Events 2015

Events in red are FIDE rated and require ECF Gold Membership (Silver for non-FIDE-rated events and rapidplays and Bronze for blitz)

BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP
This event is open only to exempted or qualified players.
Monday 27th July to Friday 7th August (rest day Sunday 2nd August)
11 rounds beginning at 3 pm each day

BRITISH SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIPS
65+ (born 1950 or earlier) Monday 27th July – Saturday 1st August
6 rounds, starting 3 pm daily
50+ (born 1965 or earlier) Sunday 2nd August – Friday 7th August
6 Rounds, starting 3 pm daily

BRITISH GRADED CHAMPIONSHIPS
(for all the following sections, domestic ratings (January 2015) should be used for entry qualification, and will be used for pairings)
5 round events starting 9:30 am daily
Under 180/2050 Championship – Monday 27th July – Friday 31st July
Under 160/1900 Championship – Monday 3rd August – Friday 7th August
Under 140/1750 Championship – Monday 27th July – Friday 31st July
Under 120/1600 Championship – Monday 3rd August – Friday 7th August

5 round events starting at 3pm
50+ Under 150/1825* Championship (born 1965 or earlier) – Monday 27th July – Friday 31st July
65+ Under 150/1825** Championship (born 1950 or earlier) – Monday 3rd August – Friday 7th August
4 hour sessions

BRITISH JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
7 rounds: 4 hour sessions
UNDER 16 (born 1999 or later) – Sunday 2nd August – Friday 7th August 9.30 am + Sunday 2nd August 3 pm
UNDER 15 (2000 or later) – Monday 27th July – Saturday 1st August 9.30 am + Monday 27th July 3 pm
UNDER 14 (2001 or later) – Sunday 2nd August – Friday 7th August 9.30 am + Sunday 2nd August 3 pm
UNDER 13 (2002 or later) – Monday 27th July – Saturday 1st August 9.30 am + Wednedsday 29th July 3 pm
UNDER 12 (2003 or later) – Sunday 2nd August – Friday 7th August 9.30 am + Sunday 2nd August 3 pm
UNDER 11 (2004 or later) – Monday 27th July 3pm, Tuesday 28th July–Saturday 1st August 9.30 am + Wednesday 29th July 3 pm
UNDER 10 (2005 or later) – Sunday 2nd August – Friday 7th August + Sunday 2nd August 3 pm
UNDER 9 (2006 or later) (6 rounds) – Sunday 26th July 9.30 am, 12 noon, 2:30 pm, 5 pm. Monday 27th July 9:30 am, 12 noon
UNDER 8 (2007 or later) (6 rounds) Saturday, 25th July 10 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm, 2:30 pm, 4 pm, 5:30 pm

Entrants to both the U8 and U9 Championships before 18th July may deduct £10 from their total entry fee
In both Under 9 and Under 8 Championships the SECOND illegal move made during the game will lose the game.

MAJOR OPEN
5 hours playing session – open to all players
Monday 27th July to Friday 7th August (except Sunday 2nd August): 11 rounds, starting 3 pm daily
Low scoring players may decide to transfer to the 5-day Afternoon Open after 6 rounds

5 DAY OPEN MORNING TOURNAMENTS
4 hour sessions – open to all players
Week 1 Monday 27th July – Friday 31st July 9.30 am Week 2 Monday 3rd August – Friday 7th August 9.30 am

5 DAY OPEN AFTERNOON TOURNAMENTS
4 hour sessions – open to all players
Week 1 Monday 27th July – Friday 31st July 3 pm Week 2 Monday 3rd August – Friday 7th August 3 pm
This event is half price for any player who enters any morning event in the same week, or withdraws from the Major Open after 6 rounds

ENGLISH OPEN RAPIDPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
11 rounds, FIDE rated – OPEN, Under 150 and Under 125
Saturday: 13.00, 14.15, 15.30, 16.45, 18.00; ending at about 19.00-19.15
Sunday: 09.30, 10.45, 12.00, 13.15, 14.30, 15.45; ending at about 16.45-17.00

BRITISH BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP (FIDE rated)
Sunday, 2nd August: 11 rounds starting at 1 pm
Projected end time 4.00pm – 4.30pm

WEEKENDERS
5 rounds: Friday 31st July 7 pm, Saturday 1st August 9:30 am & 3 pm, Sunday 2nd August 9:30 am & 3 pm.
Atkins Tournament – open to all players
Soanes Tournament – open to players under ECF 150 (January 2015 list)/ 1825
Yates Tournament – open to players under ECF 125 (January 2015 list)/ 1637
Players may ask to play in a higher section if they so wish. Players may request a ½ point bye in any of first four rounds. Round One byes must be claimed on the entry form. Inform your section’s Arbiter of any bye to be taken in later rounds.

Rates of Play

Rate of play: 40 moves in 90 minutes, followed by 30 minutes to finish the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move from move one. British Championship
Seniors Championships
Major Open
All moves in 90 minutes with 30 seconds per move added from move one. Graded Championships (U180, U160, U140, U120)
Seniors U150; Veterans U150
Junior Champs: U16, U15, U14, U13, U12, U11, U10
5 Day Open AM / PM:
Weekenders: Atkins, Soanes, Yates
All moves in 50 minutes with 10 seconds per move added from move one. Junior Champs: U9
All moves in 20 minutes with 10 seconds per move added from move one. Junior Champs: U8
Rapidplays: Open, Under 150, Under 125
All moves in 3 minutes with 2 seconds per move added from move one. Blitz

British Championship Play-off
Should the Championship be tied, a play-off will determine the title. The play-off will commence on Saturday 8th August immediately after the prizegiving. 10% of the prize fund will be withheld for players involved in the play-off as follows:- 2 player play-off £750; 3 player play-off £850; 4 player play-off £925
Other Championships – In the event of any other championship being tied, the title and any prize money will be shared.
2016 British Championship
The following are qualifying events for the 2016 Championship, provided there are at least 20 competitors:
AM/PM Opens (both weeks); Weekender Open; Major Open; English Open Rapidplay

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