Initial enquiries: Festival Director
Details to follow.
The right is reserved to refuse any entry.
Players for the Masters tournament must register before 19:30hrs
on Monday 22 January 2018 or have confirmed their entry at the Caleta
Hotel in order to be included in the first round draw.
for first-week Challenger or Amateur tournaments must register
before 19:30hrs on Sunday 21 January 2018 or have confirmed their entry
at the Caleta Hotel in order to be included in the first round
(All Events) Players arriving 30 minutes or more after the start
of a session shall lose, unless the arbiter decides otherwise.
All mobile phones, tablets,
and similar mobile devices are banned
from the playing
The organisers will provide solutions for those players not
resident at the Caleta Hotel who need to bring such devices to
the venue. If you take a mobile device to the game, even
turned off, you risk forfeit.
Smoking is forbidden in the playing hall and adjacent areas or
in the commentary room.
All five tournaments shall be FIDE rated and ECF
graded. Players who are, or who
request to be, registered as English (ENG) with FIDE
must be ECF Gold members. Join the ECF:
+44 (01424) 775 222 or visit www.englishchess.org.uk.
Non English players must provide their
FIDE Identification Number (FIN) (ID code) at the time of entry.
If you do not have a FIN, you must apply to your own federation
for a FIN before entering the tournament.
Commentaries take place daily in the afternoon in the Archie
Suite. Audience participation is encouraged. These commentaries
are broadcast live. There is no charge for spectators to watch
the games in play, to attend commentaries or to attend evening
events, including the master classes.
Any dispute arising in
connection with the rules and regulations governing the
Tournament shall be determined by the organising committee
and/or appeals committee, whose decision will be final and