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Camborne Club Championship 2017/18

1 The competition is open anyone who is a member of both the Cornwall County Chess Association and the English Chess Federation on payment of the entry fee.
2 The entry fee is £10 (£5 for juniors) payable before the commencement of the tournament. Entries to the organiser by September 30th.
3 The competition will consist of two sections.
a) The winner of the open section will be declared club champion and hold the Trevor Johns cup for the ensuing year.
b) The second section will be open to players with an ECF grade below 125.
4 In both sections there will be five rounds under the Swiss pairing system The organiser will set the pairings for each round using a ECF-approved computer program and distribute them to the players as soon as possible after the completion of the previous round. In order to avoid misunderstandings all players must acknowledge receipt of the pairings.
5 It is the responsibility of the players in each pairing to agree a date at the earliest opportunity for the playing of their game by the final date for completion of the round (see 7 below). When agreement has been reached, both players must inform the organiser of the agreed date.
6 Subject to the proviso that either player may insist that the game be played on a Friday at the club's venue, the game may played at any other agreed venue or date if the players so agree.
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The final dates for the completion of each round are as follows

  • Round 1: 9 November, 2018
  • Round 2: 14 December, 2018
  • Round 3: 1 February, 2019
  • Round 4: 29 March, 2019
  • Round 5: 10 May, 2019
8 Except as provided in rule 9 all games will be played using a digital timer at the rate of 75 minutes for the entire game with increments of 20 seconds per move starting at move 1.
9 If no suitable digital timing device is available The game will be played at the rate of 30 moves in 75 minutes followed by 15 minutes each under the FIDE rules for rapid play finishes.
10 On completion of the game both players must send the result to the organiser within seven days.
11 In the event of a tie for first place the winner will determined using the "sum of progressive scores" method. If this fails to produce a winner, the championship will be shared.

Last updated 5/10/2018