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Grand Prix

The Grand Prix runs each year from 1st July to 30th June.  For detailed information on the 2014-15 season, see the RULES below.

You can find out which events have been included in 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 Final Leader Boards
published 29th July 2015
Players shown in RED have counted the maximum number of events

160-179 | 140-159 | 120-139 | U120 | Womens’ Prix | Junior Prix

180+
Ref Name Club/Area Grade Mem No Pts
1 154721F Cherniaev, Alexander Hackney 236 S25369 652
2 105817E Arkell, Keith CC 4NCL Cheddleton 234 G15972 646
3 282399J Kalavannan, Koby Coulsdon CF 186 JG6614 641
4 241589G Jaunooby, Ali Reza Denton 205 G4139 637
5 267990F Landau, Jonathan Hendon 182 G22677 620
6 242398E Hjort, Helge Hendon 185 G3467 619
7 112455K Hebden, Mark L 4NCL Guildford 244 G4157 614
8 283656H Golding, Alex Coulsdon CF 180 JG17052 612
9 258768D Merry, Alan B Bury St Edmunds 226 JG17393 602
10 224790C Villiers, Thomas Muswell Hill 195 G17811 596
11 267851C McPhillips, Joseph Bolton 219 JG5762 573
12 119904D Surtees, Mike J Bolton 199 G17950 572
13 277139B Haridas, Girinath Kent Junior Congresses 182 JG6693 560
14 245535D Iyengar, Ilya Wycombe & Hazlemere 182 G3986 557
15 103545K Gormally, Daniel W 4NCL Blackthorne Russia 243 G3659 557
16 245061G Jackson, James P Chess Mates Northampton 224 G6746 556
17 245792B Atako, Chino C Coulsdon CF 187 G19875 555
18 126824H Willmoth, Robert F Hendon 202 G6495 547
19 272996K Grieve, Harry Yateley Manor School 181 JG5895 536
20 275879K Gupta, Arul Kent Junior Congresses 194 JG6154 525
21 263507A Prior, Stephen CV Grantham 186 G6569 522
22 286805C Asenov, Pavel Witney 188 JG17764 517
23 245951G Jones, Steven A Surbiton 198 G6739 511
24 272685D Taylor, Adam C Colchester 207 JG6408 506
25 119460E Sowray, Peter J 4NCL e2e4.org.uk 218 G3668 494
26 109679F Dilleigh, Stephen P Horfield & Redland 185 G3604 494
27 105843F Armstrong, Malcolm J Stafford 191 G4452 491
28 111078A Garnett, John S Stockton 184 G225 489
29 265014K Horton, Andrew P 3Cs 216 JG5937 487
30 174940H Bonafont, Philip R Hemel Hempstead 187 G4017 483
31 279888J Zhu, Richard Camberley 185 JG6638 481
32 125474B Newton, Robert A Rochdale 181 G5917 480
33 280020C Kalaiyalahan, Akshaya Coulsdon CF 197 JG6425 478
34 121366A Wells, Jonathan C North Norfolk 183 G14103 477
35 156101H Burnett, Jim Mansfield 196 G9194 477
36 140709A Spence, David J 4NCL Anglian Avengers 207 G3678 476
37 220756E Hill, Alistair Battersea 199 G6941 473
38 263810B Wadsworth, Matthew J Maidenhead 218 JG4383 472
39 124141C Walker, David J 4NCL North East England 227 G18654 469
40 115042L Mason, Donald J Shirley 199 G3503 464
41 241564B Talbot, Mark A Wigan Knights 197 G17220 461
42 261299K Sarakauskas, Gediminas 4NCL Guildford 233 S19655 459
43 275891L Abbas, Daniel 3Cs 209 JG5863 451
44 193581B Okhai, Shabir Syston 181 G26024 450
45 109494E de Coverly, Roger D Bourne End 190 G1489 445
46 118171D Rogers, Tim L Hackney 185 G6485 444
47 115710D Moore, Gerald Broadland Club 181 G19386 441
48 272051G Krzyzanowski, Patryk South Bristol 187 S20126 440
49 281339H Peiris, T Gayan M Hendon 197 S28137 432
50 113054H House, Glenn L Morecambe 210 G3368 430
160-179
Ref Name Club/Area Grade Mem No Pts
1 113386L Ireland, David J Coventry Chess 166 G24784 569
