LCL FIDE Weekender and My First Tournament Section This Weekend!

London Chess League FIDE Weekender at the London Mindsports Centre

This weekend, the penultimate London Chess League FIDE Weekender of the 2023-2024 season takes place at the London Mindsports Centre (21 Dalling Rd, London W6 0JD).

The tournament is 5 rounds, Swiss format (not a knockout).

  • Round 1 on Friday 18.30 (6.30pm to 10.30pm)
    Round 2 & 3 on Saturday 10.00 and 15.00 (10.00am to 3.00pm)
    Round 4 & 5 on Sunday 10.00 and 15.00 (10.00am to 3.00pm)

Time control: (90min + 30 sec/move)

Byes: Players may take up to 2 half-point Byes in any round except the final round, where you can take a zero point bye.

We will have several sections:

  • Open
  • U2000
  • U1650

Please enter any of the above sections here: https://form.jotform.com/223566285096970

Current entries are here: https://www.jotform.com/grid/230093816998065

We are also running a My First Tournament section for unrated players or players rated under ECF 1400. This section will also be across 5 rounds, but over Saturday and Sunday only:

Three rounds on Saturday (10.30am, 1.30pm and 4.30pm).

Two on Sunday (11am and 2.00pm).

Time control: (60min + 30 sec/move)

This will primarily be suited for beginners or players who would like to become more comfortable in a tournament environment but would like to build their confidence. This could be suited to juniors and adults alike who are either new to the game or less experienced with competitive / tournament play.

To enter this section, please click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/my-first-chess-tournament-tickets-879018968397

Many thanks, and I look forward to seeing you this weekend!