Tuesdays from 10 February to 28 May 2015
Divisions: Divisions will be groups of up to twelve players. ACF ratings will be used to guide selection into divisions.
Eligibility: Current financial members of norths chess
Format: Single round robin.
Rating: The Championship, Candidates, Reserves A and Reserves B divisions are FIDE and ACF rated; other divisions are ACF rated.
Time controls: 90 minutes per player plus 30 seconds per move (from move 1).
Completion of games: All games must be completed by
Draw and table allocations: Are detailed on a draw sheet and crosstable provided to each participant and displayed at the club. The first listed player has the white pieces.Forfeiture time: One hour after the commencement of the round (at the Arbiter's discretion).
Players may arrange with their opponent to play a game earlier or later than in the draw, on these nights or at a time and place of their choosing.
Players must advise norths chess club and their opponent if
they want a game postponed. It is the responsibility of the player postponing
the game to contact the opponent before the game is due to be played. Failure
to do so will result in a forfeit. Only in the event of illness or emergency should this be less than 24 hours notice.
Uncompleted games may be judged to be abandoned or forfeited. Consideration will be given to evidence of players making themselves available to play the game.
David Webster, Nick Cooper, Norman Greenwood
Analysis of completed games and social chess: A separate section away from the tournament area is set aside for analysis of completed games and social chess. Players must ensure games still underway are not disturbed.
Protocols on player disturbances: norths chess club protocols on player disturbances are set out in notices displayed in the tournament area.Games data base: norths chess club reserves the right to publish any games played in any tournament organised by the club.
Ties: In the case of a tie (or ties) in the Championship and Candidates divisions, a play-off will take place:
Play-offs will also take place where a division is divided into multiple sections.
If a play-off is not achieved within a reasonable time, norths chess club reserves the right to instead apply a tiebreak formula of its choosing.
Other divisions will be resolved by tie-break applied by the listed order recommended for individual round robin tournaments in the FIDE Rules.
CLICK HERE for previous years' results