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Grand Prix

The Grand Prix runs each year from 1st July to 30th June.  For detailed information see the RULES below.

Updates will appear approximately once a month. Remember there will always be unreported events in the pipeline, even when an update is new. You can find out if your events have been reported and accepted for the Grand prix by clicking here.  This is actually a list of events received for grading, but Grand Prix scores are calculated via the grading system and congresses accepted for the Grand Prix are marked.  (A congress, to qualify, must be reported within one month.)

While scoring is via the grading system, organisers are also asked to send their congress reports/results to the ECF – webmaster@englishchess.org.uk – for publication in Chess Moves and on the website.

The Grand Prix results for 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14 are now archived.

Grand Prix 2014-15 Leader Boards
published 7th April 2015
Players shown in RED are counting the maximum number of events

160-179 | 140-159120-139U120Womens’ Prix | Junior Prix

180+
Ref Name Club/Area Grade Mem No Pts
1 282399J Kalavannan, Koby Coulsdon CF 186 JG6614 641
2 241589G Jaunooby, Ali Reza Denton 205 G4139 637
3 154721F Cherniaev, Alexander Hackney 236 S25369 622
4 105817E Arkell, Keith CC 4NCL Cheddleton 234 G15972 622
5 242398E Hjort, Helge Hendon 185 G3467 619
6 267990F Landau, Jonathan Hendon 182 G22677 616
7 112455K Hebden, Mark L 4NCL Guildford 244 G4157 598
8 258768D Merry, Alan B Bury St Edmunds 226 JG17393 583
9 267851C McPhillips, Joseph Bolton 219 JG5762 570
10 119904D Surtees, Mike J Bolton 199 G17950 562
11 283656H Golding, Alex Coulsdon CF 180 JG17052 545
12 245061G Jackson, James P Chess Mates Northampton 224 G6746 532
13 224790C Villiers, Thomas Muswell Hill 195 G17811 528
14 275879K Gupta, Arul Kent Junior Congresses 194 JG6154 525
15 245951G Jones, Steven A Surbiton 198 G6739 511
16 277139B Haridas, Girinath Kent Junior Congresses 182 JG6693 496
17 263507A Prior, Stephen CV Grantham 186 G6569 484
18 174940H Bonafont, Philip R Hemel Hempstead 187 G4017 483
19 280020C Kalaiyalahan, Akshaya Coulsdon CF 197 JG6425 478
20 126824H Willmoth, Robert F Hendon 202 G6495 478
21 121366A Wells, Jonathan C North Norfolk 183 G14103 476
22 109679F Dilleigh, Stephen P Horfield & Redland 185 G3604 476
23 220756E Hill, Alistair Battersea 199 G6941 473
24 263810B Wadsworth, Matthew J Maidenhead 218 JG4383 472
25 103545K Gormally, Daniel W 4NCL Blackthorne Russia 243 G3659 462
26 286805C Asenov, Pavel Witney 188 JG17764 459
27 272996K Grieve, Harry Yateley Manor School 181 JG5895 458
28 125474B Newton, Robert A Rochdale 181 G5917 450
29 111078A Garnett, John S Stockton 184 G225 443
30 115710D Moore, Gerald Broadland Club 181 G19386 441
31 279888J Zhu, Richard Camberley 185 JG6638 433
32 156101H Burnett, Jim Doncaster Ch Scy 196 G9194 429
33 272685D Taylor, Adam C Colchester 207 JG6408 428
34 109494E de Coverly, Roger D Bourne End 190 G1489 425
35 174270L Hawkins, Jonathan Leam Lane 251 G3165 418
36 119460E Sowray, Peter J Wood Green 218 G3668 415
37 193581B Okhai, Shabir Syston 181 G26024 400
38 107270F Briggs, John Nicholas Beckenham & Bromley 189 G6795 400
39 245792B Atako, Chino C Coulsdon CF 187 G19875 395
40 116029B Myall, Ivan J Writtle 185 G6619 394
41 272051G Krzyzanowski, Patryk Yeovil 187 S20126 392
42 118171D Rogers, Tim L Hackney 185 G6485 391
