Olympia Conference Centre, Kensington, London

 

Festival Events

 

FIDE Open (9 round Swiss) - Saturday 7 to Sunday 15 December

 

Pairings & Results

 

 

Schedule: 1 round per day offering GM and IM norm opportunities.

 

 

7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15      

 

Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun      

FIDE Open

1 2           8 9 14.30 - 19.30 East Hall  

 

    3 4 5 6 7     16.30 - 21.30 East Hall  

 

Time Control: 90 mins for 40 moves + 30 mins for all remaining moves, with a 30 secs increment starting at move 1.

 

Default time: 1 hour after the scheduled start time.

 

Who Can Enter?: Anyone can enter the FIDE Open.

 

Online entry now closed - to enter email: info@londonchessclassic.com.

 

 

 
   

The organisers will invite a minimum of 12 Grandmasters.

 

English players must be Gold ECF members.

 

Non English players must provide their FIDE Identification Number (FIN) at the time of entry. If you do not have a FIN, you must apply to your own federation for a FIN.

 

Byes: Byes: Untitled players can take up to 3 half-point byes between rounds 1-8 provided they are requested before the end of the previous round.

 

The top two players after four rounds will be transferred to the ‘Super Sixteen’ Rapidplay. In the event of a tie the two highest rated players go through.

 

Prizes: (Guaranteed) - 1st prize £2500, 2nd prize £2000, 3rd prize £1500, 4th prize £1000, 5th-7th prize £500 each.

 

Rating Prizes: 2201-2300 £250, £150, £100; 2000-2200 £250, £150, £100; <2000 £250, £150, £100;

 

Best Unrated Player: £150, £100; Best Junior: £150, £100.

 

The two highest placed eligible players in the FIDE Rated Open not already qualified will qualify for the 2014 British Championships.

 

Pairings will be according to FIDE swiss pairing rules, using the Swiss Master computer program.

 

Entry Fees

If entering on or before

31 October

If entering after

31 October

 

GM / IM / WGM / WIM

Free Free  

Players rated over 2200

£75 £100  

Players rated under 2200

£100 £125  

Unrated Players

£125 £150  

Juniors (born after 31/8/1995)

 £75 £100  

£25 Late Entry Fee for entries received after Friday 29 November

 

 

Tournament Organiser: Sean Hewitt IA, IO. Email:

 

 

FIDE Rated Weekday Classic: U2000 & U135 - Monday 9 to Friday 13 December

 

Pairings & Results U2000

 

Pairings & Results U135

 

 

Schedule: 1 round per day

 

 

7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15      

 

Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun      

Weekday Classic U2000 & U135

    1 2 3 4 5     16.30 - 21.30 East Hall  
                         

This tournament will be comprised of two sections (U2000 & U135). Only the former will be FIDE rated.

 

Who Can Enter?: U2000: Anyone rated under 2000 FIDE (or National Elo). Those without an Elo rating wishing to play in this section must have an ECF grade under 175.

 

Online entry now closed - to enter email: info@londonchessclassic.com.

 

 

U135: Anyone rated under 135 ECF, or 1730 Elo (FIDE/National).

 

 
   

English players must be Gold ECF members to play in the U2000 section.

 

Non English players must provide their FIDE Identification Number (FIN) at the time of entry. If you do not have a FIN, you must apply to your own federation for a FIN.

 

All players in the U135 (non-FIDE rated section) must be Silver ECF members or pay an additional £6 ECF Pay-to-Play fee.

 

Prizes: (Guaranteed) - In each section: 1st £200, 2nd £100, 3rd £50.

 

Time Control: 90 mins for 40 moves + 30 mins for all remaining moves, with a 30 secs increment starting at move 1.

 

Default time: 1 hour after the scheduled start time.

 

Byes: Players can take a half-point bye between rounds 1-4 provided they are requested before the end of the previous round.

 

Pairings will be according to FIDE swiss pairing rules, using the Swiss Master computer program.

 

Entry Fees

If entering on or before

31 October

If entering after

31 October

 

Adults

£25 £30  

£10 Late Entry Fee for entries received after Friday 29 November

 

 

 

 

 

Weekend Tournaments

 

Weekend Classic A - 4 sections: Open, U170, U145, U120

 

Pairings & Results

OPEN U170 U145 U120  

 

Entries: A list of entries will be published in the coming weeks.

 

Online entry now closed - to enter email: info@londonchessclassic.com.

 

 

Time Control: All moves in 80 mins plus a 10 secs increment per move from move 1.

 

Default time: 1 hour after the scheduled start time.

 

Prizes (Guaranteed) - In Each Section: 1st £200, 2nd £100, 3rd £50, Grading Prizes £100.

 

All players must be Silver ECF members or pay an additional £6 ECF Pay-to-Play fee.

 

The highest placed player in the Open section of this tournament not already qualified will qualify for the 2014 British Championships.

