18th FIDE Rated Congress

 

 
   
 
   

Fri 13 - Sun 15 April 2018

 

Holiday Inn Doncaster

High Road, Warmsworth,

Doncaster, DN4 9UX.

 

Hotel website

 

Three Sections

 

FIDE Rated Open

FIDE Rated U2000 (U175)

ECF Under 135

 

All sections - five rounds

 

Prize fund £3,000

 


 

Entry

 

1.

 

You can pay your entry fee by credit or debit card or through PayPal (GM's & IM's have free entry).

 

 

 

 

Either enter online (preferred) or download the entry form and return with entry fee cheque as soon as possible to:

 

Mike Truran, The Old Farmhouse, 7 Church Street, Ducklington, Witney, Oxon OX29 7UA.

 

Please make cheques payable to: 4NCL

 


 

Sections

 

FIDE Rated Open: Open to all players.

 

1st £500; 2nd £250; 3rd £120; 4th £80; best performance prize of £50.

 

Entry fee £30 (£40 incl. pay to play fee – see Notices section below).

 


 

FIDE Rated U2000: Open to:

 

(1) FIDE rated players rated below 2000 FIDE; (2) players without a FIDE rating graded below 175 ECF.

 

1st £500; 2nd £250; 3rd £120; 4th £80; best performance prize of £50.

 

Entry fee £30 (£40 incl. pay to play fee – see Notices section below).

 


 

ECF U135: Open to players graded below 135 ECF.

 

1st £500; 2nd £250; 3rd £120; 4th £80; best performance prize of £50.

 

Entry fee £30.00 (£37.50 incl. pay to play fee - see Notices section below).

 


 

No player may win more than one prize. All place prize money will be shared equally between tied players.

 

The method for allocating grading prizes can be found in the Terms and Conditions.

 

Discounts: GMs / IMs free, FMs half price. GMs please contact  for other conditions.

 

Late Entries: Entries may be accepted on the day subject to availability and payment of a £10 surcharge.

 

Entry Forms: Completed entry forms, together with the appropriate entry fee (payable to “4NCL”) should be sent to Mike Truran at The Old Farmhouse, 7 Church Street, Ducklington, Witney, Oxon OX29 7UA or emailed to  (in the latter case, please contact Mike for bank transfer payment details).

 


 

Playing Schedule:

 

 

Round

1

Friday

19.00

-

23.00

Round

2

Saturday

10.00

-

14.00

Round

3

Saturday

15.00

-

19.00

Round

4

Sunday

10.00

-

14.00

Round

5

Sunday

15.00

-

19.00

 

A ½ point bye may be taken in rounds 1–4.

 

Time Control: All moves in 90 minutes plus 30 second increment per move from move 1.

 

Re-pairing will take place 30 minutes after the start of a round. Players will be defaulted 30 minutes after the scheduled start of a round.

 


 

Grades and Ratings

 

FIDE ratings from the April 2018 list will be used for the FIDE-rated sections, and ECF grades published in the January 2018 list will be used for the U135 section and unrated players in FIDE rated sections. If necessary players will be transferred between sections to take account of rating/grading movements after date of entry (see below).

 

The FIDE Open and FIDE U2000 sections will be both FIDE rated and ECF graded. The ECF U135 section will be ECF graded.

 

Players without a current FIDE rating or ECF grade must give details of estimated playing strength, including any previously held grading, or current grading from another body.

 

Ungraded or unrated players may not win a best performance prize and, with the exception of the FIDE Open, may only win 50% of any other prize.

 


 

Notices

 

 

 

Holiday Inn, Doncaster

In the FIDE Open and FIDE U2000 sections there is a pay to play fee of £10 for players who are not ECF Gold or Platinum members or who are non-ECF members registered with FIDE as English.

 

In the U135 section there is a pay to play fee of £7.50 for players who are not ECF Silver, Gold or Platinum members or who are non-ECF members.

 

Prizes may be changed subject to numbers of entries.

 

The 4NCL reserves the right to transfer players between tournaments at any time.

 

All pairings will be made using FIDE Swiss pairing rules using Swiss Manager.

 

The submission of an entry form and payment of the entry fee denotes acceptance that the 4NCL’s decision is final in all matters.

 

 


 

Accommodation

 

These rates have been negotiated with Holiday Inn, Doncaster.

 

£36.00 BB per person per night (based on two sharing)

£62.00 BB per person per night (single occupancy)

£51.00 DBB per person per night (based on two people sharing)

£77.00 DBB per person per night (single occupancy)

 


 

How to Get There

 

Click here for information about travel to and from the hotel.

 


 

Control Team

 

IA Alex McFarlane, IA Lara Barnes.

 


 

Disclaimer

 

The 4NCL accepts no responsibility for any damage, theft or accident to the person or property of anyone attending this event.

 

 


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