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|Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:14 am Post subject: Uxbridge International
|Uxbridge Masters, Challengers & Get Me Rated will be held at the same great hotel as the Uxbridge Congress, De Veres Denham Grove Hotel, Tilehouse Lane, Denham, Buckinghamshire, UB9 5DU.
All of these events are FIDE rated all play alls, and are open to all players whether FIDE rated or not.
The Masters event offers players (preferably 2150+) the opportunity of 9 competitive games of chess with the the chance to secure that all important IM, WGM or WIM norm.
The Challengers event offers players 9 competitive FIDE rated games for players rated above 2000 and for unrated players graded 130 plus who will also have the opportunity to obtain a full FIDE rating in one event. The winner of the Challengers will receive a superb package of free entry to the next Uxbridge Masters, together with free accommodation at the venue for the duration of the event - a package worth £300. A great way to pay for your entry to the Masters!
The Get Me Rated events does exactly what it says on the tin - it is aimed at players rated below 2000 and players graded below 140 ECF. It is designed to give unrated players a full FIDE rating in just one event! Players will be placed in groups of 10 according to rating / grade so that all the players in a group are of a similar strength.
By playing in this event, an unrated player will be assured of achieving a full FIDE rating as long as all the unrated players score at least a 1/2 point.
All these events are scheduled so as to only require 3 days off work, and one lot of travelling - with special rates for players staying in the hotel! The timetable is
Opening Ceremony Wednesday 15.20 - 15.30
Round 1 Wednesday 15.30 - 19.30
Round 2 Thursday 10.00 - 14.00
Round 3 Thursday 15.30 - 19.30
Round 4 Friday 10.00 - 14.00
Round 5 Friday 15.30 - 19.30
Round 6 Saturday 10.00 - 14.00
Round 7 Saturday 15.30 - 19.30
Round 8 Sunday 10.00 - 14.00
Round 9 Sunday 15.30 - 19.30
All moves in 90 minutes, plus 30 seconds per move increments from move 1
Grades & Ratings
Ratings from the July 2009 FIDE list will be used for all events.
All events will be FIDE rated and ECF graded.
Entry Fees - Masters
All Players £150
Entry Fees - Challengers
All Players - £50
Entry Fees - Get me Rated
FIDE Rated Players - £25
Unrated Players - £40
FMs / WGMs / WIMs - £50 discount*
Juniors (Under 18 as at 1/9/2009) - £50 discount*
Enter before 30th June - 20% off
Enter before 31st July - 10% off
* Applies to entrants in the Masters
GMs or IMs wishing to play should email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of the conditions they are seeking.
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