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.
A half point bye may be requested in advance, except in round 5.
Rate of Play
36 moves in 90 minutes
30 moves in 75 minutes for re-paired games
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.
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.