2021 Online Grand Prix Series

2021 Blitz Grand Prix – winners

After 9 rounds between March and November 2021 the ECF is pleased to announce first, second and third places across the eight sections of the 2021 Online Blitz Grand Prix. The points scores are total points from the winners six highest scoring tournaments. The trophies will be dispatched shortly. Well done to everyone who has taken part in the series of events and congratulations to all of our Grand Prix winners.
We will be announcing the results of the Rapid Grand Prix Series after the final round (round nine) which is scheduled for this Sunday 21st November.
We will be featuring selected games from both events in the December ChessMoves Newsletter. Please do contact office@englishchess.org.uk if you have a game you would like to be considered for publication.

Open
1st – Harry Grieve 129; 2nd – Keith Arkell 121; 3rd – Peter Finn 110
Juniors
1st – Edward Jackson 125; 2nd – Frederick Gordon 76; 3rd – Theo Khoury 67
Seniors
1st – Keith Arkell 143; 2nd – David Walker 116; 3rd – Julian Tang 96
Women’s
1st – Louise Head 140; 2nd – Lindsay Pyun 129; 3rd – Mae Catabay 88
Under 2000
1st – Edward Jackson 133; 2nd – Theo Khoury 79; 3rd – Frederick Gordon 75
Under 1700
1st – George Calvert 79; 2nd – Lindsay Pyun 76; 3rd – Jan Murawski 75
Under 1400
1st – Brent Frankel 129; 2nd – Dylan Wastney 126; 3rd – Ushakan Thushyanthan 113
Under 1100
1st – Jacob Liu 116; 2nd – George Zhao 75; 3rd – Amelia Fretwell 55

2021 Rapid Grand Prix – winners

Open
1st – David Walker 123 ; 2nd – Keith Arkell 119 ; 3rd – Tristan Cox 79
Juniors
1st – Frederick Gordon 105 ; 2nd – Elis Dicen 76 ; 3rd – Harry Zheng 67
Seniors
1st – David Walker 136 (WOTB) ; 2nd – Keith Arkell 136 ; 3rd – Douglas Vleeshhouwer 82
Women’s
1st – Elis Dicen 143 ; 2nd – Mae Catabay 82 ; 3rd – Lindsay Pyun 75
Under 2000
1st – Frederick Gordon 109 ; 2nd – Elis Dicen 81 ; 3rd – Harry Zheng 76
Under 1700
1st – Stanley Badacsonyi 76 ; 2nd – Theo Khoury 71 ; 3rd – Adithya Vaidyanathan 59
Under 1400
1st – Oleg Verbytski 110 ; 2nd – George Zhao 99 ; 3rd – Balahari Bharat Kumar 79
Under 1100
1st – Lucian Li 150 ; 2nd – Alex Gao 97 ; 3rd – Idhant Sinha 73

The ECF Blitz and Rapid 2021 Grand Prix events have been held 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) from March to November 2021. The leaderboards and schedule can be found below. Email enquiries should be directed to director.homechess@englishchess.org.uk or office@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]

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]