Leicester Chess Congress

H. E. Atkins Memorial

2014 Details

The 2014 Leicester Chess Congress will take place Friday 28th November to Sunday 30th November 2014 at Regent College, Regent Road, Leicester LE1 7LW

Prize Winners


Rank Name Flags Score Fed. M/F Rating TPR W-We Prize
1st Kalaiyalahan, Akshaya CCF 4.5 ENG F 2016 2730 1.89 £250.00
2nd Lane, Peter C R None 4 ENG M 2043 2766 1.47 £125.00
3rd= Barnes, Michael H Gambit 3.5 ENG M 2204 2164 -0.2 £8.33
3rd= Mason, Donald J Shirley \ Warwick 3.5 ENG M 2143 2061 -0.28 £8.33
3rd= Burrows, Martin P Wigston 3.5 ENG M 2130 2191 0.38 £8.33
3rd= Jones, Steven A Surbiton 3.5 ENG M 2114 2038 -0.34 £8.33
3rd= Armstrong, Malcolm J Stafford 3.5 ENG M 2095 2104 0.06 £8.33
3rd= Abbas, Daniel 3Cs 3.5 ENG M 1996 2240 1.27 £8.33
1950+ Sucikova, Svetlana Hertford 3.5 SVK F 1985 2120 0.72 £50.00
U1950 Rowan, Daniel Banbury 3 ENG M 1720 2079 1.78 £50.00
Rank Name Flags Score M/F Rating Prize
1st Greatorex, Roger Llangollen 4.5 M 150 * £250.00
2nd Dean, Robert A Undercliffe 4 M 158 * £125.00
3rd= Ireland, David J Coventry 3.5 M 156 * £28.57
3rd= Ashcroft, Graham J Preston 3.5 M 153 * £28.57
3rd= Ribbands, Patrick C Linton 3.5 M 151 * £28.57
3rd= Wilson, Matthew R Devon 3.5 M 148 * £28.57
3rd= Hibbitt, Arthur M Banbury 3.5 M 147 * £28.57
3rd= Hepworth, Peter Huddersfield 3.5 M 138 * £28.57
3rd= Ruffle, Alan P Penkridge 3.5 M 136 * £28.57
U155, U148 & U140 Grading prizes merged with 3rd place

Rank Name Flags Score M/F Rating Prize
1st Maher, Mike P Lichfield 4.5 M 127 * £250.00
2nd= Kent, Paul Aigburth 4 M 128 * £58.33
2nd= Wallace, Robert (Bob) Melton Mowbray 4 M 128 * £58.33
2nd= Moreby, Kurt E Gosforth 4 M 121 * £58.33
U125 Cooper, Barrie D Wigston 3 M 109 * £25.00
U125 Reid, Patrick W Braunstone 3 M 104 * £25.00
U110 Dainty, Neil Marple 3 M 99 * £25.00
U110 Willoughby, Peter Ecclesall 3 M 99 * £25.00

Playing Schedule

Opening Ceremony            18.50 – 19.00

Round 1 Friday                   19.00 – 23.00

Round 2 Saturday               09.30 – 13.30

Round 3 Saturday               14.30 – 18.30

Round 4 Sunday                  09.30 – 13.30

Round 5 Sunday                  14.30 – 18.30

[A ½ Point Bye may be taken in Rounds 1 – 4]

Time Control

All moves in 90 minutes plus 30 second increments from move 1.  All games will be played with digital clocks.



Open to all players.  This event will be FIDE rated.  In addition, the highest placed player not already qualified will qualify to play in the 2015 British Championships.

1st Prize £250 ; 2nd £125 ; 3rd £50 ;

Best W-We by player rated 1950 or over £50

Best W-We by player rated under 1950 £50

Entry Fee £25


Open to players graded below 160

1st Prize £250 ; 2nd £125 ; 3rd £50 ;

Best score by player graded U155    £50

Best score by player graded U148    £50

Best score by player graded U140    £50

Entry Fee £25


Open to players graded below 130

1st Prize £250 ; 2nd £125 ; 3rd £50 ;

Best score by player graded U125    £50

Best score by player graded U110    £50

Entry Fee £25

English players in the FIDE Open section must be Gold members of the ECF.

