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127th Scottish Chess Championships

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - Saturday 4th to Sunday 12th July 2020

International Open & Scottish Championship - FIDE rated
Under 1850 (including Scottish Senior U1850 Champion) - FIDE Rated
U1500 - FIDE rated

Sections

SectionOpen

FIDE Rated

Under 1850
FIDE Rated

Under 1500
FIDE Rated

Entry Fee£100 £40£40
-- Junior/Unwaged£80£32£32
1st. Prize£2000£200£200
2nd. Prize£1000£100£100
3rd. Prize£500----
4th.. Prize£300----
5th. Prize£200----
Grading Prizes£100 (based on 100 entries)To be announcedTo be announced

(W)GMs and (W)IMs Free, if entry received before 31 May 2020 via the on-line contact form here.

Junior/Unwaged discount is shown as applied.

Titles

Scottish Titles

Prize *

Scottish Champion£500
Senior 60£200
Junior£200
Boy/Girl£100
  • Scottish titles will only be awarded to those satisfying Scottish nationality (SCO) who are also members of Chess Scotland.
  • Scottish title prizes will be incorporated in the main prizes if appropriate but indicate the minimum amount which can be won subject to winning outright
  • * Scottish title prizes will be incorporated in the main prizes if appropriate but indicate the minimum amount which can be won subject to winning outright

Playing Sessions

OpenDayStart TimeU1850 & U1500
Round 1Saturday12.00 am
Round 2Sunday12.00 amRound 1
Round 3Monday12.00 amRound 2
Round 4Tuesday12.00 amRound 3
Round 5Wednesday12.00 amRound 4
Round 6Thursday12.00 amRound 5
Round 7Friday12.00 amRound 6
Round 8Saturday12.00 amRound 7
Round 9Sunday12.00 am

Time Control - International Open & Scottish Championship

All Rounds - 40 moves in 90 minutes + 30 minutes, additional 30 seconds from move 1

Time Control - U1850 and U1500 Events

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

Bye Requests

  • Players wishing a bye must request it on the entry form.
  • Half point byes are not allowed in the last round and only 2 half point byes are permitted.
  • Byes after round 2 will not count towards any Championship title.

Ratings -- FIDE Identification Number (FIN)

  • All non-Scottish players must have a FIN before entering.
  • Any such player can obtain a FIN from their national federation.
  • Any players registered as FID must have a current licence.

Conditions of Entry

The Tournament Director reserves the right to:

  • take measures to facilitate the smooth running of all events.
  • to refuse entry, withdraw competitors, or vary the prize money for any of the events.
  • Fair Play Regulations: Players taking part may be subject to scanning. Refusal to allow this will result in the loss of a game and possible exclusion from the event.

Registration

  • Players in the Open/Championship only must register before 10.00am on Saturday 4 July.
  • This can be done in person, by email to 2020@scottishchesschamps.co.uk or by phone to Chief Arbiter on 07484763922
  • A provisional draw will be published on Friday evening on the website and Chess-Results.
  • The first round draw will not be confirmed until 11:00 am on Saturday.
  • Variance from the provisional draw will be kept to a minimum.

Payment options

Our preferred payment method is by PayPal and online entry.
You can pay by bank transfer or Faster Payments: SC 80-20-00 Account 30485681 – Make sure you put your name or FIN in the Ref.
A confirmation email will be sent by Chess Scotland.

Contact us / Alternative Entry Options

Please use the contact form to contact us


Alternative methods of contacting us and entering the congress are listed below.
email:2020@scottishcheschamps.co.uk

If sending cheques, please make them payable to 'Chess Scotland'
Address to Entries Secretary Karen Howie, 154 Troon Avenue, Greenhill, East Kilbride G75 8TJ