Handicap Blitz Grand Prix 2021-22

2021-22 Events

Click on each current or past event for its tournament pages and full pairings and results. (These links will be prepared only when entries have been invited for each successive event, so future events are not yet linked.)

Latest Grand Prix scores and standings appear further down the page.

HBGP 1 – 5 October 2021

HBGP 2 – 2 November 2021

HBGP 3 – 1 February 2022

HBGP 4 – 1 March 2022

HBGP 5 – 3 May 2022

Click the above link(s) for the Tournament pages. In each tournament, the figure in the columns headed “Origin” give each player’s rating group for the purposes of the time Handicap (see Rules).

The following are the rating bands now translated to 4-digit ratings:

0 – 2151+
1 – 2001-2150
2 – 1851-2000
3 – 1701-1850
4 – 1551-1700
5 – 1401-1550
6 – 1400 and below


Grand Prix Scores and current standings (sorted after each event)

Each event is 6 rounds.

Position after HBGP2.
 Place Player Group* Rating*

HBGP 1

HBGP 2

HBGP 3

HBGP 4

HBGP 5

Total

1 Whitton, Terry 2 1917 R 5 4       9
2 Barclay, Paul 3 1740 R 4 4.5       8.5
3 Staniland, Philip 2 1967 R 5 3       8
4 Freeman, Ashley 1 2017 OR 4.5 3       7.5
5 Jacob, Huw 5 1488 CE 3 4       7
6 Buckingham, Michael 6 1337 R 3 3       6
6 Karacsony, Istvan 4 1592 R 2.5 3.5       6
6 Smith, David 4 1628 R 2 4       6
6 Nickals, Peter 4 1667 R 2 4       6
6 Parker, Rob 3 1701 CE 6       6
11 Hutcheson, Ivan 5 1477 R 2 3.5       5.5
12 Murrell, Mark 2 1939 R 3.5 1.5       5
12 Lataille, Matthias 5 1525 R 3 2       5
12 Senan, TU 5 1515 R 3 2       5
12 Quin, Wilder 6 1055 R 3 2       5
16 Sharman, Jay 4 1649 R 3.5 1       4.5
16 Collyer, Alex 3 1794 R 4       4
16 Gilmour, Steve 3 1824R 4       4
19 Duffy, Laurence 5 1427 R 2 2       4
20 Cawdery, John 1 2049 R 4       4
21 Wilson, Michael 5 1420 R 3       3
21 Jestico, John 5 1434 R 3       3
21 Todi, Punit 5 1442 RF 3       3
21 Raikundalia, Krishna 5 1402 R 3       3
25 Hunnable, Ian 2 1985 R 2       2
25 Peter McCarron 3 1733 R 2       2
27 Segate, Davide 5 1436 OR 1       1
27 Boyal, Alex 6 750 CE 1       1
29 Reci, Stelios 6 1272 RF 0.5       0.5
30 O’Regan, Fin 6 1067 R 0       0
30 Lucy, Terry 6 921 R 0       0
 

* Based on current rating data for the latest event (HBGP2) – Abbreviations: R=ECF Rapid; RF=ECF Rapid Cat F; OR=ECF Online; Rapid CE=Controller’s estimate.
+ Indicates player has entered (current/next event – HBGP2).
November Rating List shows several players with changed ratings. No player’s Rating Group has changed, only the figures. Amended figures shown in italics.
Huw Jacob’s CE rating has been increased to 1488 as a result of his good performance in HBGP1. He moves from Group 6 to Group 5.