Prizes and Entry Fees - 2017

Place & Grading Prizes

Award Open Challengers Major Intermediate Minor
Under 181 ECF Under 161 ECF Under 141 ECF Under 121 ECF
1st place £340 £300 £300 £300 £300
2nd place £170 £150 £150 £150 £150
3rd place £85 £75 £75 £75 £75
Grading Prize £75 £70 £70 £70 £70

Junior & Veteran Prizes

AwardAmount
Best Junior (under 14 yrs)*£70
Best Veteran (65 and over)*£70

* Eligibility determined by age on 31 August 2016.

Entry Fee

Fee Open Challengers Major Intermediate Minor
Under 181 ECF Under 161 ECF Under 141 ECF Under 121 ECF
Adult £32 £28 £28 £28 £28
under 18 yrs** £27 £23 £23 £23 £23

** Eligibility determined by age on 31 August 2016.

All Tournaments

Except in the OPEN, no ungraded player may win more than a maximum of £60. However, to be eligible for this prize money they must have provided written evidence of their playing strength, before Sunday 25th March 2016.

Additional fees:
  • Late fee: £5 (for entries made online or postmarked after Friday 23rd March 2017)
  • Entry on the day (before 9:15am): £10

ECF “Pay to Play” Fees

This is a registered ECF Game Fee event. Players who are not current ECF Members at Silver, Gold or Platinum level on the date of entry will have £7 (£5 for Juniors) added to their entry fee. Bronze ECF members should note that their membership will be upgraded to Silver by the ECF following processing of the congress results for grading. Some delay is inevitable, and in the meantime the undiscounted entry fee will apply in any future congresses. Upgrading prior to the congress – online or via the ECF office – is recommended.