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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.

The first leader boards of the Grand Prix 2014-15 appear below. Future 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 24th November 2014
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 241589G Jaunooby, Ali Reza Denton 205 G4139 637
2 267990F Landau, Jonathan Hendon 181 G22677 576
3 119904D Surtees, Mike J Bolton 200 G17950 549
4 258768D Merry, Alan B Bury St Edmunds 214 JG17393 544
5 282399J Kalavannan, Koby Coulsdon CF 185 JG6614 472
6 174940H Bonafont, Philip R Hemel Hempstead 185 G4017 429
7 105817E Arkell, Keith CC 4NCL Cheddleton 228 G15972 394
8 224790C Villiers, Thomas Muswell Hill 196 G17811 375
9 283656H Golding, Alex Coulsdon CF 181 JG17052 362
10 267851C McPhillips, Joseph Bolton 221 JG5762 347
11 242398E Hjort, Helge Hendon 188 G3467 333
12 107270F Briggs, John Nicholas Beckenham & Bromley 190 G6795 321
13 126824H Willmoth, Robert F Hendon 203 G6495 314
14 111078A Garnett, John S Elmwood 185 G225 303
15 116029B Myall, Ivan J Writtle 187 G6619 292
16 115710D Moore, Gerald Norfolk * 182 G19386 283
17 156101H Burnett, Jim Doncaster Ch Scy 198 G9194 274
18 154897K Woolley, Jos York RI 190 G19851 273
19 124141C Walker, David J 4NCL North East England 230 G18654 265
20 113457H Jackson, Oliver A Cheshire & N Wales * 189 G4741 263
21 109494E de Coverly, Roger D Bourne End 190 G1489 250
22 279888J Zhu, Richard Camberley 182 JG6638 246
23 121366A Wells, Jonathan C North Norfolk 183 G14103 242
23 246394F Payne, Matthew J Worthing 186 JG5511 242
25 104762A Storey, Charles H Jesmond 208 G4020 241
26 112455K Hebden, Mark L 4NCL Guildford 248 G4157 228
27 276548C Zhang, Anthony Y Crowthorne 187 JG6192 222
28 174270L Hawkins, Jonathan Leam Lane 246 G3165 216
29 245792B Atako, Chino C Drunken Knights 186 G19875 215
30 109679F Dilleigh, Stephen P Horfield & Redland 182 G3604 214
31 286805C Asenov, Pavel Oxfordshire Juniors 180 JG17764 207
32 253447C Scott, Gordon W Norfolk & Norwich 188 G14160 206
32 263507A Prior, Stephen CV Grantham 188 G6569 206
32 263810B Wadsworth, Matthew J Maidenhead 219 JG4383 206
35 279819A Fraser, John Newton Abbot 182 JG17415 205
36 245061G Jackson, James P Chess Mates Northampton 223 G6746 204
37 111484A Graham, David B Worthing 211 G2436 200
38 272051G Krzyzanowski, Patryk Yeovil 182 S20126 198
39 245951G Jones, Steven A Padgate 195 G6739 197
40 103545K Gormally, Daniel W 4NCL Cheddleton 242 G3659 196
41 115042L Mason, Donald J Shirley 199 G3503 190
41 225527D Webb, Matthew D Bradford 224 G25204 190
41 273505C Maciol, Ryszard West Bromwich 215 S26454 190
44 121446K Wheeler, John F Cosham 181 G264 187
45 175386B Ghasi, Ameet K 4NCL Grantham Sharks 245 G6779 186
46 272834F Twigge-Molecey, Billy Sussex Juniors 183 JG17315 185
47 247371K Horton, Jamie A 3Cs 190 G5938 184
48 220756E Hill, Alistair Battersea 203 G6941 182
49 191288E Combie, Alex B Newark & Southwell 189 P3163 181
50 119460E Sowray, Peter J Wood Green 220 G3668 180
160-179
  Ref Name Club/Area Grade Mem No Pts
1 230106E Clegg, Robert Huddersfield 160 G3088 578
2 104852B Whitehead, Mark A Rochdale 171 G15489 511
3 109622K Desmedt, Richard E Wombwell 161 G3411 493
4 107574D Bryant, Richard BE Chester 178 G2289 485
