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2019 Inverness Chess Congress

A Scottish Chess Tour Event

Chieftain Hotel - Friday 4th to Sunday 6th September 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

For further information, please download our Entry Form


SectionBalnuaran Premier

Under 2200
FIDE Rated
CS Graded

Tomnahurich Major

Under 1850
FIDE Rated
CS Graded

Clach Na Cudainn Minor

Under 1450
CS Graded

Fun Blitz

FIDE Rated

Entry Fee£36/£38*£36/£38*£36/£38*£5 on the day
1st. Prize£120£120£120Announced on the day
2nd. Prize£70£70£70Announced on the day
Grading Prizes£25£25£25Announced on the day
*Note. Players who are not members of Chess Scotland pay the higher fee.

Juniors deduct £10 from the entry fee.

Rate of Play

Each player will have 60 minutes plus a 30 second increment per move from move 1.

Time Table
Round 1: 19:40
Round 2: 10:00*
Round 4: 10:00*
Round 3: 14:30
Round 5: 14:30
Please note. All rounds subject to minor changes as we are using the breakfast and dining areas.

*Please arrive for 10am, different sections may start when playing areas become available after breakfast.


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