43 115042L Mason, Donald J Shirley 199 G3503 390
44 105843F Armstrong, Malcolm J Stafford 191 G4452 389
45 121038F Wallis, Ian J Ipswich 183 G4419 383
46 263594L Bansal, Rohan Kent Junior Congresses 180 JG5919 376
46 291537G Sucikova, Svetlana Hertford 199 JS20260 376
48 106951C Bolt, Graham Railways London 182 G3853 368
49 111689H Gregory, Stephen J Ipswich 194 G3686 367
50 125697L Burrows, Martin P Wigston 204 G7080 356
50 225527D Webb, Matthew D Bradford 235 G25204 356
160-179
Ref Name Club/Area Grade Mem No Pts
1 107035G Boumphrey, Luke S Atticus 172 G18517 554
2 113386L Ireland, David J Coventry Chess 166 G24784 548
3 104852B Whitehead, Mark A Rochdale 174 G15489 546
4 107574D Bryant, Richard BE Chester 176 G2289 545
5 116801A Patrick, David A Courier Halifax 160 G5137 523
6 115575B Millward, David J Writtle 165 G299 515
7 113478E Jacob, Sydney J Lewisham 166 G6237 506
8 152545B Ashcroft, Graham J Preston 161 S25273 506
9 163643B Coward, Neil Blackpool 169 G4561 483
10 290163J Shaw, Meyrick Exmouth 173 G17941 480
11 106176J Barasi, Paul DL Wimbledon 168 G19033 477
12 270505K Miu, Marinel Watford 160 S19995 476
13 162291C Jackson, Paul G Coulsdon CF 161 G4609 475
14 130537C Kelly, Paul J Hastings & St Leonards 163 G4335 475
15 111035E Gamble, Raymond J Spondon 160 G383 474
16 265676A Potter, Karl H Latimer 164 G7094 452
17 270877C Hayward, Alan Streatham 178 G5803 449
18 271868G Sagues, Vincent Albany 173 G19153 446
19 260784A Allison, Conrad Petts Wood & Orpington 179 G17006 445
20 282176L Hilton, Tim Denton 164 G16265 432
21 260370G Davison, Chris Cambridge City 176 G4613 427
22 181426G Burns, Martin J Stockport 171 G6185 414
23 230117K McCarthy, Damian Padgate 162 G15997 406
24 259332E Burke, Mitchell R 3Cs 171 G15044 392
25 185412E Woolcock, Craig 4NCL West is Best 167 S26348 381
26 277362E Yiamakis, Albert Guildford 171 G24613 375
27 124889D Evans, Paul A Lytham ex-Servicemen 175 G3234 373
28 155378B Deswarte, Ian Guildford 161 G4842 373
28 266464B Pink, Joshua Coventry Chess 176 G4601 373
30 113949G Joslin, Tim M Lloyds TSB 162 G23798 370
31 119124L Slinger, AJ (Tony) Undercliffe 170 G6481 365
32 120174J Taylor, Robert K Preston 171 G18072 364
33 122344G Macreamoinn, Brian Salisbury 168 S19230 362
34 102790G Bartlett, Simon Newquay 168 G2139 361
35 178338F Body, Giles Exeter 171 G21215 358
36 113348C Ilett, Raymond J Peterborough 171 G4176 341
37 230002D Gartside, Carl Buxton 162 G4424 341
38 103615E Waters, Andrew C Rainham (Kent) 161 G5994 338
39 134631D Dean, Steve K Seaton 167 G5515 334
40 108577D Colburn, Paul J Braunstone 168 G7008 332
41 287299H Dydak, Mateusz Slough 170 G19459 327
42 117219A Plater, Ron 4NCL North East England 167 G18995 323
43 274158B Baxter, Harry Alwoodley 170 G17497 312
44 120405B Thynne, Trefor F Newton Abbot 168 G5842 311
45 230802C Gardiner, Eric D Hull DCA 179 G6794 307
46 116612J Page, Martin C Insurance 162 P320 305
47 266896J Graham, William M Worthing 161 G17227 302
48 256009E Collard, Armell E Wallington 178 S23632 300
49 187700J Littleton, Mark Wimborne 172 G17909 280
50 120004F Szymanski, Mark Ely 160 G5719 279
140-159
Ref Name Club/Area Grade Mem No Pts
1 128713J Wilson, Matthew R Devon         * 157 G17805 604
2 230106E Clegg, Robert Huddersfield 159 G3088 588
3 248245K Wright, Jonathan London         * 152 G5722 554
4 170919H Williams, Stephen Cwmbran 140 S25816 542
5 283075K Bovtramovics, Vladimirs Russia 157 G18255 518
