Atticus Open Championship 2017

Atticus Open Championship 2017

05/06/2017 - 14(21)/08/2017

Participants: Open to all chess players, in particular from Atticus Chess Club
Entry Fee: 5 £ for members of Atticus Chess Club and 10 £ for non-members
Registration: Register personally or by e-mail to Luke Boumphrey
Requirements for registration:
Name, surname, grade, e-mail address, phone or mobile
Registration ends on Monday, 05/06/2017, 7.00 p.m.
Registration is completed after paying the fee.
Venue: Pattersons Bar, 26 - 28 Gradwell Street, Liverpool L1 4JH
phone: 0151 707 63 67
Tournament Mode: 9 rounds swiss system
computer-pairing (Sevilla 16.3.2)

29/05/2017 Spring bank holiday
round 1: 05/06/2017, 7.30 p.m.
round 2: 12/06/2017, 7.30 p.m.
round 3: 19/06/2017, 7.30 p.m.
round 4: 26/06/2017, 7.30 p.m.
round 5: 03/07/2017, 7.30 p.m.
round 6: 10/07/2017, 7.30 p.m.
14/07/2017 - 24/07/2017 Visiting FS 98 Chess Club Dortmund
round 7: 31/07/2017, 7.30 p.m.
round 8: 07/08/2017, 7.30 p.m.
round 9: 14/08/2017, 7.30 p.m
note: If the Team Lightning Tournament is on a Monday, the rounds will be adjusted accordingly and the tornament will end on 21/08/2017.

Time Control:

Fischer-Clock: 60 minutes + 30 seconds per move This will be the default choice. If both players agree traditional time controls may be used.

Grading: This tournament will be reported for grading
Prizes Prize money subject to entry (example for 32 players):
winner: 50 £, second: 30 £, third: 20 £
best female: 20 £, best under 120: 20 £, best under 150: 20 £
Tournament Controller: Luke Boumphrey, Stephen Kee, Martin Blasczyk
FAQ: 1. What happens in the event of a dispute? The decision of the tournament controller Luke Boumphrey will be final. His decision will be made in good faith.
2. Will the club make any profit from this tournament? No.
3. I know before entering I will not be able to play every week can I take a bye in advance? Yes to a maximum of three half point byes. There will be no byes allowed in the last round unless notified on entry.
4. When will I know my opponent of the next round? Every Monday, when all matches had been played, latest at 11 p.m., all pairings of the next round will be generated immediately and, of course, we then can tell you who your new opponent is. All pairings will be published on the CLM website and our website on the following Tuesday. The draw is not final and is often open to change.
5. I cannot play every Monday. Is it nevertheless possible for me to join this tournament? Yes, you can join this tournament. Knowing your opponent one week in advance you may contact him/her to arrange another time and venue to play your game. You would then submit the result by phone or e-mail to the tournament controller.
6. Is there a limit on the number of entrants? Yes unfortunately entry is limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
7. Any other question?
Please ask or e-mail Luke Boumphrey
Snacks and drinks are available at our venue.