2nd Crewe Rapidplay
Sunday May 19th 2019
Emperor Way, Crewe Business Park CW1 6BD
Tournament Director & Chief Arbiter: Matthew Carr
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- Telephone: 01270 361747 for cancellations, very late notifications and any difficulty with on-line entry.
Directions On foot: 10 minute walk, Exit Crewe Station and turn right. At the 1st roundabout, use pedestrian access along the dual carriage way (B&Q will be on your right). At the 2nd roundabout (750 m) take the 3rd exit onto Electra way. The Ibis Hotel is 200m on your left hand side.
Light refreshments at chess player rates, and bar facilities are available from the bar at all times.
Only food and drink purchased from the hotel can be consumed on the premises.
For all sections: 1st: £150 - 2nd: £90 - 3rd: £40 - Grading Prize: £30
The Small Print
- Elegibility for grade-restricted sections will be determined by the latest published ECF RapidPlay grading list. All sections will be ECF graded and FIDE-rated.
The following priority will be used for section allocation and seeding:
Players without a current grade of any type must provide full information about all results and any grading previously held.
Ungraded players will not be eligible for a grading prize.
A player qualifying for two prizes will receive only the higher of the two prizes.
Prize money may be subject to change depending on number of entrants.
Except in the Open, ungraded players may win only half of a first prize.
BY ENTERING, PLAYERS AGREE THAT IN THE EVENT OF ANY DISPUTE, THE CHIEF ARBITER'S DECISION IS FINAL.
Grading Prize will be awarded to the player with the lowest grade.
Electronic bank transfer preferred payment method.
If you wish to leave before the finish please make sure we have your address.
You will be deemed to have entered when the entry fee is cleared.
Swiss manager dictates the pairings in all rounds and they will not be changed to suit individual preferences.
- ECF RapidPlay Grade
- RapidPlay Rating, converted using the formula: (FIDE - 700)/7.5
- ECF Standard Play Grade
- Other Rating Assigned by the Organiser
- Round 1: 09:30
- Round 2: 10:50
- Round 3: 12:10
- Round 4: 13:50
- Round 5: 15:10
- Round 6: 16:30
- Round 7: 17:50
A player may claim a half-point bye for any one of the first six rounds, provided it is claimed on the Entry Form.
RATE OF PLAY:
20 minutes + 10 seconds per move.
Entry fee applying to all four sections:
-- (THERE WILL BE £5 DISCOUNT
APPLIED TO THESE PRICES FOR EARLY REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT) --
WCCU and SCU membership is not equivalent to ECF membership and attracts a fee of £7.50.
Silver and above ECF: £25.00
Non-ECF or Bronze: £32.50
- Under 18 (on 1/5/2019):
Silver and above ECF: £21.00
Non-ECF or Bronze: £28.50
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT
Please register for the competition by completing the form below.
Upon submission, you will be given a reference number. Use this reference number when paying the fee; either as the reference in a bank transfer or write on the back of any cheque or Postal Order (Please DO NOT send cash in the post).
Account Name: CREWE CHESS CONGRESSES, Account Number: 39443568, Branch Sort Code: 309626.
Payee: CREWE CHESS CONGRESSES. Send to: Mr N. Layhe, 159 Broad Street, Crewe, CW1 3UD