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Organised by the

English Chess Federation



ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY
Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3FL



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An English Chess Federation Grand Prix Event


We gratefully acknowledge the support given to this event
by Ceredigion County Council, Aberystwyth Town Council
and Aberystwyth University.

CHAMPIONSHIPS ORGANISERS
Congress Manager: Kevin Staveley
ECF Director of Home Chess: Alex Holowczak
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Championship events are open only to British Isles Citizens, British Overseas Territories Citizens or
players resident therein for the past year, or those with British Overseas Dependent Territories
Citizenship. In Junior Championships, ages relate to 1
st
January 2014 e.g. an Under 10 will be born
in 2004 or later. All Junior Championships will include titles for at least one Boy and at least one
Girl. For a complete set of rules on qualification see www.BritishChessChampionships.co.uk

BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP
Entry Fee 200 (150 U-21) After 1
st
July fee 250 (200 U21)
Free to GMs, IMs, WGMs, WIMs. Half price to FMs and WFMs.
All of the above apply only to entries received prior to 2
nd
July.

This event is open only to exempted or qualified players.
Prizes:- 5000; 2500; 1500; 1000; 750; 500; 250.
BRITISH WOMAN CHAMPION: - 500.
Under 21 Champion (18-21): - 250. Under 18 Champion: - 250.
ENGLISH Champion: - 1500. Woman Champion: - 500.
Alexander Best Game Prize 100.
Most Improved Rating Performances
below 2200 250; 2200-2349 250.

Playing Schedule: - Sat 19 July to Wed 30
th
July (Rest Day Sat 26
th
July).
11 rounds, Rounds 1-10 begin at 2.30 pm: Round 11 begins at 9.30 am
Approx 7 hour sessions using FIDE cumulative incremental time

Play-off: In the event of a tie the title will be shared. This is required due to the possibility of some
players being involved in the FIDE Olympiad which immediately follows this event.

BRITISH SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Entry Fee 70. After 1
st
July fee 80
This event is open to players born in or before 1954
Prizes: - 400; 200; 100
Playing Schedule: - Saturday 26
th
July - Friday 1
st
August
7 Rounds, starting 2:30 pm daily, 6 hour sessions

BRITISH GRADED CHAMPIONSHIPS
Entry Fee 40, After 1
st
July 50
Prizes: - 250; 100; 50.
5 round events starting 9:30 am daily 4 hour sessions
Under 180/2090* Championship Mon 21
st
July - Fri 25
th
July
Under 160/1930* Championship Mon 28
th
July Fri 1
st
August
Under 140/1770* Championship Mon 21
st
July - Fri 25
th
July
Under 120/1610* Championship Mon 28
th
July Fri 1
st
August

5 round events starting at 2:30pm 4 hour sessions
SENIOR Under 150/1850* Championship Mon 21
st
July - Fri 25
th
July
SENIOR Under 130/1690* Championship Mon 28
th
July Fri 1
st
August
This event is open to players born in or before 1954

* ECF (Jan 2014)/Other National Grade (Scotland, Wales or Ireland)

BRITISH JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

UNDER 16 to UNDER 10 Entry Fee 40: After 1
st
July 50
Prizes:- 250; 100; 50 7 rounds starting mainly 9:30 am daily.
4 hour sessions Additional afternoon rounds start at 2:30 pm.
UNDER 16~ (born 1998 or later) Mon 21 July - Sat 26 July + Wed 23 July 2:30 pm
UNDER 14 (2000 or later) Sun 27 July Fri 1 Aug + Sunday 27 July 2:30 pm
UNDER 13 (2001 or later) Tues 22 July - Sat 26 July + Wed 23 July and Fri 25 July 2:30 pm
UNDER 12 (2002 or later) Sun 27 July Fri 1 Aug + Sunday 27 July 2:30 pm
UNDER 11 (2003 or later) Tues 22 July - Sat 26 July + Wed 23 July and Fri 25 July 2:30 pm
UNDER 10 (2004 or later) Mon 28 July - Fri 1 + Tues 29 July & Thurs 31 July 2:30 pm

UNDER 9 (2005 or later) (7 rounds) Entry Fee 30 After 19
th
July 35
Prizes: - 180; 80; 40 All moves in 50 minutes plus 10 second increment added from move 1.
Playing Schedule: - Saturday 26
th
July 12 noon, 2:30 pm, 5 pm.
Sunday 27
th
July 9:30 am, 12 noon, 2:30 pm, 5 pm.

