Third Kingston Invitational (2024)

The third Kingston Invitational will be a Swiss for around 60 players played at Tiffin Boys School in central Kingston from Monday 12 to Friday 16 August. Nine rounds, Fide-rated, 90min + 30sec time control, with Fide arbiters Jake Hung and Lance Leslie-Smith acting as tournament controllers.

The winner will receive a prize of £500 (and the Kingston Invitational trophy, won last year by IM Conor Murphy); second receives £250; third £100. The leading junior (16 or under) will receive £200 and the Barden Cup, named in honour of Leonard Barden, long-time Guardian chess correspondent, who has always been an advocate for English junior chess and has taken a close interest in the Kingston tournament, encouraging us to give rising young players a chance to take on established stars. We are very proud that Leonard, who will be 95 on 20 August 2024 and is boundlessly self-effacing, has allowed us to name this trophy after him. It is, we believe, the first time he has been honoured in this way.

The rating floor for participation in the event is around 2000 ECF, though some exceptions have been made. Entry is free and by invitation only. We hope that the tournament will be sufficiently strong and have enough titled players and players from the necessary range of federations to allow us to offer norms.

These are the players who have so far accepted invitations to play, though some of these acceptances are provisional:

FIDE
1IMConor Murphy2463
2IMVladyslavLarkin2444
3FMMaciejCzopor2361
4FMAaravamudhanBalaji2346
5IMGraemeBuckley2334
6IMPeterLarge2315
7FMAlex Golding2296
8Daniel Gallagher2294
9CMDavidMaycock2290
10FMRoland Bezuidenhout2270
11FMAlexBrowning2267
12CMKennethHobson2266
13FMKobyKalavannan2265
14IMGavin Wall2258
15CMJamesHolland2252
16FMZhuo RenLim2250
17FMBao NghiaDong2246
18IMSusan Lalić2235
19CMThomas Villiers2229
20StevenJones2177
21CMPeterLalić2167
22Clive Frostick2166
23EthanPang2164
24CMMark Josse2150
25FMRobert Eames2148
26CMStanleyBadacsonyi2132
27MichaelHealey2130
28Daniel Johnson2126
29CMSupratitBanerjee2115
30CMRobertWillmoth2115
31TimothySeymour2113
32ShlokVerma2102
33Rohan Pal2097
34JudeShearsby2092
35MatthewPayne2079
36Elis DeneleDicen2073
37BillyFellowes2063
38ManmayChopra2063
39Tianyi (Jack)Liu2051
40ACMGeorgeZhao2041
41CMJemGurner2039
42SamuelWalker2032
43ConnorClarke2027
44AGMNicolasSkettos2017
45BalahariBharat Kumar1994
46PeterHasson1987
47Joshua Pirgon1985
48EwanWilson1983
49ZainPatel1972
50WilliamTaylor1967
51EdmondAndal1960
52KushalJakhria1935
53Daniel Young1926
54AlishaVyas1866