2 107574D Bryant, Richard BE Chester 176 G2289 565
3 104852B Whitehead, Mark A Rochdale 174 G15489 560
4 107035G Boumphrey, Luke S Atticus 172 G18517 556
5 116801A Patrick, David A Courier Halifax 160 G5137 552
6 270505K Miu, Marinel Watford 160 S19995 546
7 152545B Ashcroft, Graham J Preston 161 S25273 539
8 162291C Jackson, Paul G Coulsdon CF 161 G4609 529
9 111035E Gamble, Raymond J Spondon 160 G383 517
10 113478E Jacob, Sydney J Lewisham 166 G6237 517
11 115575B Millward, David J Writtle 165 G299 515
12 106176J Barasi, Paul DL Wimbledon 168 G19033 513
13 163643B Coward, Neil Blackpool 169 G4561 495
14 265676A Potter, Karl H Latimer 164 G7094 492
15 271868G Sagues, Vincent Albany 173 G19153 490
16 260784A Allison, Conrad Petts Wood & Orpington 179 G17006 483
17 113949G Joslin, Tim M Lloyds TSB 162 G23798 482
18 290163J Shaw, Meyrick Exmouth 173 G17941 480
19 259332E Burke, Mitchell R 3Cs 171 G15044 477
20 270877C Hayward, Alan Streatham 178 G5803 477
21 130537C Kelly, Paul J Hastings & St Leonards 163 G4335 475
22 117219A Plater, Ron Gosforth 167 G18995 463
23 181426G Burns, Martin J Stockport 171 G6185 460
24 260370G Davison, Chris Cambridge City 175 G4613 454
25 120174J Taylor, Robert K Preston 171 G18072 440
26 282176L Hilton, Tim Denton 164 G16265 439
27 230802C Gardiner, Eric D Hull DCA 179 G6794 439
28 266896J Graham, William M Worthing 161 G17227 434
29 155378B Deswarte, Ian Guildford 161 G4842 423
30 230117K McCarthy, Damian Padgate 162 G15997 416
31 119124L Slinger, AJ (Tony) Undercliffe 170 G6481 405
32 113348C Ilett, Raymond J Peterborough 171 G4176 399
33 230002D Gartside, Carl Clay Cross 162 G4424 396
34 287299H Dydak, Mateusz Slough 170 G19459 392
35 185412E Woolcock, Craig 4NCL West is Best 167 S26348 381
36 103615E Waters, Andrew C Rainham (Kent) 161 G5994 379
37 185941K Olbison, Philip J Chorlton-cum-Hardy 178 G6757 376
38 139298A Robson, Paul E Durham City 170 G8386 375
39 277362E Yiamakis, Albert Guildford 171 G24613 375
40 274158B Baxter, Harry Alwoodley 170 G17497 374
41 124889D Evans, Paul A Lytham ex-Servicemen 175 G3234 373
42 266464B Pink, Joshua Coventry Chess 176 G4601 373
43 106717F Bielby, Paul R Jesmond 167 P444 370
43 187700J Littleton, Mark Wimborne 172 G17909 370
45 108577D Colburn, Paul J Braunstone 168 G7008 367
46 102790G Bartlett, Simon Newquay 168 G2139 365
47 178338F Body, Giles Exeter 171 G21215 363
48 122344G Macreamoinn, Brian Salisbury 168 S19230 362
49 240422K Rossiter, Alex Bristol Cabot 164 G17512 361
50 120405B Thynne, Trefor F Newton Abbot 168 G5842 356
140-159
Ref Name Club/Area Grade Mem No Pts
1 248245K Wright, Jonathan London * 152 G5722 617
2 128713J Wilson, Matthew R Devon * 157 G17805 614
3 230106E Clegg, Robert Huddersfield 159 G3088 605
4 109622K Desmedt, Richard E Wombwell 157 G3411 565
5 170919H Williams, Stephen Cwmbran 140 S25816 553
6 283075K Bovtramovics, Vladimirs Russia 157 G18255 553
7 108722J Connor, Michael I Great Lever 152 S15540 549
8 112248E Hartley, Dean M Amber Valley 146 G4789 549
9 116382G O’Gorman, Brendan DHSS 152 G4320 543
10 109533L Dean, Robert A Pudsey 157 G9164 539
11 122453A Finnegan, Oliver Loughton 158 G17636 530
12 112597H Hibbitt, Arthur M Bristol Grendel 150 G17515 521
13 127076L Woodward, Tim F Trowbridge 150 G6434 520
14 220688C Papier, Alan R Bristol & Clifton 148 G6187 517
