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3rd Witney Weekend Congress

17th and 18th October 2015


Cokethorpe School, Witney,

OX29 7PU



Pairings and Results: Open | Major | Intermediate | MinorEntries | More information | Photos |
Round times: Rd1 Sat 09.30; Rd2 Sat 14.00; Rd3 Saturday 18.30; Rd4 Sunday 09.30; Rd5 Sunday 14.00.



Contact: Mike Truran 01993 708645 | 

Controllers: Tim Dickinson, Priscilla Morris



Playing Schedule:

Round 1 Saturday 09.30
Round 2 Saturday 14.00
Round 3 Saturday 18.30
Round 4 Sunday 09.30
Round 5 Sunday 14.00


Rate of Play: All moves in 90 mins plus 15 seconds per move increment from move 1.

Any player arriving more than 30 minutes late will be deemed to have lost unless re-pairing is possible. His/her opponent, however, must expect to be paired again if another player is otherwise without an opponent after 30 minutes. The time allowance is subject to alteration in the case of such re-pairings. Pairings will be made using Tournament Director.


Byes: You may take a half-point bye in any one of the first four rounds. Please notify us if possible on the entry form or at the beginning of the tournament.


Withdrawals: If withdrawing during the tournament, please notify a controller or note it on your result slip. If you withdraw before the first round we will refund your entry fee less a £3.00 administration fee.


Grading: All sections will be ECF graded. Grades will be taken from the ECF's latest revision of the July 2015 grading list. (If you do not have an ECF grade, please give any other official grade, or, if you have none, provide other evidence of your playing strength, e.g. other tournament results.) Only players with a current ECF standard-play grade are eligible for grading prizes.  Please note that it is a condition of entry that players agree to their grading information being published on the ECF website.


Analysis: A separate area will be available for analysis and discussion.



ECF membership: Under ECF membership arrangements (for more details, visit the ECF website at, there will be no charge for the grading of the games of those who are ECF members at Silver level or higher, but the tournament organizers will be charged extra for the grading of the games of non-members or Bronze-level members. Entry fees and discounts reflect these arrangements.



Further Information


Players entering the tournament agree to abide by the FIDE Laws of Chess and the decisions of the controllers, which will be final. We reserve the right to refuse entries or transfer entrants from one section to another at any point.


A player whose mobile phone sounds during a game will forfeit the game.


Prizes will be paid by direct bank transfer within seven days of the end of the congress. No player may receive more than one individual prize. Prizes will be shared in the event of a tie.


Location: Cokethorpe School is set in a parkland estate of nearly 150 acres, 2 miles south of Witney and 10 miles from Oxford. See map and help with directions here.


Refreshments: will be available on the premises, provided by Hackett’s Food and Drink, Wesley Walk, Witney OX28 6ZJ (01993 700858,  and will include tea, coffee, soft drinks, sandwiches, baguettes, sausage rolls, panini, cakes, fruit and chocolate bars | |



A bookstall with an extensive range of books and chess equipment will be provided by:


Chess & Bridge

44 Baker Street,

London W1U 7RT


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