3rd EJCOA Invitational @The Chess Centre, Ilkley, 23-27 Feb 2022

The 3rd EJCOA Invitational will take place at The Chess Centre, 8, Crescent Court, Brook Street, Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 8DE. This is a dedicated 24/7, high-quality chess facility hosting tournaments, matches, club events and training.

The Invitational includes an IM norm tournament and a Youth Training Tournament.

3rd EJCOA Invitational IM Norm Tournament

The lineup for this tournament is now complete:

1 IM Jose Camacho-Collados (KOR, 2400)
2 FM Jonah Willow (ENG, 2360)
3 FM Yichen Han (NED, 2347)
4 IM David Eggleston (ENG, 2343)
5 FM Paul Macklin (ENG, 2341)
6 FM William Claridge-Hansen (ENG, 2340)
7 WIM Zala Urh (SLO, 2307) (replacing FM Iain Gourlay, SCO)
8 IM Stephen Mannion (SCO, 2271)
9 FM Shreyas Royal (ENG, 2243)
10 FM Adam Ashton (ENG, 2379)

(Any player wishing to act as a reserve or to be considered for future norm tournaments should write to: timpeterwall@gmail.com)

Average rating of opponents for highest-rated norm seeker: 2329.2.
IM Norm requirement (for all norm seekers): 6/9

1st £200, 2nd £150, 3rd £100
No tie-breaks will be used. Prizes will be shared by players on the same score.

Time control:
90 minutes for all moves, plus 30 seconds increment per move from move 1.

FIDE-rated Youth Training All-Play-All Tournament (please note: games between all players will count for FIDE rating)

Entries confirmed so far:
1 Kyle Pelling (ENG) ECF 1929, FIDE 1809
2 Shriaansh Ganti (ENG) ECF 1337
3 Jael De Sousa Muachikape (ENG) ECF 1834
4 Dillan Duke (ENG) ECF 1623
5 Sam Coates (SCO) FIDE 1676
6 Angelica Rowe (ENG) ECF 1508
7 Ethan Pang (ENG) ECF 1376
8 Place available
9 Place available
10 Place available

Entries are welcome for the FIDE-rated Youth Training Tournament. Please write to Tournament Director Tim Wall at: timpeterwall@gmail.com.

You can download the Entry Form here: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/event-calendar/action~agenda/exact_date~23-2-2022/

To enter, participants should be under the age of 25 on January 1, 2022, and have a Standard Play FIDE rating .

February 2022 Standard Play FIDE Ratings will be used 

Entry Fee:

1st £150, 2nd £100, 3rd £50
No tie-breaks will be used. Prizes will be shared by players on the same score.

Time control
60 minutes for all moves, plus 30 seconds increment per move from move 1.

The Youth Training Tournament time control is shorter to allow time for post-game analysis between the players with an ECF Registered Coach, who will be on hand for analysis during all rounds.

Playing schedule (for both tournaments)

R1: Wednesday 23 February, 6:30pm          

R2: Thursday 24 February, 10:00am             R3: Thursday 24 February, 3:00pm

R4: Friday 25 February, 10:00am                 R5: Friday 25 February, 3:00pm

R6: Saturday 26 February, 10:00am               R7: Saturday 26 February, 3:00pm

R8: Sunday 27 February, 10:00am                R9: Sunday 27 February, 3:00pm

Public transport directions to Ilkley Chess Centre:

Ilkley Chess Centre is 0.2 miles (3 minutes’ walk) from Ilkley Station. Direct trains to Ilkley from Leeds take approximately 30 minutes.

Post-Game Analysis/Coaching Area

The analysis area is next door to The Chess Centre, in the upstairs room at Hub-Vybe, 30a Brook St, Ilkley LS29 8DE.

Accommodation options:

The following hotels, inns and guest houses are within easy travelling distance of the venue.

Best Western Ilkley Craiglands Hotel, Cowpasture Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 8RQ, Tel: 01943 430001

Bistrot Pierre – The Crescent Inn, Brook St, Ilkley LS29 8DG. Tel: 01943 811250

The Gin Lounge Rooms, 43, 45 Brook St, Ilkley LS29 8AG. Tel: 07890 689601

The Wheatley Arms, 64 Wheatley Lane, Ben Rhydding, Ilkley LS29 8PW. Tel: 01943 670030

The Riverside Hotel and Country Pub, Riverside Gardens, Bridge Lane, Ilkley LS29 9EU. Tel: 01943 607338.

The Black Hat Pub & Restaurant, 11 Church St, Ilkley LS29 9DR. Tel: 01943 607214

Once your place is confirmed, entry fees should be sent by bank transfer to:

UK Chess Events Ltd
Barclays Bank Sort Code 20-59-43
Account 2344 1954

For international transfers:
IBAN: GB49 BUKB 205943 2344 1954