Venue: Moreton Hall Community Centre,
Symonds Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 7EE
4 sections: Open, Team 600, Team 500 and Team
Teams consist of 4 players from the EACU but not necessarily from
the same club. EACU players are those living in or from clubs
located in or affiliated to Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire,
Hertfordshire, Norfolk or Suffolk. Also eligibile are people born in
the county, 5 years residence in the county at any time, or
currently attending a school college or university in the county.
The Team 600 is
for teams with an aggregate grade of 600 or less in the January list though for
this calculation anyone with a grade under 100 will be taken as 100.
The Team 500 is a team with an aggregate grade of 500 or less though for
this calculation anyone with a grade under 75 will be taken as 75.
The Team 400 is for teams with an aggregate grade of 400 or less though for
this calculation anyone with a grade under 50 will be taken as 50.
There will be a cash prize for the team with
most game points in each category but the number and value of prizes will
depend on the number of entries.
The event uses the county match format of 2 rounds starting at 10.00 and
2.30. If digital clocks are available for all boards, the standard time control will be 36 moves
in 80 minutes, followed by 15 minutes to finish the game, with an increment
of 15 seconds per move from move 1.
The exact format of the competition will depend on the number of entries.
The entry fee is £20 per team payable on the day. Any player who is not a
member of the ECF needs to pay an extra £5. The clubs that won the top
division of the six EACU county leagues (Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire,
Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Bury League) in the last season are
entitled to enter a team of entirely their club players at half price into
Tea and coffee will be provided free of charge.
Enquiries and entries should be made to email@example.com
or to 01223 842197. Entries by 11th February if possible please though an early
indication that you might raise a team would also be much appreciated. Later
entries at the organiser's discretion.
If you do not have the four players for a team I should be able
to put you in touch with others who would like to