6 109622K Desmedt, Richard E Wombwell 157 G3411 517
7 122453A Finnegan, Oliver Loughton 158 G17636 514
8 116382G O’Gorman, Brendan DHSS 152 G4320 512
9 127076L Woodward, Tim F Trowbridge 150 G6434 509
10 247156F Rubeck, Jonathan Hendon 151 G25948 506
11 109533L Dean, Robert A Pudsey 157 G9164 502
12 117410B Price, Andrew Leamington 157 G2613 497
13 108722J Connor, Michael I Great Lever 152 S15540 491
14 112597H Hibbitt, Arthur M Bristol Grendel 150 G17515 491
15 114423G Lim, Yu-Chin (Peter) Harrow         * 152 G23561 483
16 140662A Pride, Stephen C Cambridge City 144 G3453 483
17 112248E Hartley, Dean M Amber Valley 146 G4789 478
18 161642A George, Geraint JB Wrexham 155 S27454 478
19 144928L Pepe, Salvatore Hendon 147 G6894 476
20 104806F Cawston, M John Lady Anne Mdlton 158 G9196 475
21 220688C Papier, Alan R Bristol & Clifton 148 G6187 464
22 259148A Foley, Phil T Upminster 141 G4414 461
23 111565A Greatorex, Roger Llangollen 154 G5701 455
24 294961B Oliveri, Claudio Hendon 140 G24681 438
25 258473G Rowan, Daniel Banbury 152 G22083 425
26 106807G Bishop, Geoffrey L Chislehurst 147 G2061 420
27 149122C Georgiou, George Swindon 141 S21655 416
28 275941L Homer, Neil S 4NCL e2e4.org.uk 146 P5965 413
29 259304L McAleenan, Charles T Athenaeum 154 G3493 399
30 255296G Hepworth, Peter Huddersfield 157 S20004 398
31 255717E Rothwell, James P Ormskirk 148 S23577 391
32 228399C Winter, Kevin Bingley 148 G2829 390
33 172362F Clayton, Tristan Coulsdon CF 153 G5773 389
34 118422C Salisbury, Paul Yorks Copper Works 142 S9004 384
34 170244A Ormerod, Stephen Darlington 157 S19281 384
36 274534D Parry, Jacques H London EC/WC * 144 G6818 381
37 111388E Goodfellow, Russell R Tunbridge Wells 156 G5615 372
38 173135L Barnett, Douglas J Alsager 140 S19094 371
39 118154D Rogers, David R Exmouth 152 S17987 370
40 208832A Pattni, Kishan Hendon 145 G6378 367
41 280170L Rawcliffe, Peter Milton Keynes 146 G18319 366
42 240374C Moore, Gillian A Southampton 144 G4997 365
43 111446D Gosling, Brian GE Exmouth 148 G1108 364
44 108484H Clegg, Chris RA Kingston 148 G4930 349
45 122817B Horlock, Peter J Godalming 143 G3991 348
46 289575E Reid, Patrick D Hampshire     * 154 G24215 347
47 148071G Benson, Sean T Middlesbrough 159 G26263 342
48 108147A Chadaway, Stephen M Olton 142 G17617 341
49 156824D Lloyd, Stephen M Chester 149 S18300 337
50 142786G Hepworth, Nigel R Huddersfield 144 S20003 336
120-139
Ref Name Club/Area Grade Mem No Pts
1 279615G Crockett, Stephen J Redditch 120 G6367 668
2 129445D Sommerville, Gordon BR Buckley/Mold 124 S26350 605
3 276572L Egan, William J Scunthorpe 133 G6039 600
4 123333G Gilbert, David J DHSS 133 G3430 561
5 143011H White, Gary M Priorslee Lions 133 G6822 548
6 273499A Davis, John G Ashtead 122 S20299 510
7 154244J McKeon, John E Milton Keynes 122 G6326 502
8 121781B Sandercock, E Barry Buckinghamshire* 133 S4167 500
9 276212C Mahony, Jonathan Leeds 132 S18433 495
10 247342C Alexander, Ken RD Seaton 128 S6705 488
11 137558B Smith, Paul Hastings & St Leonards 136 G1546 482
12 283350F Bullock, Lee London         * 130 G18801 480
13 264336E Crouch, Timothy J Kings Head 129 P5843 478
14 113241G Hunt, Ray K Bognor & Arun 129 G24827 458
15 290162G McGeeney, David B Bristol Cabot 122 S17408 454
16 118502A Sartain, Patrick P Hanham Folk Centre 122 G20508 452
17 295199L Snook-Lumb, Chris Swindon 129 G24885 429
18 286673A Brown, Terry L Brighton & Hove 130 G19467 428
