27th FIDE Rated Congress

 

   
 
   
   
 
   

Fri 21 – Sun 23 January 2022

 

The Old Swan Harrogate,

Swan Road, Harrogate,

North Yorkshire, HG1 2SR.

 

Hotel website

 

Three Sections

 

FIDE Rated Open

FIDE Rated U2000

FIDE Rated U1700

 

All sections - five rounds

 

Prize fund £3,000

 


 

 

 

 

You can pay your entry fee by credit or debit card or through PayPal.

 


 

Sections

 

 

 

The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate

FIDE Open

 

1st £500; 2nd £250; 3rd £120; 4th £80; best performance prize of £50.

 

Entry fee £30 (£41 incl. pay to play fee – see Notices section below).

 


 

FIDE U2000

 

1st £500; 2nd £250; 3rd £120; 4th £80; Best performance prize £50.

 

Entry fee £30 (£41 incl. pay to play fee – see Notices section below).

 


 

FIDE U1700

 

1st £500; 2nd £250; 3rd £120; 4th £80; Best performance prize £50.

 

Entry fee £30 (£41 incl. pay to play fee - see Notices section below).

 


 

Section allocation

 

The higher of FIDE rating and ECF rating will be used to determine allocation to sections.

 


 

No player may win more than one prize. All place prize money will be shared equally between tied players.

 

The method for allocating grading prizes can be found in the Terms and Conditions.

 

Discounts: GMs / IMs free, FMs half price.

 

Late Entries: Entries may be accepted on the day subject to availability and payment of a £10 surcharge.

 


 

Playing Schedule:

 

 

Round

1

Friday

19.00

-

23.00

Round

2

Saturday

10.00

-

14.00

Round

3

Saturday

15.00

-

19.00

Round

4

Sunday

10.00

-

14.00

Round

5

Sunday

15.00

-

19.00

 

A ½ point bye may be taken in rounds 1–4.

 

Time Control: All moves in 90 minutes plus 30 second increment per move from move 1.

 

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.

 


 

Grades and Ratings

 

ECF and FIDE ratings from the January 2022 list will be used for all sections.

 

All sections will be both FIDE and ECF rated.

 

Players without a current FIDE or ECF rating must give details of estimated playing strength, including any previously held grading, or current grading from another body.

 


 

Notices

 

In all sections there is a pay to play fee of £11.00 for players who are not ECF Gold or Platinum members or who are non-ECF members registered with FIDE as ENG. All players who do not want to be registered as ENG must be registered with another federation BEFORE playing.

 

Prizes may be changed subject to numbers of entries.

 

The 4NCL reserves the right to transfer players between sections at any time.

 

All pairings will be made using Swiss-Manager FIDE Swiss pairing rules.

 

The submission of an entry form and payment of the entry fee denotes acceptance that the 4NCL’s decision is final in all matters.

 

The 4NCL reserves the right to refuse any entry without explanation.

 


 

Accommodation

 

The following rates have been negotiated with The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate:

£69.00 BB per person per night (double/twin sole use)

£39.50 BB per person per night (double/twin shared)

£33.00 BB per person per night (triple/two adults, one child)

 

Evening meal for Adult is £20, Child (U14 ) £10.

 


 

Hotel Information

 

https://www.classiclodges.co.uk/the-old-swan/

 


 

Disclaimer

 

The 4NCL accepts no responsibility for any damage, theft or accident to the person or property of anyone attending this event.

 

 


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Four Nations Chess League

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