UNDER 8 (2006 or later) (6 rounds) Entry Fee 20 After 19
th
July 25
Prizes: - 100; 70; 30 All moves in 20 minutes plus 10 second increment added from move 1.
Playing Schedule: - Friday 25 July 10 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm, 2:30 pm, 4 pm, 5:30 pm

# Entrants to both the U8 and U9 Championships before 19
th
July may deduct 10
from their total entry fee.

~The Under 15 titles will be incorporated in the Under 16 event which will be FIDE Rated.
Players who are Under 15 will not be eligible for Under 16 titles.

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MAJOR OPEN
Entry Fee 100: After 1
st
July fee 125
Free to GMs, IMs, WGMs, WIMs. Half price to FMs and WFMs.
All of the above apply only to entries received prior to 2
nd
July.
OPEN TO ALL PLAYERS (except those already qualified to play
in the British Championship who are over 2200 rating)
Prizes: - 600; 400; 300; 200
Playing Schedule: - Mon 21
st
July to Fri 1
st
August (except Sat 26
th
July).
11 rounds, starting 2:30 pm daily, approx 7 hour sessions using FIDE
cumulative incremental time
Low scoring players may decide to transfer to the 5-Day Afternoon Open after 6 rds.

5 DAY OPEN MORNING TOURNAMENTS Open to all players
Entry Fee 40: After 1
st
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Playing Schedule: -
Week 1 Mon 21
st
July - Fri 25
th
July. Week 2 Mon 28
th
July Fri 1
st
Aug

5 DAY OPEN AFTERNOON TOURNAMENTS Open to all players
Entry Fee 40: After 1
st
July 50 approx 7 hour sessions
5 rounds, 2:30 pm daily Prizes: - 200; 120; 80
Playing Schedule: - Week 1 Mon 21
st
July - Fri 25
th
July. Week 2 Mon 28
th
July Fri 1
st
Aug
# This event is half price for any player who enters any morning event in the same week, or withdraws
from the Major Open after 6 rounds.
FIDE RATED RAPIDPLAYS (6 rounds) Entry Fee 20: After 20 July 25
Prizes: - 125; 50; 25
Playing Schedule each event: -
Week 1 (Under 2000) Sunday 20
th
July.
Week 2 (OPEN) Saturday 26
th
July
10.30 am, 11:50 am, 1.10 pm, 2:30 pm, 3.50 pm, 5.10 pm


WEEKENDERS (5 rounds) Entry Fee 30: After 19
th
July 40
Prizes: - 150; 80; 40 Grading Prize 30 4 hour sessions
Playing Schedule: - Friday 25 July 6:30 pm, Saturday 26 July 9:30 am & 2:30 pm,
Sunday 27 July 9:30 am & 2:30 pm.
Atkins Tournament Open to all players
Soanes Tournament Open to players under ECF 150 (January 2014 list)/ 1700
Yates Tournament Open to players under ECF 125 (January 2014 list)/ 1450
Players may ask to play in a higher section if they so wish. Players may request a ! point
bye in any of first four rounds. Round One Byes must be claimed on the entry form. Inform
your sections Arbiter of any bye to be taken in later rounds.

