e2e4 Sunningdale Congress

17th - 21st April 2014

De Veres Sunningdale Hotel, Sunningdale Park, Larch Avenue, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 0QE

 

PREMIER : A 9 round FIDE rated open swiss for players of all strengths and nationalities. GM, IM, WGM and WIM norms will be achievable in this event (subject to entry)

U2000 : A 7 round FIDE rated swiss for players of any nationality rated below 2000.

U1800 : A 7 round FIDE rated swiss for players of any nationality rated below 1800.

U125 : A 7 round ECF graded swiss for players graded below 125.

Players in the U2000, U1800 or U125 may play in the last 2 rounds of the Premier free of charge if they want to play 9 rounds instead of 7.


Section 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize 4th Prize 5th, 6th, 7th Grading Prizes Entry Fee Hotel Guest
Premier
FIDE Rated
£800 £500 £250 £100 £100 £100 each £70 Less £10
Under 2000
FIDE Rated
£400 £200 £100  £50  - £75each £45 Less £10
Under 1800
FIDE Rated
£400 £200 £100 £50 - £75 each £45 Less £10
Under 125 £150 £75 £50 - - £50 each £25 Less £5

(W)GMs and (W)IMs may play free of any entry fee. 
(W)FMs may play for half price.

In order to encourage participation of female players, who are a minority in chess, there is half price entry for all women and girls in this event

Players with a FIDE rating may play in the U2000 only if it is below 2000.  Players without a FIDE rating may play in the U2000 if their ECF is below 175. 

Players with a FIDE rating may play in the U1800 only if it is below 1800. Players without a FIDE rating may play in the U1800 if their ECF is below 150. 

It is hoped that entries will be sufficient to increase the above prize fund particularly with additional grading prizes. 
 


We have negotiated special rates with De Vere Sunningdale Hotel for players wishing to stay at the venue if booked through e2e4 chess

  Cost per person
per night (b&b)
Single £48
Double £32.50
Twin £32.50

There is a £10 discount off of the entry fee (£5 in the U125) for those players staying 3 nights at the venue if booked with e2e4 Chess.

A late entry fee of £5 will be payable on entries received later than Sunday 6th April 2014. 

Entries on the day will be accepted at the organiser's discretion, subject to a £10 additional fee.

All entry fees must be paid when an entry is submitted, otherwise the entry will not be accepted.

English players in the Premier, U2000 and U1800 must be Gold members of the ECF.  All players in the U125 must be Silver ECF members or pay the £6 ECF Pay to Play fee.

No player may win more than one prize.  Ungraded or unrated players may not win a grading prize and, with the exception of the Open may only win 50% of any other prize.



This event is only possible thanks to the support of the De Vere Sunningdale Park Hotel. If you are staying in Sunningdale, please stay at the venue if you want the event to continue!

We'll give you a £10 discount off your entry fee (£5 in the U125) if you do!!
 


It's not practical for an event such as Sunningdale to have an Opening Ceremony with the drawing of lots for colours, but we do believe that all players should be able to see that the draw for colours is fair, transparent and random. For those of you who have played in one of our events before, you will know that we like to be inventive when it comes to doing this.

Playing Schedule
Opening Ceremony Thursday 18.50 - 19.00
Round 1 Thursday 19.00 - 23.00
Round 2 Friday 10.00 - 14.00
Round 3 Friday 15.00 - 19.00
Round 4 Saturday 10.00 - 14.00
Round 5 Saturday 15.00 - 19.00
Round 6 Sunday 10.00 - 14.00
Round 7 Sunday 15.00 - 19.00
Round 8 Monday 10.00 - 14.00
Round 9 Monday 15.00 - 19.00

Premier is 9 rounds, whilst U2000, U1800 and U125 are 7 rounds.  Players in these sections may play in the last 2 rounds of the Premier free of charge if they want to play
9 rounds instead of 7.

Pairings

Pairings in all sections will be according to FIDE swiss pairing rules, using the Swiss Master computer program. 

Time Control

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

All games will be played using digital clocks.
Re-pairing may take place 30 minutes after the start of a round.

