2nd Easter FIDE Rated Congress

 

 
 

Thur 9 – Mon 13 April 2020

 

Holiday Inn Kenilworth-Warwick,

Abbey End,

Kenilworth. CV8 1ED.

 

Hotel website

 

Four Sections

 

FIDE Rated Open

FIDE Rated U2050

FIDE Rated U1825

ECF Under U120

 

Open (nine rounds), Other sections (seven rounds)

 

Prize fund £4,200

 


 

Entry

 

1.

 

You can pay your entry fee by credit or debit card or through PayPal (GMs & IMs 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 (nine rounds): Open to all players.

 

Entry fee £50 (£61 incl. pay to play fee – see Notices section below).

 


 

FIDE Rated U2050 (seven rounds): Open to: (1) FIDE rated players rated below 2050 FIDE; (2) players without a FIDE rating graded below 180 ECF *

 

Entry fee £40 (£51 incl. pay to play fee – see Notices section below).

 

* If FIDE rated players also have an ECF grade, their ECF grade must be below 180.

 


 

FIDE Rated U1825 (seven rounds): Open to: (1) FIDE rated players rated below 1825 FIDE; (2) players without a FIDE rating graded below 150 ECF *

 

Entry fee £40 (£51 incl. pay to play fee – see Notices section below).

 

* If FIDE rated players also have an ECF grade, their ECF grade must be below 150.

 


 

ECF U120: Open to players graded below 120 ECF.

 

Entry fee £40.00 (£49 incl. pay to play fee - see Notices section below).

 


 

Prizes in each section:

 

 

Open

Other sections

 

1st

£600 £500

2nd

£300 £250

3rd

£150 £120

4th

£100 £80

Best performance/grading prize

£50 £50

 

 

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:

 

 

Open round 1

Thu  

19.00 - 23.00

Open round 2

Fri    

10.00 - 14.00

Open round 3, other sections round 1

Fri    

15.00 - 19.00

Open round 4, other sections round 2

Sat   

10.00 - 14.00

Open round 5, other sections round 3

Sat   

15.00 - 19.00

Open round 6, other sections round 4

Sun  

10.00 - 14.00

Open round 7, other sections round 5

Sun  

15.00 - 19.00

Open round 8, other sections round 6

Mon

10.00 - 14.00

Open round 9, other sections round 7

Mon

15.00 - 19.00

 

Two (Open: three) ½ point byes may be taken in rounds 1 – 6 (Open: rounds 1-8).

 

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 who have not arrived will be defaulted 30 minutes after the scheduled start of a round.

 


 

Grades and Ratings

 

FIDE ratings from the April 2020 list will be used for the FIDE-rated sections, and ECF grades published in the January 2020 list will be used for the ECF U120 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, FIDE U2050 and FIDE U1825 sections will be both FIDE rated and ECF graded. The ECF U120 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 Kenilworth-Warwick

   

In the FIDE Open, FIDE U2050 and U1825 sections there is a pay to play fee of £11.00 for players who are not ECF Gold or Platinum members or who are non-ECF members registered with FIDE as English.

 

In the U120 section there is a pay to play fee of £9.00 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

 

The below rates have been negotiated with Holiday Inn Kenilworth-Warwick:

£39.50 BB per person per night (based on two sharing)

£69.00 BB per person per night (single occupancy)

£59.50 DBB per person per night (based on two people sharing)

£89.00 DBB per person per night (single occupancy)

 


 

Venue

 

Holiday Inn Kenilworth-Warwick, Abbey End, Kenilworth, CV8 1ED | Directions

 


 

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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