Rates of Play
7 hour sessions (Afternoon events): 100 minutes for 40 moves followed by 50 minutes
for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the remaining moves with 30 seconds cumulative
increment for each move starting from first move
6 hour session (Senior): 100 minutes for 40 moves followed by 50 minutes for the
remaining moves with 30 seconds cumulative increment for each move starting from first
move
4 hour sessions: All moves in 110 minutes with 10 seconds per move from the beginning.
Rapidplays: 20 minutes plus 10 seconds per move
Under 9: All moves in 50 minutes plus 10 seconds per move
Under 8: All moves in 20 minutes plus 10 seconds per move

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
1) No entries can be accepted except on an official entry form or online at the Championship
website. Additional forms can be obtained from the ECF Website or by contacting the ECF
Office with a stamped addressed envelope.
2) Participants are expected to maintain acceptable standards of dress & behaviour
(see Championship Website for details - www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk )
3) Prize Winners must attend the appropriate prizegiving for their event as announced in the
programme. The main prizegiving will be held on Saturday 2
nd
August at 9.30 am. Failure to
attend without the prior permission of the Congress Manager or a Principal Arbiter may result
in the forfeiting of the prize concerned.
4) Every effort is made to place entrants in the tournament of their choice but the right is
reserved to transfer an entry to another appropriate section. The right is reserved to refuse
any entry. The Federation may deduct an administration fee from any refund to players who
withdraw.
5) A player withdrawing during any event without good cause will be liable to pay a full entry
fee at any future event organised by the Federation and/or a bond returnable on satisfactory
conduct during such events.
6) Only food/drink bought at the playing venue may be consumed within that area. Visit
TaMed Dda - our newly refurbished, award winning, restaurant and coffee shop, or the Arts
Centre caf.
7) English players MUST be members of the English Chess Federation. Gold membership is
required for FIDE rated events (other than Rapidplays) and Silver for others. Members
should quote their membership number on the Entry Form. Non members must enclose a
Membership Form and pay the appropriate Membership Fee. Membership forms can be
obtained from the ECF website or ECF office". Other players MUST be members of
their national body.
8) Players competing in FIDE rated events MUST be registered with FIDE and obtain a FIDE
ID number before entering. To register with FIDE, please contact your preferred National
Federation.
9) To avoid late fees, both the entry form and entry fee MUST BE RECEIVED before the late
fee date.

Please note that photographs will be taken at the event which may be used for
publicity purposes. Any objection by an individual to the same being published
should be notified to the event organisers. The ECF Data Controller is John
Philpott.

Entry to the Championships is deemed to be acceptance of the above conditions.

INFORMATION FOR COMPETITORS
Grades/Ratings: -
For FIDE rated events: FIDE ratings take precedence, if no FIDE then other National
Grade/Rating.
Non-rated events: National Grade/Rating will be used.
Ungraded players must give details of any previous grades/ratings held.
Default time:- Players arriving 30 (10 for Rapidplay) minutes or more after the start of a
session shall lose, unless the arbiter decides otherwise. Repairing will normally be offered
after that time.
Programme: - A full programme can be downloaded from the website
www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk An information leaflet will be available at the venue.
Surcharges: A 10 surcharge will apply to entries made on the day of an event.
Mobile phones: - Please see programme and notices within venue for rules regarding
mobile phones.
Overlapping events: - Players may not take part in two tournaments on the same day if
the sessions potentially overlap. The following exceptions apply:-
Players may take a ! pt bye in a Weekender if they are playing in an afternoon event.
Players may take a ! pt bye in the Major Open if they have a junior afternoon round. They
must inform the Major Open Controller at least 24 hours in advance.
Players in the British Championship may take a ! pt bye in the junior pm round when playing
in both.
Byes: - In non-championship events, a round one bye may be claimed on the entry form. For
other rounds, the section controller must be consulted at the event. Competitors in junior
events may not take a bye in round 1 of the Major Open.
Commentary: - Daily commentary will take place on British Championship games.
Coaching for Juniors: - Coaching will be available free to Juniors. Further details will be
given in the programme. We are grateful to the John Robinson Trust for allowing us to
provide this service.
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Accommodation is available through the conference booking facility.
visit http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/visitors/
or contact for University accommodation conferences@aber.ac.uk

