English Women’s Championships 2018

Many congratulations to ECF English Women’s Joint Champions 2018 – Kanwal Bhatia and Ingrid Lauterbach, who tied for 1st place, and were presented with the trophy by ECF Director Julie Denning. They are pictured with Julie and Helen Frostick, ECF Manager of Female Social Media.

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
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

Live results will appear here over the weekend — http://chess-results.com/tnr374829.aspx?lan=1

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 Thu 30 Aug 2018.

Championship 30 entries
Name Club Fedn FIDE ECF TR Bye Req.
Head, Louise WFM none ENG 2161 205 2161  
Longson, Sarah N WFM none ENG 2123 200 2123  
Jackson, Sheila WGM none ENG 2071 188 2071  
Bhatia, Kanwal K WFM none ENG 2042 187 2042  
Frostick, Helen M   none ENG 2037 144 2037  
Lauterbach, Ingrid WIM none ENG 2010 185 2010  
Varney, Zoe   none ENG 2003 175 2003  
Regan, Natasha K WIM none ENG 1942 172 1942  
Jaufarally, Nadia   none ENG 1914 168 1914  
Gamal, Alaa   none ENG   155 1862  
Wang, Susie   none ENG   155 1862  
Ashton, Crystal   none ENG 1836 163 1836  
Rahulan, Thivyaa   none ENG 1800 175 1800 Round 1
Milewska, Agnieszka   none ENG 1778 153 1778  
Wei, Naomi   none ENG 1772 166 1772  
Chowdhury, Feroza   none ENG   139 1742  
Sheremetyeva, Elizaveta   none ENG 1733 158 1733  
Sheikh, Anum WCM none ENG 1675 149 1675  
Walker, Kate   none ENG   129 1667  
Denning, Julie L   none ENG 1658 125 1658  
Volovich, Julia   none ENG 1651 156 1651 Round 1
Maladkar, Lavanya   none ENG 1644 144 1644 Round 1
Dicen, Imogen   none ENG 1459 141 1459  
Dicen, Elis Denele   none ENG   92 1390  
Eccleston, Bryony   none ENG   70 1225  
Kluckova, Alzbeta   none ENG   64 1180 Round 1
Jafarinejad, Shohreh   none ENG        
Meng, Hanzhi   none ENG        
Naudé, Nanette   none ENG        
Posadas, Rayelynn   none ENG        


Total entries 30.

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)