11th West Surrey Chess Championships 2022

DateSunday 20th March 2022

Venue: Therfield School, Dilston Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7NZ

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Four Sections:

  • OPEN – U1900 ECF – for adults and juniors alike!
  • MAJOR – U1600 ECF – juniors only
  • INTERMEDIATE – U1300 ECF – juniors only
  • MINOR – U1000 ECF – juniors only
If you are unsure of which section to enter, the organiser will put you in the best suited section.

Attention Parents:    Can you please help?

If you are able to volunteer to help in the playing hall during play on the day with controlling, please email us at: admin@chessentriesforall.com.  Little chess knowledge and no experience is required to help with controlling as we will email you a clear list of duties, there will be more experienced and a qualified FIDE Arbiter present to assist should you need it.


  • £240 expected prize fund:
    • OPEN and MAJOR sections:
      • Expected allocation of £80 for 1st, £30 for 2nd and £10 for 3rd.
      • In the event of a tie the prize money will be shared equally.
  • All sections:
      • Trophy for the winner, in the event of a tie for first place, the trophy will be awarded to the highest placed according to tie breaks.
      • Rosette/ medal for 3 or more points.

Tie Breaks:

  1. Points
  2. The results of players in the same group
  3. Bucholz Cut 1 & 5
  4. Bucholz Cut 1
  5. Bucholz
  • Runners up who score 3 or more points out of 5 will win a rosette or a medal.
  • Prize funds may be reduced if numbers are low.


Please note: If you are planning to enter on the day and you arrive after 9.35am, then you risk not be able to play the first round with a half point bye awarded only at the discretion of the Chief Arbiter which is dependent upon your time of arrival.
Arrival From   09:15
On the Day Entries Close   09:35
Round 1 10:00
Round 2 11:00
Round 3 12:00
Short Break for Lunch 12:50 – 13:20
Round 4 13:30
Round 5 14:30
Prize Giving (Approximately) 16:00
These timings are a guide only as if possible on-the-day we will bring the times forward which will mean we will be able to hold the prize giving sooner.


In all sections players will be paired using Swiss-Manager.  Pairings will be posted at http://www.chess-results.com/as well as at the venue. No discussion will be entered into concerning the pairings. Nobody gets knocked out and players are expected to play all five rounds.  If a player needs to leave early, please inform the arbiters prior to leaving or upon your arrival if possible.


1 point for a win, ½ for a draw or 0 for a loss.

Time Control:

In all sections there will be 5 rounds played with digital clocks on all boards.  Clocks will be at a rate of all moves in 15 minutes plus 10 second increments per move per player.


All games in all sections will be sent to the ECF for rating.  It is a condition of entry that players agree to their rating information being published by the ECF (English Chess Federation). This information (Rating Reference Number, Name, Club(s), Rating(s), Rating Category) is published as part of the Rating list on the ECF website. If you wish to have these details withheld from the website version of the Rating List please contact the ECF. The ECF website also contains information about the rating system: http://www.englishchess.org.uk/

How to Enter:

Enter Here

Entry Fee:

Please see the table below:
Rate ECF Member Non ECF Member
Early Bird £23 £32
Late Entry £28 £37
On the Day Entry £38 £47
  • Early Bird Rate  applies up to Thursday 17 March 2022.
  • Late Entry Rate applies from Friday 18 March 2022.
  • On the Day Entry Rate applies from 6pm Saturday 19 March 2022.
  • Parents, guardians or family members who are not playing are welcome free of charge, but please only one parent per child/ sibling group.

How to Join the ECF:

If you and/ or your child(ren) would like to become an ECF member, please use the link below.  Juniors who have not previously been an ECF member, get their first year freehttps://www.englishchess.org.uk/ecf-membership-rates-and-joining-details/

Terms and Conditions:

It is a condition of entry that players agree to the Chess Entries for All.com’s terms and conditions, which can be found here.  Please note one’s payment to enter the 11th West Surrey Championships will be taken as one’s agreement to the Chess Entries for All.com’s terms and conditions.


We managed to find someone willing to sell refreshments on the day, such as hot and cold drinks, cakes, sandwiches, kids lunch packs (only available for advance order).  A list with prices will be emailed to all entrants on the Thursday before the event for parents to pre-order food if they wish to ensure they get their preferences.

Parking and Other Travel:

Parking is in a free large car park.

Arbiters Decisions:

All arbiters’ decisions are binding and final.  Players must reconcile any disagreements before leaving the tournament hall.

Parent/ Guardian Rooms:

Will be available for parents and players who have finished their games to wait.  Entrance is not permitted in the playing hall during round times.

Disclaimer and Parent Responsibility:

The organisers accept no responsibility for any loss, theft, damage, accident or players during the tournament.  Organisers will act in loco parentis providing supervision only in the chess playing hall while chess is in play.  Parents are responsible for their children throughout the whole tournament and must be on site at all times in case of emergency or other requirement.


The weather may not be good, so bring along a quiet desk top game/ book you can play/ read between rounds in case it is impossible to go outside.  Muddy feet risk default!


A player may withdraw at any point up to the closing of early bird entries, Thursday 17 March, subject to a £7 administration fee.  Withdrawal subsequent to this date forfeits the full entry fee.

For Information and Queries Please Contact:


FIDE Laws of Chess

laws_of_chess_2018_-_eb_approved_-_clean_version We will be following the FIDE Laws of Chess with few exceptions which have been outlined in the two documents below: Illegal Moves-Laws of Chess v3 WSC Competition Rules and Regulations Version 1.0r