British Grand Prix Leaderboard 2024

The table shows points scored based on the qualifying regulations and scoring algorithms as detailed in the Grand Prix regulations at https://www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/BGP-Rules-2023-24.pdf

The table below is an interim leaderboard for information only and the places and qualifications are subject to change in the final leaderboard which will cover events to the end of May 2024. The top 10 British Grand Prix finishers plus ties in the final leaderboard, who are eligible for the Championship and not already qualified, will be offered places, together with the top female player plus ties eligible and not already qualified.

Interim Leaderboard (with top 40 players based on events rated by FIDE up to end of February 2024)

Rank Name Fed Title Event Count Events for Listing Total Points BGP Points Already Qualified
1 Arkell, Keith C ENG GM 4 Manchester Summer Chess Congress Aug 2023, 31st 4NCL Congress Open, Caplin Hastings Weekend Open, Newport Open 125 20.84 GM/Over 50 Champion
2 Lalic, Peter D ENG CM 7 London Chess League Weekend Congress, Central London Congress at Imperial – Open, Coulsdon Chess Late Autumn Standardplay – Open, London Chess League FIDE Weekender, 15th Northwick Park Five Round Congress, London Chess League FIDE Weekender, London Christmas Chess Congres Open 127 18.15  
3 Verma, Aditya ENG   5 30th 4NCL Congress Open, 2023 British Championships AM Open, 60th Hull Congress Open, Central London Congress at Imperial – Open, Caplin Hastings Weekend Open 100 16.67 Top 10 Major Open
4 Badacsonyi, Stanley ENG CM 5 2023 British Championships AM Open, 46th Scarborough Congress, Coulsdon Chess Late Autumn Standardplay – Open, 15th Northwick Park Five Round Congress, London Christmas Chess Congres Open 81 13.5  
5 Fathallah, Joe WLS   4 South Wales Autumn Congress, South Wales Winter Open, Irish Championship Open Weekendr, South Wales Spring Open 69 11.5  
6 Jackson, Edward ENG CM 3 Manchester Summer Chess Congres Aug 2023, 46th Scarborough Congress, 31st 4NCL Congress Open 69 11.5  
7 Stubbs, Oliver ENG   3 2023 British Championships Atkins, London Christmas Chess Congres Open, Newport Open 67 11.17  
8 Bullen, Alex WLS CM 3 Newport Open, South Wales Winter Open, South Wales Spring Open 66 11  
9 Camacho Collados, Jose WLS IM 2 South Wales Autumn Congress, South Wales Spring Open 64 10.67 IM
10 Maravic, Ivan CRO   2 Irish Championship Open Weekendr, Irish Championship Weekday Open 61 10.17  
11 Bonn, Thomas FRA   4 Central London Congress at Imperial – Open, London Chess League FIDE Weekender, 15th Northwick Park Five Round Congress, London Chess League FIDE Weekender 60 10  
12 Clarke, Brandon GI ENG IM 2 4th EACU FIDE-Rated Congress, 2023 British Championships AM Open 60 10 IM
13 Jones, Steven A ENG   3 6th Crewe Chess Congress, South Wales Winter Open, 2024 Coventry Open 60 10  