 

 

7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15      

 

Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun      

Weekend A

Open | U170 | U145 | U120

All ECF graded

1 4               10.30 - 13.30 East Hall  
2 5               14.30 - 17.30 East Hall  
3                 18.00 - 21.00 East Hall  

 

 

Weekend Classic B - 4 sections: Open, U2000, U1800 (All FIDE rated), ECF U120

 

Pairings & Results

OPEN U2000 U1800 U120  

 

Entries: A list of entries will be published online.

 

Online entry now closed - to enter email: info@londonchessclassic.com.

 

 

 

Time Control: All moves in 90 mins plus a 30 secs increment per move from move 1.

 

Default time for this tournament: 1 hour after the scheduled start time.

 

 

7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15      

 

Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun      

Weekend B (FIDE rated)

Open | U2000 | U1800 | U120 *

* ECF graded

            1     18.30 - 22.30 East Hall  
              2 4 09.30 - 13.30 East Hall  
              3 5 14.30 - 18.30 East Hall  

 

English players in the FIDE rated sections must be Gold ECF members.

 

Non English players must provide their FIDE Identification Number (FIN) at the time of entry. If you do not have a FIN, you must apply to your own federation for a FIN.

 

All players in the U120 (non-FIDE rated) section must be Silver ECF members or pay an additional £6 ECF Pay-to-Play fee.

 

Sections: FIDE rated players may play in the U2000 or U1800 if they are rated below those levels irrespective of ECF grade. Players without a FIDE rating may play in the U2000 or U1800 provided they have an ECF grade below 175 or 150 respectively.

 

Byes: A half-point bye can be taken in rounds 1-4 provided it is requested before the end of the previous round.

 

The highest placed player in the Open section of this tournament not already qualified will qualify for the 2014 British Championships.

 

Prizes (Guaranteed) - In Each Section: 1st £200, 2nd £100, 3rd £50, Grading Prizes £100.

 

Entry Fees

Weekend A & B

If entering on or before

31 October

If entering after

31 October

 

Adults

£25 £30  

Juniors (born after 31/8/1995)

£15 £20  

£10 Late Entry Fee for entries received after Friday 29 November

 

 

 

 

 
   

Rapidplay Tournaments

 

FIDE Rated - Classic Rapidplay A, B & C

 

Pairings & Results Rapidplay A

OPEN U170 U145 U120  

 

Pairings & Results Rapidplay B

OPEN U170 U145 U120  

 

Pairings & Results Rapidplay C

OPEN U165 U140 U115  

 

Time Control for all Rapidplay Tournaments: All moves in 20 minutes plus a 10 second increment per move from move1.

 

Default time: 10 minutes after the scheduled start time.

 

All players, regardless of nationality, must be Silver ECF members or pay an additional £6 ECF Pay-to-Play fee.

 

Online entry now closed - to enter email: info@londonchessclassic.com.

 

 

Sections: Rapidplay ECF grades published in the August 2013 list will be used for all Rapidplay tournaments. For players without a current ECF Rapidplay grade, the following grades / ratings will be used instead: (1) ECF standard play, (2) FIDE rapid, (3) FIDE standard, (4) Other national rating.

 

Byes: One bye can be taken in rounds 1-5 provided it is requested before the end of the previous round.

 

 

7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15      

 

Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun      

Classic Rapid A (FIDE rated)

Open | U170 | U145 | U120

All ECF graded

  1               10.30 - 11.30 East Hall  
  2               11.45 - 12.45 East Hall  
  3               13.00 - 14.00 East Hall  

 

  4               14.30 - 15.30 East Hall  

 

  5               15.45 - 16.45 East Hall  

 

  6               17.00 - 18.00 East Hall  
                         

Classic Rapid B (FIDE rated)

Open | U170 | U145 | U120

All ECF graded

              1   09.30 - 10.30 East Hall  
              2   10.45 - 11.45 East Hall  
              3   12.00 - 13.00 East Hall  

 

              4   13.15 - 14.14 East Hall  

 

              5   14.30 - 15.30 East Hall  

 

              6   15.45 - 16.45 East Hall  
                         

Classic Rapid C (FIDE rated)

Open | U165 | U140 | U115

All ECF graded

                1 09.30 - 10.30 East Hall  
                2 10.45 - 11.45 East Hall  
                3 12.00 - 13.00 East Hall  

 

                4 13.15 - 14.14 East Hall  

 

                5 14.30 - 15.30 East Hall  

 

                6 15.45 - 16.45 East Hall  

 

Prizes (Guaranteed) for Classic Rapidplay A, B & C - In Each Section: 1st £100, 2nd £50, 3rd £30.

 

Entry Fees (All Rapidplays)

If entering on or before

31 October

If entering after

31 October

 

Adults

£15 £20  

Juniors (born after 31/8/1995)

£10 £15  

£10 Late Entry Fee for entries received after Friday 29 November

 

£20 Late Fee for entries accepted on the day of the tournament

 

 

 

 
   

Junior Rapidplay

 

4th English Junior Rapidplay

 

The English Junior Rapidplay is open to all juniors with ECF Silver membership born on or after 1 September 1995. Only English players can win titles.

