2018

Post by Brian Valentine » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:24 pm

Is there a British qualifying place available?

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Re: 62nd Southend Congress 30 March-2 April 2018

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:32 pm

Brian Valentine wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:24 pm
Is there a British qualifying place available?
The website claims so, but it's not on the list at
http://www.britishchesschampionships.co ... gulations/

Being FIDE rated it would be included in the qualification Grand Prix.
http://www.britishchesschampionships.co ... es-201718/

There are a number of entry forms who have recycled the wording about rights to a British Qualifying place from 2016-2017 without realising that the ECF had taken them away.

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Re: 62nd Southend Congress 30 March-2 April 2018

Post by Adam Raoof » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:50 pm

Aha - we will revise the wording. It appears that we can offer the chance of a qualifying place, but not the guarantee of a qualifying place.

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