14 Kett, Tim WLS FM 3 South Wales Autumn Congress, West Wales Open, South Wales Winter Open 60 10 FM
15 Raju, Sooraj Menothuparambil IND   3 2023 British Championships AM Open, 2023 Birminham Open, 46th Scarborough Congress 58 9.67  
16 Surtees, Mike J ENG   4 2023 British Championships AM Open, 6th Crewe Chess Congress, 15th Leyland Congress, Manchester Summer Chess Congres Aug 2023 57 9.5  
17 Sarakauskas, Gediminas LTU IM 2 6th Crewe Chess Congress, 31st 4NCL Congress Open 56 9.34 IM
18 Shafi, Declan SCO   2 4th EACU FIDE-Rated Congress, 2023 British Championships Atkins 56 9.34  
19 Gormally, Daniel W ENG GM 2 60th Hull Congress Open, 46th Scarborough Congress 55 9.17 GM
20 Vijaykumar, Rishi SCO   3 4th EACU FIDE-Rated Congress, 15th Leyland Congress, Manchester Summer Chess Congres Aug 2023 55 9.17  
21 Large, Peter G ENG IM 2 46th Scarborough Congress, Caplin Hastings Weekend Open 52 8.67 IM
22 Lochte, Thomas GER   2 Irish Championship Open Weekendr, Irish Championship Weekday Open 52 8.67  
23 Blackburn, Jonathan WLS FM 2 6th Crewe Chess Congress, Newport Open 50 8.34 FM
24 Hebden, Mark L ENG GM 2 30th 4NCL Congress Open, 60th Hull Congress Open 49 8.17 GM
25 Rida, Ruqayyah ENG   2 London Chess League Weekend Congress, 2023 Birminham Open 49 8.17  
26 Rogers, Tim L ENG   3 London Chess League Weekend Congress, 57th Berks and Bucks Weekend Congress, Coulsdon Chess Late Autumn Standardplay – Open 49 8.17  
27 Nemeth, Zalan IRL FM 2 Cork Chess Congress Masters, Limerick Open 48 8 FM
28 Villiers, Thomas ENG CM 2 4th EACU FIDE-Rated Congress, 15th Northwick Park Five Round Congress 47 7.84  
29 Wells, Peter K ENG GM 2 60th Hull Congress Open, 31st 4NCL Congress Open 46 7.67 GM
30 Hill, Alistair ENG   2 Central London Congress at Imperial – Open, 15th Northwick Park Five Round Congress 44 7.34  
31 Potter, John M ENG   2 2023 Birminham Open, 2024 Coventry Open 44 7.34  
32 Kanyamarala, Tarun IRL IM 2 Cork Chess Congress Masters, UCD Congress Masters 43 7.17 IM
33 Merriman, James ENG   3 30th 4NCL Congress Open, 57th Berks and Bucks Weekend Congress, London Chess League FIDE Weekender 42 7  
34 Norris, Ethan ENG   2 15th Leyland Congress, Manchester Summer Chess Congres Aug 2023 42 7  
35 Garcia, Oscar ESP   2 57th Berks and Bucks Weekend Congress, 55th Torbay Chess Congress 40 6.67  
36 Matlak, Oleksandr UKR   2 2023 British Championships Atkins, 55th Torbay Chess Congress 40 6.67  
37 Badacsonyi, Frankie ENG   3 46th Scarborough Congress, 15th Northwick Park Five Round Congress, 31st 4NCL Congress Open 38 6.34  
38 Hushpit, Lukian IRL   2 Irish Championship Open Weekendr, Irish Championship Weekday Open 38 6.34  
39 Naughton, James IRL   2 Irish Championship Open Weekendr, Cork Chess Congress Masters 38 6.34  
40 Sedykh, Mikhail ENG   3 London Chess League Weekend Congress, 2023 British Championships AM Open, London Chess League FIDE Weekender 38 6.34 Top 10 Major Open 2023

