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Christmas Long Play Congresses
Part of the ECF Grand Prix

Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 December 2017
Click here for list of entries

All players must be at least GOLD members of the ECF to play in this event, unless they are registered with FIDE under another federation, in which case they must either be a BRONZE member or must pay the entry subsidy. 
Those registering new under another federation must enter in time to allow us to obtain a rating reference code before the event.

OPEN
FIDE
PREMIER
FIDE u2000 & u174
MAJOR
FIDE u1750 & u140
MINOR
FIDE u1500 & u107

Players with FIDE ratings and ECF grades must be below BOTH limits to be eligible for the lower section - this is to hopefully reduce the likelihood of sharks in that section!  CCF reserves the right to move any player into the higher section where it is in the best interests of the competition and/or where grades/ratings change before the start of the event.

GOLD/PLATINUM ECF MEMBERS
NOT FULL CCF MEMBERS
2017-18

GOLD/PLATINUM ECF MEMBERS
FULL CCF MEMBERS
2017-18

Christmas Longplay

Name of Entry

Christmas Longplay

Name of Entry

IF YOU ENTER/PAY ON THE DAY:  30 IF YOU ENTER/PAY ON THE DAY:  30

A full CCF member is someone who has paid for any Option of membership (except Option 16) for the 2017-18 CCF Adult Monday night chess club.

 

LONG PLAY CONGRESS PRIZES

The prize fund will total approximately 60% of all entry monies taken
CCF will then set what we consider to be appropriate prizes for each section
to be as fair to everyone as we can.

 

FIDE RATED OPEN The Open will be a qualification events for the British Championships (subject to the ECF's stated minimum numbers being achieved)

INFORMATION RELEVANT TO ALL PRIZES

Except in the Open, ungraded players shall be limited to one third the value of 1st prize unless CCF has been able to obtain an accurate and confirmed estimate that we feel is reasonable to run with as if a published grade.  Ungraded players unknown to CCF cannot win grading prizes.  CCF reserve the right to look/ask for past playing history to verify estimated grade & amend this during the day if necessary - please include full details of recent tournaments.

In the event of players eligible for more than 1 prize, we will allocate prizes as we consider best appropriate.

PLEASE NOTE THAT AN ADMINISTRATION FEE IS LIKELY TO BE DEDUCTED FROM ANY PRIZE WE ARE ASKED TO POST.
GENERAL TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

VENUE:
84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey. CR5 3BA

TOURNAMENT TYPE:
All sections will be 5 Round competitions.  Players may request a point bye in any round, however byes in the last round can only be requested before the start of the first round so that no advantage can be gained from it - and the request cannot be withdrawn after the start of Round 1.  All games will be FIDE rated - and ECF graded, with results included in the English Chess Federation Grand Prix.  Ratings and Grades will be taken from the latest available list at the time of the event.

ROUND TIMES
DAY 1:    Round 1:  10-00           Round 2:  14-30           Round 3:  19-00          DAY 2:    Round 4:  10-00           Round 5:  14-30

PAIRINGS / DEFAULT TIMES
Pairings will be done at 9-45am on the day of the 1st round and late entrants (if accepted) added into the draw.  Default time will be 30 minutes after the advertised start of each round, unless we know that a player is definitely coming. All players play in all rounds (except where there is a bye - no player can get more than 1 bye in the competitions). It is NOT a knockout!

TIME CONTROL:
1 hour and 30 minutes for all moves plus 30 seconds added Fischer increments from move 1.

LAWS OF CHESS:
FIDE Laws of Chess Apply.  The decision of the CCF controller is final in all matters.  Players are encourages to read the laws of chess.

MOBILE PHONES:
CCF allows mobile phones onto the premises.  Players must switch their phones off during play (we will not allow them on silent mode), but players are invited to put their phones on divert to the CCF telephone number (020 8645 9586) whilst the congress is in progress, should they be expecting urgent calls.  Players may be defaulted if at any time during one of their games, they are seen using a mobile phone. 
OTHER ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT:
To uphold the FIDE laws, players may not interact with anyone using computers whilst their game is still in progress.

RESULTS ON THE WEB SITE:
It is a condition of entry into any CCF tournament that CCF may list results (including all names and clubs) on our web site for permanent display.

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