1st London Chess Classic 2009

 

Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington, London

 

 

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FIDE Rated Open Offering IM and GM norm opportunities

 

Organiser Adam Raoof (International Organiser).

 

Chief Arbiter Alex McFarlane (International Arbiter) assisted by Tim Dickinson.

 

Dates

Tuesday 8th - Tuesday 15th December (9 rounds). 1 round per day except Friday 11th December (2 rounds).

 

Section

Open (anyone can enter). The organisers will invite a minimum of six Grandmasters.

 

Playing Schedule Click to see details.

 

Rate of play 40 moves in 2 hours + 30 minutes. Default time: 60 minutes after start of play.

 

Results and Pairings Pairings will be made using Swiss Master.
     
 

All players in the Open have to check in at the control desk in the Foyer by 2pm on Tuesday 8th. A provisional draw for the Open will be published ONLINE ONLY on Monday 7th Dec at 7.30pm showing the pairings for all registered players. Access to the venue is from 13:00 Tuesday 8th onwards.

 

If a player has not checked in by 14:00 on Tuesday then their opponent will be repaired. Players who register after the provisional draw is published will be paired when they arrive at the venue.

 
     
Entry fee

GM's, IM's, WGM's and WIM's free; FIDE rated players £100; CHESS Magazine Subscribers £80; Unrated Players £125; Juniors FREE*. To play in the Open you must be a member of your National Federation. EVENT NOW CLOSED

 

Prizes

1st £2500; 2nd £1500; 3rd £750; 4th £500; 5th £500; 6th £500;

Rating Prizes: <2300: £250 £150 £100, <2200: £250 £150 £100, <2000: £250 £150 £100

Best Junior: £250. Best unrated prizes 1st £150; 2nd £100.

 

These prizes are guaranteed and may be increased according to entry.

 

Venue

East Hall, Olympia Conference Centre (how to get here).

 

Grades and Ratings

Ratings from the latest ECF list will be used.

 

Ungraded Players

Players without a grade in the latest English Chess Federation list must give details of estimated playing strength, including any previously held grading, or current grading from another body or nation. Players who we deem to be ungraded players may not win a grading prize and, with the exception of the Open, may only win 50% of any other prize.

 

Byes

Players who wish to take one or two half-point byes in this section may do so, provided they give adequate notice. Normally this is not available for either the first or last round.

 

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.

 

Entries

EVENT NOW CLOSED

 

 

Entry submission and payment of the entry fee is acceptance that the controller's decision is final in all matters.

 

     
  Appeals  
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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.

 

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

 

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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.

 

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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).

     
   
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Weekend Classic

 

Chief Arbiter Lara Barnes (International Arbiter).

 

Dates Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December.

 

Sections OPEN; U170; U145; U120.

 

Playing schedule Click to see details.

 

Rate of play

75 minutes for 30 moves plus 15 minutes for all remaining moves.

 

Results and Pairings

Pairings will be made using Swiss Master.

 
Entry fee
EVENT NOW CLOSED

 

Prizes

Guaranteed in each section - 1st £200; 2nd £100; 3rd £50 + £100 in grading prizes. No player may win more than one prize.

 

Venue

East Hall, Olympia Conference Centre (how to get here).

 

Grades and Ratings

Ratings from the latest ECF list will be used.

 

Ungraded Players

Players without a grade in the latest English Chess Federation list must give details of estimated playing strength, including any previously held grading, or current grading from another body or nation. Players who we deem to be ungraded players may not win a grading prize and, with the exception of the Open, may only win 50% of any other prize.

 

Byes

A bye may be taken in any of rounds 1 to 4, provided this is requested before the tournament starts. However, a bye in round 3 can be requested on the Saturday of the event.

 

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.

 

Entries

EVENT NOW CLOSED

 

 

Entry submission and payment of the entry fee is acceptance that the controller's decision is final in all matters.

   
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Classic Rapidplay

 

Chief Arbiter Lara Barnes (International Arbiter).

 

Date Sunday 13th December.

 

Sections OPEN. U170; U145; U120.

