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Grading / FIDE fees

Game Fees | Master Points System | Online Grading Database | FIDE fees | FIDE Titles and transfer fees | FIDE Arbiters’ Licence Fees Scheme

The ECF Grading System
How are grades calculated? What games are graded? This can only be a general description of the system. But an attempt has been made to answer the questions most frequently asked [18/10/05]

How to Get an Event Graded
A guide for organisers, starting with those who would like to send their event for grading but don’t know how. Also includes information of importance to experienced organisers.

Events Received for Grading 2013-14
Use this to check that your event is listed

Events Received for Grading 2012-13
Events Received for Grading 2011-12
Events Received for Grading 2010-11
Events Received for Grading 2009-10
Events Received for Grading 2008-9

Game Fees
Click here to check the current rates

Charges for FIDE Rated Events as of 01/03/2011 will be as follows …

All-play-all events
Average rating | Charge
under 2301 | £70
2301-2400 | £100
2401-2500 | £150
2501-2600 | £200
Over 2600 | £300

Matches – as per All-Play-All events above
Scheveningen events – £2 per player
Swiss events – £1.50 per player

Note that in order to comply with FIDE regulation B.02.16.1, which states that ‘To be included in the FIDE Rating List, a player must be a member of a national chess Federation’, event organisers must ensure that all English players are current ECF Members (of any membership category). If you have any questions on this, please contact the ECF International Rating Officer – iro@englishchess.org.uk
Please note that the ECF is unable to accept results for grading from individual players. Results should be sent from the League or Congress Organiser

Registering Events
Click to download these forms to register your event with FIDE
FIDE Rating Form – Rapid/BlitzFIDE Rating Form – Standard

Further information
From June 2010 all players competing in ECF graded events may have their details (Grading Reference Number, Name, Club(s), Grade(s), Grading Category) published on the ECF website and in the printed Grading List.

A suggested statement to add to your Congress entry forms -
‘Grading Information – It is a condition of entry that players agree to their grading information being published on the ECF website’

FIDE title, transfer and re-activation fees (as at July 1st 2012)

Title Applications

(Woman) Grandmaster: £355
(Woman) International Master: £190
(Woman) FIDE Master: £95
(Woman) Candidate Master: £75
International Arbiter: £125 plus the Arbiters’ Licence Fee of £144 (Category C) or £90 (Category D)
FIDE Arbiter: £75 plus the Arbiters’ Licence Fee of £72
International Organizer: £125
FIDE Instructor: £125
FIDE Trainer: £225
FIDE Senior Trainer: £325
National Instructor £75
Developmental Instructor £75

Federation Transfers to ENG £275 plus FIDE transfer fee plus FIDE compensation fee (which are charged in € and will be recharged at the prevailing exchange rate plus VAT plus a £25 handling charge).

Re-activating FIDE rating after de-activation £25