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Manchester Chess Federation Summer Chess Congress Friday 16 Aug. - Sunday 18 Aug 2019.

Posted by ian on July 26, 2019 at 5:35 AM

Manchester Chess Federation Summer Chess Congress

Friday 16 Aug. - Sunday 18 Aug. 2019

Email Entries to

Entry Form download can be found here,

Tournaments: Open. Major Under 165. Knights Under 125.

Free parking ECF Graded University Accommodation

Prizes all Sections First £600 Second £300 Third £150

Grading Prizes Open £70 Under 185 Major £70 Under 145 Knights £70 Under 110

ENTRY FEE £42. £34 For ECF Silver & higher members

£5 reduction for players born after 31-Aug-2001

Closing date The last date for entering is Wednesday 14 Aug. You cannot enter later.

Late entry fees. Payable if postmarked or emailed after Friday 9 Aug £5.

Withdrawal. If you tell us by Wednesday 14 Aug we will refund your entry fee.

Entry Rules Phone entries are not accepted. Email entries are accepted and can pay on arrival.

ENTRANTS. A list will be available from July 17 at

TIMETABLE Rd 1 Friday 6.45. Rd 2 & 3 Sat 9.45 & 2.30. Rd 4 & 5 Sun 9.45 & 2.30

Prizegiving Sun 6.30 There is a £3 admin charge on all prizes not collected at the prizegiving..

RATINGS We use long play grades current at the start of the event. If you have no current grade we use your last ECF grade. Players who have never had a grade must send us information on their playing ability at least seven days before the event starts. Players not submitting information must play in the open

MOVE RATE. 80 minutes on the clock. Every time you press your clock you gain 30 seconds.

DEFAULT TIME 30 minutes after the round starts Players with no opponent will be re-paired.

TOURNAMENT CONDITIONS. The organisers decision is final in all disputes. We reserve the right to refuse entries without stating a reason.

VENUE. Owens Park, 293 Wilmslow Road M14 6HD. Owens Park is a large University complex three miles south of the City centre. Car parking is in Richmond Park, entrance on Whitworth Lane M14 6HF.

BOOKSTALL BY CHESS DIRECT. Andrew Butterworth P.O. Box 18 Mexborough South Yorkshire S64 9AR Tel 01709 890565 Web Site

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