 

Schedule Round 1: 10:30 - 11:30

Round 2: 11:45 - 12.45

Round 3: 13:00 - 14.00

Round 4: 14:15 - 15.15

Round 5: 15:30 - 16:30

Round 6: 16:45 - 17:45

 

Entry fee

EVENT NOW CLOSED

 

Prizes £100; £50; £30 in each section. Prizes awarded at 6.00pm.

 

Venue East Hall, Olympia Conference Centre.

 

Rate of play Each player starts the game with 30 minutes to complete all their moves.

 

Results and Pairings

Pairings will be made using Swiss Master.

 

Grades and Ratings

Ratings from the latest ECF list will be used.

 

Ungraded Players

Players without a grade in the latest English Chess Federation list must give details of estimated playing strength, including any previously held grading, or current grading from another body or nation. Players who we deem to be ungraded players may not win a grading prize and, with the exception of the Open, may only win 50% of any other prize.

 

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.

 

Entries

EVENT NOW CLOSED

 

 

Entry submission and payment of the entry fee is acceptance that the controller's decision is final in all matters.

 

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Foyer Blitz Prix

 

Chief Arbiter Adam Raoof (International Organiser).

 

Dates Tuesday 8th - Monday 14th December; 7 tournaments over 7 days.

 

Playing Schedule

Click to see details.

 

Start times Each event starts at 19:00 promptly and finishes at 21:30.

 

Entry fee

£7 in advance, £10 on the night or all 7 nights in advance (Blitz PASS) for £40; Juniors FREE*.

 

Prizes

£40; £20 guaranteed. Further prizes possible depending on entry numbers. Your best score from any 5 blitz tournaments will be aggregated and the player with the best score will win £100 1st prize. Further prizes possible depending on entry.

 

Rate of play 10 minutes per player per game (in other words each game lasts a maximum of 20 minutes).

FIDE Blitz Rules apply; it is always touch and move, completed illegal moves lose etc.

For further information see: www.recgov.org/chess/blitzrules.html

 

The controller's decision is final in all matters.

 

Results and Pairings

Pairings will be made using Swiss Master.

 

Entries

Enter this tournament

 

 
 

Entry submission and payment of the entry fee is acceptance that the controller's decision is final in all matters.

 

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English Junior Rapid Chess Championship

 

Chief Arbiter Adam Raoof (International Organiser).

 

Dates Saturday 12th December

 

Playing Schedule

Click to see details.

 

Start times 10:30am - 18:30pm

 

Entry fee

EVENT NOW CLOSED

 

Prizes

ENGLISH RAPIDPLAY CHAMPION - Can be won by any entrant to the tournament - 1st £200 2nd £100 3rd £50 Prizes are also awarded for the top 3 finishers in each age category. If more than one player from the same age category finishes on the same score prize money will be shared and the title decided by sum of progressive scores. No player may win more than one prize.

 

U8 1st £50 + Trophy 2nd £30 Third £20

U10 1st £50 + Trophy 2nd £30 Third £20

U12 1st £50 + Trophy 2nd £30 Third £20

U14 1st £50 + Trophy 2nd £30 Third £20

U16 1st £50 + Trophy 2nd £30 Third £20

 

Rate of play All moves in 30 minutes. ECF Quickplay Finish Rules apply. Copies of these rules will be available in the playing hall.

 

The controller's decision is final in all matters.

 

Results and Pairings

Pairings will be made using Swiss Master.

 

Entries

EVENT NOW CLOSED

Entry form Click to download a Junior Rapid Chess entry form
 

The event is open only to players resident to England under the age of 18 on September 1st 2009. It will be run as an Open 6-round Swiss with children of all ages competing against each other.

 

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Korchnoi Simultaneous

 

Come and play a Legend

 

Dates

Sunday 13th December

Entry Fee

£40

 

Start times

Play starts at 19:00pm

 

Who can enter?

Anyone can enter to play. *30 board maximum*

 

 

 

The Korchnoi charity ticket has been sold for £410. All proceeds will be going to the Chess in Schools and Communities charity. All tickets for both simuls have now sold out.

 

The 30 board Korchnoi simul displays are taking place on Sunday 13th and Monday 14th December at 7:00pm.

 

 

 

 

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