19 139288J Boustred, Noel J Gosforth 124 S8192 421
20 253169A Fowler, David J Snodland 135 G3273 417
20 278381C Hewitt, Rob Lewisham 139 G6958 417
22 106888L Blencowe, Ian P Gloucester 132 G2910 415
23 285699C Seman, Myroslav Oxford/Cowley * 131 S23311 412
24 178103A Blackburn, Jon EW Holmes Chapel 135 G15025 411
25 116519H Osborne, Keith C Lewes 132 S17499 409
26 903008G Halpern, Miguel Harrow 120 S22689 408
27 188252B Madden, Jason D Leamington 127 S18156 394
28 173420K Mahoney, Nicholas Doncaster Ch Scy 139 G3989 382
29 107845J Bynnersley, AG (Tony) West London 124 G6916 381
30 248020H Stone, Mark R Petts Wood & Orpington 130 G4972 380
31 142857D Nicolson, Jim R Greater Manchester * 123 P2301 364
32 165517G Dunne, David C West Nottingham 127 G3890 361
33 188628K Roberts, Anthony J Wallasey 132 G6317 361
34 279892L Karia, Kamlesh Hendon 128 G18824 359
35 125922C Gelder, Paul Alwoodley 123 S22564 350
36 172367E Gunn, Michael J Guildford 127 P2450 345
37 186046L Hudson, Jeremy Hastings & St Leonards 123 G27298 342
38 246658C Jackson, Paul Robert Morecambe 128 G3338 339
39 124335E Ashton, David N Pensby 128 S19639 338
39 131534B Davies, Cledwyn Wales 127 S27895 338
41 283243E Mitchell, Robert S New Zealand 128 G17014 336
42 214225K Woollard, John Sheffield Nomads 130 G6610 335
43 289975K Baroukh, Leon Middlesex Congresses 133 G23343 333
44 271951E Sheikh, Nasarullah Ilford         * 138 G6946 329
45 284700A Ross, Stuart Newport (Salop) 133 G6695 323
46 118316D Ruffle, Alan P Swadlincote 139 G4229 322
47 110658C Fleischer, Jeff H Coulsdon CF 131 G3329 321
48 264471L Szwajkun, Richard Shifnal & Telford 132 S17365 320
49 104563F Jarah, Edward W Gosforth 128 P20134 307
50 130940H Benn, Stephen T Carlisle Austin Friars 134 S15021 302
U120
Ref Name Club/Area Grade Mem No Pts
1 258940A Allen, Timothy S Battersea 117 G4415 578
2 140257C Fraser, Alan R Beckenham & Bromley 107 G2908 571
3 274379G Macdonald, John R Kings Head 114 G6972 570
4 274725L Fraser, Chris A West Bridgford 115 S19796 563
5 111052E Gardiner, Colin J Newmarket 109 S1469 522
6 156363E Greenaway, Terence V Torquay 118 S17343 521
7 111361G Goldsmith, Jennifer Harrow 107 G6876 512
8 163954H Miles, Barry S Coulsdon CF 119 G4976 509
9 267739J Wallman, James Dorset         * 110 G16504 489
10 180180G De Santos, Andrew R Preston 112 G15092 484
11 251770L Shaughnessy, Phillip J Urmston 111 S24837 467
12 181078K Robson, Caroline J Barnet Elizabeth 112 G4002 462
13 298130A Jaufarally, Mohammud N Colchester     * 99 S26743 457
14 191456L Maber, Martyn J Taunton 100 G25858 453
15 136890E Broderick, Paul G Shifnal & Telford 104 G20480 452
16 270857H Hughes, Peter J Mutual Circle 100 S24576 452
17 269827E Vernon, Colin G Worcester 95 G17314 445
18 145125L Howes, David J South Norwood 107 G4995 441
19 152468K Harris, John Coventry Chess 114 G22167 429
20 104846G Welch, Hazel Seaton 105 G2831 428
21 157121H Lesnik, Eric Denton 104 S24868 428
22 178127D Blackburn, Sandra G Holmes Chapel 109 S15026 427
23 107186F Bramley, Douglas Spondon 117 S18495 422
24 187281D Summerland, David Leeds 117 S9005 421
25 142748K Coleman, Patrick N Lytham ex-Servicemen 101 S21332 406
26 110369G Everitt, David Haywards Heath 87 P102 394
27 174268B Clarke, Gary Consett 107 S12138 386
28 180149B Bamford, Paul East Cheshire 114 S19309 379
29 153516L Carr, John W Portsmouth 100 G3441 375
30 261765B Waddington, James Bolton 96 S6639 365
31 274581B Light, John Leeds 87 S24535 362
