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2020 Perth Chess Congress

A Scottish Chess Tour Event

Salutation Hotel - Friday 7th to Sunday 9th February 2020

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

Please Note:- We are now full. We cannot accept more entries unless some withdraws. If you wish to be placed on a waiting list, please contact us via the contact page. Please make sure you give us your name, section and a contact email.



FIDE Rated
CS Graded


Under 1800
FIDE Rated
CS Graded


Under 1400
CS Graded

Fun Blitz

FIDE Rated

Entry Fee£35 / £37* £35 / £37*£35 / £37*£5 On the day
1st. Prize£200£200£200Announced on the day
2nd. Prize£100£100£100Announced on the day
Two Grading Prizes£40 (U1925 & U1850)£40 (U1620 & 1500)£40 (U1125 & U950)Announced on the day
* Note. Players who are not members of Chess Scotland pay the higher fee.
Titled Players in the Open Section - Free, if entry received before 30 December 2019 via the on-line contact form here.
Junior discount £10 - all main sections. Junior is under 17 at the start of the tournament
Fun Blitz We take entries on the day, right up to the start of the competition and we offer a variety of prizes for all levels.

Playing Sessions

RoundDayStart TimeExpected Finish

Time Control

All moves in 90 minutes, with 30 second increments from move 1.

Bye Requests

Half point Bye's are available in rounds 1 to 4. Please request when entering.


The February FIDE Rating will be used to determine a player’s FIDE rating. If a player does not have a FIDE Rating, we will use the Chess Scotland grading list.

For players who do not appear in the standard 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.

Seedings for the Open and Major B 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
  • Redistribute prize money from someone who has won multiple prizes as we deem appropriate
  • Redistribute prize money in the event of a tie as we deem appropriate
  • Reserve the right to refuse entry without assigning a reason
  • Take any other measures deemed necessary to ensure the smooth running of the congress

The Saturday Evening Fun FIDE Open Blitz

The Saturday Night Fun FIDE Open Blitz is open to all, juniors and adults. You don’t have to be participating in the weekend congress to take part. Entry Fee for all players is £5 payable at the event.

Start time – 7.30pm. Finish time – 9.30pm., approx.

It is 1 section over 7 rounds. We offer a variety of prizes for all levels and abilities.

You must have a FIN, or be prepared to be registered with CS if you qualify for CS membership. Please enquire if you are unsure of the registration rules before deciding to enter.

Contact us / Alternative Entry Options

Please use the contact form to contact us.

Alternative methods of contact us and entering the congress are listed below.
Tel.: 01772 434060
Address: 5 Riley Close, Leyland. PR25 3FL
If sending cheques, please make them payable to 'The Scottish Chess Tour'

Errors and Omissions Excepted