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2019 Inverness Chess Congress

A Scottish Chess Tour Event

Chieftain Hotel - Friday 6th to Sunday 8th September 2019

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

Sections

SectionBalnuaran Premier

Under 2200
FIDE Rated
CS Graded

Tomnahurich Major

Under 1850
FIDE Rated
CS Graded

Clach Na Cudainn Minor

Under 1450
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 £10 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