5th WATFORD JUNIOR (U-12) RAPIDPLAY TOURNAMENT

Saturday 30 July 2022,  3.0 - 8.0 at The Scroll Church Hall, The Harebreaks, Watford WD24 6NF

Chief Organiser:   Roger Lancaster                              Chief Arbiter:  TBC

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For this event, “junior” means under 12 years of age as at 1 January 2022, ie born 2010 or later.

6-round Swiss tournament with each player having 15 minutes, plus 5 seconds per move from move one, to play all their moves in each game.

 

Rd 1:  3.0         Rd 2:  3.50         Rd 3:  4.40        Rd 4:  5.30           Rd 5:  6.20          Rd 6:  7.10

Entry fee £16.50* (But entries received after Saturday 23 July, if accepted, £20)

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

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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) The international laws of chess shall apply. (3) 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.    (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) We regret there will be no food or drink available at the venue so it is recommended that parents bring some food/drink with them.   (10) 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,

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ENTRY FORM

 

Name of junior:  …………………………………………………. ……………….Gender:  M / F

 

Date of birth:  ..…/….../20……                ECF membership number  (if any): …………….….……..

 

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

 

Contact email address:  …………………………….… ......      Phone: ………………….....……….

Club or school:  ……………………….....

Entry fee (payable to Roger Lancaster) attached for £16.50/£20.00 (ECF silver/above)/£20/£24 (others). 

Please send completed entry forms/cheques to 5th Watford Rapidplay, 31 Brookside Road, Watford WD19 4BW.  Or, if wishing to pay by bank transfer, send scanned copy of completed entry form and request for bank details (sort code, account number, etc) to inquiriesThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Use this email address for all enquiries.