32 292592J Hawthorne, Julian NH Kidsgrove 116 S18820 354
33 293495E Fisher, Neal Peterborough 110 G23435 351
34 271280F Walsh, Shaun Downend & Fishponds 106 S18227 346
35 262439E Fulthorpe, Barry Leeds 85 S24670 332
36 113051B Housden, Peter T Bedford 101 G5516 329
37 107742K Burt, David F Bournemouth 110 S1748 327
37 264472B Szwajkun, Steve Shifnal & Telford 108 S17364 327
37 295791H White, Nigel Wanstead 83 S25535 327
40 289304G Hall, Les Alsager 71 S19091 320
41 244503H Cockerill, Martin K Wallasey 100 P3093 320
41 279613C Biernacki, Marek Sutton Coldfield 109 G19106 320
43 180765B Sriharan, Sri York RI 114 G3357 319
44 279183D Gill, Martin Holmes Chapel 110 S6999 316
45 102914K Spooner, Keith C Wimborne 116 G4380 315
45 106772C Birchall, T Brian Alsager 117 S19092 315
47 275378K Price, David P Holmes Chapel 103 S18876 312
48 256834C Glover, Gordon L Crusaders 115 S17628 310
49 294515A Swiegers, Francois Welwyn Hatfield Chess Forum 117 G24767 305
50 105699C Amir-Afshari, Farhad Atticus 112 S24468 284
Women’s Prix
Ref Name Club/Area Grade Mem No Pts
1 294266F Sheikh, Anum Middlesex Juniors 100 JG24565 542
2 291209A Rahulan, Thivyaa Cheddleton & Leek 129 JG17341 538
3 111361G Goldsmith, Jennifer Harrow 107 G6876 512
4 290588H Somton, Anita Bury Knights 138 JG6955 498
5 293599F Volovich, Julia Kings College CU 110 JS24317 484
6 280020C Kalaiyalahan, Akshaya Coulsdon CF 197 JG6425 478
7 280882B Varney, Zoe Cumnor 160 JG17170 476
8 290059C Ragavan, Soumiya Surrey Juniors 115 JG21623 475
9 291801J Desai, Nilomi Surrey Juniors 114 JG22807 470
10 288605E Raghavendra, Mahima G Atherton 143 JG6900 466
11 181078K Robson, Caroline J Barnet Elizabeth 112 G4002 462
12 291563H Sawhney, Anisha North London Collegiate School 90 JG23132 459
13 284503K Gelain-Sohn, Emmanuelle Middlesex Juniors 115 JG20546 451
14 287616E Haridas, Navieinaah Kent Junior Congresses 94 JG17185 437
15 104846G Welch, Hazel Seaton 105 G2831 428
16 178127D Blackburn, Sandra G Holmes Chapel 109 S15026 427
17 292619C Wang, Susie West Nottingham 115 JS23821 427
18 275645G Sit, Victoria Coulsdon CF 146 JG6719 420
19 284508J Sheremetyeva, Elizaveta Oxfordshire Juniors 141 JG6692 417
20 289789B Headlong, Georgia Brown Jack 77 JG23332 396
21 297586F Jaufarally, Nadia Essex Juniors 97 JS26513 392
22 296859K Ratnesan, Radha Surrey Juniors 68 JG26025 386
23 284928J Ramaiya, Arushi Surrey Juniors 118 JG6987 386
24 289028J Popat, Anaya Middlesex Girls 102 JG27571 385
25 289274B Weersing, Sarah Essex Juniors 85 JS17801 385
26 291537G Sucikova, Svetlana Hertford 199 JS20260 376
27 240374C Moore, Gillian A Southampton 144 G4997 365
28 285553H Davidson, Laura J Sandhurst 123 JP6792 364
29 279355G Archer-Lock, Helen Berkshire Junior 106 JG17069 362
29 284548K Willow, Hambel M West Nottingham 122 JS21060 362
31 279664J Ivanov, Elizabeth Heathside Prep School 132 JG6541 359
32 291805F O’Leary, Bridie Surrey Juniors 77 JG19280 351
33 286240C Bennet-Stevens, Lucy Sussex Juniors 119 JS28065 351
34 295532F Saravanan, Preethi Yarmouth 79 S25329 347
35 276682G Graham, Cassie M Sussex Juniors 142 JG17228 347
36 297620B Jaufarally, Zahra Essex Juniors 56 JS26528 335
37 263196K Shepherd, Katherine M Ashtead 177 JG4441 326
38 268368E Giles, Yasmin Lewisham 168 JG17490 305
39 284201E Hobkirk-Capps, Venetia C Witney 62 JG6924 304
40 105540K Ainscow, Faye Kings Head 124 S18122 301
41 274465L Jina, Asha Harpenden Junior CC 125 JG17151 298
