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The Jim Wiseman and Dave Hurley Open 2023

19/06/2023 - 21/08/2023

Participants: Open to all
Entry Fee: £10 (players must be registered with the ECF)

Register with Sanjoy Banerjee (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Registration ends on Monday, 19/06/2023, 7.00 p.m.
Registration is completed after paying the fee.

Venue: The Cross Keys, 13 Earle Street, Liverpool L3 9NS
Tournament Mode: 9 rounds swiss system
computer-pairing via Swiss Manager (

Round 1: 19/06/2023, 7.30 p.m.
Round 2: 26/06/2023, 7.30 p.m.
Round 3: 03/07/2023, 7.30 p.m.
Round 4: 10/07/2023, 7.30 p.m.
Round 5: 17/07/2023, 7.30 p.m.

--- No fixtures Monday 24/07/2023 ---

Round 6: 31/07/2023, 7.30 p.m.
Round 7: 07/08/2023, 7.30 p.m.
Round 8: 14/08/2023, 7.30 p.m.
Round 9: 21/08/2023, 7.30 p.m.

Time Control: 80 minutes (each) + 10 second increment after each move
Grading: This tournament will be reported for grading

Winner: £100
2nd: £60
3rd: £40
Grading: 2 x £40

Best Game: £40 (To be judged by the tournament panel)

Players may only win one prize

Tournament Controller: Sanjoy Banerjee

1. What happens in the event of a dispute? The decision of the tournament controller Sanjoy Banerjee will be final. His decision will be made in good faith.
2. Will the club make any profit from this tournament? No
3. I know before entering I will not be able to play every week can I take a bye in advance? Yes to a maximum of three half point byes. There will be no byes allowed in the last round unless notified on entry.
4. When will I know my opponent of the next round? Every Monday, when all matches had been played, latest at 11 p.m., all pairings of the next round will be generated immediately and, of course, we then can tell you who your new opponent is. All pairings will be published on and our website on the following Tuesday. The draw is not final and is often open to change.
5. I cannot play every Monday. Is it nevertheless possible for me to join this tournament? Yes, you can join this tournament. Knowing your opponent one week in advance you may contact him/her to arrange another time and venue to play your game. You would then submit the result by phone or e-mail to the tournament controller.
6. Is there a limit on the number of entrants? Yes unfortunately entry is limited to 32 players and will be allocated on a first come first served basis
7. Any other question?
Please ask or email Sanjoy Banerjee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Snacks and drinks are available at our venue.

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