5 162291C Jackson, Paul G Coulsdon CF 163 G4609 444
6 122453A Finnegan, Oliver Loughton 163 G17636 427
7 115575B Millward, David J Writtle 163 G299 418
8 260784A Allison, Conrad Petts Wood & Orpington 176 G17006 404
9 113478E Jacob, Sydney J Lewisham 170 G6237 387
10 277362E Yiamakis, Albert Guildford 170 G24613 375
11 107035G Boumphrey, Luke S Atticus 167 S18517 365
12 290163J Shaw, Meyrick Exmouth 170 G17941 343
13 163643B Coward, Neil Blackpool 163 G4561 335
14 106176J Barasi, Paul DL Wimbledon 169 G19033 315
15 181426G Burns, Martin J Stockport 174 G6185 307
16 270877C Hayward, Alan Streatham 178 G5803 299
17 185412E Woolcock, Craig Barry 163 S26348 294
18 125474B Newton, Robert A Rochdale 173 G5917 286
19 260370G Davison, Chris Cambridge City 172 G4613 284
20 117219A Plater, Ron 4NCL North East England 160 G18995 278
21 113348C Ilett, Raymond J Peterborough 169 G4176 264
22 111035E Gamble, Raymond J Spondon 161 G383 263
23 178338F Body, Giles Exeter 169 G21215 255
24 271868G Sagues, Vincent Wood Green 168 G19153 245
25 259469K Eagleton, Greg T Huddersfield 179 G7270 240
26 120004F Szymanski, Mark Leeds 169 G5719 234
27 274158B Baxter, Harry Alwoodley 176 G17497 233
28 125805K Hankinson, Mike Sheffield 176 S6762 230
29 155378B Deswarte, Ian Guildford 164 G4842 228
30 259332E Burke, Mitchell R 3Cs 176 G15044 226
31 119124L Slinger, AJ (Tony) Undercliffe 172 G6481 225
32 139298A Robson, Paul E Durham City 168 G8386 212
32 265676A Potter, Karl H Latimer 160 G7094 212
34 105788B Appleby, Stephen Burnley 165 G6754 210
34 120405B Thynne, Trefor F Newton Abbot 161 G5842 210
36 270505K Miu, Marinel Hounslow 161 S19995 209
37 111878L Haldane, Robin W Streatham 179 G4794 199
38 230802C Gardiner, Eric D Hull DCA 176 G6794 196
39 104806F Cawston, M John Lady Anne Mdlton 164 G9196 194
40 256009E Collard, Armell E Wallington 168 S23632 190
41 184506J Kennedy, Craig Mushrooms 171 G4044 186
42 139032G Peat, Matthew 4NCL e2e4.org.uk 177 G4819 185
43 164729F Wilson, Kevin J Darlington 162 G18698 184
44 110413F Faldon, David J Broadstairs 170 G18907 171
45 107557D Brusey, Alan W Teignmouth 176 G4586 169
45 187101J Mounce, Richard B 4NCL Jorvik 160 G9203 169
47 122344G Macreamoinn, Brian Salisbury 162 S19230 167
48 120174J Taylor, Robert K Preston 170 S18072 166
48 124889D Evans, Paul A Lytham ex-Servicemen 173 G3234 166
50 119781C Stokes, Paul C Battersea 165 G4179 160
140-159
  Ref Name Club/Area Grade Mem No Pts
1 116801A Patrick, David A Courier Halifax 159 G5137 513
2 170919H Williams, Stephen Cwmbran 143 S25816 480
3 108722J Connor, Michael I Great Lever 152 S15540 471
4 220688C Papier, Alan R Bristol & Clifton 145 G6187 440
5 116382G O’Gorman, Brendan DHSS 157 G4320 438
6 140662A Pride, Stephen C Cambridge City 147 G3453 417
7 128713J Wilson, Matthew R Wigston 148 G17805 397
8 112248E Hartley, Dean M Amber Valley 149 G4789 385
9 282176L Hilton, Tim Denton 158 S16265 383
10 247156F Rubeck, Jonathan Hendon 145 G25948 350
11 111565A Greatorex, Roger Llangollen 150 G5701 346
12 230002D Gartside, Carl Buxton 146 G4424 341
13 109533L Dean, Robert A Pudsey 158 G9164 336
14 117410B Price, Andrew Leamington 155 G2613 334
15 258473G Rowan, Daniel Banbury 143 G22083 331
16 127076L Woodward, Tim F Trowbridge 146 G6434 326
