Witney Weekend Congress
21st and 22nd October 2017
An ECF Tradewise Grand Prix Event
Online entry to
this event is now closed.
Contact: Mike Truran 01993 708645 | Controllers: Tim Dickinson, Priscilla
Rate of Play: All moves
in 90 mins plus 15 seconds per move increment
from move 1.
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
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
Grading: All sections
will be ECF graded. Grades will be taken from
the ECF's latest revision of the August2017
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
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
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.
Mobile phones and electronic devices
are only permitted in the playing area provided
the device is completely switched off. During
play, such devices must be placed in a bag as
agreed with the arbiter. Both players are
forbidden to use this bag without permission of
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.
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: These will be available
on the premises, provided by the Cokethorpe
School catering team, and will include a
comprehensive range of hot and cold food and
The title of
Champion and the
will be awarded to the eligible player with the
highest combined score in the Open sections of
the Witney Weekend Congress and the 2018
Kidlington Chess Tournament.
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.