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Midland Open Championships@Telford
9 to 11 August 2019

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Midland Open Championships 2019

 

The 2019 event is being held at Ramada Hotel Telford Ironbridge, Forge Gate, Telford TF3 4NA Friday 9 August to Sunday 11 August. Three different five-round tournaments: FIDÉ Open: FIDÉ u1900 (ECF u160); and ECF u130.

Playing schedule

Round 1 Friday             19.00 – 23.00
Round 2 Saturday         10.00 – 14.00
Round 3 Saturday         15.00 – 19.00
Round 4 Sunday           10.00 – 14.00
Round 5 Sunday           15.00 – 19.00

Entrants may take a half-point bye in rounds 1 - 4.

Time control

Ninety minutes + 30 seconds increment from move 1.

Tournaments, Prizes and awards

FIDÉ Open

Open to all players

1st £500; 2nd £250; 3rd £100
Plus best performance prize of £50 each

The leading MCCU Player will win the title of Midland Champion 2018, and qualify for the 2019 British Chess Championships

Entry fee £30
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FIDÉ U1900 (ECF U160)

Open to: (1) FIDÉ rated players rated below 1900 FIDÉ; AND (2) players without a FIDÉ rating graded below 160 ECF

1st £250; 2nd £100; 3rd £50
Plus best performance prize of £50

Entry fee £30
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ECF U130

Open to players graded below 130 ECF

1st £250; 2nd £100; 3rd £50
Plus grading prize of £50 each

Entry fee £30
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No player may win more than one prize. All place prize money will be shared equally between tied players.

The method for allocating grading and performance prizes can be found in the Terms and Conditions.

Organiser and Arbiters

IO Alex Holowczak, IA Matthew Carr and others TBC.