4NCL Rapidplay & Blitz

 

 
   
 
   

Sat 13  - Sun 14 October 2018

 

Park Inn Bedford

2 St. Mary’s Street, Bedford,

MK42 0AR

 

Hotel website

  

Prize fund £3,000

 

Rapidplay prize fund: £1,000

Rapidplay performance prizes: £1,500

Blitz prize fund: £380

Blitz performance prizes: £120

 


 

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

 


 

Entry Fees

 

Rapidplay: £30 (£37.50 adult, £35 junior incl. pay to play fee – see Notices section below)

 

Blitz: £5.00

 


 

Prizes

 

Rapidplay: 1st £500; 2nd £250; 3rd £150; 4th £100

 

Rapidplay performance prizes: £125 x 12 (2001–2200 W-We, 2001-2200 rating; 1801–2000 W-We, 1801-2000 rating; 1601–1800 W-We, 1601-1800 rating; 1401–1600 W-We, 1401-1600 rating; 1201–1400 W-We, 1201-1400 rating; 1001–1200 W-We, 1001-1200 rating).

 

Blitz: 1st £200; 2nd £100; 3rd £50; 4th £30

 

Blitz performance prizes: £20 x 6 (2001-2200 rating; 1801-2000 rating; 1601-1800 rating; 1401-1600 rating; 1201-1400 rating; 1001-1200 rating).

 

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

 

Ratings/grades will be applied in the following order for the purposes of pairings and performance prizes:

 

Rapidplay:

1. FIDE Rapidplay rating

2. ECF Rapidplay grade converted

3. FIDE Standardplay rating

4. ECF Standardplay grade converted

5. Other rating assigned by the organiser

 

Blitz:

1. FIDE Blitz rating

2. FIDE Rapidplay rating

3. ECF Rapidplay grade converted

4. FIDE Standardplay rating

5. ECF Standardplay grade converted

6. Other rating assigned by the organiser

 


 

Discounts: GMs / IMs free, FMs half price.

 

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

Saturday

11.00

Round

2

 

12.15

Round

3

 

13.30

Round

4

 

14.45

Round

5

 

16.00

Round

6

 

17.15

Blitz

 

 

20.30

 

 

 

 

Round

7

Sunday

09.45

Round

8

 

11.00

Round

9

 

12.15

Round

10

 

13.30

Round

11

 

15.00

 

Two ½ point byes may be taken in rounds 1-10.

 

Time Control: All moves in 15 minutes plus 10 second increment per move from move 1.

 


 

Grades and Ratings

 

FIDE ratings from the October 2018 list will be used.

 

The FIDE Open will be both FIDE rated and 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.

 


 

Notices

 

 

   

There is a pay to play fee of £7.50 (adult) and £5 (junior) for players who are Bronze members or who are non-ECF members registered with FIDE as English.

 

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.

 

The 4NCL reserves the right to refuse any entry without explanation.

 


 

Accommodation

 

These rates have been negotiated with Park Inn, Bedford Hotel.

 

£37.50 BB per person per night (based on two sharing)

£65.00 BB per person per night (single occupancy)

£57.50 DBB per person per night (based on two people sharing)

£85.00 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 Holowczak or FA Dave Thomas.

 


 

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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