Time control and
schedule: 6 rounds (byes excepted, all players play
in all rounds), with 15 minutes each on the clock for the game plus a
10-second increment from move 1.
Round 1: 12pm
Round 2: 1pm
Round 3: 2pm
Round 4: 3pm (Break after Round 4)
Round 5: 4.30pm
Round 6: 5.30pm
Who is eligible to
play? Anyone who is a member of a club in the Sheffield
& District Chess Association, or who lives in Sheffield and the
surrounding area, or who has played in the Sheffield league this season.
winner of the competition will hold the Crabb Shield for one year.
Other/cash/rating prizes dependent on the number of entries, presented as
soon as possible following the final round.
will be available for purchase at the venue – tea, coffee, cold drinks and
snacks. Hot food to be confirmed. There is a McDonalds 300 metres away.
Games will be submitted for ECF Rapidplay rating.
£10 (ECF bronze members and above). If you are not a current member of the
ECF, you will need to pay an additional £9 for the ECF’s Pay to Play fee.
If possible, please pay by bank transfer using your full name as a
reference to South Yorkshire Chess, 08-92-99 67282861. Payments on the day
can be accepted, provided we have your entry in advance. In this case
please arrive at least 15 minutes early.
Any player whose mobile phone is found to be switched on during a game will
lose the game. Players may request a half-point bye in any one of rounds
1-4 at the time of entry. Play will be governed by the FIDE Laws of Chess.
The Chief Arbiter will be Phill Beckett. It is a condition of entry that
the Arbiter’s decision is final in all matters.
Parking is available on-street or in the Furniture warehouse next door. The
closest bus stop is Greenland Road / Coleford Road, which is a 5-minute
walk from the venue, and served by route number 18.
In the event of a tie, non-trophy prizes will be shared. The following
means will be used to determine the trophy winner: a) Sum of progressive
scores, b) Blitz playoff (if only 2 players tied), c) Sum of opponent’s