Summer Tournament

Pimlico has been hosting a summer tournament since 2011 (with a break for the Covid years).

Conditions of play

Tournament controller: FIDE Arbiter Nick Faulks.

Rate of play: 75 minutes per player per game plus a 15-second increment per move.

Byes: Players may take a maximum of two ½-point byes. Byes must be requested by the Monday before the round in question, except for the last round which must be requested before the start of the tournament.

Defaults: Players arriving 30 minutes after White’s clock has been started will be defaulted.

Sections: There are two sections:
OPEN: Unrestricted entry.
MAJOR: ECF rating under 1800.
For entry and pairing purposes, the tournament uses the ECF rating list published at the start of June.

ECF Membership: All tournament entrants must have at least Silver membership.

Entry fee: £25 (10% reduction if payed by the end of May).

Prizes: The level of each prize depends on entry numbers. There will be three prizes in each section, plus rating prizes.

ECF rating: All games will be submitted for rating in accordance with the ECF regulations in force at the time.

2022 Tournament

The 10th Summer Tournament took place over 5 rounds from Thursday 23 June to Thursday 21 July 2022. Pairings, results and tables are on the Chess-Results server at the links below. These links open in a separate window.