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5th EJCOA International: 16-20/12/22

Forest Hall Social Club, the venue for the 5th EJCOA International, is the home of Forest Hall Chess Club. (Photo: Ⓒ Tim Wall 2021)

Applications are welcome for the 5th EJCOA International, to be held at Forest Hall Social Club, Errington Terrace, Palmersville, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9DQ.

Dates: 16-20 December, 2022.

Two FIDE-rated 9-round tournaments:

IM norm all-play-all tournament (10 players)

Challengers Swiss (max. 20 players)

Downloadable entry form here.

Entry fees: IM Norm Tournament: £175; Challengers Tournament: £50

ECF Gold membership required for all ENG-affiliated players.

Playing schedule (for IM and Challengers tournaments)

R1: Friday 16 December, 6:00pm
R2: Saturday 17 December, 9:00am       R3: Saturday 17 December, 2:00pm
R4: Sunday 18 December, 11:00am       R5: Sunday 18 December, 4:00pm
R6: Monday 19 December, 11:00am      R7: Monday 19 December, 4:00pm
R8: Tuesday 20 December, 9:00am       R9: Tuesday 20 December, 2:00pm

Time control: All moves in 90 minutes, plus 30 seconds per move.

IM Norm Tournament: Average rating 2283.5+, IM norm = 6.5/9

FIDE-rated Challengers Swiss tournament (maximum capacity of 20 entries)

Prizes: 1st £250, 2nd £125, 3rd £75. Top U18 on 1/1/22 £50, Top Female Player £50

Email your application to: timpeterwall@gmail.com

First Name ____________________  Surname ____________________________

FIDE ID Code: __________ National Chess Federation ______________________

Event entering: IM norm ________________ Challengers ____________________

Email: __________________________________ Tel: _______________________

Please transfer your entry fee to: UK Chess Events Ltd, Barclays Sort Code 20-59-43, Acc. No. 2344 1954. (Include your name as reference.)