The London Chess Classic takes place at Olympia between 7 and 15 December. A range of tournaments are on offer:
FIDE Open – This is a nine-round event, with one round each day between 7 and 15 December inclusive. Open to anyone, the entry fee ranges from £100 to £150, depending on FIDE rating. A £25 late entry fee applies after Friday this week.
FIDE u2000 – a five round event for anyone rated under FIDE 2000. Those with no Elo rating must have an ECF grade under 175. One round each day between 9 and 13 December, the entry fee is £30 (or £40 after Friday).
ECF u135 – Open to anyone graded under 135, or 1730 Elo. Entry fees as for the u2000 event.
Weekend Classic A – Five rounds in four graded sections (Open, u170, u145, u120) over the 7/8 December weekend. Entry fee as for u2000 event.
Weekend Classic B – Five rounds in four sections (Open, u2000, u1800, u120 ECF) over the 13/15 December weekend (includes one game on Friday evening). Entry fee as above.
English Junior Rapidplay – Six rounds on 7 December. Open to all juniors. Entry fee £15 (£25 after Friday)
Classic Rapidplay A – Six rounds in four graded sections (Open, u170, u145, u120) on 8 December. Entry fee £20 (£30 after Friday)
Classic Rapidplay B – As above on 14 December
Classic Rapidplay C – Six rounds in four graded sections (Open, u165, u140, u115) on 15 December. Entry fee as above.
For more information on any of the above events, or if you’d like an entry form posted to you, contact me (Bob Jones).