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Congress

CREWE CHESS CONGRESS

2016

Ibis Styles Hotel
(disabled access)
Emperor Way, Crewe Business Park CW1 6BD

Free car parking register your car on arrival

www.ibis.com

Friday 14th to Sunday 16th October 2016

Part of the Tradewise Grand Prix

Director: Matthew Carr

Enquiries and entry form:

Crewe Chess Club website:

www.crewechessclub.co.uk

Congress Admin: Neville Layhe (nevillelayhe@gmail.com)

Directions On foot: 10 minute walk, Exit Crewe Station and turn right. At the 1st roundabout, use pedestrian access along the dual carriage way (B+Q will be on your right). At the 2nd roundabout (750 m) take the 3rd exit onto Electra way. The Ibis Hotel is 200m on your left hand side.

REFRESHMENTS

Light refreshments and bar facilities are available.

Management request
Only food and drink purchased from the hotel can be consumed on the premises.

SECTIONS


OPEN: Any player
MAJOR: Players graded under 165
INTER: Players graded under 135
MINOR: Players graded under 105

TIMETABLE

Round 1 Friday 7.00 pm
Round 2 Saturday 9.30 am to 1.30 pm
Round 3 Saturday 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Round 4 Sunday 9.30 am to 1.30 pm
Round 5 Sunday 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Prize giving Sunday approx. 6.15pm

Accommodation is available at the hotel discounted to entrants with proof of entry, for:

£49 pppn – Contact ibis Styles Hotel 01270 506620

PRIZES: (dependent on entries)

In all four sections: 1st £150, 2nd £100, 3rd £50, & a grading prize £20

Ungraded players may win only half of any prize. The Controllers’ decision is final.

BY ENTERING, PLAYERS AGREE THAT IN THE EVENT OF ANY DISPUTE, THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR'S DECISION IS FINAL.

BYES: A player may claim a half-point bye for any one of the first four rounds, provided it is claimed on the Entry Form. The Congress is registered with the English Chess Federation and all games played will be submitted for grading.

RATE OF PLAY: Fischer time control 1hr and 40 minutes per player with 10seconds added when a move is made.

GRADING: Players latest ECF published grading will be used.Players without a grade must provide full information about best results and any grading previously held. Only players with a current ECF or WCU or SCF grading will be eligible for grading prizes.

ENTRY FEE APPLYING TO ALL FOUR SECTIONS:

Adults: £33:00 (Deduct £7 if a silver and above member of the ECF).

Juniors: £4 discount on the above (below 18 years old on 1st October 2016)

Entries received after the Saturday 8th October will be subject to a £5.00 surcharge.

Enter on-line preferred using our bank details given on the entry form to transfer funds electronically. Alternatively make cheques (or P/O’s) payable to: CREWE CHESS CLUB.

Enclose SAE if a paper receipt is required. For those with email addresses a receipt will be emailed.

Enter on-line or send entry form and cheque (or P/O) to:


Mr N. Layhe - 159 Broad St.Crewe CW1 3UD


Sponsored by: Mere Cottage B&B 01270 361 743 www.merecottagealsager.co.uk

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