17 113386L Ireland, David J Coventry Chess 156 G24784 319
18 178103A Blackburn, Jon EW Holmes Chapel 140 S15025 313
19 112597H Hibbitt, Arthur M Bristol Grendel 147 G17515 305
20 275941L Homer, Neil S 4NCL e2e4.org.uk 144 P5965 304
21 122817B Horlock, Peter J Godalming 142 G3991 302
21 266896J Graham, William M Worthing 157 G17227 302
23 283075K Bovtramovics, Vladimirs Russia 158 G18255 281
24 144928L Pepe, Salvatore Hendon 146 G6894 277
25 108484H Clegg, Chris RA Kingston 150 G4930 277
26 111697G Grey, Nicholas D Kingston 157 G23944 274
27 259148A Foley, Phil T Upminster 142 G4414 269
28 228399C Winter, Kevin Bingley 147 G2829 263
29 170244A Ormerod, Stephen Darlington 152 S19281 253
30 106807G Bishop, Geoffrey L Chislehurst 152 G2061 245
31 285699C Seman, Myroslav Oxford/Cowley * 140 S23311 236
32 117856J Ribbands, Patrick C Cambridge City 151 S3522 230
33 114423G Lim, Yu-Chin (Peter) Harrow * 155 G23561 226
34 105750K Andrews, Norman G York RI 145 G3502 220
35 117487D Procter, Colin S Yorks Copper Works 153 S9030 215
36 279757E Stewart, T Noel York RI 143 S21968 211
37 255717E Rothwell, James P Ormskirk 150 S23577 206
38 284872H May, Paul Alwoodley 147 S23416 205
39 108147A Chadaway, Stephen M Olton 148 G17617 200
39 120139G Taylor, Mark Rochdale 158 G6472 200
41 288310H Ruane, Brendan J London * 151 G17624 199
42 107777G Bush, Martin L Wantage 159 S3948 195
43 152545B Ashcroft, Graham J Preston 153 S25273 194
44 233809K Torrance, John Pimlico 141 G5518 190
45 136022L Stephenson, David W Hull DCA 156 S20522 188
46 172362F Clayton, Tristan Coulsdon CF 146 G5773 186
47 104533H Ellames, George J Morpeth 147 S8075 185
48 263175B Milson, Amy F Louth 140 G17148 183
49 281596F Cole, Graham L Magdalen College School 148 G18012 182
50 194716D Frean, Daniel Plymouth 153 G26929 181
120-139
  Ref Name Club/Area Grade Mem No Pts
1 279615G Crockett, Stephen J Redditch 124 G6367 631
2 276572L Egan, William J Scunthorpe 130 G6039 485
3 258940A Allen, Timothy S Battersea 121 G4415 456
4 123333G Gilbert, David J DHSS 132 G3430 447
5 273499A Davis, John G Ashtead 128 S20299 435
6 163954H Miles, Barry S Coulsdon CF 121 G4976 415
7 137558B Smith, Paul Hastings & St Leonards 131 G1546 396
8 276212C Mahony, Jonathan Leeds 131 S18433 373
9 264336E Crouch, Timothy J Kings Head 137 P5843 365
10 279892L Karia, Kamlesh Hendon 126 G18824 359
11 106888L Blencowe, Ian P Gloucester 130 G2910 359
12 118422C Salisbury, Paul Yorks Copper Works 126 S9004 339
13 247342C Alexander, Ken RD Tiverton 126 S6705 334
14 121781B Sandercock, E Barry Buckinghamshire * 130 S4167 306
15 142857D Nicolson, Jim R Greater Manchester * 122 P2301 299
16 143011H White, Gary M Priorslee Lions 129 G6822 289
17 173135L Barnett, Douglas J Alsager 132 S19094 288
18 125922C Gelder, Paul Alwoodley 121 S22564 285
19 172367E Gunn, Michael J Guildford 126 P2450 279
20 294961B Oliveri, Claudio Hendon 138 G24681 278
21 295199L Snook-Lumb, Chris Swindon 124 G24885 277
22 284700A Ross, Stuart Newport (Salop) 135 G6695 275
23 113241G Hunt, Ray K Bognor & Arun 124 G24827 274
24 265461B Redmond, Nigel Bradford College 121 S9208 268
25 116519H Osborne, Keith C Lewes 131 S17499 263
26 139288J Boustred, Noel J Gosforth 125 S8192 262
27 104563F Jarah, Edward W Gosforth 128 P20134 252
