31st Hampstead: Under 2200 / Under 1900 PLUS Under 135! 15-16 August 2015

We are pleased to announce that the 31st Hampstead Congress will have a third section!

1. Under 2200 (Under 200 ECF if you don't have a standard FIDE rating).

2. Under 1900 (Under 160 ECF). 

You should register and pay using the usual form.

3. PLUS an Under 135 ECF graded section. *There is a new grading list at the end of July, so check that for eligibility.* If you want to play in this section, please note that you have to pay to reserve a place.  You should be ECF Silver + to play in this section but you can still play if you are Bronze or not a member of the ECF - but it will cost you £6.00 more!

Time control and playing conditions in the Under 135 are the same as the FIDE sections.  Prizes based on entries but if we get 20 or so players the first prize will probably be £150, and the second prize £75 with a grading prize.  At the moment you can ONLY enter this section using this link to our entry form.

IF YOU LIKE THIS then you may like to know that Golders Green Bank Holiday Congress is coming up at the end of August - we have three sections including an Under 135, and six rounds! http://www.goldersgreenchessweekender.blogspot.co.uk/ for details. 

We often have a lot of half point byes on Saturday evening, and if you can't make the whole weekend we wondered whether you might be interested in playing one ECF graded game? not FIDE rated) The time control would be the same, 60 minutes each plus 30 seconds a move throughout, and the game starts at 5.30pm on Saturday and could go on to 8.30pm. 
You would be paired against someone roughly your own strength and play alongside the other players in the congress.  It would cost you £8.00, or £14.00 for players who are not already ECF SIlver members (we will upgrade you to Silver if you are already Bronze) or above (you have to be Gold to play in the congress). Email me adamraoof@gmail.com if you are interested, and I'll pair you up with someone!  Or just register right here.