Scottish Chess Tour


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Under 2200 (ECF Under 202)

The OPEN will be FIDE rated



Under 1850 (ECF Under 167)

The MAJOR will be FIDE rated



Under 1450 (ECF Under 127)

The MINOR will not be FIDE rated


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



Saturday Evening FIDE Blitz





The venue for the

tournament is the Chieftain Hotel, home of Inverness Chess Club. The hotel has given fantastic support to chess in Inverness and the north-east of Scotland for a number of years.


Please note: Food or drink purchased outside must not be consumed on the premises. A special Chess Menu is available to all participants. We receive the facilities on favourable status, please respect this condition, as otherwise the event would not run.



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.

Entry Deadline

Entries should be received by Wednesday 5th September, 2018 (total entry limited to 50 players). If the entry limit is reached, further applicants will be notified & placed on a reserve list if they wish.


Entry Fees

JUNIORS (under 17 at 01/09/17) £20 (Non CS members £22)

ADULTS £32 (Non CS members £34)



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.


Playing Sessions

Round 1 - Friday 7.30pm to 10.45pm

Round 2 - Saturday 10.15am to 1.30pm

Round 3 - Saturday 2.30pm to 5.45pm

Round 4 - Sunday 10.15am to 1.30pm

Round 5 - Sunday 2.30pm to 5.45pm

Please note, We work very closely with the hotel and their excellent staff, to facilitate the normal day to day routine of the hotel, while the tournament is being held, round times may vary slightly during the event in order for us to have better playing environment.

Rate of play: Incremental Time Control. All moves in 1 hour 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.


Entry Methods

Enter on-line, or see our brochure for other was to enter.


All Sections


1st - £120

2nd - £80

Grading Prize - £25



Prize Giving will begin as soon as possible after the completion of round 5.


WFM Elaine Bamber



FM Clement Sreeves



WFM Joy Durno



FM Neil Berry


6th Inverness Chess Congress

Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September 2018

Chieftain Hotel, 2 Millburn Road, Inverness, IV2 3PS