28 118502A Sartain, Patrick P Hanham Folk Centre 123 G20508 240
28 173420K Mahoney, Nicholas Doncaster Ch Scy 139 G3989 240
30 278615B Clare, Steve Wallasey 135 G15965 236
31 149122C Georgiou, George Swindon 139 S21655 222
32 119717E Stewardson, David Leam Lane 131 S8549 221
33 123783E Oliver, Bruce R Hull DCA 138 S3990 211
34 248356H Gibson, John France 128 P5783 205
35 283243E Mitchell, Robert S New Zealand 125 G17014 202
36 110658C Fleischer, Jeff H Coulsdon CF 133 G3329 201
37 150405J Harris, Martin R Colchester 120 G24873 198
37 208832A Pattni, Kishan Hendon 137 G6378 198
39 283350F Bullock, Lee London * 130 G18801 196
40 214225K Woollard, John Sheffield Nomads 129 G6610 195
41 120615B Truscott, Ian M Greenlands 134 S20894 192
42 270845A Williams, Barry Aughton 138 S18248 190
43 117233F Plumb, Michael D Chichester 132 G20821 187
44 274004H Cornes, Cornelius J Wimborne 121 G5839 186
45 296528J Swiers, Rowan Warwick University 125 S26333 185
46 297356L Gladstone, Joel London * 122 G26341 182
47 160714F O’Rourke, T Ben Lytham ex-Servicemen 124 S15904 181
48 161642A George, Geraint JB Wrexham 137 S27454 180
49 110737K Forbes, Douglas M Gerrards Cross 130 G201 174
50 274534D Parry, Jacques H London EC/WC * 139 G6818 172
U120
  Ref Name Club/Area Grade Mem No Pts
1 129445D Sommerville, Gordon BR Buckley/Mold 115 S26350 585
2 274725L Fraser, Chris A West Bridgford 113 S19796 530
3 140257C Fraser, Alan R Beckenham & Bromley 105 G2908 499
4 111052E Gardiner, Colin J Newmarket 114 S1469 437
5 191456L Maber, Martyn J Somerset * 99 G25858 395
6 274379G Macdonald, John R Kings Head 114 G6972 388
7 154244J McKeon, John E Milton Keynes 116 G6326 382
8 269827E Vernon, Colin G Worcester 84 G17314 372
9 104846G Welch, Hazel Seaton 96 G2831 372
10 187281D Summerland, David Leeds 117 S9005 366
11 181078K Robson, Caroline J Barnet Elizabeth 110 G4002 353
12 157121H Lesnik, Eric Denton 114 S24868 348
13 180180G De Santos, Andrew R Preston 112 G15092 345
14 188252B Madden, Jason D Leamington 119 S18156 309
15 136890E Broderick, Paul G Shifnal & Telford 104 G20480 306
16 153516L Carr, John W Portsmouth 101 G3441 305
17 261765B Waddington, James Bolton 97 S6639 300
18 111361G Goldsmith, Jennifer Harrow 104 G6876 298
19 165517G Dunne, David C West Nottingham 117 G3890 295
20 274581B Light, John Leeds 90 S24535 294
21 110369G Everitt, David Haywards Heath 94 P102 293
22 271280F Walsh, Shaun Downend & Fishponds 106 S18227 272
22 286673A Brown, Terry L Brighton & Hove 113 G19467 272
24 142748K Coleman, Patrick N Lytham ex-Servicemen 100 S21332 266
25 256834C Glover, Gordon L Crusaders 113 S17628 254
26 178127D Blackburn, Sandra G Holmes Chapel 114 S15026 250
27 262439E Fulthorpe, Barry Leeds 93 S24670 245
28 279183D Gill, Martin Holmes Chapel 106 S6999 241
29 104072J Ainsley, Geoff J Calderdale 109 S17261 235
30 281549H Smith, David Redditch 119 S23129 225
31 290162G McGeeney, David B Bristol Cabot 113 S17408 223
32 136698B Matthews, Graham W Hartlepool 114 S20376 215
33 251770L Shaughnessy, Phillip J Urmston 112 S24837 213
34 267739J Wallman, James Dorset * 109 G16504 211
35 295106L Mole, JS Billy Morpeth 76 JS24547 210
36 105540K Ainscow, Faye Kings Head 116 S18122 197
37 270857H Hughes, Peter J Warley Quinborne 95 S24576 197
38 170176K Robertson, Alan B Isle of Man 95 S4064 191
