Ayr

Scottish Chess Tour

2017 Ayr Chess Congress

Late May Bank Holiday Weekend

Friday 26th to Sunday 28th May 2017

Windows on the Ocean, Mercure Hotel, Dalblair Road, Ayr, KA7 1UG

TOURNAMENTS

 

OPEN

 

Open to all players

 

OPEN WILL BE FIDE RATED

 

MAJOR

 

Under 1850 (ECF Under 167)

 

MAJOR MAY BE FIDE RATED DEPENDING ON NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS ALREADY FIDE RATED

 

MINOR

 

Under 1450 (ECF Under 127) NOT FIDE RATED

 

All Events: Five round Swiss tournaments played under the rules of Chess Scotland.

Entry Deadline

 

Entries should be received by Wednesday May 24th 2017.

 

ENTRY FEES

 

TITLED (GM, IM, WGM, FM, WIM, WFM)

FREE if entry received before 16th April 2017, otherwise £25

 

JUNIORS (under 17 at 26/05/17) £17

 

ADULTS £25

VENUE

 

The venue for the

tournament is the Mercure Hotel. The Mercure is a top class venue and hotel in the centre of town. It has fantastic amenities and with the 2017 event being the seventh chess event the hotel has hosted the management and staff are pleased to welcome chess players from all over, once more.

Accommodation

 

Double or twin room at £97.00 per room.

 

Family rooms at £107.00 per room.

 

Single room at £73.00 per room.

 

All players can book direct on 0844 815 9005 opt 3 quoting booking ref AYR270517.

 

This is the only method which guarantees the agreed rates on offer.

 

 

DISCOUNTS

Chess Scotland (CS) Members – Chess Scotland members may deduct £2. Details of Chess Scotland membership and Chess Scotland fees can be found on the Chess Scotland website.

 

www.chessscotland.com

Family Discount – £2 discount for each player, in addition to CS discount.

 

For example:

 

A: adult & junior (both CS members) – Adult £25 less £2 CS discount, less £2 family discount = £21. Junior £17 less £2 discount, less £2 family discount = £13. Total for family = £34.

 

B: three juniors (two CS members, one not) – Juniors 3 x £17 = £51 less 2 x CS discount = £4, less 3 x family discount = £6. Total for family = £41.

 

PLAYING SESSIONS

 

Round 1 - Friday 6.30pm to 10.30pm

Round 2 - Saturday 10am to 2.00pm

Round 3 - Saturday 3.00pm to 7.00pm

Round 4 - Sunday 10.00am to 2.00pm

Round 5 - Sunday 2.45pm to 6.45pm

Rate of play: Incremental Time Control. All moves in 90 minutes with 30 second increments from move 1. There will be no quickplay finishes.

Players without opponents will be repaired after 30 minutes where possible. A ½ point bye may be taken in any round, provided it is done so before the congress starts.

GRAND PRIX EVENTS

 

Events will form part of the ChessBase Grand Prix and (where appropriate) the Walter Munn Junior Grand Prix organised by Chess Scotland.

CONDITIONS

 

The organisers reserve the right to:

 

  • Increase or decrease prize money.
  • Transfer entrants between events.
  • Split or merge events depending on numbers.
  • Withhold prizes from ungraded players if they play in events below their known strength.
  • The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry without assigning a reason.
  • Take any other measures deemed necessary to ensure the smooth running of the congress.

 

Quick Entry

 

Click the link below to complete the online entry form.

PRIZES

All Sections

 

Open

 

1st - £200, Phyllis Anderson Cup & Gold Medal.

2nd - £100 & Silver Medal

3rd - £50 & Bronze Medal

Grading Prize – £25

Major

 

1st - £200, George Congalton Cup & Gold Medal.

2nd - £100 & Silver Medal

3rd - £50 & Bronze Medal

 

Grading Prize 1 - £25

Grading Prize 2 – £25

 

Minor

 

1st - £200, Catharine Orrock Cup & Gold Medal.

 

2nd - £100 & Silver Medal

3rd - £50 & Bronze Medal

 

Grading Prize 1 – £25

Grading Prize 2 – £25

Iain Fraser Junior Cup

 

1st - £75, Iain Fraser Cup & Gold Medal.

2nd - £50 & Silver Medal

3rd - £25 & Bronze Medal

 

Open to all graded juniors under 17 at 26th May 2017, regardless of section. Placings will be determined by tournament performance against live grade as given on the CS grading database at the start of the tournament.

Ali Roy Cup

 

1st - £50 & Ali Roy Cup.

 

Open to all graded females, regardless of section. The winner will be determined by tournament performance against live grade as given on the CS grading database at the start of the tournament.

Carol Wright Senior Cup

 

1st - £50 & Carol Wright Senior Cup.

 

Open to all players over 55 at 27th May 2016, regardless of section. The winner will be determined by performance against live grade as given on the CS grading database at the start of the tournament.