2021 Online Grand Prix Series

The ECF is pleased to announce the 2021 Online Grand Prix Series for 2021.

This will consist of a series of monthly Swiss tournaments in the 2021 ECF Blitz and Rapid Grand Prix clubs on Lichess. The tournaments will be held at Blitz and Rapid time controls, at 2:00pm on the first Sunday of each month (for the Blitz tournaments) and the third Sunday of each month (for the Rapid tournaments). The events will run monthly from March to November 2021. The ECF will be publishing a leaderboard, which will be updated monthly, with prizes for the winners in a number of categories at the end of the events. Further details are as below, and email enquiries should be directed to director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk.

Find the current Blitz leader boards here – https://www.englishchess.org.uk/2021-online-grand-prix-series-blitz-leaderboards/
Find the current Rapid leader boards here – https://www.englishchess.org.uk/2021-online-grand-prix-series-rapid-leaderboards/

Online Blitz Grand Prix

You must be a member or supporter of the ECF to enter. Entry for a single event costs £5.00, or £25.00 for a season ticket [click here to become a member] Entry is free to titled players (i.e. holders of ECF National Master/CM/FM/WFM/IM/WIM/GM/WGM titles)

This will take place on the first Sunday of the month with various time controls and formats as follows —

Event Date Style Duration Time Berserk
1 7th March Arena 90 mins 5+0 Off
2 4th April Swiss 9 rounds 3+2 N/A
3 2nd May Arena 90 mins 3+0 Off
4 6th June Swiss 9 rounds 5+0 N/A
5 4th July Arena 90 mins 3+2 Off
6 1st Aug. Swiss 9 rounds 3+0 N/A
7 5th Sep. Arena 90 mins 5+0 On
8 3rd Oct. Arena 90 mins 3+2 On
9 7th Nov. Arena 90 mins 3+0 On

There will be trophy prizes for the top three players in each of the nine Grand Prix categories as follows – Open, Senior (Over 50), Women’s, Junior (U18), U2000, U17000, U1400, U1100. Prizes will be awarded to the highest scoring player in each category based on total cumulative points scored at the end of the events based on the players best six score across all events. Please see the link below for the detailed regulations.

Blitz Tournament Regulations [PDF]

ENTER HERE

Online Rapid Grand Prix

You must be a member or supporter of the ECF to enter. Entry for a single event costs £5.00, or £25.00 for a season ticket [click here to become a member] Entry is free to titled players (i.e. holders of ECF National Master/CM/FM/WFM/IM/WIM/GM/WGM titles)

Each event will start at 2:00pm on the third Sunday of every month.

Event Date Style Duration Time Berserk
1 21st March Swiss 6 rounds 10+5 N/A
2 18th April Swiss 6 rounds 10+5 N/A
3 16th May Swiss 6 rounds 10+5 N/A
4 20th June Swiss 6 rounds 10+5 N/A
5 18th July Swiss 6 rounds 10+5 N/A
6 15th Aug. Swiss 6 rounds 10+5 N/A
7 19th Sep. Swiss 6 rounds 10+5 N/A
8 17th Oct. Swiss 6 rounds 10+5 N/A
9 21st Nov. Swiss 6 rounds 10+5 N/A

There will be trophy prizes for the top three players in each of the nine Grand Prix categories as follows – Open, Senior (Over 50), Women’s, Junior (U18), U2000, U17000, U1400, U1100. Prizes will be awarded to the highest scoring player in each category based on total cumulative points scored at the end of the events based on the players best six score across all events.

Rapid Tournament Regulations [PDF]

ENTER HERE