Monday 27 May 2019,  1.45 - 9.30 at West Herts Sports Club, Park Avenue, Watford WD18 7HP

Organised by Roger Lancaster on behalf of Watford Chess Club



Final Ranking crosstable after 6 Rounds


Rk.   Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd 6.Rd Pts.  TB1   TB2   TB3 
1   Maton Emily 97 ENG 13w1 12b1 3b1 6w1 4b1 2w1 6,0 0,0 6 18,0
2   Ghosh Kabir A 101 ENG 4b1 6w0 12b1 3w1 7b1 1b0 4,0 2,0 4 22,0
3   Mehta Kaveer 104 ENG 10w1 9b1 1w0 2b0 6w1 5w1 4,0 0,0 4 22,5
4   Dasgupta Avyukt 71 ENG 2w0 13b1 8w1 11b1 1w0 7w1 4,0 0,0 4 19,5
5   Shaporenkov Robert 79 ENG 11w½ 8b0 13w1 10b1 9w1 3b0 3,5 0,0 3 16,5
6   Kenrick Emir Jack 6 ENG 8w1 2b1 9w0 1b0 3b0 14w1 3,0 0,0 3 20,0
7   Ganyushin Lettie 87 ENG 12w0 11b1 10w1 9b1 2w0 4b0 3,0 0,0 3 18,5
8   Ivan Austin 91 ENG 6b0 5w1 4b0 12w0 14b1 11b1 3,0 0,0 3 15,0
9   Luthia Indra 79 ENG 14b1 3w0 6b1 7w0 5b0 13w1 3,0 0,0 3 14,5
10   Karanam Guha Saran 56 ENG 3b0 14w1 7b0 5w0 13b1 12w1 3,0 0,0 3 13,5
11   Tharkabhushanam Anirvin 0 ENG 5b½ 7w0 14b1 4w0 12b1 8w0 2,5 0,0 2 15,5
12   Chan Daniel 0 ENG 7b1 1w0 2w0 8b1 11w0 10b0 2,0 0,0 2 21,5
13   Vitvitska Vaselyna 55 ENG 1b0 4w0 5b0 14w1 10w0 9b0 1,0 0,0 1 19,5
14   Chockalingam Ramcharan 0 ENG 9w0 10b0 11w0 13b0 8w0 6b0 0,0 0,0 0 15,5

For this event, “junior” means under 12 years of age as at 1 January 2019, ie born 2007 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.   See the ECF website for joining details.



 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 emails his/her withdrawal on or before 6 May.  (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 should 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) Although there is a lounge bar at the venue, this will not open until 5.0.  It serves a wide range of drinks but no 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 such move will result in the loss of the game except in the limited circumstances (insufficiency of mating material) set out in the said laws.  (11) Although this is a Swiss-paired tournament, the organisers reserve the right to adopt accelerated Swiss pairings in early rounds if the profile of entries appears to them to make this desirable,

NB: Italicised sentence rescinded during pre-tournament briefing, FIDE Law applying instead.