Entry closing dates

Nearly there!

Entries for the Southend Easter Chess Festival will close the evening before each event starts, as follows:

3rd Rapid – Entries close at 10.00 pm on Wednesday 5 April 2023
Play starts: Thu 6 April, Round 1 at 10:30 am, finish by 6:00 pm (6 Rounds)
Doors open: 10: 00 am Thursday.

65th Congress – Entries close at 10.00 pm on Thursday 6 April 2023
Play starts: Fri 7 April, Round 1 at 11:00 am with Round 2 at 4:00 pm
Doors open: 10: 00 am each day Friday to Monday.

The April rating lists are published tomorrow, 1 April 2023 and set the eligibility point for the rating-limited sections. For the FIDE-rated events, that will be the higher of FIDE or ECF with the FIDE ratings being used for seeding and pairings. For the ECF sections, the ECF rating is used for both eligibility and pairings.

All through the Festival, Thursday to Monday, the 2nd Southend Masters will be playing at the same venue. This is a title norm event of 10 players all-play-all, three GMs, five IMs and two FMs. All games will be screened live, viewable on this website.

In the Festival, the top three games in the FIDE Open (Friday to Monday) will also be screened live on this website.

Links: Entry Lists | Pairings and Results: on results.com

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