Phone: Call 020 7486 7015
payment can be made by credit or debit card.
Please make sure you have all the necessary information
with you before calling (FIDE Rating/ECF grading, ECF
membership number and ECF Reference Number) - if you do
not know this information then for ECF details check
here or call
and for FIDE details check
All Major Credit/Debit Cards accepted.
Download and complete an entry form and return to
Chess & Bridge Ltd, 44 Baker Street, London, W1U 7RT with
cheques made payable to
"Chess & Bridge Ltd".
ECF Membership: Gold membership of
the English Chess Federation is compulsory for English
players in the FIDE Open, and FIDE rated sections of the
Weekday Classic and Weekend Classic B.
Silver membership is required for all
players in all other events (Weekday Classic U135, Weekend
Classic A, Weekend Classic B U120, and all Rapidplay events)
for all players regardless of nationality or a £6
pay-to-play fee per event applies.
Join the ECF: 01424 775 222 or www.englishchess.org.uk.
FIDE Identification Number (FIN): Non
English players in FIDE rated events must provide their FIDE
identification number (FIN) at the time of entry. If you do
not have a FIN, you must apply to your federation for one
Ratings/Gradings: FIDE Ratings from
the December 2013 list will be used to determine section
eligibility for all FIDE rated sections. Standard ECF grades
published in the August 2013 list will be used for section
eligibility in all non-FIDE rated sections. Rapidplay ECF
grades published in the August 2013 list will be used for
all Rapidplay tournaments.
Watching the London Chess
Classic: All competitors will have access to the
Auditorium and Commentary room free of charge only if space permits and
after tickets have been sold on the day. To ensure access at
weekends, tournament entrants should purchase a ticket.
There will also be live coverage of the main event on
screens in the foyer.
Mobile Phones: Mobile
phones must be switched off in the playing hall. Competitors
should avoid bringing phones into the playing area (a free
staffed cloakroom is provided). You will be immediately
defaulted if your phone makes any sound during play.
Parents or guardians are responsible for their children
during the tournament. The organisers and helpers are not
able to act “in loco parentis” and are not able to take
responsibility for any child’s actions, or for the actions
of anyone that may affect your child.
Organiser Liability: The
organisers accept no responsibility for any loss, theft or
accident during the tournament.
Right to refuse entry: The
tournament controller reserves the right to refuse entry
without being required to state a reason. The tournament
controller also reserves the right to transfer players
between tournaments at any time.
Pairings: For all
events, pairings will be according to FIDE swiss pairing
rules, using the Swiss Master computer program.
Disputes: Decisions of
an arbiter (except decisions under article 10.2) may be
appealed to the appeals committee provided that
Such appeal is received
within 30 minutes of the arbiter’s decision.
Such appeal is accompanied
by an appeal fee of £10 which will be returned if the
appeal is successful. The appeals committee’s decision
is final and binding in all matters.
Withdrawals: No refund
can be given to any person withdrawing from, or not turning
up to, any event. No part refund will be given to anyone
wishing to withdraw while the tournament is still in
progress. Full refunds will be given up to Friday 29
November; between 30 November and the start of the event a
£10 admin fee for all refunds will apply.
Refreshments: There will
be a full range of refreshments 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 into the venue.
For further information:
www.londonchessclassic.com (tournament information) or
Still got a question?
All tournament related questions -
Sean Hewitt (FIDE International
Organiser & Arbiter):
Entry Form: It is
quicker and easier to enter events at the London Chess
Classic online, you will also receive a receipt of entry as
soon as you have completed the payment process (credit/debit
card or PayPal). Enter online
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taken at this event on our website and on other public
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