JESSIE GILBERT CELEBRATION INTERNATIONAL
RAPID PLAY CONGRESS
Part of the ECF Grand Prix

Saturday 19 August 2017
Click here for list of entries

All players must be at least SILVER 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 be asked for an entry subsidy when they book (see pulldown price menu). 
Those registering new under another federation must enter in time to allow us to obtain a rating reference code before the event.
Players turning up (whether entered or not) without appropriate ECF rating will not be allowed to play.

OPEN FIDE RAPID PLAY
NOT FULL CCF CLUB MEMBERS
2017-18

FULL CCF CLUB MEMBERS
2017-18

Rapidplay

Entry Name

Rapidplay

Entry Name

ECF MEMBERS WHO ENTER/PAY ON THE DAY:  20
ECF NON-MEMBERS WHO ENTER/PAY ON THE DAY:  30
IF YOU ENTER/PAY ON THE DAY:  20

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.

 

RAPID PLAY CONGRESS PRIZES
The prize fund will total about 60% of the entry fees taken and will be set during the first round.
Grading prize limits will be set then to reflect the entry.
INFORMATION RELEVANT TO ALL PRIZES

Ungraded players shall be unable to win a grading prizes unless CCF has been able to obtain an accurate and confirmed estimate that we feel is reasonable to work with for the event. CCF reserve the right to look 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:
The event will be 7 round open competition, which will be paired using a Swiss system. 
Players may request a point bye in any round.  However, byes in the final round must be booked before the tournament starts and the request cannot be made/withdrawn after that time.  All games will be rapid play graded and FIDE Rated with results included in the English Chess Federation Grand Prix. Grades will be taken from the latest records that we hold at the venue on the day of each event.

TIMES & DEFAULT TIMES
Round 1 starts at approximately 10-15am. Late entries be here by 10am to guarantee a first round pairing. Default time will be 15 minutes after the advertised start of each round. All players play in all rounds (except where there is a bye - no player can get more than 1 bye). It is NOT a knockout!  Rounds @ approx 10-15, 11-30, 12-40, 14-00, 15-10, 16-20, 17-30.

TIME CONTROL:
20 minutes for all moves plus 10 seconds added Fischer timings from move 1.

LAWS OF CHESS:
FIDE Laws of Chess Apply.  The decision of the CCF controller is final in all matters

MOBILE PHONES:
CCF allows mobile phones onto the premises.  However, we will strictly implement the FIDE laws.  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 expected urgent calls.     
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 names and clubs) on our web site for permanent display.