English Women’s Championships 2018

 – 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
Place Prizes – 1st £750; 2nd £500; 3rd £300
Three Best Performance Prizes (2001+, 1801-2000, < 1801) – £100 each
Additional Prize – Best Under 18 player (born 2000 or later) £150

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


List of entries as at Tue 14 Aug 2018.

Championship 12 entries
Name Club Fedn FIDE ECF TR
Head, Louise WFM none ENG 2161 205 2161
Longson, Sarah N WFM none ENG 2123 200 2123
Lauterbach, Ingrid WIM none ENG 2010 185 2010
Wang, Susie   none ENG   155 1862
Milewska, Agnieszka   none ENG 1778 153 1778
Chowdhury, Feroza   none ENG   139 1742
Sheikh, Anum WCM none ENG 1675 149 1675
Denning, Julie L   none ENG 1658 125 1658
Bridgeman, Niamh   none ENG 1479 137 1479
Dicen, Imogen   none ENG 1459 141 1459
Meng, Hanzhi   none ENG      
Posadas, Rayelynn   none ENG      


Total entries 12.

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 place prize or best performance prize. All place prize money will be shared equally between tied players.
The best performance prizes 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.
The additional prize will be awarded in addition to any other prizes that a player might win.
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.

Booking Accommodation
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)

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