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CCF SUMMER CHESS INFORMATION
(CCF Cup, All Play All and Rapid Play)

OVERVIEW
The CCF Cups take place over 7 rounds from the beginning of June.  Entries are taken on the basis of a player's FIDE Rating; where a player does not have a rating, their ECF Grade will be converted using the standard forumla ((ECF x 8) + 650).  However CCF reserves the right to move a player up a section if they believe their FIDE Rating is too low in comparison to their ECF grade.  

The All-Play-All trophy will be presented to the player that has the highest FIDE Rating performance above their own rating (or ECF conversion/CCF estimate).  The attached Rapid Play event will continue to run as before.

As we are now running Swiss system events, players can enter at any time but must be registered by 5pm on the Friday immediately preceding a round if they wish to be included in pairings for the next round.  We will be using a 3-2-1 scoring system with 0 for default.  Players may claim a 2 point bye in any round they cannot make (except the last round where they may only claim a 1 point bye - unless the bye is booked before the start of the event where they may claim 2 points if it is the only bye they claim) and a 1 point bye for the second round they cannot make.  No further byes will be allowed.

LINK FOR CCF CUP RULES but below are a few bullet points for you:

TIME CONTROL:    
90 minutes for all moves + 30 seconds added per move Fischer timings from round 1.

FIXTURES
CCF will have someone on standby so generally everyone available will play every week.  To ensure everyone gets a game, CCF reserves to right to pair a player from a lower section with a player in a higher section to balance numbers.  Where this happens, the "higher" player will be playing for the points in their section and the "lower" player will receive a bye in theirs (unless the "higher" player is eligible (according to CCF) to play in the lower section, in which case the game shall count in BOTH sections. 

There are very strict rules about postponements and we state in the rules that players receiving the weekly email are considered to have read, received and accepted any changes we make unless we hear from them otherwise.  You default otherwise.  The obligation is on you to contact us if you don't get the weekly email.  Everyone should expect contact changes in fixtures as CCF seeks to create the best possible combination to ensure matches finish in time.

GENERAL POINTS
No sealed moves may be used - all matches must be completed on the evening they start (this is now even more essential as we are running a Swiss event).  

All players registered (or registering) with FIDE as English must be GOLD members of the ECF.  All non-English Players must be members of some level.

Don't forget the attached Rapid Play All-Play-All event where you can play anyone in the whole event once each colour.

ENTRY FORM FOR SUMMER CHESS
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