English Women’s Championships 2019

When – 30th August to 1st September 2019
Where – The Royal Hull Hotel Elizabethan Suite, 170 Ferensway, Hull HU1 3UF
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 £1200; 2nd £650; 3rd £350
Three Best Performance Prizes –  (2001+, 1801-2000, < 1801) – £100 each
Additional Prizes – Best Under 20, Under 16, Under 12 Player, Best First Time Entrant – £100
Qualifying date for age related prizes is 1/1/2019
Total Prize Fund£3000

The winner will also qualify for a place in the England women’s team in the 2020 Olympiad. 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 2020 FIDE-rating list will be selected.

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List of entries as at Tue 12 Mar 2019.

Championship 2 entries
Name Club Fedn FIDE ECF TR
Bridgeman, Niamh   Morecambe ENG 1471 137 1471
Kluckova, Alzbeta   none ENG 1277 65 1277

Total entries 2.

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
Room rates at the Royal Hull Hotel are as follows —
£35.00 BB per person per night (based on two people sharing)
£47.00 BB per person per night (single occupancy)
£10.00 surcharge on double room for family room (per extra person)
Dinner £20.00 per head

Please call the Royal Hotel Hull on 01482 325087 and speak to reception to book your accommodation, and ensure you tell them you’re taking part in the English Women’s Chess Championship. The hotel email is conf758@britanniahotels.com

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