  • In the event of a tie, grading or rating prizes will be split amongst the two lowest rated / graded players involved in the tie. 
  • No player may win more than one prize.
  • All prizes will be paid by bank transfer within 5 days of the event ending. 


Players aged over 65 or under 18 may receive an additional £3 discount. 

A late entry fee of £3 will be payable on entries postmarked later than Monday 24th November 2014.  Entries may be accepted until 6.45 on the day, subject to availability and payment of £5 late entry fee. No discounts are available to on the day entries.

Grades & Ratings

Ratings from the November 2014 FIDE list will be used for the Open, whilst grades published in the August 2014 ECF list will be used for the other sections.

The Open will be FIDE rated, whilst all sections including the Open will be ECF graded.

ECF Membership

English players in the FIDE Open section must be Gold members of the ECF.  All players in the Major and Minor must be Silver members of the ECF, or upgrade to Silver membership, or pay the £6 ECF Pay to Play fee.

Ungraded Players

Players without a grade in the 2014 ECF list must give details of estimated playing strength, including any previously held grading, or current grading from another body.  Ungraded players may not win a grading prize and, with the exception of the Open, may only win 50% of any other prize unless specifically cleared to play in writing.


The controller reserves the right to transfer players between tournaments at any time. Prizes may be amended subject to numbers of entries.  The submission of an entry form and payment of the entry fee is acceptance that the controller’s decision is final in all matters.  Full terms and conditions can be viewed at www.leicesterchess.co.uk


A bookstall will be provided by Chess Direct,

PO Box 18, Mexborough, South Yorkshire S64 9AR

Tel 01709 890565 Fax 017709 874076

Email : office@chessdirect.co.uk



No smoking is allowed within the college buildings.


Regent College is close to Leicester City Centre, just 10 minutes walk from the train station.  Turn left outside the station, walk up London Road and turn right onto De Montfort Street.  Cross over Princess Road East and Regent Road and Regent College is then on your left hand side.  Alternatively, free on-site parking is available to all players.

 By Car:

 From M1 (South)/M69 Junction 21:

Take the A5460 towards Leicester, and move into the left-hand lane, ready to filter first left, and then left again onto the A563, Outer Ring Road. Follow this road for 4 miles, crossing over two roundabouts. At the junction with the A50/A5199 Northampton road, turn left, following signs to the City Centre. Follow the Welford Road for 1.4 miles to the junction with University Road. This junction is at the fourth set of lights, after playing fields on the right. Take the first left onto Lancaster Road and the college car park is immediately on the right (before the junction with De Montfort Street).

From M1 (North) Junction 22:

Follow the A50 for 8 miles into the city. At the Central Ring Road, turn right and follow A50/A5199 signs to Northampton through an underpass and one-way system. Follow the road uphill and over the railway, and turn left at the next lights into University Road. Then take the first left onto Lancaster Road and the college car park is immediately on the right (before the junction with De Montfort Street).

From A47 Peterborough:

Shortly after the City of Leicester sign and the 30mph restriction sign, turn left into Spencefield Lane. Continue along this road – it becomes Evington Lane and then Evington Road - for 2.9 miles until it meets London Road (A6). At the lights here, continue straight across into Granville Road. At the next lights turn left onto University Road, then take the first right onto Lancaster Road.  The college car park is immediately on the right (before the junction with De Montfort Street).

By Train:  

Leicester railway station is ten minutes walk from Regent college so the event is easy to get to even if you don't have a car.  Leicester is on the Midland Mainline between London St Pancras and Sheffield with regular trains every 30 minutes taking a little over an hour.  Direct trains from Birmingham, Nottingham, Derby and beyond service the City well.


We will provide a café bar, where tea, coffee, soft drinks, sandwiches, snacks etc will be available.

Entry Forms

Completed entry forms, together with the appropriate entry fee (payable to “Leicester Chess Congress”) should be sent to

Atkins Congress
267 Adswood Road


Email : atkins@leicesterchess.co.uk

Tel : 0845 463 9798 or 07883 49 57 58

Fax : 0870 288 4393

Re-pairing will take place 30 minutes after the start of a round.


An accommodation list is available by clicking here.