15 247156F Rubeck, Jonathan Hendon 151 G25948 514
16 149122C Georgiou, George Swindon 141 S21655 501
17 140662A Pride, Stephen C Cambridge City 144 G3453 497
18 117410B Price, Andrew Leamington 157 G2613 497
19 104806F Cawston, M John Lady Anne Mdlton 158 G9196 494
20 144928L Pepe, Salvatore Hendon 147 G6894 488
21 114423G Lim, Yu-Chin (Peter) Harrow * 152 G23561 487
22 156824D Lloyd, Stephen M Chester 149 S18300 487
23 111565A Greatorex, Roger Llangollen 154 G5701 485
24 148071G Benson, Sean T Middlesbrough 159 G26263 479
25 161642A George, Geraint JB Wrexham 155 S27454 478
26 255296G Hepworth, Peter Huddersfield 157 S20004 477
27 259148A Foley, Phil T Upminster 141 G4414 461
28 172362F Clayton, Tristan Coulsdon CF 153 G5773 453
29 294961B Oliveri, Claudio Hendon 140 G24681 449
30 118422C Salisbury, Paul Yorks Copper Works 142 S9004 449
30 170244A Ormerod, Stephen Darlington 157 S19281 449
32 228399C Winter, Kevin Bingley 148 G2829 435
33 106807G Bishop, Geoffrey L Chislehurst 147 G2061 433
34 284872H May, Paul Alwoodley 146 S23416 425
35 258473G Rowan, Daniel Banbury 152 G22083 425
36 289575E Reid, Patrick D Southsea 154 G24215 422
37 173135L Barnett, Douglas J Alsager 140 S19094 420
38 129503C Lockett, Karl J Altrincham & Hale 142 S19909 415
39 275941L Homer, Neil S 4NCL e2e4.org.uk 146 P5965 413
40 264990B Simpson, Benjamin K Dulwich Plough 149 G27280 412
41 118154D Rogers, David R Exmouth 152 S17987 406
42 120139G Taylor, Mark Rochdale 157 G6472 406
43 119873H Sudar, Dragoljub Gambit 148 S17832 406
44 108147A Chadaway, Stephen M Olton 142 G17617 405
45 279757E Stewart, T Noel York RI 148 S21968 403
46 142786G Hepworth, Nigel R Huddersfield 144 S20003 401
47 122817B Horlock, Peter J Godalming 143 G3991 400
48 111388E Goodfellow, Russell R Tunbridge Wells 156 G5615 399
48 259304L McAleenan, Charles T Athenaeum 154 G3493 399
50 240175H Davison, Colin FS Macclesfield 156 G20646 394
120-139
Ref Name Club/Area Grade Mem No Pts
1 279615G Crockett, Stephen J Redditch 120 G6367 687
2 276572L Egan, William J Scunthorpe 133 G6039 613
3 129445D Sommerville, Gordon BR Buckley/Mold 124 S26350 605
4 123333G Gilbert, David J DHSS 133 G3430 569
5 143011H White, Gary M Priorslee Lions 133 G6822 548
6 154244J McKeon, John E Milton Keynes 122 G6326 538
7 139288J Boustred, Noel J Gosforth 124 S8192 533
8 247342C Alexander, Ken RD Tiverton 128 S6705 526
9 276212C Mahony, Jonathan Leeds 132 S18433 523
10 283350F Bullock, Lee London * 130 G18801 517
11 118502A Sartain, Patrick P Hanham Folk Centre 122 G20508 513
12 264336E Crouch, Timothy J Kings Head 129 P5843 511
13 273499A Davis, John G Guildford 122 G20299 510
14 290162G McGeeney, David B Bristol Cabot 122 S17408 510
15 121781B Sandercock, E Barry Buckinghamshire * 133 S4167 500
16 295199L Snook-Lumb, Chris Swindon 129 G24885 498
17 137558B Smith, Paul Hastings & St Leonards 136 G1546 491
18 193361K Kirkham, Mark Sheffield University 125 G28387 490
19 283243E Mitchell, Robert S New Zealand 128 G17014 478
20 188252B Madden, Jason D Leamington 127 S18156 469
21 165517G Dunne, David C West Nottingham 127 G3890 468
22 125922C Gelder, Paul Alwoodley 123 S22564 465
23 178103A Blackburn, Jon EW Holmes Chapel 135 G15025 464
24 131534B Davies, Cledwyn Streatham 127 S27895 461
25 113241G Hunt, Ray K Bognor & Arun 129 G24827 458
