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Edinburgh (The Dean), Allegro and Blitz - August 2023

A Scottish Chess Tour Event

The Dean - Edinburgh - Friday 4th August & Saturday 5th August 2023

69A Dean Path, Edinburgh, EH4 3AT (see map below)
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Allegro Open - 5 Rounds
Saturday 5th August - 10:00 to 16.30

Allegro Intermediate (U1600) - 5 Rounds
Saturday 5th August - 10:00 to 16.30
For players graded U1600 on the FIDE Allegro rating list

Friday Evening Blitz - 9 Rounds
Friday 4th August - 19.00 to 21.30



FIDE Rated
CS Graded


Under 1600
FIDE Rated
CS Graded


FIDE Rated

Entry Fee£20 - (None CS Mem.: £23)**£20 - (None CS Mem.: £23)**£11 - (None CS Mem.: £14)**

£8 if entering the Allegro event

1st. Prize£100£100£40
2nd. Prize£50£50
Grading Prizes£30£30Four Rating Prizes, £15 each

Tournament Rating Restrictions - To enter tournament restricted by rating, your rating must be below the restriction at time of entry.
** Chess Scotland membership discount £3 - applicable only once.
The CS discount is only applicable if you have current CS membership.
Junior discount £2. Junior is under 18 on the 1st January 2005. i.e. born in 2005 or later

Playing Sessions - Allegro

RoundStart Time
Lunch Break

Playing Sessions - Blitz

RoundsStart Time
1 to 5Friday - Start 19.00
6 to 9Friday - Start 20.25
We expect the tournament to have concluded by 9:30. The timetable is advisory and we will allow a least a 15 minute break between each session. During each session, games will commence a couple of minutes after completion of the previous round in order that we can complete the tournament on time.


The venue address is:- 69A Dean Path, Edinburgh, EH4 3AT

Time Control

Rapid - All moves in 20 minutes, with 10 second increments from move 1.
Blitz - All moves in 3 minutes, with 2 second increments from move 1.


All FIDE rated tournaments use FIDE ratings for rating limits. Chess Scotland only graded events use Chess Scotland grades.
We appreciate there my be some anomalies. we will use gradings/ratings as we deem appropriate.

FIDE Identification Number (FIN)

All players must have a FIDE Identification Number (FIN)*. Chess Scotland can register players who are eligible for a Scotland (SCO) – eligibility rules here. List of registered players here.

The results of the FIDE-rated sections of this event will be submitted to FIDE, the world chess federation. Players in these sections need to be registered with FIDE to allow the results to be submitted.

Information about FIDE registration is available here.

Please read the notes on eligibility at the above link, complete the application form on the Chess Scotland website and send to the Chess Scotland Rating Officer.

*Which must be Licenced. Former FIDE Arena players who have not registered with their national federations may fall into this category. If this is the case, it is generally resolved quite quickly by your national federation. Please enquire if you are unsure of the registration rules before deciding to enter by contacting us using our contact form.


Tea/Coffee and light refreshments will be available at the venue.

COVID Safety Arrangements

  • If there are government restrictions at the time of the event, they will apply at the Allegro
  • Players must not attend if they have Covid symptoms and a full refund will be given
  • Players must not attend if they have recently tested positive for COVID, or are required to self-isolate

Conditions of Entry

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
  • Reserve the right to refuse entry without assigning a reason
  • Distribute the prize fund as they deem appropriate
  • Take any other measures deemed necessary to ensure the smooth running of the congress
  • Spectators, and players who have finished their game, are not allowed in the playing hall and may be asked to leave the playing hall

Refund Policy

Players withdrawing prior to the day of the congress may do so with a refund, less a £5 administration fee.


Photographs taken at the event may be used for publicity purposes. Any objection should be notified to the event organiser prior to the event.