1st London Chess Classic 2009


Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington, London



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Home Entry Options and Other Information


Entry Options and Other Information


Entries for the festival events are no longer being taken online but you can ring the hotline on 0207 598 6597 until 09:00 on Friday 14th December if you wish to play in an event.  


There are three main ways to enter the festival events;


Enter Online


Enter by phone 0207 388 2404 or fax   0207 388 2407 (Mon to Sat, 9am - 6pm, Sundays 11am - 5pm).


All Major Credit Cards Accepted

All Major Credit/Debit Cards accepted.



Download an entry form and return together with a cheque made payable to: Chess & Bridge Ltd, 369 Euston Road, London, NW1 3AR.

  2009 Entry form no longer available Download and print an entry form

To assist with the smooth running of the festival please enter your chosen event(s) as soon as possible.


*Please also provide your ECF or FIDE code and include middle name(s) and/or initials*




OTHER INFORMATION for competitors


Watching the London Chess Classic: All entrants to a London Chess Classic side-events (excluding the Foyer Blitz) will be allowed into the Auditorium and Commentary room if space permits after tickets have been sold on the day. There will be also live coverage on screens throughout Olympia.


Mobile Phones: Mobile phones must be switched off in the playing hall. Competitors should avoid bringing phones to the venue. You may be immediately defaulted if your mobile phone makes any sound during play.


Right to refuse entry: The tournament controller reserves the right to refuse entry without being required to state a reason.


Disputes: In all matters, the controllerís decision is final. An appeals committee will be formed in the event of a dispute which the Chief Arbiter cannot resolve.



A player can appeal against a decision of the Deputy Arbiter to the Chief Arbiter. The Chief Arbiter will render his decision on the appeal with due diligence.



A player can appeal against a decision of the Chief Arbiter to the Appeals Committee, which shall consist of three members.



An appeal against a decision of the Chief Arbiter needs to be announced to the Tournament Director within one hour of the end of the game and needs to be submitted in writing to the Appeals Committee within two hours after the end of the game.  The appeal must be accompanied by a fee of £20 which shall be returned if the appeal is successful.



The Appeals Committee will render a decision on the appeal with due diligence after consulting the parties involved.  This decision shall be reached as soon as possible.


Note that the Laws of Chess do not allow an appeal with regard to an arbiterís decision with regard to Article 10.2 (the claim of a draw in the last two minutes).



Withdrawals: No refund can be given to any person withdrawing (or not turning up) to any event. Nor will any part refund be given to anyone wishing to withdraw while the tournament is still in progress. Full refunds will be given up to 22nd November; between 23rd November and the start of the event a £5 deduction will apply.


Refreshments: A full range of refreshments will be available at the venue as well as a good range of cafes and restaurants in the local area. Please note food purchased outside of Olympia will not be allowed to be brought into the venue.


Public Transport / Accommodation / Car Parking: For full details please see www.londonchessclassic.com and www.tfl.gov.uk.


Still got a question?

All questions relating to the London Chess Classic - 0207 388 2404 or [email protected] 

All chess-related questions should be directed to Adam Raoof   

All venue-related questions to ECO - 020 7385 1200 or [email protected] 



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