Part of the Hampstead Summer Festival, in aid of the Children’s Society and Henderson Court, an Age UK Camden resource centre. Part of the English Chess Federation Grand Prix.
Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohns Avenue, London, NW3 6NS
The centre is situated 5 minutes walk from Hampstead tube station. Bus stop for numbers 46 and 268 are nearby.
If you need to stay overnight I recommend the Anchor House Hotel www.anchorhousehotel.co.uk/ in Golders Green (a very quick bus ride), or La Gaffe on Heath Street – http://www.lagaffe.co.uk/.
Five Rounds, games graded by the ECF for the national grading database. Maximum 40 players, divided into two sections by ECF grade, probably one Open section and then one section limited to players graded under (1xx). £150 1st and £80 £2nd in each section. Swiss format tournaments.
BYES: if you cannot make a round (some people like to get an early night on Saturday) you can ask for a half-point bye in advance by informing the arbiter. Not available in the final round!
Time Control: 30 moves in 90 minutes, plus 15 minutes each to finish (3.5 hour session).
Round Times: Saturday (1) 10.30am to 2pm, (2) 2.30pm to 6.00pm, (3) 6.30pm to 10pm. Sunday (4) 10.30am to 2pm, (5) 2.30pm to 6.00pm. Prizegiving at 6.30pm.
You must be a member of the English Chess Federation (any category) to participate.
Ring 01424 775 222 to join or visit http://www.englishchess.org.uk/.
A donation of a minimum of £40.00 is requested to participate. Profits will be donated to the Festival in aid of our two charities. Please pay by PayPal using the button on this page.
If you pay by cheque please make it payable to ‘Hampstead Summer Festival’ and send it to me at the address below.
Adam Raoof (English Chess Federation Director of Home Chess)
328 Watford Way, Hendon, London NW4 4UY.
07855 036 537