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2nd Watford Junior (U-12) Rapidplay Tournament

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2nd Watford Junior (U-12) Rapidplay Tournament

May 27 @ 1:45 pm - 9:30 pm

2nd WATFORD JUNIOR (U-12) RAPIDPLAY TOURNAMENT

Monday 27 May 2019,  1.45 – 9.30 at West Herts Sports Club, Park Avenue, Watford WD18 7HP

Organised by Roger Lancaster on behalf of Watford Chess Club

For this event, “junior” means under 12 years of age as at 1 January 2019, ie born 2007 or later.

6-round Swiss tournament with each player having 30 minutes to play their moves in each game.

Rd 1:  2.0          Rd 2:  3.20         Rd 3:  4.35        Rd 4:  5.50           Rd 5:  7.05          Rd 6:  8.20

Entry fee £15*    Prizes:   1st = £100,  2nd = £70,  3rd = £40.   Best under-10 £25, best under-8 £25

* As this is a graded event, there will be a £3 surcharge for juniors who are not English Chess Federation (“ECF”) members at ‘silver’ level or higher.   See the ECF website for joining details.

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General information:

(1) For reasons of space and comfort, maximum entry 40. The organisers reserve the right to decline entry, whether due to this figure having been reached or for any other reason.

(2) If a player has not arrived at his/her board 5 minutes after the start of a round s/he will be defaulted and his/her opponent should report to the Controller’s desk for possible re-pairing.

(3) Refunds will not be given for non-appearance except where a player emails his/her withdrawal on or before 6 May.

(4) In the event of two or more competitors finishing with the same score, prizes will be divided – there will be no tie-breaks.

(5) Competitors are eligible to win more than one prize – so, if for example an outright winner is under 10, s/he can expect £125.

(6) Competitors will normally play in all six rounds.  However, if someone decides to withdraw early, s/he should inform the Controller’s desk before the draw for the next round is made – this avoids inconveniencing others.

(7) The Arbiter’s decision in all matters shall be final.

(8) Competitors and parents should be aware that results may be published on the ECF website (notably, for grading purposes) and elsewhere and, in entering this tournament, they consent to their data being used for tournament and administration purposes.

(9) Although there is a lounge bar at the venue, this will not open until 5.0.  It serves a wide range of drinks but no food so it is recommended that parents bring some food with them.

(10) The international laws of chess shall apply except that, contrary to said laws, a first completed illegal move will result in an Arbiter’s warning but no time adjustment.  A second such move will result in the loss of the game except in the limited circumstances (insufficiency of mating material) set out in the said laws.

(11) Although this is a Swiss-paired tournament, the organisers reserve the right to adopt accelerated Swiss pairings in early rounds if the profile of entries appears to them to make this desirable,

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ENTRY FORM

Name of junior:  …………………………………………………. ……………….Gender:  M / F

Date of birth:  ..…/……/20……                ECF membership number  (if any): …………….….……..

ECF rapidplay grade (if any):  ……………..   ECF standard grade (if any):  ……………..………..

Contact email address:  …………………………….… ……      Phone: ……………………..……….

Club or school:  …………………………..

Entry fee (payable to Roger Lancaster) attached for £15 (ECF silver or above)/£18 (all others).

Please send completed entry forms/cheques to 2nd Watford Rapidplay, 31 Brookside Road, Watford WD19 4BW.  Or, if wishing to pay by bank transfer, send scanned copy of completed entry form and request for bank details (sort code, account number, etc) to contact@watfordchessclub.org   Use this email address for all enquiries.   Entries will be recorded at http://chess-results.com/tnr435032.aspx?lam=1

Organiser

Roger Lancaster on behalf of Watford Chess Club
Email:
contact@watfordchessclub.org
Website:
http://www.watfordchessclub.org/

Venue

West Herts Sports Club
Park Avenue
Watford, WD18 7HP
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