39 106946K Bolan, Michael T Ashtead 107 P163 186
39 180765B Sriharan, Sri York RI 109 G3357 186
41 124335E Ashton, David N Pensby 119 S19639 185
41 264330D Tanner, Frank Crusaders 91 G15446 185
41 296553H Czestochowski, Eddie South Shields 106 S25975 185
44 118408J Sage, Anthony J Bath 117 S19862 181
45 179055K Boztas, Lana Coulsdon CF 115 G1809 176
46 130453H Johnson, Stanley South Shields 111 S8254 174
46 286131J Greep, Stephen Hull 111 S24276 174
48 289304G Hall, Les Alsager 71 S19091 171
49 145125L Howes, David J South Norwood 102 G4995 165
50 149275F Davies, Eric P West Leeds 103 S25429 162
Women’s Prix
  Ref Name Club/Area Grade Mem No Pts
1 104846G Welch, Hazel Seaton 96 G2831 372
2 181078K Robson, Caroline J Barnet Elizabeth 110 G4002 353
3 290588H Somton, Anita Bury Knights 128 JG6955 316
4 276682G Graham, Cassie M Sussex Juniors 133 JG17228 303
5 111361G Goldsmith, Jennifer Harrow 104 G6876 298
6 290059C Ragavan, Soumiya Surrey Juniors 97 JG21623 293
7 288605E Raghavendra, Mahima G Atherton 138 JG6900 285
8 275645G Sit, Victoria Coulsdon CF 133 JG6719 278
9 291801J Desai, Nilomi Surrey Juniors 94 JG22807 274
10 287616E Haridas, Navieinaah Kent Junior Congresses 88 JG17185 266
11 291209A Rahulan, Thivyaa Cheddleton & Leek 117 JS17341 265
12 257448C Foster, Chantelle L Cowley 179 JG4184 264
13 293599F Volovich, Julia Kings College CU 76 JS24317 255
14 178127D Blackburn, Sandra G Holmes Chapel 114 S15026 250
15 284548K Willow, Hambel M West Nottingham 118 JS21060 248
16 296859K Ratnesan, Radha Surrey Juniors 53 JS26025 244
17 297586F Jaufarally, Nadia Essex Juniors 80 JS26513 237
18 280882B Varney, Zoe Cumnor 149 JG17170 227
19 294266F Sheikh, Anum Middlesex Juniors 62 JG24565 217
20 268368E Giles, Yasmin Lewisham 162 JG17490 216
21 292619C Wang, Susie West Nottingham 109 JS23821 206
22 289789B Headlong, Georgia Brown Jack 73 JG23332 204
23 271894H Hapeshi, Eleanor Kings School Gloucester 118 JG5850 200
24 105540K Ainscow, Faye Kings Head 116 S18122 197
25 291563H Sawhney, Anisha North London Collegiate School 103 JG23132 191
26 263175B Milson, Amy F Louth 140 G17148 183
27 291562F Driscoll, Kate North London Collegiate School 72 JS22350 180
28 284201E Hobkirk-Capps, Venetia C Witney 49 JG6924 177
29 179055K Boztas, Lana Coulsdon CF 115 G1809 176
30 289274B Weersing, Sarah Essex Juniors 96 JS17801 172
31 291805F O’Leary, Bridie Surrey Juniors 60 JG19280 170
32 279355G Archer-Lock, Helen Berkshire Junior 99 JG17069 167
32 284508J Sheremetyeva, Elizaveta Oxfordshire Juniors 133 JG6692 167
34 284503K Gelain-Sohn, Emmanuelle Middlesex Juniors 78 JG20546 160
35 279398C Purvis, Anna Surrey Juniors 127 JG25080 156
36 240374C Moore, Gillian A Southampton 142 G4997 155
36 271885G Barwick, Carmel J Grappenhall 99 JG19162 155
38 285553H Davidson, Laura J Sandhurst 112 JP6792 153
39 295494B Vanguelova, Ralitza North London Collegiate School 76 JS25357 148
40 279664J Ivanov, Elizabeth Heathside Prep School 129 JG6541 148
41 294359B Hsu, Avril Chloe Middlesex Juniors 34 JG25442 140
42 289622K Bramah, Emily Barnet Knights 76 JS24758 136
43 284203J Hobkirk-Capps, Mercedes L Witney 59 JG6923 134
44 284125D Davies, Tanith Sussex Juniors 131 JS25324 132
45 297619F Jaufarally, Shazia Essex Juniors 71 JS26527 131
