Tournament Conditions

Players accept as a condition of entry that the Organiser’s and Arbiter’s decision on any aspect of the tournament is final, and that the information provided by email or on the entry form may be recorded and used for congress administration, mailing lists and rating purposes. Photos could be taken for use on the Bristol & Clifton chess club and the ECF website. If you don’t want your photo published, please inform the Organisers.​

The Organiser reserves the right to refuse entry without giving a reason. Under exceptional circumstances, at the Organiser’s discretion, the prize fund can be reduced.​

Adverse weather conditions or other reasons beyond the Organiser’s control may necessitate the cancellation of the congress. The Organiser will try to refund at least part of the entry fee, but no guarantees are made.​

Mobile phones and other portable communication devices must be switched off in the playing area at all times and should not be in players’ reach during the game. The penalty for non-compliance is expulsion from the playing area for that round.​

The Organiser’s accepts no responsibility for any damage, theft or accident to the person or property of anyone attending this event.​

Parents or guardians are responsible for their children during the tournament. The organisers and helpers are not able to act “in loco parentis” and are not able to take responsibility for any child’s actions, or for the actions of anyone that may affect your child.

Players’ details will be held electronically for the purposes of administering and marketing; their entries and results will be published on the club website; chess-results website and tournament results will be submitted to the English Chess Federation for rating purposes and may be published online.

​Players’ details held are mainly name and email address and will be kept for several years in order to keep them informed of future tournaments. Data will be deleted or updated if requested to do so by the individual.  Such requests should be directed to the Bristol & Clifton chess club.