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MCCU Rapid@Walsall
17 to 18 February 2018

 
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Further information

This page itemises the most frequent issues players need before entry. Full details are in the terms and conditions (.pdf document). In the event that there is inconsistency between this page and the . pdf document, the .pdf document is definitive.

MCCU RAPID Championship

Tournament sections

Open, Under 2000, Under 1750, Under 1500

Schedule for play in Rapid Tournaments

Sat 17 Feb: Round 1 - 13:00 hr
Sat 17 Feb: Round 2 - 14:10 hr
Sat 17 Feb: Round 3 - 15:20 hr
Sat 17 Feb: Round 4 - 16:30 hr
Sat 17 Feb: Round 5 - 17:40 hr

Sun 18 Feb: Round 6 - 11:00 hr
Sun 18 Feb: Round 7 - 12:10 hr
Sun 18 Feb: Round 8 - 13:20 hr
Sun 18 Feb: Round 9 - 14:30 hr

Players may request up to 2 half-point-byes - see details.

Time control

15 minutes with an increment of 10 seconds for each move

Prizes

Place prizes for Open: 1st £500; 2nd £250; 3rd £100
Place prizes for other sections: 1st £250; 2nd £100; 3rd £50
Performance prizes per section (see details): £50

 

MCCU BLITZ Championship

Schedule for play in Blitz tournament

Sat 17 Feb: Round 1 will start at 21:00 hr

The tournament will have 9 rounds. Subsequent rounds will start as soon as possible after the conclusion of each previous round.

Time control

3 minutes with an increment of 2 seconds for each move

Prizes

Place prizes for Open: 1st £500; 2nd £250; 3rd £100
Place prizes for other sections: 1st £250; 2nd £100; 3rd £50
Performance prizes per section (see details): £50

 

Entry fees, ECF membership and FIDE registration

Rapid and Blitz (ECF silver or above members): £30
Rapid only (ECF silver or above members): £25
Blitz only (ECF silver or above members): £15

Surcharges apply for late entries - see details.

If an entrant is not a Silver, Gold or Platinum member of the ECF, the entrant will be required to pay a £7.50 surcharge.

All entrants to the Open and under 2000 tournament must have a FIDE Identification Number at the time of submitting their entry, unless they wish their FIDE nationality to be England. English players without a FIDE Identification Number will have one created at the time the rating files are submitted by FIDE. Please note: At the time of writing, changing this nationality later costs €250.

 

Congress organiser

Alex Holowczak