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2018 Inverness Chess Congress

A Scottish Chess Tour Event

Chieftain Hotel - Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September 2018

All Main Events: 5-Round Swiss tournaments played under the rules of Chess Scotland (CS)

Saturday Night Fun FIDE Open Blitz: 7 Rounds - 7:30 to 9:30pm

Scottish Chess Tour Web Site for further information.

Sections

SectionBalnuaran Premier

Over 1750
FIDE Rated
CS Graded

Tomnahurich Major

Under 2200
FIDE Rated
CS Graded

Clach Na Cudainn Minor

Under 1850
CS Graded

Entry Fee£34 - (CS Mem.: £32)£34 - (CS Mem.: £32)£34 - (CS Mem.: £32)
1st. Prize£120£120£120
2nd. Prize£80£80£80
Grading Prizes£25£25£25
Juniors deduct £12 from the entry fee.

Ratings

Seedings for the Premier and Major will be determined by FIDE ratings. Where a player does not have a FIDE rating their national rating will be used.

For ECF rated players the conversion that will be applied is as per the CS Chief Grading Officers recommendation. ECF *10+180 = CS, so an ECF player rated 100 will convert to 1180 CS.

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
  • 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