26 116519H Osborne, Keith C Lewes 132 S17499 458
27 142857D Nicolson, Jim R Greater Manchester * 123 P2301 455
28 106888L Blencowe, Ian P Gloucester 132 G2910 454
29 903008G Halpern, Miguel Harrow 120 S22689 451
30 188628K Roberts, Anthony J Wallasey 132 G6317 446
31 279777L Walker, Adrian N Stroud 133 G6516 444
32 139649D Harper, Michael J Gambit 122 S17834 441
33 264471L Szwajkun, Richard Shifnal & Telford 132 S17365 440
34 124335E Ashton, David N Pensby 128 S19639 440
35 105876K Asbury, Jon A Shirley 129 S5538 437
36 130940H Benn, Stephen T Carlisle Austin Friars 134 S15021 432
37 286673A Brown, Terry L Brighton & Hove 130 G19467 428
38 274004H Cornes, Cornelius J Wimborne 131 G5839 423
39 233229C Dimond, Peter D Bath 123 S17820 422
40 107845J Bynnersley, AG (Tony) West London 124 G6916 421
41 176147L van Tol, Martin Loughton 133 S21906 419
42 186046L Hudson, Jeremy Hastings & St Leonards 123 G27298 417
42 253169A Fowler, David J Snodland 135 G3273 417
42 278381C Hewitt, Rob Lewisham 139 G6958 417
45 271951E Sheikh, Nasarullah Ilford * 138 G6946 414
46 279892L Karia, Kamlesh Hendon 128 G18824 413
47 285699C Seman, Myroslav Oxford/Cowley * 131 S23311 412
48 246658C Jackson, Paul Robert Morecambe 128 G3338 410
49 214225K Woollard, John Sheffield Nomads 130 G6610 390
50 174167G Macarthur, Duncan M Keynsham 127 S17407 385
U120
Ref Name Club/Area Grade Mem No Pts
1 140257C Fraser, Alan R Beckenham & Bromley 107 G2908 615
2 258940A Allen, Timothy S Battersea 117 G4415 601
3 274379G Macdonald, John R Kings Head 114 G6972 590
4 274725L Fraser, Chris A West Bridgford 115 S19796 589
5 111052E Gardiner, Colin J Newmarket 109 S1469 552
6 163954H Miles, Barry S Coulsdon CF 119 G4976 546
7 111361G Goldsmith, Jennifer Harrow 107 G6876 542
8 156363E Greenaway, Terence V Torquay 118 S17343 531
9 180180G De Santos, Andrew R Preston 112 G15092 515
10 157121H Lesnik, Eric Denton 104 S24868 508
11 113051B Housden, Peter T Bedford 101 G5516 498
12 191456L Maber, Martyn J Taunton 100 G25858 493
13 267739J Wallman, James Dorset * 110 G16504 489
14 107186F Bramley, Douglas Spondon 117 S18495 488
15 251770L Shaughnessy, Phillip J Urmston 111 S24837 487
16 269827E Vernon, Colin G Worcester 95 G17314 478
17 270857H Hughes, Peter J Mutual Circle 100 S24576 477
18 136890E Broderick, Paul G Shifnal & Telford 104 G20480 475
19 181078K Robson, Caroline J Barnet Elizabeth 112 G4002 462
20 298130A Jaufarally, Mohammud N Colchester * 99 S26743 457
21 293495E Fisher, Neal Peterborough 110 G23435 457
22 187281D Summerland, David Leeds 117 S9005 456
23 264472B Szwajkun, Steve Shifnal & Telford 108 S17364 455
24 180765B Sriharan, Sri York RI 114 G3357 452
25 145125L Howes, David J South Norwood 107 G4995 441
26 142748K Coleman, Patrick N Lytham ex-Servicemen 101 S21332 436
27 118408J Sage, Antony J Bath 118 S19862 432
28 104846G Welch, Hazel Seaton 105 G2831 429
29 152468K Harris, John Coventry Chess 114 G22167 429
30 178127D Blackburn, Sandra G Holmes Chapel 109 S15026 427
31 261765B Waddington, James Bolton 96 S6639 424
32 220755C Langmaid, Kevin D Yate & Sodbury 108 G18321 423
33 107982H Carey, Con Heywood 116 S26080 420
34 153516L Carr, John W Portsmouth 100 G3441 415
35 292592J Hawthorne, Julian NH Kidsgrove 116 S18820 414
36 174268B Clarke, Gary Consett 107 S12138 412
37 119354F Smith, Roger N Ipswich 104 S1345 401
