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Last day to enter online2024-08-08
Entries after 2024-08-07£10 late fee


August 9th - 11th 2024

9th-11th August 2024 at Sandwich Technology School, Deal Road, Sandwich, CT13 0FA

5-Round FIDE rated Swiss tournament

All sections are FIDE-rated

Pairings and Results will be posted at https://chess-results.com/Tnr935775.aspx?lan=1


SectionOpenChallengers U2000Intermediate U1750Minor U1500
Entry Fee£40£40£40£40
First Prize£300£300£300£300
Second Prize£200£200£200£200
Third Prize£100£100£100£100

The entry fees are for players who are current ECF members at the new higher combined Silver/Gold membership level. Our congress is charged a Pay to Play grading fee by the ECF of £15 for all players who are not Gold members or higher. For all other players, regrettably, we must charge the appropriate additional game fee. It is recommended that players obtain the new Adult or Junior Gold ECF membership before entering. Prizes will be paid by bank transfer.

ENTRIES WILL BE BASED ON THE LATEST AVAILABLE FIDE and ECF RATING LISTS Please enter as soon as possible using your current rating. A player whose new rating qualifies them for a different section may elect to transfer to a lower section; or, a player whose new rating qualifies for a higher section may elect to be transferred at no extra charge or to withdraw and receive a full refund. The Organisers reserve the right to transfer a player to an alternative section, or to refuse any entry without giving any reason for so doing.


Postal entries received after Thursday 8th August 2024, if accepted, will require a £10 late entry fee.

On-line entries will be accepted up to midnight on 8th August 2024. Very late entries will be paired at the controller’s discretion. Entries on the day - cash only please – will carry a £10 surcharge.


90 minutes plus 30 seconds increment per move from start of game (all sections).


Round start times 1. Friday 19.00 2. Saturday 10.00 3. Saturday 15.00 4. Sunday 10.00 5. Sunday 15.00

Controller In any dispute, the Controller’s decision will be final.

Late arriving more than 30 minutes - Such players will be deemed to have lost by default unless the Controller can re-pair them satisfactorily. Players whose opponents are late arriving please report to the controller for re-pairing.

Withdrawing Players wishing to withdraw should inform a congress official beforehand.

Bye option Players may opt to take one half-point by, for one of Round 1, 2, 3 or 4, provided this single bye is requested at the time of entry.

Ungraded player prizes The maximum prize money that can be won by any unrated player playing in the Challenger, Intermediate or Minor tournaments will be limited to £100.

Parking There is ample parking at the venue.

NO SMOKING As the venue is an educational establishment, there must be no smoking on site, and all participants and all associated with them are deemed to have agreed to refrain from smoking on site for the duration of this event.

Refreshments & Contact Refreshments are available during the Congress. During the Congress only, an official may be contacted on 07921159109

The Organisers reserve the right to transfer a player to an alternative section, or to refuse any entry without giving any reason for so doing. The Organisers reserve the right to vary competition limits in the light of entry response.

Additional Prizes A single prize of £60 will be awarded at the event to the highest score obtained by a Thanet based player who will also win the Oyster Shield for the year. A prize in each section will be available; for best score by a player under a grading level to be determined by the Control team.