e2e4 Crawley Summer Bank Holiday Congress
26th - 29th August 2016
A 7 round FIDE rated open swiss for players of all strengths
U2000 : A 7 round FIDE rated swiss for players of any nationality rated below 2000 (175 ECF).
U1700 : A 7 round FIDE rated swiss for players of any nationality rated below 1700 (140 ECF).
e2e4 Crawley Congress
|1st=||IM Adair, James R||5.5||ENG||M||2481||2561||0.7||£262.50|
|1st=||GM Cherniaev, Alexander||5.5||RUS||M||2441||2456||0.32||£262.50|
|1st=||IM Sarakauskas, Gediminas||5.5||LTU||M||2405||2522||0.88||£262.50|
|1st=||Clarke, Brandon G I||5.5||ENG||M||2193||2458||1.95||£262.50|
|2050+||FM Merry, Alan B||5||ENG||M||2396||2507||0.93||£100.00|
|u2050||Prior, Stephen C V||3.5||ENG||M||1943||2077||1.24||£100.00|
|1st=||Hurtado Oldridge, Felipe||5.5||ESP||M||1935||2042||0.81||£233.33|
|1st=||Spanton, Tim R||5.5||ENG||M||1923||2053||0.9||£233.33|
|u1700||Watson, Mikey J||4||ENG||M||1481||1800||2.77||£100.00|
Counsell, Robert W
Pride, Stephen C
(W)GMs and (W)IMs may play free of any entry fee. (W)FMs may play for £15.
4th Prize availble if more than 40 players in a section.
There will be one rating prize up to 30 paying players per section, two up to 42 players, and an additional rating prize for each 10 paying players thereafter. Rating prizes will be awarded to the player with the best performance relative to rating (W-We) in each band. Unrated players will count based on FIDE = ECF * 7.5 + 700 for this purpose.
In the event of a tie, grading or rating prizes will be split amongst the two lowest rated players involved in the tie.
players may play in the U2000 or U1700 if they are rated below
2000 or 1700 respectively irrespective of ECF grade. Players
without a FIDE rating may play in the U2000 or U1700 provided
they have an ECF grade below 175 or 140 respectively.
We have negotiated special rates with Arora Hotel Crawley for players wishing to stay at the venue if booked through e2e4 chess
There is a £5 discount off of the entry fee for those players staying 3 nights at the venue, booked with e2e4 Chess.
A late entry fee of £5 will be payable on entries received later than Sunday 21st August 2016.
Entries on the day will be accepted at the organiser's discretion, subject to a £5 additional fee.
All entry fees must be paid when an entry is submitted, otherwise the entry will not be accepted.
English players must be Gold members of the ECF, or upgrade their Silver or Bronze membership to Gold.
No player may win more than one prize.
The venue is in a prime location. Crawley town centre is within walking distance (less than 1 mile) and Gatwick Airport is a short drive away (3.5 miles). Car parking is available at the hotel. This is free of charge to those staying in the hotel, or £5 per day if not. There is also plenty of free on street parking within 5 minutes walk of the hotel.
The hotel offers on-site underground secured car parking facilities for 200 cars.
Crawley mainline station is adjacent to the hotel with frequent train services to London Victoria, Brighton and the region. There is private direct access from platform 2 into the hotel grounds. To use this access, follow the signs to the end of the platform and press the intercom button at the gate.
The venue is 3.5 miles from London Gatwick Airport.
The hotel provides a scheduled transport service as follows;
Special rates of £36 B&B per person per night (based on 2 sharing) and £55 B&B (single) have been negotiated with Arora Hotel Crawley. Due to high demand for this quality hotel we have only been able to secure 35 rooms at these rates, which are sure to sell quickly. Because of this high demand, the hotel require a minimum two night stay in order to get the chess rate.
To book a room include the details on your online entry form and we'll take care of everything else. You don't need to pay for your room until you arrive at the hotel!
This event is only possible thanks to the support of the Arora Hotel Crawley. If you are staying in Crawley, please stay at the venue if you want the event to continue.
There is a £5 discount off of the entry fee if you do!