Sun, 29 Jan|
Prettygate Junior School
Colchester Junior Chess January Grand Prix
An ECF-rated and EJCA Grand Prix junior chess tournament hosted by Colchester Junior Chess Club. This tournament is also a qualifier for the EJCOA finals in July
Time & Location
29 Jan 2023, 09:00 – 17:00
Prettygate Junior School, Plume Ave, Colchester CO3 4PH, UK
About the event
Prettygate Junior School
A map of the venue can be found here
Car parking is available at the school, with overflow parking, and accessible off-road Sunday parking nearby
Our event is divided into five sections, depending on age or rating.
• Under 9
• Under 11
• Under 14
• Under 18 Minor (unrated players or ECF rating below 1300)
• Under 18 Open
Ages are as before 31 August 2022
Organisers reserve the right to merge sections if needed
U18 Minor Section
The U18 Minor section is for those under 18 years of age
These players are unrated in the ECF or have an ECF rating below 1300
ECF Membership & how to get started
You can learn more about the ECF Membership here. This includes how to join to make the most of a free Silver Membership in your junior's first year, and how to take advantage of other member benefits (including a discount to our tournament!)
You can find out more about the ECF ratings, how to find the ECF rating code, and more here
9:00 - 9:25 - Arrival
9:30 – 9:45 - Playing Hall Meeting
9:45 - 10:35 - Round 1
10:45 - 11:35 - Round 2
11:45 - 12:35 - Round 3
13:15 - 14:05 - Round 4
14:15 - 15:05 - Round 5
15:15 - 16:05 - Round 6
16:40 - 17:00 - Prize Giving
20 minutes plus 5 seconds increments for all categories
Default time will be 10 minutes after the actual start time
The event is a Swiss System pairing tournament of 6 rounds
All players are expected to play in all 6 rounds, this is not a knock-out tournament
Tournament results will be submitted to ECF for grading
Points from this tournament will be transferred to the Essex Junior Chess Association (EJCA)
towards the Essex Junior Grand Prix
For more information on the EJCA Grand Prix, click here
This tournament is an English Junior Coaches and Organisers Association (EJCOA) National Youth Championships qualifier. For more information, click here
Pairings and Results
You can follow the results and check pairings on Chess-Results.com (when available)
Under 9, Under 11, Under 14
Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place
Tournament tiebreaks will apply and will be confirmed in the tournament confirmation email
Under 18 Open and Under 18 Minor
1st, 2nd, and 3rd places are guaranteed to win from the £150 cash prize pot
Best Performance from Colchester Juniors Award
This prize will be awarded to a member of the Colchester Junior Chess Club, who has an exceptional performance in the tournament
Cash prizes will be shared to the winners of the same points
Closing date of entry:
Friday, January 27, 2023 at 9 p.m. or if capacity has been reached before this date
*If you require a registration form to send in by mail, please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is organised by the Colchester Junior Chess Club and partnered with Essex Junior Chess Association (EJCA)
Colchester Junior Chess Club is a non-profit chess club in Colchester, Essex
Any donations made to the organisation or from this event will help the organisation grow, enabling junior chess players in Essex to gain greater access to learning about and improving their chess
Organisers reserve the right to refuse entry without explanation
Mohammad Rezaul Islam
The arbiter's decision will be final in all chess-related matters
Contact Information before the event
If you can no longer attend, please contact email@example.com
Emergency phone number for the day only
Michael Catabay 07838 085656
Helen Chung 07930 334979
Light refreshments will be available, but packed lunches are suggested
Hot takeaway food from Crazy Chef is just a 4 min walk away. They serve fish and chips, kebabs, pizza, and other hot food. Their phone number is 01206514989
There is a Co-Op Food Store, only a 4 min walk from the school. You will find ready-made sandwiches there, along with other items for lunch and snacking.
Boots is also nearby and may have sandwiches, drinks, and nibbles.
Please bear in mind the food allergies of some players when selecting snacks and food to bring to the venue.
STRICTLY NO NUTS PLEASE
Chess Photographer, Melinda Wilde, will take photos throughout the event. The photos will be used in our blog or other chess related publications. If you do not want your player included in the photos, please contact us by writing an email before the tournament.
Our goal is to have a memorable yet competitive junior chess tournament. These tournaments are a fantastic opportunity for players to challenge themselves, meet new friends or catch up with the children they can play online.
We hope everyone can follow the rules and have a wonderful day. However, there are a few things we must mention prior to your booking...
Organisers will not take responsibility for children and will need parental supervision throughout the day. If your junior is old enough to stay at the tournament alone, please make prior arrangements with the organiser in writing by email and provide emergency details.
Safety is a priority for us. Our arbiters and volunteer committee have DBS clearance.
Parents must supervise children when taking a break outdoors.
Under no circumstances are children permitted to play in the nursery area outside. Thank you!
We do not take responsibility for lost or stolen items.
We will be happy to answer all your questions, so please contact us anytime.
We look forward to welcoming you to our chess tournament!
*Please note - only players need tickets for the event
Refund policy - £3 processing fee will be deducted from approved refunds
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