Battle of the Sexes 23rd Jan - 3rd Feb 2022       #gibchess


Regulations & Payments 2020


Important: do not book travel or accommodation or pay entry fees until your entry has been confirmed by the Festival Organisers.

Initial enquiries: Festival Director Stuart Conquest

Entry Fees

  • Entry fees: Masters £150 (entry is free for players holding the GM, IM, WGM or WIM titles). CLOSED TO NEW ENTRIES.
  • Challenger & Amateur, £75 per event (£130 for two events).
  • Late entry fee surcharge of £50 per event (if presented after 10 January 2020).
  • First-week morning players who subsequently decide to play in a second-week event will not be charged a late entry fee.

Right of Refusal
The right is reserved to refuse any entry.

Players for the Masters tournament must register before 19:30hrs on Monday 20 January 2020 or have confirmed their entry at the Caleta Hotel in order to be included in the first round draw.

Players for first-week Challenger or Amateur tournaments must register before 19:30hrs on Sunday 19 January 2020 or have confirmed their entry at the Caleta Hotel in order to be included in the first round draw.

Default Time
(All Events) Players arriving 30 minutes or more after the start of a session shall lose, unless the arbiter decides otherwise.

Mobile Phones
All mobile phones, tablets, and similar mobile devices are banned from the playing areas.

The organisers will provide solutions for those players not resident at the Caleta Hotel who need to bring such devices to the venue.

If you take a mobile device to the game, even turned off, you risk forfeit.

No Smoking Rule
Smoking is forbidden in the playing hall and adjacent areas or in the commentary room.

All five tournaments shall be FIDE rated and ECF graded. Players who are, or who request to be, registered as English (ENG) with FIDE must be ECF Gold members. Join the ECF: +44 (01424) 775 222 or visit

Non English players must provide their FIDE Identification Number (FIN) (ID code) at the time of entry. If you do not have a FIN, you must apply to your own federation for a FIN before entering the tournament.

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Any dispute arising in connection with the rules and regulations governing the Tournament shall be determined by the organising committee and/or appeals committee, whose decision will be final and binding.


Please note

Players who have purchased a Caleta Package are required to pay the entry fee(s).

Fees paid via Paypal have a surcharge. Please see the table below. Entry fees can also be paid by credit card using a secure link provided by the Caleta Hotel - please contact Cathy Popham if you prefer this payment method.

Alternatively please see the TOURNAMENT ENTRY FEE(S) menu to select the appropriate payment and click the 'PayPal Pay Now' button to pay. You can use a credit or debit card or use your own PayPal account.

The late entry fee surcharge of £50 per event applies (if presented after 10 January 2020).

Tournament£With PayPal Fees
1 Morning event75.0078.95
2 Morning events130.00136.84
Tournament Entry Fee(s)

Caleta Hotel Bank Details for Bank Transfers

National Westminster Bank P.O. Box 707, Line Wall Road, Gibraltar, GX11 1AA.

Account Name:G & JB Hotels LimitedSterling Business Current Account Number:48132969
Sort Code:606060IBAN Number:GI25NWBK060606048132969
Currency:GBPIBAN BIC / Swift number:RBOSGIGI

For payment by cheque: Cheques should be made payable to the Caleta Hotel. Please ensure the cheque is signed and dated and sent to the Caleta Hotel, Sir Herbert Miles Road, Gibraltar. All entries will be acknowledged, as long as your entry has a valid email address.