Wey Valley – Surrey Ramsay Cups Championships 2020 – County Team Selection Event

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Date: Sunday 23rd February 2020

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

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This is your opportunity to practice for the EPSCA Inter Association Championships if you have already been selected for one of the teams this year.  Also a chance to gain valuable experience and grade which may help you qualify for the squad(s) next year.  The results of this tournament will help us decide on board order.

Sections: (Ages calculated using the applicant’s age as at midnight 31 August 2019).

TWO CHAMPIONSHIPS SECTIONS – If you have been selected for one of the squads then you should enter your correct age group for one of these sections:

  • UNDER 11 (Includes U10)
  • UNDER 9 (Includes U8, U7, U6, etc.)

TWO MINOR SECTIONS – If your grade is lower than 48 or, if you have no grade, but would like experience playing chess and to either gain or improve your grade, then enter one of these sections:

  • UNDER 11 (Includes U10)
  • UNDER 9 (Includes U8, U7, U6, etc.)

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 indicate in the comments section on the form when you apply.  Little chess knowledge and no experience is required to help with controlling as there will be more experienced and a qualified National Arbiter present to assist should you need it.  For further information on what is required please click here.


The winner in each section will receive a Champions Rosette and runners up who score 3 or more points out of 5 will win a rosette or a medal.


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 11:30
Round 3 13:00
Round 4 14:15
Round 5 15:30
Prize Giving (Approximately) 16:50


IM Michael Basman will enrol some strong junior chess players to coach any applicants interested between rounds.  This is an excellent way for competitors to improve their skills, tactics and understanding for the game, learn new ideas or opening traps and usually has a fantastic impact.  Training for the day costs just £15 per player, payable via the website when you book your place in the tournament.


In all sections of both events 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 six rounds.  If a player needs to leave early, please inform the controllers 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 20 minutes plus 10 second increments per move per player.


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

How to Enter:

Complete the form below and make your payment using the PayPal button at the bottom of this page and please ensure you click under the form:

Please ensure you have clicked <Submit> under the form or else we will not receive your details.  Thank you!

Now make your payment using the correct payment button(s) and don’t forget to pay for the Training separately from the Entry Fee below:

Entry Fee:

Please see the table below:

Rate ECF Member Non ECF Member
Early Bird £20 £27
Late Entry £25 £32
On the Day Entry £35 £40
  • Early Bird Rate  applies up to Tuesday 18 February 2020.
  • Late Entry Rate applies from Wednesday 19 February 2020.
  • Parents, guardians or family members who are not playing are welcome free of charge.

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 free: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/join-the-ecf-2019-20/

ECF Member Entry Fee for The Wey Valley Ramsay Cups Championships. Early Bird Rate.

ECF Member Entry Fee for the Wey Valley Ramsay Cups Championships on Sunday 23 February 2020 at Therfield School. Early Bird Rate.


Non ECF Member Entry Fee for the Wey Valley Ramsay Cups Championships. Early Bird Rate.

Non ECF Member Entry Fee for the Wey Valley Ramsay Cups Championships on Sunday 23 February 2020 at Therfield School. Early Bird Rate.


Wey Valley Ramsay Cups Championships 2020 Additional Payment.

Additional payment for Wey Valley Cups Championships 2020.


Training at the Wey Valley Ramsay Cups Championships 2020.

Training by One of Our Stronger Older Juniors in Between Rounds at The Wey Valley Ramsay Cups Championships 23 February 2020


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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 Ramsay Cups Championships will be taken as one’s agreement to the Chess Entries for All.com’s terms and conditions.


A burger van will be selling hot food and hot and cold drinks.  An ice cream van may also be available at the venue, but this is to be confirmed.

n.b. We are unable to control the use of seeded products on the burger van.

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 children 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.


A player may withdraw at any point up to the closing of early bird entries, Tuesday 18 February, subject to a £6 administration fee. Withdrawal subsequent to this date forfeits the full entry fee.

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