Greater London Chess
Bernfield, Foley and Ashelford Tournaments
Tuesday evenings November 2021
Bernfield Jason Rihel
Foley Paul Chantrell
Ashelford Roger Clarkson
- Rated tournaments for all playing strengths
(under 1500, 1500-1800 and over 1800)
- Games submitted for ECF rating
- All-play all groups with knockout play-offs
- Flexible tournament schedule fit
your tournament games around league matches through the
Entry fee free to club members
Open to GLCC club members only.
Closing date for entries: 7 November 2021
Space permitting, entries from new members will be accepted
up until January 2022
winner will be declared the Club Champion and hold the Bernfield
Trophy for one year. They will give the Club Champion's simultaneous
display at the Autumn General Meeting.
Foley winner to hold the Foley Cup
for one year.
Ashelford winner to hold the Ashelford
Trophy for one year and earns the right to compete in the Foley
the following year.
Engraved replica trophies awarded to all first time
In each tournament, all-play-all groups of up to ten or twelve
players. If any tournament receives more than ten or twelve entries
then it may be split into two groups with knockout play-off of group
winners. The controller may need to modify the grade banding of
tournaments to ensure players are evenly matched. Groups within
tournaments will be drawn by lot once entries have been received.
If necessary, Sonneborn-Berger tiebreak score will decide group
Rate of play
All moves in 75 minutes + 15 second increment per move (programme
18 on GLCC DGT2010 clocks). If suitable digital clocks are not available,
then 30 moves in 75 minutes. After Blacks 30th move both clocks
are turned back 15 minutes and the game continues to a quickplay
finish. If both players do not want a quickplay finish, group stage
games may be played at a rate of 36 moves in 90 minutes with adjournment
after 3 hours.
Arranging your games
You will be provided with contact details for players in your tournament
and you should arrange games against opponents in your group for
mutually convenient dates. The player of the White pieces has the
responsibility of contacting his/her opponent and should offer up
to four dates for the game to be played. One of these should be
accepted by the player of the Black pieces.
Results will be submitted for ECF rating. Unrated players should
provide an estimate of playing strength.
Players must be ECF members (minimum Bronze membership) to take
part in these tournaments.
The FIDE Laws of Chess apply. A copy of the current Laws (2018)
has been placed in the club equipment cupboard for reference. In
the event of a dispute the tournament controller will arbitrate.
Games will normally be played at St Georges Bloomsbury on
Tuesday evenings, start time 6.45pm. By mutual agreement, players
may arrange to play at another venue or with a different start time.
Players not arriving at the board within 45 minutes of the agreed
start time should expect to be defaulted. By mutual agreement of
the players, games may be played using an online platform such as
chess.com or lichess with the same time control as above. Online
games cannot be submitted for standard ECF rating, but will be sent
for online rating. Please inform the controller if any game is played
Before entering a tournament, please be sure that you will have
sufficient time to complete all your games by June 2022. If there
is more than one group in a tournament, group stage games must be
completed by 30 April 2022. Results should be notified promptly
to the tournament controller, preferably by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tournament tables will be posted on the clubs website.
Schedule for knockout stage
K/O final to consist of one game at standard rate of play, first
named player has White. In the event of draw game replayed as follows:
- Swap colours for one game at 60 minutes per player. If drawn
- Swap colours for one game at 15 minutes per player. If drawn,
players share the title,
- Blitz games will not be submitted for grading.
If you need to withdraw from a tournament please notify the controller
as soon as possible. The tournament controller will rule on the
scoring status of a withdrawing players games.
All enquiries to Nigel Blades, tournament controller, phone ,
Please enter using the Google
Form (takes you to a separate page). Entries to be received
by 7 November 2021. New member entries may be accepted up
to January 2022.