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Wey Valley, Surrey Summer Event 2022

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Wey Valley, Surrey Summer Event 2022

Date: Sunday 3rd July 2022

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

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SIX Sections:

  • OPEN – U1900 ECF – for adults and juniors alike!
  • MAJOR – U1500 ECF – juniors only
  • U10 Championships
  • U9 Championships
  • U8 Championships
  • U7 Championships

(Ages calculated using the applicant’s age as at midnight 31 August 2021).

If you are unsure of which section to enter, ask the organiser:

Attention Parents:    Can you help?

Little chess knowledge and no experience is required to help 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.

If you are able to volunteer to help in the playing hall during play on the day, please complete the following:

Prizes: £240 expected prize fund

Section 1st2nd3rd3 points and over
(U1900 ECF)
 £  80£30£10Rosette/ medal
(U1500 ECF)
 £  80£30£10Rosette/ medal
U10 ChampionshipTrophy to hold for one year and Winners’ Rosette to keepRosette/ medalRosette/ medalRosette/ medal
U9 ChampionshipTrophy to hold for one year and Winners’ Rosette to keepRosette/ medalRosette/ medalRosette/ medal
U8 ChampionshipTrophy to hold for one year and Winners’ Rosette to keepRosette/ medalRosette/ medalRosette/ medal
U7 ChampionshipTrophy to hold for one year and Winners’ Rosette to keepRosette/ medalRosette/ medalRosette/ medal
  • OPEN and MAJOR sections:
    • In the event of a tie the prize money will be shared equally.
    • Prize funds may be reduced if numbers are low.
  • Championship sections:
    • In the event of a tie for first place, the trophy will be awarded to the highest placed according to tie breaks.

Tie Breaks:

  1. Points
  2. The results of players in the same group
  3. Bucholz Cut 1 & 5
  4. Bucholz Cut 1
  5. Bucholz


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 arbiter which is dependent upon your time of arrival.

Arrival From  09:15
On the Day Entries Close  09:35
Round 110:00
Round 211:00
Round 312:00
Short Break for Lunch12:50 – 13:20
Round 413:30
Round 514:30
Prize giving16:15

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In all sections players will be paired using Swiss-Manager. Pairings will be posted at 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 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 every 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 ChessFederation). This information (Rating Reference Number, Name, Club(s), Grade(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.

How to Enter:

Click below to go to another page where you need to complete your details and make your payment:

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Entry Fee:

Please see the table below:

RateECF MemberNon ECF Member/ Bronze ECF Member
Early Bird£23£32
Late Entry£28£37
On the Day Entry£38        CASH ONLY£47        CASH ONLY
  • ‘Early Bird’ rate applies up to Thursday 30th June 2022.
  • ‘Late Entry’ rate applies from Friday 1st July 2022.
  • ‘On the Day Entry’ rate applies from 18:00 Saturday 2nd July 2022.
  • Parents, guardians or family members who are not playing are welcome free of charge, but please only one adult/ carer per entrant.

How to Join the ECF or Upgrade a Bronze Membership :

If you and/ or your child(ren) would like to become an ECF member or upgrade a bronze membership, please use the link below.  Juniors who have not previously been an ECF member, get their first year free:

Terms and Conditions:

It is a condition of entry that players agree to the chess entries for all terms and conditions, which can be found here


It is TBC whether refreshments will be on sale including sandwiches, other light snacks and hot and cold drinks.

Parking and Other Travel:

Parking is in a large car park at the front of the school.

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, Thursday 30 June, subject to a £7 administration fee. Withdrawal subsequent to this date forfeits the full entry fee.

FIDE Laws of Chess

We will be following the FIDE Laws of Chess with few exceptions which have been outlined in the two documents below:

For Information and Queries Contact:

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