e2e4 Uxbridge Young Masters

24th - 28th October 2010

 

A 9 round FIDE rated swiss for players of all strengths and nationalities born on or after 1st January 1989.

This event is held in the same great hotel as the Uxbridge Congress,

De Veres Denham Grove Hotel, Tilehouse Lane, Denham, Buckinghamshire, UB9 5DU

 



Prizes

1st Prize - £600

2nd Prize - £300

3rd Prize - £100

 

Plus prizes for the best player in each age as follows

1st

2nd

Under 16

£200¹

£100²

Under 15

£200¹

£100²

Under 14

£200¹

£100²

Under 13

£200¹

£100²

Under 12

£200¹

£100²

Under 11

£200¹

£100²

¹ To be awarded if at least 6 players enter in that age category.  ² To be awarded if at least 10 players enter in that age category.  If there are less than 6 entries in any age group that age group will be merged with the age group below to ensure that all players qualify for a best prize.  No player may win more than one prize.

'Best' prizes will be awarded to the player who achieves the highest score relative to their expected score (W-We).  Unrated players with an ECF grade will have their grades converted using the following formula for these purposes

ELO = ECF*8 +650

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Colours for both the Premier and Young Masters will be determined by the Birmingham City v Blackpool premier league football match.  If Birmingham win then the top seed in each section will be white in round 1.  If Birmingham fail to win, then the top seed will be black in round 1.

 

Playing Schedule

Opening Ceremony

Sunday

14.50 - 15.00

Round 1

Sunday

15.00 - 19.00

Round 2

Monday

10.00 - 14.00

Round 3

Monday

15.00 - 19.00

Round 4

Tuesday

10.00 - 14.00

Round 5

Tuesday

15.00 - 19.00

Round 6

Wednesday

10.00 - 14.00

Round 7

Wednesday

15.00 - 19.00

Round 8

Thursday

10.00 - 14.00

Round 9

Thursday

15.00 - 19.00

 

Time Control

 All moves in 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move increments from move 1

Re-pairing may take place 30 minutes after the start of a round.

Grades & Ratings

Ratings from the September 2010 FIDE list will be used for all events.

All events will be FIDE rated and ECF graded.

Pairings

In all sections pairings will be according to FIDE rules.
As this event is to be played over 9 rounds there will be no acceleration of pairings.

Defaults

Notwithstanding the fact that players may be re-paired 30 minutes after the start of the round the default time for all sections will be 1 hour from the scheduled start of the round.

 

Entry Fees

All Players - £70

Discounts

ECF Members - £20
If entered by 30th September 2010

Early Entry

In addition to the discounts above, the following early entry discounts are available:-

Enter before 31st August 2010 and receive a further £7 off of the entry fee



Venue and Directions

De Veres Hotel, Denham Grove Hotel, Tilehouse Lane, Denham, Nr Uxbridge, Bucks, UB9 5DU is just 3 miles from both the M25 and M40 motorways, and 2 miles from Denham railway station.  Denham is a 25 minute train journey from Marylebone.

Directions By AirBy Car: From the South and M4, head north on the M25 to Junction 16 then join the M40 eastbound. Proceed to Junction 1 and follow the A40 (Gerrards Cross) then turn right onto the A412 at the traffic lights. Turn into Tilehouse Lane (second left). Continue for about 1 & 3/4 miles. Denham Grove is on the right.

From the North and M1, follow the M25 to Junction 17. Join the A412 southbound. Continue for about 3 & 1/2 miles then turn right into Denham Green Lane. When you reach the T junction turn right into Tilehouse Lane. Continue for about 1/2 of a mile. Denham Grove is on the right.

Directions By AirBy Train: Trains run from Marylebone to Denham station approximately every half an hour, a journey which takes 25 minutes. Denham station is 2 miles from the venue. Piccadilly and Metropolitan lines run to Uxbridge or Rickmansworth (both 4 miles from the venue). Players are advised to pre book taxis from the station to the venue. Any player wishing to share a taxi should inform the organisers who will endeavour to put them in touch with others seeking to share.

Directions By AirBy Air: The nearest airports are London Heathrow which is approx 13 miles (20km) and 25 minutes away by car and London Luton which is approx 27 miles (40km) and 35 minutes by car. London Gatwick is some 45 miles (75km) away.   



Special rates of £30 B&B per person per night (based on 2 sharing) and £44 B&B (single) have been negotiated with Denham Grove Hotel.  To book a room click here or telephone 0845 463 1514 and quote "Young Masters" or simply include the details on your online entry form.

We strongly advise players to book their room early to avoid disappointment as space is limited and these rooms do prove popular at these rates. 

The hotel is usually fully booked whenever we hold our chess events!

Refreshments

Tea, coffee, alcoholic and soft drinks, sandwiches, snacks etc will be available, as well as a fully licensed restaurant.

Smoking

No smoking is allowed within the hotel buildings.

   

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