38 154123H Daly, Grant Downend & Fishponds 109 G24519 395
39 110369G Everitt, David Haywards Heath 87 P102 394
40 279183D Gill, Martin Holmes Chapel 110 S6999 391
41 294515A Swiegers, Francois Welwyn Hatfield Chess Forum 117 G24767 387
42 180149B Bamford, Paul East Cheshire 114 S19309 379
43 271280F Walsh, Shaun Downend & Fishponds 106 S18227 377
44 244503H Cockerill, Martin K Wallasey 100 P3093 375
45 295791H White, Nigel Wanstead 83 S25535 373
46 274581B Light, John Leeds 87 S24535 368
47 269345J Batten, Bob Tynemouth 114 S8095 366
48 262439E Fulthorpe, Barry Leeds 85 S24670 342
49 275378K Price, David P Holmes Chapel 103 S18876 340
50 106772C Birchall, T Brian Alsager 117 S19092 338
51 113222C Humphry, Phil S Harrow 108 S17583 337
Women’s Prix
Ref Name Club/Area Grade Mem No Pts
1 280882B Varney, Zoe Cumnor 160 JG17170 546
2 294266F Sheikh, Anum Middlesex Juniors 100 JG24565 542
3 111361G Goldsmith, Jennifer Harrow 107 G6876 542
4 291209A Rahulan, Thivyaa Cheddleton & Leek 129 JG17341 538
5 290588H Somton, Anita Bury Knights 138 JG6955 508
6 291801J Desai, Nilomi Surrey Juniors 114 JG22807 499
7 293599F Volovich, Julia Kings College CU 110 JG24317 497
8 291563H Sawhney, Anisha North London Collegiate School 90 JG23132 491
9 288605E Raghavendra, Mahima G Atherton 143 JG6900 490
10 280020C Kalaiyalahan, Akshaya Coulsdon CF 197 JG6425 478
11 290059C Ragavan, Soumiya Coulsdon CF 115 JG21623 475
12 284503K Gelain-Sohn, Emmanuelle Middlesex Juniors 115 JG20546 467
13 289274B Weersing, Sarah Essex Juniors 85 JS17801 464
14 287616E Haridas, Navieinaah Kent Junior Congresses 94 JG17185 463
15 181078K Robson, Caroline J Barnet Elizabeth 112 G4002 462
16 297586F Jaufarally, Nadia Essex Juniors 97 JS26513 454
17 292619C Wang, Susie West Nottingham 115 JS23821 450
18 284928J Ramaiya, Arushi Surrey Juniors 118 JG6987 444
19 104846G Welch, Hazel Seaton 105 G2831 429
20 178127D Blackburn, Sandra G Holmes Chapel 109 S15026 427
21 289789B Headlong, Georgia Brown Jack 77 JG23332 426
22 275645G Sit, Victoria Coulsdon CF 146 JG6719 420
23 284508J Sheremetyeva, Elizaveta Oxfordshire Juniors 141 JG6692 417
24 286240C Bennet-Stevens, Lucy Sussex Juniors 119 JG28065 410
25 296859K Ratnesan, Radha Surrey Juniors 68 JG26025 409
26 285553H Davidson, Laura J Sandhurst 123 JP6792 407
27 291805F O’Leary, Bridie Surrey Juniors 77 JG19280 394
28 284548K Willow, Hambel M West Nottingham 122 JS21060 387
29 289028J Popat, Anaya Middlesex Girls 102 JG27571 385
30 240374C Moore, Gillian A Southampton 144 G4997 385
31 279664J Ivanov, Elizabeth North London Collegiate School 132 JG6541 379
32 276682G Graham, Cassie M Sussex Juniors 142 JG17228 379
33 286375D Daniel, Sharon Greater Manchester * 139 JS6815 378
34 291537G Sucikova, Svetlana Hertford 199 JS20260 376
35 279355G Archer-Lock, Helen Berkshire Junior 106 JG17069 368
36 297620B Jaufarally, Zahra Essex Juniors 56 JS26528 347
37 297619F Jaufarally, Shazia Essex Juniors 77 JG26527 347
38 295532F Saravanan, Preethi Lowestoft 79 S25329 347
39 263500J Ciuksyte, Dagne 4NCL Guildford 210 G5675 339
40 284201E Hobkirk-Capps, Venetia C Witney 62 JG6924 329
41 263196K Shepherd, Katherine M Ashtead 177 JG4441 326
42 263175B Milson, Amy F Louth 141 G17148 320
43 295496F Weersing, Abigail RA Butler School 61 JS27222 319
