Organisers’ Guide by Event Type

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Game Fee rates in this document relate to both the 2015-16 and 2015-17 seasons.

Key to codes used in tables

G – Gold ECF membership or higher: FREE or Others: Pay to Play fee of £10 per person (adult or junior)

S – Silver ECF members or higher: FREE or Others: Pay to Play fee of £7 per adult (£5 per junior)

JS – Silver ECF members or higher: FREE or Others: Game Fee per result (half-game) of 60p Standard Play and 30p Rapid Play

B – Bronze members or higher: FREE or Others: Game Fee per result (half-game) of £2.50 Standard Play and £1.25 Rapid Play

JB – Bronze members or higher: FREE or Others: Game Fee per result (half-game) of 60p Standard Play and 30p Rapid Play

X – Choice of: Gold ECF membership or £1.50 FIDE rating fee (£2 Scheveningen events)

Y – Flat rating fee of £70 per section (provided average rating is under 2301; higher rates apply to stronger events)

0 – No membership requirement and no fee per player or per result

Standard Play

Type of event English /
ENG  – registered
Non – ENG
FIDE rated: Congress G X
FIDE rated: All-Play-All G,Y 0,Y
FIDE rated: Match G,Y 0,Y
FIDE rated: Scheveningen G X
FIDE rated: League G X
FIDE rated: Internal Club event G X
FIDE rated: Other G X
 
Non FIDE rated: Congress S S
Non FIDE rated: League B B
Non FIDE rated: Internal Club event B B
Non FIDE rated: County match B B
Non FIDE rated: Graded friendly match B B
Non FIDE rated: Jamboree B B
Non FIDE rated: Other B B
 
Non FIDE rated: Junior-only Congress JS JS
Non FIDE rated: Junior-only Other JB JB

RAPID Play

Type of event English /
ENG – registered
Non – ENG
FIDE rated: Congress (*) S S
FIDE rated: All-Play-All (*) S S
FIDE rated: League (*) B B
FIDE rated: Match (*) B B
FIDE rated: Scheveningen (*) B B
FIDE rated: Internal Club event (*) B B
FIDE rated: Other (*) B B
 
Non FIDE rated: Congress S S
Non FIDE rated: League B B
Non FIDE rated: Internal Club event B B
Non FIDE rated: County match B B
Non FIDE rated: Graded friendly match B B
Non FIDE rated: Jamboree B B
Non FIDE rated: Other B B
 
Non FIDE rated: Junior-only Congress JS JS
Non FIDE rated: Junior-only Other JB JB

(*) FIDE rating of Rapid Play events is currently in a trial period and no charge is made by FIDE. Until such time as this changes, the requirements are as for non FIDE rated events.

BLITZ

Type of event English / ENG-registered Non-ENG
FIDE rated: All types 0 0
Non FIDE rated: All types 0 0
Junior-only: All types 0 0

The ECF does not grade Blitz events and there is no charge for FIDE rating.

WHAT IS PAYABLE AND WHEN

LEAGUES  
  • Membership Organisations (MOs) which have signed a Framework Agreement with the ECF
Membership subscriptions to be paid by 31 October (eligible for £1 discount per member);

Any subsequent memberships to be settled quarterly at the end of each quarter;

Residual Game Fee in respect of the results of non-members to be paid within 30 days of invoice, to be issued annually in July or August .

  • Others (non-MOs)
Winter Leagues – Estimated Game Fee liability to be paid by 15 January ;

Summer Leagues – Estimated Game Fee liability to be paid by 30 June .

In each case, the non-MO’s actual Game Fee liability will be calculated and invoiced during July or August. Immaterial adjustments will be incorporated into the following December’s payment; material adjustments will be settled within 30 days of invoice.

CONGRESSES

Pay to Play fees payable in respect of Bronze members and non-members (and Silver members in the case of FIDE-rated events) within 30 days of the conclusion of the event.

An invoice will be issued upon completion of processing of the results for grading.

OTHERS

Game Fee payable in respect of the results of non-members within 30 days of the conclusion of the event.

An invoice will be issued upon completion of processing of the results for grading.

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