2022 Online Grand Prix Series

The ECF is pleased to announce the Online Grand Prix Series 2, which will start on 2nd January 2022 and run for 10 months.

The ECF Online Blitz and Rapid Grand Prix Series 2 events will be 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 January to October 2022. 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/2022-online-grand-prix-series-blitz-leaderboards/
Find the current Rapid leader boards here – https://www.englishchess.org.uk/2022-online-grand-prix-series-rapid-leaderboards/ [pending]

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)

Online Blitz Grand Prix Series 2
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 02-Jan Arena 90 mins 5+0 Off
2 06-Feb Swiss 9 rounds 3+2 N/A
3 06-Mar Arena 90 mins 3+0 Off
4 03-Apr Swiss 9 rounds 5+0 N/A
5 01-May Arena 90 mins 3+2 Off
6 05-Jun Swiss 9 rounds 3+0 N/A
7 03-Jul Arena 90 mins 5+0 On
8 07-Aug Arena 90 mins 3+2 On
9 04-Sep Arena 90 mins 3+0 On
10 02-Oct Swiss 9 rounds 3+2 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 player’s best six scores across all events. Detailed regulations – Online Blitz Grand Prix Regulations 2022

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Online Rapid Grand Prix Series 2
Each event will start at 2.00pm on the third Sunday of every month

Event Date Style Duration Time Berserk
1 16-Jan Swiss 6 rounds 10+5 N/A
2 20-Feb Swiss 6 rounds 10+5 N/A
3 20-Mar Swiss 6 rounds 10+5 N/A
4 17-Apr Swiss 6 rounds 10+5 N/A
5 15-May Swiss 6 rounds 10+5 N/A
6 19-Jun Swiss 6 rounds 10+5 N/A
7 17-Jul Swiss 6 rounds 10+5 N/A
8 21-Aug Swiss 6 rounds 10+5 N/A
9 18-Sep Swiss 6 rounds 10+5 N/A
10 16-Oct 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 player’s best six scores across all events. Detailed regulations – Online Rapid Grand Prix Regulations 2022

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