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1st WATFORD JUNIOR (Under-12) RAPIDPLAY TOURNAMENT

Monday 30 July 2018,  1.45 until 9.30 at West Herts Sports Club, 8 Park Avenue, Watford WD18 7HP

Organised by Roger Lancaster on behalf of Watford Chess Club

 

 

For this event, “junior” means under 12 years of age as at 1 January 2018, ie born 2006 or later

6-round Swiss tournament with each player having 30 minutes to play their moves in each game

Rd 1:  2.0          Rd 2:  3.20         Rd 3:  4.35        Rd 4:  5.50           Rd 5:  7.05          Rd 6:  8.20

Entry fee £15*    Prizes:   1st = £100,  2nd = £70,  3rd = £40.   Best under-10 £25, best under-8 £25

As this is a graded event, there will be a £3 surcharge for juniors who are not English Chess Federation (“ECF”) members at ‘silver’ level or higher

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General information:  (1) For reasons of space and comfort, maximum entry 40. The organisers reserve the right to decline entry, whether due to this figure having been reached or for any other reason.   (2) If a player has not arrived at his/her board 5 minutes after the start of a round s/he will be defaulted and his/her opponent should report to the Controller’s desk for possible re-pairing.   (3) Refunds will not be given for non-appearance except where a player notifies his/her withdrawal by email on or before 15 July.  (4) In the event of two or more competitors finishing with the same score, prizes will be divided – there will be no tie-breaks.  (5) Competitors are eligible to win more than one prize – so, if for example an outright winner is under 10, s/he can expect £125.  (6) Competitors will normally play in all six rounds.  However, if someone decides to withdraw early, s/he is asked to inform the Controller’s desk before the draw for the next round is made – this avoids inconveniencing others.  (7) The Arbiter’s decision in all matters shall be final.  (8) Competitors and parents should be aware that results may be published on the ECF website (notably, for grading purposes) and elsewhere and, in entering this tournament, they consent to their data being used for tournament and administration purposes.  (9) Competitors and parents should be aware that, although there is a bar at the venue, this will not open until 5.0.  It serves a wide range of drinks but only a limited range of food so it is recommended that parents bring some food with them.  (10) The international laws of chess shall apply except that, contrary to said laws, a first completed illegal move will result in an Arbiter’s warning but no time adjustment.  A second completed illegal move will result in the loss of the game except in the limited circumstances (insufficiency of mating material) set out in the said laws. 

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Entry form:    Name of junior:  …………………………………………………. ……………….

 

Gender: ……….. Year of birth:  20……….   ECF membership number (if any): ………….……..

 

ECF rapidplay grade (if any):  ……………..  ECF standard grade (if any):  ……………………..

Contact email address:  …………………………………………….. Contact phone: …………….

Cheque (payable to Roger Lancaster) attached for £15 (ECF silver or above)/£18 (all others). 

Please send completed entry form and cheque to Watford Junior Rapidplay, 31 Brookside Road, Watford WD19 4BW.    Email address (not for entry purposes): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.