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Southend 2016

60th Southend Easter Chess Congress

25-28 March 2016

Southend Adult Community College, Ambleside Drive, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2UN

Generously supported by the essex chess association

Chief Organiser: Gavin Strachan

Arbiters: Adam Raoof, Norman Went

  A Giant Chess event


Past Congresses | entry form | Entrants

Page navigation (this page): Southend FIDE Open | Weekenders | Early entry discounts | Late entries

Accommodation: Visit Southend

NB The online entry facility will be withdrawn on the evening of 24 March, for the Open, and on the evening of 25 March, for the Weekenders. Thereafter, those wishing to enter who have not done so, must enter on the day - Late Fee £5 will apply (see "Late Entries" below).

'Entry on the day' - you can TEXT (rather than make a voice call) or email that you're on your way, with your name, rating or grade, and indicating section to enter: TEXT: 07855 036 537, Email:


Donations

The Congress no longer has a sponsor so donations will be particularly welcome, to help cover expenses and maintain standards. You may donate via the button below, or via the Congress Online Entry form.


Entries, Pairings, Results, Games

A list of entrants is being maintained in these pages in the lead up to the Congress. During the Congress we will carry pairings and results round-by-round, the pairings for the next round being updated as soon as available.

Games will also be available to play through on screen. Initially, unless additional resource becomes available, these will be limited to the top 10 boards in the FIDE Open, during the Congress, although the intention is subsequently to load all the Open games, as was the case last year.


Early Entry Discounts

Entry BEFORE 14 March 2016 discount £5. Enter Coupon Code se60early1 in the Onlin entry form. (Coupon field is below the 'Gross Amount' box.) Expired

Entry 14 March - 21 March incl discount £3. Enter Coupon Code se60early2 in Onlin entry form. (Coupon field is below the 'Gross Amount' box.) Expired


Late entries

Entries 'on the day' (i.e. 25 March for Open, 26 March for Weekenders) will be accepted at the discretion of the Organisers, subject to payment of the Late Fee of £5 in addition to the full entry fee.

Entry on the day: please arrive in good time before the start of the first round (see schedules below). You can TEXT (rather than make a voice call) or EMAIL that you're on your way, with your name, rating or grade, and indicating section to enter:

TEXT: 07855 036 537, EMAIL:


Southend FIDE Open

7 rounds FIDE-rated Swiss

Fri 25 March - Mon 28 March

Rate of play - FIDE Open

All moves in 90 minutes, plus 30 seconds a move from the start.
Equates to a four hour session.

Prizes

1st Prize: £1,000; 2nd Prize: £500; 3rd Prize: £250

Rating Prize(s) according to entry

Titled players: the Congress will not be paying expenses or appearance fees. But free entry for GMs and IMs, half price to FMs.

British Championship Qualifying

Either one or two qualification places (according to entry) for the 2016 British Championship at Bournemouth will be available. See British Championship Qualification regulations 2016 on the ECF Website.

Essex Championships

The highest placed eligible competitor in the FIDE Open will be awarded the title of Essex Champion for 2015-16.

The highest placed eligible player in the FIDE Open graded under 160 will be awarded the title of Essex Under 160 Champion for 2015-16.

In the event of a tie for the Essex titles (see over for details) tie-break(s) will be, Sum of Progressive Scores, second tie-break if needed, Sum of Opponents’ Scores.

ECF Membership

All English entrants must be at least Gold members of the English Chess Federation.

Entry Fees

Adult: £40

Junior (U18 on 31 Aug 2015): £30

Discounts for early entry
Entry before 14 March, discount £5, use online entry Coupon se60early1 Expired
Entry 14 March-21 March, discount £3, use only entry Coupon se60early2 Expired

Schedule

Round 1:

Friday 11:00 am

Round 2:

Friday 4:00 pm

Round 3:

Saturday 11:00 am

Round 4:

Saturday 4:00 pm

Round 5:

Sunday 11:00 am

Round 6:

Sunday 4:00 pm

Round 7:

Monday 11:00 am


Past Congresses | entry form | Entrants

Page navigation (this page): Southend FIDE Open | Weekenders | Early entry discounts | Late entries

Accommodation: Visit Southend


ECF Weekenders

Four sections: U170, U145, U120, U95 Each 5 rounds ECF-graded Swiss

Sat 26 March - Sun 27 March

- The 'Leigh-on-Sea' U170

- The 'Westcliff' U145

- THE 'Southchurch' U120

- THE 'Thorpe Bay' U95

Prizes each section

1st Prize: £150; 2nd Prize: £75; 3rd Prize: £40

Grading Prizes according to entry.

Rate of play - weekenders

All moves in 60 minutes, plus 30 seconds a move from the start. Equates to a three hour session.

ECF Membership

ECF Silver (or higher) members may deduct: £7 (Adult); £5 (Junior).

Entry Fees each weekenders section

Adults: £35

Juniors  (U18 on 31 Aug 2015): £29

Discounts for early entry
Entry before 14 March, discount £5, use online entry Coupon se60early1 Expired
Entry 14 March-21 March, discount £3, use only entry Coupon se60early2 Expired

Schedule

Round1:

Saturday 10:30 am

Round 2:

Saturday 2:00 pm

Round 3:

Saturday 5:30 pm

Round 4:

Sunday 10:30 am

Round 5:

Sunday 2:00 pm


Past Congresses | entry form | Entrants

Page navigation (this page): Southend FIDE Open | Weekenders | Early entry discounts | Late entries

Accommodation: Visit Southend


 

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