Tournament Details

English: The De La Warr Pavilion In Bexhill
English: The De La Warr Pavilion In Bexhill (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
There are five rounds. 

All games in the Under 2200 and Under 1900 section are FIDE rated and graded by the ECF for the national grading database
Unrated players in these sections should be Under 200 ECF (U2200), or Under 160 (U1900), or the national equivalent. Swiss format tournaments, not knockouts.  If you are English you must be an ECF Gold member to take part.

Games in the Under 120 section are graded by the ECF.  Anyone can play in this tournament if they are graded under 120 ECF, or the equivalent.  Entrants who are ECF members at Silver or above can claim a £6.00 discount on their entry fee.  Bexhill Chess Club and Hastings Chess Club members can also claim an additional £5.00 discount on their entry fee.
BYES: if you cannot make a round (some people like to get an early night on Saturday) you can ask for one half-point bye in advance by informing the arbiter. Not available in the final round!

TIME CONTROL (all tournaments)
Digital clocks and Fischer / cumulative time controls will be used. All moves in 60 minutes per player PLUS 30 seconds per move (roughly a 3.0 hour session).  Exceptionally, where digital clocks are not available we will use the time control of all the moves in 90 minutes per player.



Venue will be open approximately 9.30am

(1) 10.30am to 1.30pm
(2) 2.00pm to 5.00pm
(3) 5.30pm to 8.30pm


Venue will be open approximately 10.30am
(4) 11.00am to 2pm
(5) 2.30pm to 5.30pm

Prizes will be paid by bank transfer, so please let us have your bank account number and sort code if you have won a prize, and you can't stay, and we will transfer the prize by BACS.
Use the entry form on the right hand side of the page to register and then pay by PayPal if possible. Please note that until you pay your entry fee, you haven't entered!

U2200 and U1900: 1st £150, 2nd £80 - these prizes will be shared in the event of a tie.

In each of these two sections there will be AT LEAST one rating prize the rating band for which will be announced before the start of round two, based on the ratings of the players entered. Ties (if necessary) for rating prizes will be awarded to the lowest rated player, and then shared if still tied.  

UNDER 120: 1st + 2nd plus a grading prize, based on entries.

Here is a short guide to making your visit to my events as enjoyable as possible.  No player may win more than one prize. The Organisers decision is final in all matters. The organiser reserves the right to refuse any entry without explanation.

Adam Raoof
328 Watford Way, Hendon, London NW4 4UY.
07855 036 537

'Indefatigable' Adam Raoof and 'unflappable' Geoff Gammon (ECF Arbiter).

Adam Raoof. 

Will be served throughout by Karen.

Players in the FIDE rated sections: if you are English, then you must be a member of the English Chess Federation (GOLD category) to participate. Players from other nations don't have to join the ECF but may find it useful when playing in other events, such as Hampstead Congress or Golders Green Rapidplays (all players have to be Silver or above in rapid events). Ring 01424 775 222 to join or visit

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