Sunday 27 September 2015
9.30am - 6.00pm
The Batt School, Corn Street,
Witney, OX28 6DY
9.30 - Doors open and
Round 1 - 10.00
Round 2 - 11.15
Round 3 - 12.30
Round 4 - 13.45
Round 5 - 15.00
Round 6 - 16.15
17.30 - Prize giving
18.00 - Close
Rate of Play: 30
minutes per game (15 minutes per game in the
Junior Minor section, in which two games per round with
alternating colours will be played).
The organisers reserve the
right to change times of rounds if circumstances
permit. Clocks will be used (instructions on how
to use clocks will be given if required before
the start of the tournament).
Qualification for Entry:
Players in the Junior Minor should know how the pieces move,
including castling, pawn promotion and the ‘en
passant’ rule. They should be under 18 on 1st
Late Arrival for Any
Round: Players arriving after the re-pairing
time of any round may be deemed to have lost by
default, unless the controller can pair them
satisfactorily. Players whose opponents have not
arrived must expect to be re-paired.
The school is in Marlborough Lane, which is on
the right hand side as one proceeds down Corn
Street from the east. If coming by bus from
Oxford, the S1 and S2 buses (Stagecoach) stop at
Buttercross in the Centre of Witney just a few
yards from the school.
for location map.
Car parking is
available on site. There is also unrestricted
parking in Corn Street, Church Green and the
other streets nearby.
Control Team: Alex Holowczak, Alan
Kennedy, Roger Turner.
Prizes: There will be good quality
trophies for permanent retention for the top
three places in the Senior tournament and lots
of trophies, medals and certificates in the
Refreshments: These will be
available on the premises, provided by
Refreshments will be available on site, provided
Hacketts Coffee Bar and Bistro |
Photographs: Witney Chess Club would
like to take photographs of competitors on the
day for publication on its website:
www.witneychess.org.uk. If you object to this,
please inform Mike Truran by email before the
Emergency Contact Numbers: During the
tournament if you need to contact us in an
emergency, Alan Kennedy’s mobile will be left
on: 07834 356919. Please make sure that you put
your 27th September contact telephone number on
the entry form.
Queries: If you have any questions
please give Mike Truran a call on 01993 708645.
Email queries can be sent to .
Child supervision: Due to the limited number of
personnel, the responsibility of supervising
children remains that of their parents or other
responsible adults. If this is your child’s
first chess tournament, we recommend you remain
on site until your child is settled and
preferably for the whole day, as chess
tournaments can be quite tiring for children not
used to them. The tournament is organised by
those with experience of dealing with children
and running chess tournaments.
Sections (Junior event): If entries
permit, we will separate entries into:
Minor section for under 50 ECF grade/ungraded
(b) a Major section which is open to
all players, whether graded or ungraded. If your
child is eligible for both sections, please
indicate on the entry form which section you
would like him/her to play in.