5th Kings Place Chess Festival, sponsored by DeMontford Bell
Sat 8 July 2017 | 10.30am – 6.00pm
Time control: 25 minutes + 5 seconds a move
Entry fee: See website for details
ECF Membership: minimum Silver
ALL sections are ECF graded and top four are FIDE rated. The event is in FIVE sections, Open (for the strongest players), Major Under 170, Minor Under 145 and Amateur Under 120. There is an ECF graded tournament for players with a grade of Under 85 or for players who have never had a grade or rating over the board. This is suitable for anyone playing their first chess tournament.
If you have never played in a tournament before and you have never had a rating the Amateur is the appropriate section for you!
First Prize is £1000 / Second Prize is £500 / Third Prize is £250 in the Open. Players with the GM, IM and FM titles can claim a discounted entry by registering online before the event. We use FIDE rapid ratings for seeding in the top sections.
FOUR FURTHER SECTIONS BASED ON ECF RAPID GRADES SEE BELOW
£100 1st, £50 2nd and 3rd £25 in each section
Major Under 170
Minor Under 145
Amateur Under 120
ECF Graded Under 85
EXTRA PRIZES ADDED!
£100 for the best Under 16 in the Open
£100 for the best Under 14 in the Major
£100 for the best Under 12 in the Minor
£100 for the best female Under 14
£100 for the best female aged 14 and over
£100 for the most promising Junior relative to age, these prizes to be judged by the organisers.
[Qualifying ages as of 8 July]
Limited availability. Early booking advised.
NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY PLEASE – REGISTER IN ADVANCE
Play through the top games from 2016 online:
Play through the top games from 2014 online:
Play through the top games from 2013 online:
Photographs from the event are on Flickr
90 York Way, London N1 9AG