British Knockout Championship Regulations

 

Dates and Venues

 

Quarter Finals:

 

 

 

 

Semi Finals:

Final:

  Thursday 8 December

Hilton London Olympia,

380 Kensington High St,

London, W14 8NL.

 

Friday 9 and Saturday 10 December

Sunday 11 - Friday 16 December

East Hall,

Olympia Conference Centre,

London, W14 8UX.

 

 
             

Format: Quarter Finals and Semi Finals

8 player knockout, with 6 invited players and 2 qualifiers, seeded on 1st November 2016 FIDE Ratings.

 

Quarter Finals: 1 v 8; 2 v 7; 3 v 6; 4 v 5.

Semi Finals: Winner Match 1 v Winner Match 4; Winner Match 2 v Winner Match 3.

 

Each round comprises: 2 Standardplay games and possible Rapidplay Play-Offs. A draw for colours in each match will be performed during November 2016 and all players advised of the outcome.

 

Schedule

 

Quarter Finals 

Game 1: 1100 - 1500; Game 2: 1600 - 2000; Play-Offs: 2030 - 2200.

Minimum 30 minute interval between the two Standardplay games and before the Play-Offs.

Minimum 10 minute interval between Play-Off games.

 

Time Limits:

Standardplay (2 games) 90 mins plus 30 secs / move throughout.

Play-Offs (2 games) 10 mins plus 2 secs / move throughout.

If still undecided, Armageddon game 6 mins v 4 mins with 2 secs / move from move 61.

 

Losing quarter finalists who wish to play in the CSC LCC FIDE Open must notify their intention to do so at the conclusion of their last game.

 

Semi Finals

Game 1: Friday 9th December 1630 - 2030; Game 2: Saturday 10 December 1030 – 1430.

Play-Offs: As soon as possible after Game 2, subject to minimum 30 minute interval.

 

Time limits as for the Quarter Finals.

 

Losing semi-finalists who wish to play in the CSC LCC FIDE Open will be given half point byes in the first two rounds and will therefore commence in Round 3 with a score of 1 out of 2.

Such players will not be allowed to take any further half point byes.

 

Final

Six Standardplay games: Rounds each day from Sunday 11 December to Friday 16 December 1630 – 2130

 

Time Limits

Standardplay (2 games) 90 mins plus 30 secs / move throughout.

Play-Offs (2 games) 10 mins plus 2 secs / move throughout.

 

If still undecided, Armageddon game 6 mins v 4 mins with 2 secs  / move from move 61.  

 

Losing quarter finalists who wish to play in the CSC LCC FIDE Open must notify their intention to do so at the conclusion of their last game.

 

Final

Six Standardplay games:

Rounds each day from Sunday 11 December to Friday 16 December 1630 – 2130  

 

Time Limits:

Standardplay: 40 moves / 90 mins plus all remaining moves / 30 mins plus 30 secs / move throughout.

Play-Offs as for the Quarter Finals and the Semi Finals.  

 

All six games of the Final are to be played, even if the outcome is already decided. Permission from FIDE for any dead games to be FIDE rated will be sought.

 

Draw Offers

Players must not agree to a draw in less than 30 moves.

 

Prize Fund

1st:   £20,000
2nd:   £10,000
3rd - 4th:   £5,000
5th - 8th:   £2,500
     

If the Final finishes 3-3 prior to the play-off, the prize fund will be split: £17,500 - £12,500.  

 

If a Semi Final finishes 1-1 prior to a play-off, the loser will receive £6,250 and the winner will receive the amount specified above less £1,250.

 

Super Rapidplay Tournament

All invited players are required to play in the CSC LCC Super Rapidplay Tournament on Saturday 17 December and Sunday 18 December.  

 

Mobile Phones

Players are requested to avoid bringing mobile phones into the playing venue if possible. In the Quarter Finals, any phones which are brought in shall be given to the Chief Arbiter and will be stored behind a control table during play. All such phones must be completely switched off. If a player’s phone makes any sound during play, the player shall forfeit the game, unless in exceptional circumstances the Chief Arbiter shall decide otherwise.  

 

Default Time

A player who arrives more than 30 minutes after the start of a Standardplay game, or after the expiry of the allotted time in a Rapidplay game, shall lose the game, unless in exceptional circumstances the Chief Arbiter shall decide otherwise.  

 

Appeals

Any appeal against a decision of the Chief Arbiter shall be addressed to Tournament Director Malcolm Pein.

 


 

David Sedgwick

Chief Arbiter | 23 September 2016       

 


 
 

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