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FIDE 2-Day Weekend Congress in Leyland

Saturday 14th December to Sunday 15th December 2019

The Banqueting Suite, South Ribble Borough Council

Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland, Lancashire, PR25 1DH

5-Round FIDE Standard Play Congress - Major and Intermediate FIDE Rated and ECF Graded. Minor ECF graded

For further information, please download our Entry Form


SectionMajor U1900Intermediate U1500Minor U105
Entry Fee£30

(£37.50 Bronze/non ECF)


(£37.50 Bronze/non ECF)


(£27.50 Bronze/non ECF)

1st. Prize£200£200£120
2nd. Prize£100£100£60
Grading PrizeU1700 £40U1350 £40U80 & Ungraded £25

Please enter early. A late payment fee becomes payable during the last week of entry, plus an additional 'On the day fee' for those who enter after the entry date cutoff.

Rate of Play

Each player will have 90 minutes plus a 30 second increment per move from move 1.

Time Table
Round 1: 09:30
Round 4: 11:00
Round 2: 13:45
Round 5: 15:45
Round 3: 18:00


Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland, Lancashire, PR25 1DH

The venue is only 10 minutes from the M6 Exit 28.

Light refreshments are available and there is free car parking.

Exit the motorway at junction 28, turn left (from north or south) towards Leyland. Go straight across at the double roundabout onto King Street. Pass the Commercial Vehicle Museum on your left and then you come to a set of traffic lights. Turn left at the lights. Continue along Towngate, through the traffic lights and follow the road right into Lancastergate. At the end of the road, turn left and first right onto West Paddock. The Civic Centre is on your right, go past the Civic Centre to enter the car park at the rear of the building.


Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be available during the day.


The December FIDE rating will be used to determine a player's rating. The current ECF grading List will be used to determine a player’s grade. For players who do not appear in the standard play list, other lists may be used at the discretion of the organisers. Ungraded players must provide evidence for the organisers to assess their playing strength and any previous known grade must be declared.

Grading Information – It is a condition of entry that players agree to their grading information being published on the ECF website.


The organisers reserve the right to redistribute in whole or in part any prize won by a competitor who has won or shared a prize.


Ten minutes after the start of each round, new pairings may be made for each player whose opponent has not arrived and for any player otherwise having a full-point bye. Absent players will be defaulted after 30 minutes.