The ECF Office is unable to book accommodation
All other queries to the English Chess Federation, The Watch Oak, Chain Lane, Battle, East Sussex TN33
0YD. Tel: 01424 775222, Fax: 01424 775904, Email: office@englishchess.org.uk,
website: www.englishchess.org.uk

ABERYSTWYTH AND AREA
Enjoy all the facilities of the Campus, with a Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks,
enjoy a show or browse the shops at the Arts Centre, or relax in our Sports Facility with indoor swimming
pool which is complementary for our residential guests. We have ample parking and are a short walk
from Aberystwyth town centre, near the top of a hill, and a short drive from some fantastic attractions in
the area, including the sand dunes of Ynyslas Beach or a short walk from looking up family history at the
famous National Library. More on Visit mid wales website.

With over 500,000 visits every year, the on-campus Arts Centre offers a wide and varied programme of
events. These range from drama to classical music, dance, world music, films, children's shows, literature
readings, live bands to opera and comedy. The Arts Centre is one of the few venues in Wales
acknowledged by the Arts Council as a Centre of Excellence. It also offers you an excellent programme of
exhibitions, a bookshop, gift shop, fully licensed bar and cafes with fine views. Visit the Arts
Centre website.

Places to visit include:
The excellent National Library of Wales, a copyright library where many of the greatest Celtic
literary treasures are housed
The Ceredigion Museum which has a fine collection of local artefacts
An Electric Cliff Railway giving access to the top of Constitution Hill and its Great Camera Obscura
A wonderful choice of galleries and exhibitions at Aberystwyth Arts Centre and the School of Art
The Vale of Rheidol Narrow Gauge Steam Railway - leading to the spectacular Devil's Bridge Falls

Many of Ceredigion's attractions are easily accessible even for half day excursions from Aberystwyth.
These include:
The Forestry Commission Visitor Centre at Nant-yr-Arian
E-on's Hydro-Electric Visitor Centre at Cwm Rheidol
A The Silver Mountain Experience at Llywernog
The world-renowned Centre for Alternative Technology offers an insight into eco-friendly
technology and a challenge for the future!
Nature reserves at Ynyshir and the Dovey Estuary
Llanerchaeron Country House Estate, boasting a beautiful Mansion by the architect Nash, and a
model home farm and walled garden can be found near Aberaeron.
King Arthurs Labyrinth

BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014 ENTRY FORM
Please enter me for:- (please tick relevant box/es)
Player Details Event Enter
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British Championship

Senior Champ

U180/2090 Champ

U160/1930 Champ

U140/1770 Champ

U120/1610 Champ

Senior U150/1850

Senior U130/1690

Under 16 Champ

Under 14 Champ

Under 13 Champ

Under 12 Champ

Under 11 Champ

Under 10 Champ

Under 9 Champ

Under 8 Champ

Major Open **

5 day Open a.m.
Week 1

5 day Open p.m.
Week 1

5 day Open a.m.
Week 2

5 day Open p.m.
Week 2

U2000 Rapidplay
Week 1

Open Rapidplay
Week 2

Weekender Atkins

Weekender Soanes

Weekender Yates


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Town ..

Postcode .

Telephone ..

Email .

Club ..

Date of Birth /../..

FIDE Rating ECF Grade

Other Grade Source ..
Please circle the figure based on most
games
ECF (or own national)
Membership Number

Expiry date //.

ECF Grading Code ..

Nationality

FIDE Federation ..

Events in red are FIDE rated.
If a Championship Qualifier state qualification method
If eligible for a womans or girls prize please tick opposite.

** If entering the Major Open please tick if willing to move to the British Championship

Tournament Entry Fee(s)
#ECF Membership (if applicable) please enclose a completed
Membership form

Entry on the day surcharge
*Donation (Thank You)
Total enclosed Entries MUST include the appropriate payment. Entry charges
are calculated according to the day on which payment is made.
Cheques/postal orders should be crossed and made payable to the English
Chess Federation and sent with this entry form to the Congress Secretary.


# Membership of the ECF at the appropriate level is required of all English players who play in
any event. * Donations to assist the Congress are always welcomed.



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