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1st NEW YEAR FIDE BLITZ @ The Stag Plaza Suite

1st January 2024 = First round at 2pm

Plaza Suite, Stag Theatre, London Rd, Sevenoaks TN13 1ZZ


Fifteen Rounds - 3+2

Entry Fee = £15

1st Prize = £80

2nd Prize = £40

Extra Prizes = TBC depending on number of entries

Players without a Fide ID code will be registered as ENG.

Time Table

Please arrive by 1.45pm to start the first round promptly at 2pm.

Round 1: 2.00
Round 9: 4.40
Round 2: 2.20
Round 10: 5:00
Round 3: 2.40
Round 11: 5:20
Round 4: 3.00
Round 12: 5:40
Round 5: 3.20
Round 13: 6:00
Round 6: 3.40
Round 14: 6:20
Round 7: 4.00
Round 15: 6:40
Round 8: 4.20


The tournament will be held in the Stag Plaza Suite, which is along the side path and at the back of the building. There is a large pay & display car park at the venue. The nearest train station is Sevenoaks ( 25 minutes fast train from London Bridge & Charing Cross) and then it is a 10-15 minute walk ( uphill ). There is also a taxi rank outside the station.


The Stag Plaza suite is in the centre of town and close to shops and cafes. There may also be some drinks available the venue.


The January FIDE Blitz Rating Lists will be used to determine ratings


There will be cash prizes as advertised. No player can win more than one prize and the Organisers decision will be final. Prize monies maybe increased or reduced depending on number of entries.


All pairings will be done using swiss-manager software and displayed on and on screens in the playing hall.

Fair Play Regulations

To comply with FIDE regulations - All mobile phones and electronic devices, including smart watches or anything that may connect to the internet, must be switched off at all times in the playing area. This rule also applies to spectators, parents and others that may come into the playing area.

Behaviour, parental supervision and disclaimers

Please treat the premises with respect and follow all signs and rules as requested.

A high standard of behaviour and respect for others and property is expected at all times. Players entering or leaving the playing area while other games are still in progress must do so quietly.

The organisers and arbiters are unable to act in loco parentis for children. Parents/guardians/carers are responsible for their children throughout the entire duration of this event. Children under the age of 8 must remain under sole parental supervision throughout. Supervision of children over the age of 8 and teenagers may be shared between adults. However, parents/guardians should note that they are still ultimately responsible for their children and their behaviour at this event.

The organisers accept no responsibility for any damage, theft or accident to the person or property of any competitor, trainee or other visitor at this event. Nor are they responsible for the effects of actions of anyone else attending this event.

GDPR - Personal data is held solely for the purposes of our events. This is for administration and to inform you of future chess events. We share some data with the English Chess Federation and Fide for rating purposes. Results, ratings and photos may be used on social media pages or in publicity unless informed otherwise. Please message with organisers if needed.