Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th February 2018
Salutation Hotel, 34 South Street, Perth, PH2 8PH
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Under 1900 & Over 1500
Under 1600 & Over 1200
Not FIDE Rated
Not FIDE Rated
All Events: Five round Swiss tournaments played under the rules of Chess Scotland.
The venue for the congress is the Salutation Hotel in the heart of Perth. The venue is one of the best on the circuit. The playing hall is stunning.
Enter & Pay On-line
Enter and Pay with Debit/Credit card or PayPal with our new on-line entry facility here.
The organisers reserve the right to:
In determining which section to enter, players should use their start of season Chess Scotland grading, as published in the CS grading list, July 2017. Players wishing to play in a higher section and who have a live CS grade or FIDE grade at the 31st December 2017 which would be high enough to qualify may do so but should state the section they wish to play in at the time of entry. Players cannot play down a section based on live grades. Latest FIDE or national ratings will be used for non-CS rated players.
Entries should be received by Wednesday February 15th 2018.
TITLED (GM, IM, WGM, FM, WIM, WFM)
FREE if entry received before 31st January 2018, otherwise £30
JUNIORS (under 17 at the start of the tournament) £22
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.
A: adult & junior (both CS members) – Adult £30 less £2 CS discount, less £2 family discount = £26. Junior £22 less £2 discount, less £2 family discount = £18. Total for family = £44.
B: three juniors (two CS members, one not) – Juniors 3 x £22 = £66 less 2 x CS discount = £4, less 3 x family discount = £6. Total for family = £56.
Round 1 - Friday 6.30pm to 10.30pm
Round 2 - Saturday 9.30am to 1.30pm
Round 3 - Saturday 2.30pm to 6.30pm
Round 4 - Sunday 9.30am to 1.30pm
Round 5 - Sunday 2.30pm to 6.30pm
Rate of play: Incremental Time Control. 40 moves in 75 minutes followed by 15 minutes for the remaining moves, with 30 second increments from move 1. There will be no quickplay finishes.
Players involved in matches which run over the scheduled finish time in rounds 2 or 4 by over 30 minutes will be allowed a minimum of 30 minutes for lunch before commencing the next round, should they wish to take it. Their opponents will be informed and their understanding will be appreciated.
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.
1st - £150
2nd - £100
3rd - £50
Grading Prize - £30
There will be no official prize giving immediately after the congress. All prizes will be mailed by cheque or paid by bank transfer in the week following the congress.
IM Stephen Mannion
FM Andrew Burnett