Congress Rules

Times of play

Saturday:   Round 1  10:00am,    Round 2  2:30pm,    Round 3   6:30pm.
Sunday:     Round 4  10.00am,    Round 5  2:30pm.

Prize giving   As soon as possible after Round 5

If your opponent has not arrived by 30 minutes after the start of a round he or she will be defaulted and you should report to the Controller’s desk for re-pairing.

Rate of Play

36 moves in 90 minutes
30 moves in 75 minutes for re-paired games

Unfinished games will be decided by a 15 minute quickplay finish

Organisers

The Chief Organiser is Ray Claret.

The Controller’s decision in all matters will be final.

The organisers reserve the right to refuse entries, transfer entries and to revise prize money according to circumstances.

Eligibility for Prizes

Except in the Open Tournament, no ungraded player may win more than a maximum of £60. However, to be eligible for this prize money ungraded players must have provided written evidence of their playing strength at least one week before the start of the competition.

Personal Information

All results will be sent to the ECF for grading and it is a condition of entry that players agree to their grading information being published on the ECF Website.

If you are a prize winner receiving your prize at the Prize Giving Ceremony, please, let a member of the Congress Team know if you would prefer not to have your photograph posted on the Congress website.

On the Day

No smoking is allowed in the school or its grounds.