Events included
(Qualifying FIDE rated tournaments within the British Isles between 1st June 2023 and end of February 2024) 

Number Congress Name Chess Results URL FED Start Date End Date
1 4th EACU FIDE-Rated Congress https://chess-results.com/tnr774594.aspx?lan=1&art=4 ENG 02-Jun-23 04 June 2023
2 London Chess League Weekend Congress https://chess-results.com/tnr765090.aspx?lan=1 ENG 02 June 2023 04 June 2023
3 30th 4NCL Congress Open https://chess-results.com/tnr777296.aspx?lan=1&art=4&flag=30&turdet=YES ENG 16-Jun-23 18 June 2023
4 6th Crewe Chess Congress https://chess-results.com/tnr787262.aspx?lan=1&art=4&flag=30 ENG 30 June 2023 02 July 2023
5 2023 British Championships AM Open https://chess-results.com/tnr790646.aspx?lan=1 ENG 24 July 2023 20 July 2023
6 2023 British Championships Atkins https://chess-results.com/tnr790662.aspx?lan=1&art=4&flag=30 ENG 21 July 2023 23 July 2023
7 Irish Championship Weekday Open   IRL 07 August 2023 11 August 2023
8 51st Thanet and East Kent Congress https://chess-results.com/tnr782741.aspx?lan=1&art=4 ENG 18 August 2023 20 August 2023
9 Manchester Summer Chess Congress Aug 2023 https://chess-results.com/tnr807380.aspx?lan=1&art=4 ENG 18 August 2023 20 August 2023
10 15th Leyland Congress https://chess-results.com/tnr811986.aspx?lan=1 ENG 26 August 2023 28 August 2023
11 57th Berks and Bucks Weekend Congress https://chess-results.com/tnr810121.aspx?lan=1&flag=30&turdet=YES ENG 26 August 2023 28 August 2023
12 Ulster Championship   IRL 26 August 2023 28 August 2023
13 60th Hull Congress Open https://chess-results.com/tnr809637.aspx?lan=1&art=4&flag=30&turdet=YES ENG 08 September 2023 10 September 2023
14 Newport Open   WLS 08 September 2023 10 September 2023
15 CUS Chess Congress Championship   IRL 15 September 2023 17 September 2023
16 59th Northumberland Weekend Congress https://chess-results.com/tnr825432.aspx?lan=1&turdet=YES ENG 29 September 2023 01 October 2023
17 South Wales Autumn Congress   WLS 07 October 2023 08 October 2023
18 Cork Chess Congress Masters   IRL 06 October 2023 08 October 2023
19 46th Scarborough Congress https://chess-results.com/tnr837958.aspx?lan=1&art=4 ENG 27 October 2023 29 October 2023
20 London Chess League FIDE Weekender   ENG 27 October 2023 29 October 2023
21 Central London Congress at Imperial – Open https://chess-results.com/tnr841681.aspx?lan=1&art=4 ENG 03 November 2023 05 November 2023
22 Hampshire Chess Congress – Open     03 November 2023 05 November 2023
23 Glasgow Premier 2023   SCO 03 November 2023 05 November 2023
24 Limerick Open   IRL 03 November 2023 05 November 2023
25 Ulster Masters   IRL 03 November 2023 06 November 2023
26 55th Torbay Chess Congress https://chess-results.com/tnr790268.aspx?lan=1&art=4&turdet=YES ENG 10 November 2023 12 November 2023
27 West Wales Open   WLS 10 November 2023 12 November 2023
28 UCD Congress Masters   IRL 10 November 2023 12 November 2023
29 Irish Championship Open Weekendr   IRL 11 November 2023 13 November 2023
30 2023 Birminham Open https://chess-results.com/tnr853567.aspx?lan=1&art=4&flag=30 ENG 25 November 2023 26 November 2023
31 Coulsdon Chess Late Autumn Standardplay – Open https://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Results/2023-11-26%20Late%20Autumn%20Congress.htm ENG 25 November 2023 26 November 2023
32 15th Northwick Park Five Round Congress Chess-Results Server Chess-results.com – 15th Northwick Park Congress – Open ENG 16 December 2023 17 December 2023
33 London Christmas Chess Congress Open https://chess-results.com/tnr870892.aspx?lan=1&art=4 ENG 28 December 2023 30 December 2023
34 Caplin Hastings Weekend Open Chess-Results Server Chess-results.com – Hastings Weekend Open ENG 06 January 2024 07 January 2024
35 London Chess League FIDE Weekender https://chess-results.com/tnr836225.aspx?lan=1&art=4 ENG 05 January 2024 07 January 2024
36 31st 4NCL Congress Open https://chess-results.com/tnr873225.aspx?lan=1&art=4&flag=30 ENG 19 January 2024 21 January 2024
37 South Wales Winter Open   WLS 19 January 2024 21 January 2024
38 South Wales Spring Open   WLS 17 February 2024 18 February 2024
39 2024 Coventry Open   ENG 17 February 2024 18 February 2024