CCF AUTUMN RAPID PLAY CONGRESSES
Part of the ECF Grand Prix

Saturday 28 September 2019
Click here for list of entries

All players (any Federation) must be at least SILVER members of the ECF to play in this event, or will be asked for an entry subsidy. 
Those registering new under another federation must obtain & provide us with their new FIDE reference code before the event starts.

OPEN
FIDE
OTHER SECTIONS
Rating/Grading Limits tba

CCF wishes to retain the option to run as many "sections" as possible (according to entries) below the Open - we intend to run sections grading/rating limited sections reflective of the entry we have as at 6pm the night before the event.  Players opt to enter "The Open" or "Sections" when booking.   Those selecting "The Open" will play in that section regardless.  Those who select "Sections" will hopefully be able to play in a rating/grade limited sections, but we cannot guarantee where the line below the Open (and beyond) will be drawn until we see the final entry.

NOT FULL CCF MEMBERS
2019-20

FULL CCF ADULT CLUB MEMBERS
2019-20

Autumn Rapidplay .

Name of Entry

Autumn Rapidplay

Name of Entry

IF YOU ENTER/PAY ON THE DAY:  20 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 2018-19 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 (or in the "lower" section(s), any more than the value of one third of first prize 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:
All events will be 7 round open Swiss competitions, 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 withdrawn after that time.  CCF reserves the right to insist that a player with a bye plays in a higher section to make up numbers as a condition of receiving their point.  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. Pairings for the 1st round will be done at approximately 9am, with any later entries after that added (if accepted).  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.