 

Grades & Ratings

FIDE Ratings from the April 2014 list will be used for the FIDE rated sections, whilst ECF grades published in the January 2014 list will be used for unrated players.

All sections will be FIDE rated and ECF graded.
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.
 

Ungraded Players

Players without a FIDE rating, or ECF grade must give details of estimated playing strength, including any current or previously held grading or rating.

Ungraded or unrated players may not win a grading prize and, with the exception of the Open may only win 50% of any other prize.


Venue and Directions

De Veres Hotel, Sunningdale is just 1½ miles from Sunnigdale station and less than 8 miles from the M3, M4 and M25 motorways.

 By Car:  

Exit M25 at Junction 13
At the roundabout take the exit signposted Bagshot (A30), which runs alongside the slip-road back up to the M25. At the next roundabout take the second exit on to the A30 towards Bagshot / Camberley. At the next roundabout take the second exit (A30). Follow the road straight over the first and second set of traffic lights and and at the third set of lights turn right onto Blacknest Road (A329). Follow this road for approximately 2 miles.  Turn left onto Silwood Road (B383), signposted to Sunningdale Park then follow the appropriate instructions below:For Main Reception ; take the first right into Larch Avenue and after a short distance Sunningdale Park’s main entrance is on your left. For Northcote House; just after the bend in road turn right into the gateway signposted signposted Northcote House 

Exit M4 at Junction 10  
Take the exit signposted A329 Wokingham. Then take the A329M towards Bracknell. From Bracknell follow the A329 for approximately 8 miles. Go through Ascot and towards Virginia Water for about 1 mile and then turn right into Silwood Road (B383), signposted to Sunningdale Park. Then follow the directions above depending on where your event is being held. 

Exit M3 at Junction 3  
Take the exit signposted Bracknell (A322) Pass a set of traffic lights and take the second turning on the left onto the A30 London/Staines/Heathrow. Follow this road for approximately 2 miles. After Sunningdale Railway Station take the first left turn onto Broomhall Lane (B383) signposted to Sunninghill/Ascot. Then follow the appropriate instructions below: For Main Reception; follow this road (B383) and Larch Avenue can be found on the right hand side after climbing a hill (Rise Road). The main entrance to Sunningdale Park can be found after a short distance on the right hand side.  For Northcote House; follow this road (B383) and take the first right into Station Road. Follow this road for approximately 0.5 miles. After rounding a bend and climbing a hill turn left into the gateway signposted Northcote House.

By Train:  

Trains to Sunningdale station operate regularly from London Waterloo, with the station being just 1½ miles from Sunningdale Park Hotel. Complimentary transfer available by prior arrangement with the hotel - Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm only. Please call 0844 980 2318 to arrange.

By Air:  

De Vere Sunningdale Park is within easy reach of London Heathrow (15 miles) and London Gatwick (40 miles).


Special rates of £32.50 B&B per person per night (based on 2 sharing) and £48 B&B (single) have been negotiated with De Vere Sunningdale Park Hotel.   These rooms will be popular as always and players are therefore strongly advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

The easiest way to book a room include the details on your online entry form.  Alternatively you can 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. 
 
There is a £10 discount off of the entry fee (£5 in the U125) for those players staying at least 3 nights at the venue if booked through e2e4 Chess.

 

 

This event is only possible thanks to the support of the De Vere Sunningdale Park Hotel.  If you are staying in Sunningdale, please stay at the venue if you want the event to continue. 

There is a £5 or £10 discount off of the entry fee if you do!


Refreshments

All day tea / coffee will be available to  players for £2.50 per day.


Additionally, a buffet lunch @ £8.00 is available to all chess players whether staying or not, and buffet dinner @ £12.50 for three course is available each evening.

Alcoholic and soft drinks, sandwiches, snacks etc will be available, as well as a fully licensed restaurant, within the tournament venue for the duration of the event.


Please note that only refreshments that have been purchased from the hotel may be consumed within the hotel buildings.

Smoking


No smoking is allowed within the hotel buildings.

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