e2e4 Gatwick Congress
27th - 30th May 2016
Premier : A 7 round FIDE rated open swiss for
players of all strengths and nationalities.
U2050 : A 7 round FIDE rated swiss for players of any nationality rated below 2050 (180 ECF).
U1850 : A 7 round FIDE rated swiss for players of any nationality rated below 1850 (152 ECF).
U1650 : A 7 round FIDE rated swiss for players of any nationality rated below 1650 (125 ECF).
GMs and IMs may play free of any entry fee. FMs may play for £15.
players may play in the U2050 or U1850 or U1650 if they are rated below
2050 or 1850 or 1650 respectively irrespective of ECF grade. Players
without a FIDE rating may play in these sections provided
they have an ECF grade below 180 or 152 or 125 respectively.
We have negotiated special rates with Crowne Plaze Gatwick for players wishing to stay at the venue if booked through e2e4 chess
There is a £6 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 22nd May 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.
If there are an even number of goals, or no goals, then the top seed in each section will play black in round 1. If there are an odd number of goals, then the top seed will be white in round 1.
The game finished 0-0, so the top seed in each section will be black in round 1.
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.
Take junction 7 from the M25 south onto the M23, following the signs to Brighton. Exit the M23 at junciton 10 (A2011), following the signs for Crawley. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit. Go straight over the next roundabout (Hazelwick roundabout) - which is the 3rd exit. The hotel is situated at the next roundabout (Tushmore Gyratory) - 3rd exit. The entrance to the hotel is the first turning on your left.
The railway station is linked directly to the South Terminal at Gatwick Airport.
Gatwick Express is the fastest rail link between the airport and central London. Non-stop trains run to and from London Victoria every 15 minutes and take 30 minutes (35 minutes on Sundays).
Tickets can be bought in the terminals, at the station, or onboard at no extra cost.
For details of prices, special offers and to book in advance, visit the Gatwick Express website or ring +44 (0)845 850 1530 (UK only).
Other rail services
The following services call at Gatwick Airport. You should buy tickets before boarding the train.
First Capital Connect
Trains run every 15 minutes to Brighton (via Mid Sussex) and to
Bedford via East Croydon, London Bridge, St Pancras
International and Luton. Services to King's Lynn, Peterborough
and Cambridge leave from St Pancras International.
Northbound trains run to London Victoria via East Croydon and
Clapham Junction, and to London Bridge via East Croydon.
Southbound services run to Brighton, Eastbourne, Portsmouth and
First Great Western
Services run to Redhill, Guilford and Reading. Money-saving
Gatwick Flyaway fares are available.
The venue is 3.5 miles from London Gatwick Airport.
Special rates of £36 B&B per person per night (based on 2 sharing) and £55 B&B (single) have been negotiated with Crowne Plaza Gatwick Hotel. 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 or
email us telling us check in date / check out date / no of
guests / room type or call the e2e4 chess reservation line on
0845 463 1514.
This event is only possible thanks to the support of the Crowne Plaza Gatwick Hotel. If you are staying in Gatwick, please stay at the venue if you want the event to continue.
There is a £6 discount off of the entry fee if you do!