e2e4 London Gatwick International
Saturday, 04 August 2012 13:33
e2e4 London Gatwick International will take place on 18th - 22nd August 2012 at Crowne Plaza, London-Gatwick Airport, Langley Drive, Crawley, RH11 7SX, England.
A series of 10 player all play alls open to all players as follows:
The Masters will offer players the opportunity to play for an IM norm and is open to players rated 2050 or above, or those who have qualified via the Challengers.
Please note that we only have places left for titled players. Untitled players completing the entry form will be contacted in the event a place becomes available.
The Challengers is open to players rated over 1900, or graded above 150 ECF, or qualified from a previous Major. Players will be placed in groups of approximately equal strength. The winner of each challengers section will qualify for the next Masters event free of charge.
The Major is open to all players rated below 2000 (or graded below 165 ECF) who want to play 9 competitive FIDE rated games of chess in a friendly atmosphere with the opportunity to gain those all important rating points or obtain their first ever FIDE rating. Players will be placed in groups according to rating / grade so that all the players in a group are of a similar strength.
In an all play all, all games are FIDE rated, even if unrated players take part (this is unique to all play alls). Unrated players will obtain a full FIDE rating just by playing in this one event.*
*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 point. FIDE ratings now go down to 1201 so it is realistic for any player graded 60 ECF or above to obtain a FIDE rating.
All of these FIDE rated all play alls are set in the same great hotel as the London Diamond Jubilee Congress in June.