SECTIONS

The event is divided into four sections by age and grade: u18, u11, u9 and Minor.  Ages are as at 1 September 2018, so if your 11th birthday was on 24 September 2018, you can still enter the u11 section.  The Minor is for those aged under 11 and who are either graded under 50, or ungraded.

TIMETABLE

Doors open 08:45
Round 1 start 09:30
Round 2 10:45
Round 3 12:00
Round 4 13:30
Round 5 14:45
Round 6 16:00

All matches should be completed by 17.00 and the Prizegiving will take place as soon as possible thereafter.

ENTRY FEES

The entry fee for all sections is £17.00.  English Chess Federation members (Silver level or above) may deduct £2.00 from this entry fee.  To join the ECF, go to www.englishchess.org.uk.  Any junior who has not previously been a member of the ECF can obtain a year’s free Silver membership.

PAYMENT

We’d like you to pay online using PayPal.  However, if you prefer to pay by cheque, please send to Bob Jones, Crofts Place, Little Saxham, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5LE, making your cheque payable to Bury Knights Junior Chess Club.

RATE OF PLAY/CLOCKS

The rate of play for all sections will be 30 minutes per player per game.  Clocks will be used in all sections and assistance will be given to any player unused to handling them.

BYES

Players may request a HALF-POINT BYE in the first round only, if travelling to the event for an 09.30 start causes a problem.  Otherwise, entrants will play in all rounds (Swiss System).  It is NOT a knockout event.

CLOSING DATE

Online entries will be accepted up to and including Friday 17th May.  Postal entries must be postmarked no later than Wednesday 15th May.   Acceptance after these dates will depend on availability of space and payment of a £3.00 late entry fee.

ECF GRAND PRIX

This event will qualify for the ECF Junior Grand Prix.  All members of the ECF (silver and above) are entitled to compete for Junior Grand Prix points.

SUFFOLK GRAND PRIX

This event will also qualify for the Suffolk Junior Grand Prix.

PRIZES

Cash prizes will be awarded according to size of entry.  Section winners will also receive trophies.

GRADING

All results will be submitted to the English Chess Federation for their Rapidplay Grading List.

MINOR SECTION

Entry to this section is available to anyone under age 11 who is also either graded under 50 or ungraded.

REFRESHMENTS

Light refreshments will be available throughout the event.  Players may bring and consume their own packed lunches.

ORGANISERS

The event is organised by the Bury Knights Junior Chess Club.  All enquiries to Bob Jones on 01284 811555 or to juniorcongress@bsechess.org.uk.

THE VENUE

The venue is Sybil Andrews Academy, Bury St Edmunds, accessible from either junction 44 or junction 45 of the A14.  There is plenty of on site car parking available.  For a map visit www.sybilandrewsacademy.co.uk/where-we-are.  The venue’s full address is: Sybil Andrews Academy, Rougham Tower Avenue, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 7QB.