When – 31st August to 2nd September 2018
Where – St Johns Hotel, 651 Warwick Road, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 1AT
Format – 5-round FIDE-rated Swiss
Rounds – Round One: Friday 19.00-23.00 | Round Two: Saturday 10.00-14.00 | Round Three: Saturday 15.00-19.00 | Round Four: Sunday 10.00-14.00 | Round Five: Sunday 15.00-19.00
Time limit – Game/90 + 30 seconds per move
Entry Fee – £10
Prizes – 1st: £500, 2nd: £300, 3rd: £100. Also – Best Performance Prize: £100
The winner will also qualify for a place in the England women’s team in the 2019 European Team Championship. In the event of a tie for 1st place, the prize money will be shared, and the player in the tie with the highest rating in the June 2019 FIDE-rating list will be selected
Terms and conditions
The submission of an entry form and payment of the entry fee denotes acceptance that the English Chess Federation’s decision is final in all matters.
The English Chess Federation reserves the right to refuse any entry without explanation.
No player may win more than one prize. All place prize money will be shared equally between tied players.
The best performance prize will be awarded to the player with the best performance relative to rating (W-We) unless otherwise stated. Unrated players will have their ECF grading converted to Elo for calculation of rating prizes.
Ungraded or unrated players may not win a best performance prize.
Prizes will be transferred by direct bank transfer in the week following the end of the event.
All players must be Gold members of the ECF.
All players must appear on the FIDE rating list as England. Players who do not appear on the rating list at the time of the tournament will be put on the FIDE rating list as England. Such players are only eligible to play in the tournament if they are either born in England, or resident in England.
Re-pairing will take place 30 minutes after the start of a round. Players will be defaulted 30 minutes after the scheduled start of a round.
The submission of an entry form and payment of the entry fee is acceptance of these terms and conditions.
All pairings will be made using FIDE Swiss pairing rules.
Accommodation will be reserved by requesting it on the entry form. Accommodation is available at the following rates —
£36 BB per person per night (based on two people sharing)
£62 BB per person per night (single occupancy)