41 291887A Ives, Leonora Oxfordshire Juniors 94 JS23020 298
43 292710L Sanitt, Jacqui Garden Suburb S 68 JG24240 284
44 290444F Finn, Elizabeth Sussex Juniors 75 JS24591 284
45 297619F Jaufarally, Shazia Essex Juniors 77 JG26527 282
46 292934L Mahesh, Saatvika Berkshire Junior 69 JS27277 278
47 295494B Vanguelova, Ralitza North London Collegiate School 83 JG25357 271
48 263175B Milson, Amy F Louth 141 G17148 265
49 257448C Foster, Chantelle L Cowley 161 JG4184 264
50 289019H Gee-Grant, Aimee Middlesex Girls 81 JG25327 260
Junior Prix
Ref Name Club/Area Grade Mem No Pts
1 282399J Kalavannan, Koby Coulsdon CF 186 JG6614 641
2 288604C Munshi, Aditya West Nottingham 163 JG18647 628
3 275426F Anilkumar, Anantha P (jnr) Coulsdon CF 172 G17157 605
4 294585L Ratnesan, Ranesh Kingston       * 130 JG24219 595
5 258768D Merry, Alan B Bury St Edmunds 226 JG17393 583
6 267851C McPhillips, Joseph Bolton 219 JG5762 570
7 294003G Pramod Paleri, Adithya Watford       * 142 G23838 570
8 287750J Ahluwalia, Amardip Sussex Juniors 152 JG17043 564
9 291291A See, Tristian Cambridgeshire * 130 JG17519 563
10 287441G Salmons, Calum Sussex Juniors 140 JG23315 560
11 294993D Yoon, Jacob D Middlesex Juniors 72 JS24229 553
12 293311B Northcott, Paul Sussex Juniors 128 JS23701 549
13 287135L Tomy, Jeff Watford 116 JG6615 546
14 284337H Rushbrooke, Remy Middlesex Juniors 137 JG26769 545
15 283656H Golding, Alex Coulsdon CF 180 JG17052 545
16 294266F Sheikh, Anum Middlesex Juniors 100 JG24565 542
17 295006G Dias, Savin Herts Juniors 98 JG24485 542
18 291209A Rahulan, Thivyaa Cheddleton & Leek 129 JG17341 538
19 289729F Cocks, Elliot Essex Juniors 144 JG24214 536
20 275879K Gupta, Arul Kent Junior Congresses 194 JG6154 525
21 284222B Huang, Dion Essex Juniors 171 JG6749 524
22 285206J Wong, Cheuk Nam Coulsdon CF 125 JG17651 519
23 287093K Akeya-Price, Robert A Coulsdon CF 120 JG17030 517
24 295004C Bansal, Divyesh Watford 101 JG24269 517
25 283316F Ramaiya, Anshu Surrey Congresses 156 JG6986 517
26 273313E Anbukumar, Hajane Coulsdon CF 168 JG6985 516
27 290759J Woltery, Nicolai Haberdashers Askes Sch Herts 135 JG22753 516
28 293618F Radhakrishnan, Dhruv Stevenage     * 113 JG23563 509
29 291679E Mao, Ximan Kent Junior Congresses 142 JG20472 508
30 283658A Golding, William Coulsdon CF 110 JG17054 507
31 283657K Golding, James Ashtead 161 JG17053 504
32 276071L Jain, Gautam R Middlesex Juniors 163 JG6186 498
33 290588H Somton, Anita Bury Knights 138 JG6955 498
34 287154D Isaksen, Peter A Berkshire Junior 140 JG6880 497
35 277139B Haridas, Girinath Kent Junior Congresses 182 JG6693 496
36 294295B Ratnesan, Rajeiv Surrey Juniors 116 JG24218 494
37 284938A Jamieson, Alexander London         * 133 JG17196 490
38 293599F Volovich, Julia Kings College CU 110 JS24317 484
39 291106B Misyura, Ilya Middlesex Juniors 164 JG18705 482
40 283788C Pollack, Oscar Middlesex Juniors 146 JG17007 481
41 288744H Jayawarna, Nugith Heywood 156 JG17257 480
42 280020C Kalaiyalahan, Akshaya Coulsdon CF 197 JG6425 478
43 291573L Brass, Ezra Barnet         * 99 G21422 477
44 280882B Varney, Zoe Cumnor 160 JG17170 476
45 290059C Ragavan, Soumiya Surrey Juniors 115 JG21623 475
46 282441D Verma, Aditya Ilford 160 JG6670 474
47 283583G Zhao, Haolin Coulsdon CF 127 JG6903 473
48 263810B Wadsworth, Matthew J Maidenhead 218 JG4383 472
49 291801J Desai, Nilomi Surrey Juniors 114 JG22807 470
50 288605E Raghavendra, Mahima G Atherton 143 JG6900 466