 

Online entry now closed - to enter email: info@londonchessclassic.com.

 

 

Prizes: 1st prize: £200, 2nd prize: £100, 3rd prize: £50. There are no grading sections in this event. Additional prizes of £50, £30 and £20 are awarded in each age category; Under 18, U16, U14, U12, U10, U8 (age at September 1st 2013). All prize winners will also receive a trophy.

 

 

7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15      

 

Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun      

English Junior Rapidplay

1                 10.30 - 11.30 East Hall  
2                 11.45 - 12.45 East Hall  
3                 13.00 - 14.00 East Hall  

 

4                 14.30 - 15.30 East Hall  

 

5                 15.45 - 16.45 East Hall  

 

6                 17.00 - 18.00 East Hall  

 

The winner will be crowned English Junior Rapidplay Champion by the English Chess Federation. Previous Champions are shown here.

 

Entry Fees (Junior Rapid)

If entering on or before

31 October

If entering after

31 October

 

Juniors (born after 31/8/1995)

£10 £15  

£10 Late Entry Fee for entries received after Friday 29 November

 

£20 Late Fee for entries accepted on the day of the tournament

 

 

Additional information about this event here.

 

 

 
   

Blitz Tournaments

 

Pairings & Results

7 Dec 8 Dec 14 Dec 15 Dec  

 

These will be held between 19:30-21:30 on:

 

Saturday 7 December

Sunday 8 December

Saturday 14 December

Sunday 15 December

 

Entries only accepted on the day.

 

 

Further Information

 

 
   

ECF Membership: Gold membership of the English Chess Federation is compulsory for English players in the FIDE Open, and FIDE rated sections of the Weekday Classic and Weekend Classic B.

 

Silver membership is required for all players in all other events (Weekday Classic U135, Weekend Classic A, Weekend Classic B U120, and all Rapidplay events) for all players regardless of nationality or a £6 pay-to-play fee per event applies. 

 

Join the ECF: 01424 775 222 or www.englishchess.org.uk.

 

FIDE Identification Number (FIN): Non English players in FIDE rated events must provide their FIDE identification number (FIN) at the time of entry. If you do not have a FIN, you must apply to your federation for one before entering.

 

Ratings/Gradings: FIDE Ratings from the December 2013 list will be used to determine section eligibility for all FIDE rated sections. Standard ECF grades published in the August 2013 list will be used for section eligibility in all non-FIDE rated sections. Rapidplay ECF grades published in the August 2013 list will be used for all Rapidplay tournaments.

 

Watching the London Chess Classic: All competitors will have access to the Auditorium and Commentary room free of charge only if space permits and after tickets have been sold on the day. To ensure access at weekends, tournament entrants should purchase a ticket. There will also be live coverage of the main event on screens in the foyer.

 

Mobile Phones: Mobile phones must be switched off in the playing hall. Competitors should avoid bringing phones into the playing area (a free staffed cloakroom is provided). You will be immediately defaulted if your phone makes any sound during play.

 

Parental Responsibility: Parents or guardians are responsible for their children during the tournament. The organisers and helpers are not able to act “in loco parentis” and are not able to take responsibility for any child’s actions, or for the actions of anyone that may affect your child.

 

Organiser Liability: The organisers accept no responsibility for any loss, theft or accident during the tournament. Right to refuse entry: The tournament controller reserves the right to refuse entry without being required to state a reason. The tournament controller also reserves the right to transfer players between tournaments at any time.

 

Pairings: For all events, pairings will be according to FIDE swiss pairing rules, using the Swiss Master computer program.

 

Disputes: Decisions of an arbiter (except decisions under article 10.2) may be appealed to the appeals committee provided that;

  1. Such appeal is received within 30 minutes of the arbiter’s decision.

  2. Such appeal is accompanied by an appeal fee of £10 which will be returned if the appeal is successful. The appeals committee’s decision is final and binding in all matters.

Withdrawals: No refund can be given to any person withdrawing from, or not turning up to, any event. No part refund will be given to anyone wishing to withdraw while the tournament is still in progress. Full refunds will be given up to Friday 29 November; between 30 November and the start of the event a £10 admin fee for all refunds will apply.

 

Refreshments: There will be a full range of refreshments at the venue as well as a good range of cafes and restaurants in the local area. Please note food purchased outside of Olympia will not be allowed into the venue.

 

For further information: Please visit www.londonchessclassic.com (tournament information) or www.olympia.co.uk (venue information).

 

Still got a question? All tournament related questions -

 

Sean Hewitt (FIDE International Organiser & Arbiter): festival@londonchessclassic.com.

 

Entry Form: It is quicker and easier to enter events at the London Chess Classic online, you will also receive a receipt of entry as soon as you have completed the payment process (credit/debit card or PayPal). Enter online here.

 

We may publish photographs taken at this event on our website and on other public forums. Submission of your entry will be taken as confirmation of agreement to publish photographs taken at this event.

 

 

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