46 108370D Clack, Michele J Redditch 105 S17467 130
47 294364F Jagannathan, Siya Barnet Knights 43 S27721 129
48 264085F Head, Louise Crowthorne 174 JG6409 126
49 280020C Kalaiyalahan, Akshaya Coulsdon CF 194 JG6425 123
49 297620B Jaufarally, Zahra Essex Juniors 14 JS26528 123
Junior Prix
  Ref Name Club/Area Grade Mem No Pts
1 258768D Merry, Alan B Bury St Edmunds 214 JG17393 544
2 275879K Gupta, Arul Kent Junior Congresses 173 JG6154 506
3 282399J Kalavannan, Koby Coulsdon CF 185 JG6614 472
4 275426F Anilkumar, Anantha P (jnr) Coulsdon CF 161 G17157 445
5 289729F Cocks, Elliot Essex Juniors 123 JG24214 407
6 283788C Pollack, Oscar Middlesex Juniors 132 JG17007 400
7 273313E Anbukumar, Hajane Coulsdon CF 161 JG6985 399
8 293311B Northcott, Paul Sussex Juniors 115 JS23701 385
9 276071L Jain, Gautam R Middlesex Juniors 157 JG6186 379
10 283658A Golding, William Coulsdon CF 100 JG17054 373
11 283656H Golding, Alex Coulsdon CF 181 JG17052 362
12 281915G Fernandes, Joshua Hull 147 JS22796 359
13 287093K Akeya-Price, Robert A Coulsdon CF 105 JG17030 354
14 284511J Lovell, William PM Hall, The (Middlesex) 113 JG6793 352
15 294003G Pramod Paleri, Adithya Watford * 130 G23838 351
16 267851C McPhillips, Joseph Bolton 221 JG5762 347
16 284254D Hinterreither, Nikolai Berkshire Junior 146 JG6755 347
18 283360J Bennett, Rhys Caerleon 161 JS24305 339
19 279468J Velayudham, Kartik Kent Junior Congresses 123 G22535 338
19 290759J Woltery, Nicolai Haberdashers Askes Sch Herts 126 JG22753 338
21 283583G Zhao, Haolin Coulsdon CF 127 JG6903 330
22 287279B Balouka-Myers, Toby Barnet Knights 84 JG17129 328
23 276643H Karia, Rishul Barnet Junior Chess 146 JG18825 319
24 284162K Holton, Jake Witney 153 JG18317 318
25 283609K Moreby, James E Jesmond 168 JG8495 318
26 267949J Zhou, Yang-Jian Coulsdon CF 155 JG6335 316
26 290588H Somton, Anita Bury Knights 128 JG6955 316
28 283316F Ramaiya, Anshu Surrey Congresses 154 JG6986 314
28 294585L Ratnesan, Ranesh Kingston * 111 JS24219 314
30 284161H Varney, Daniel Cumnor 137 JG17169 310
30 288604C Munshi, Aditya West Nottingham 159 JG18647 310
32 289708J Zhang, Harvey Y Crowthorne 135 JG17275 305
32 295162K Kolani, Arjun Sussex Juniors 91 JG26760 305
34 288744H Jayawarna, Nugith Heywood 148 JG17257 304
35 276682G Graham, Cassie M Sussex Juniors 133 JG17228 303
36 279700J Brozel, Sacha Barnet Knights 167 JG17195 298
37 277163K Boswell, Jacob Connor Cheddleton & Leek 143 JG6421 294
38 287135L Tomy, Jeff Watford 114 JG6615 293
38 290059C Ragavan, Soumiya Surrey Juniors 97 JG21623 293
40 283657K Golding, James Ashtead 156 JG17053 291
41 279727G Balouka-Myers, Gabriel Garden Suburb S 127 JG17131 288
42 277320L Nayak, Raghav Lyndhurst House School 133 JG6169 287
43 287750J Ahluwalia, Amardip Sussex Juniors 147 JG17043 286
44 288605E Raghavendra, Mahima G Atherton 138 JG6900 285
45 279726E Balouka-Myers, Reuben Garden Suburb S 124 JG6875 283
46 294295B Ratnesan, Rajeiv Surrey Juniors 108 JS24218 281
47 291743K Miller, Dominic Sussex Juniors 133 JG18220 280
48 275645G Sit, Victoria Coulsdon CF 133 JG6719 278
49 273086J Vir, Prashast Coulsdon CF 142 JG6050 276
50 291291A See, Tristian Cambridgeshire * 117 JG17519 275

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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.