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RULES

1. Nature of the Event
The Grand Prix is a year-long individual competition based on graded congresses and restricted to Direct Members of the Federation at Silver, Gold & Platinum levels (Junior included). All open congresses graded by the ECF are included, provided their grading results reach the ECF within one month of the last day of the congress (and in any case no later than 20th July 2015). Leagues, knockouts, invitational events, team competitions, internal club competitions and matches are not included. The Grand Prix begins on 1st July 2014 and ends on 30th June 2015. A congress which begins in June 2015 and finishes in July will be deemed, for this purpose, to have taken place entirely in July.

2. Grand Prix Sections
The Grand Prix is divided into seven sections: –
(1) Open Prix: open to all Members (Silver & above) graded 180 or over
(2) Women’s Prix: open to all female Members (Silver & above)
(3) Junior Prix: open to all Members (Silver & above) aged under 18 on 31st August of the year in which the Grand Prix begins
Graded Prix: open to all Members (Silver & above) other than Juniors in the following grade ranges:
(4) Graded Prix 160 – 179
(5) Graded Prix 140 – 159
(6) Graded Prix 120 – 139
(7) Graded Prix U120
Current published grades will be used: Standardplay where available, otherwise Rapidplay. Ungraded players may compete only in the Women’s Prix and Junior Prix. A Member whose grade changes in the course of the season will be transferred, if necessary, to the appropriate new section. The Member will retain all points scored so far (see Grand Prix Scoring below)

3. Grand Prix Scoring
Grand Prix points may be scored in any number of events. To score, the player must be an ECF Direct Member at the time of the event.
(a) Scoring Grand Prix points in an event
(i) The Member must play at least four games in the event. Byes and wins by default will not be counted.
(ii) In a Standardplay event the Member’s Grand Prix points are calculated as: – percentage score in the event, with any fraction of a percent ignored; plus the number of games played in that event (up to a maximum of 11).
(iii) In a Rapidplay event the points are calculated as above, then halved, and truncated, if necessary, to produce a whole number.
(b) Calculating overall Grand Prix scores
Grand Prix scores will be calculated on the Member’s best performances in:
• up to 7 Standardplay events, or
• up to 6 Standardplay events + 2 Rapidplay events, or
• up to 5 Standardplay events + 4 Rapidplay events;
whichever gives the highest score.
In the case of a tie, the next highest Standardplay result or two next highest Rapidplay results (whichever gives the higher score) will act as a tiebreak. This process will be continued, if necessary, until the tie is resolved.
The leading scores will be published from time to time, and the final scores will be published in early August.

4. Prizes
The winner of each section will receive a commemorative trophy provided by the Sponsor. A Member may win trophies and prizes in more than one section.

5. Application of Rules
The application of these rules, and any decisions relating to them, rests solely with the English Chess Federation. An appeal against a decision may be made within seven days. An appeal against the calculation of a Grand Prix score may be made within seven days of its publication. Any appeal must be sent to the ECF Office accompanied by a fee of £15, which will be returned if the appeal is upheld. Appeals will be referred to the ECF Home Director (or a person or persons appointed by him), whose decision will be final.