44 295494B Vanguelova, Ralitza North London Collegiate School 83 JG25357 316
45 289025C Mallin, Lara Barnet Knights 89 JG20135 315
46 274465L Jina, Asha Harpenden Junior CC 125 JG17151 306
47 268368E Giles, Yasmin 4NCL KJCA Kings 168 JG17490 305
48 105540K Ainscow, Faye Kings Head 124 S18122 301
49 290444F Finn, Elizabeth Sussex Juniors 75 JS24591 300
50 291887A Ives, Leonora Oxfordshire Juniors 94 JS23020 298
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 632
3 294585L Ratnesan, Ranesh Kingston * 130 JG24219 627
4 283656H Golding, Alex Coulsdon CF 180 JG17052 612
5 294003G Pramod Paleri, Adithya Watford * 142 G23838 610
6 275426F Anilkumar, Anantha P (jnr) Coulsdon CF 172 G17157 609
7 258768D Merry, Alan B Bury St Edmunds 226 JG17393 602
8 287750J Ahluwalia, Amardip Sussex Juniors 152 JG17043 599
9 291291A See, Tristian Cambridgeshire * 130 JG17519 582
10 294993D Yoon, Jacob D Middlesex Juniors 72 JG24229 576
11 267851C McPhillips, Joseph Bolton 219 JG5762 573
12 287441G Salmons, Calum Sussex Juniors 140 JG23315 564
13 277139B Haridas, Girinath Kent Junior Congresses 182 JG6693 560
14 291679E Mao, Ximan Kent Junior Congresses 142 JG20472 558
15 284337H Rushbrooke, Remy Middlesex Juniors 137 JG26769 557
16 289729F Cocks, Elliot Essex Juniors 144 JG24214 557
17 295006G Dias, Savin Herts Juniors 98 JG24485 552
18 273313E Anbukumar, Hajane Coulsdon CF 168 JG6985 552
19 293311B Northcott, Paul Sussex Juniors 128 JS23701 549
20 287135L Tomy, Jeff Watford 116 JG6615 546
21 280882B Varney, Zoe Cumnor 160 JG17170 546
22 288744H Jayawarna, Nugith Heywood 156 JG17257 545
23 294266F Sheikh, Anum Middlesex Juniors 100 JG24565 542
24 291209A Rahulan, Thivyaa Cheddleton & Leek 129 JG17341 538
25 272996K Grieve, Harry Yateley Manor School 181 JG5895 536
26 283316F Ramaiya, Anshu Surrey Congresses 156 JG6986 534
27 291527D Onslow, Alfie Sheen Mount School 152 JG22312 534
28 290759J Woltery, Nicolai Haberdashers Askes Sch Herts 135 JG22753 532
29 287093K Akeya-Price, Robert A Coulsdon CF 120 JG17030 530
30 289709L Balaji, Aaravamudhan Middlesex Juniors 141 JG19423 527
31 293618F Radhakrishnan, Dhruv Stevenage * 113 JG23563 526
32 275719K Klingher, Dominic Barnet Junior Chess 155 JG6722 525
33 275879K Gupta, Arul Kent Junior Congresses 194 JG6154 525
34 285206J Wong, Cheuk Nam Coulsdon CF 125 JG17651 524
35 284222B Huang, Dion Essex Juniors 171 JG6749 524
36 283658A Golding, William Coulsdon CF 110 JG17054 524
37 276071L Jain, Gautam R Middlesex Juniors 163 JG6186 518
38 283788C Pollack, Oscar Middlesex Juniors 146 JG17007 517
39 283657K Golding, James Ashtead 161 JG17053 517
40 286805C Asenov, Pavel Witney 188 JG17764 517
41 295004C Bansal, Divyesh Watford 101 JG24269 517
42 287154D Isaksen, Peter A Berkshire Junior 140 JG6880 516
43 283583G Zhao, Haolin Coulsdon CF 127 JG6903 510
44 290588H Somton, Anita Bury Knights 138 JG6955 508
45 272685D Taylor, Adam C Colchester 207 JG6408 506
46 294295B Ratnesan, Rajeiv Surrey Juniors 116 JG24218 503
47 283704D Rocco, Federico Garden Suburb S 150 JG18859 503
48 277213K Samadov, Samir Pimlico 147 JG17914 503
49 284938A Jamieson, Alexander London * 133 JG17196 502
50 291801J Desai, Nilomi Surrey Juniors 114 JG22807 499

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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.

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