Scarborough Chess Congress
Next years Scarborough Chess Congress is being held in the Spa Centre from the 25th until the 27th of October 2019.
There will be five sections, the Foundation (U116), Minor (U136), Intermediate (U151), Major (U171) and Open. Download Event PDF for more information about the congress and to send postal entries.
This should be your highest British grade unless it is an ECF F one in which case other national or Yorkshire grades take precedence.
The Aug 2019 ECF grading list will be used. Players not in possession of a current grade must state their last published grade and the year to which it applied. Players with no official grading must give an estimate of their playing strength with evidence or a reference by a known player. In all matters the Arbiters decision is final. Ungraded players are not eligible for Grading Prizes.
Rate of Play
In all sections: All moves in 110 minutes with 10 second increment added with each move.
Round 1: Friday October 26th 7.00pm to 11.00pm.
Round 2: Saturday October 27th 9.30am to 1.30pm
Round 3: Saturday October 27th 2.15pm to 6.15pm
Round 4: Sunday October 28th 9.30am to 1.30pm
Round 5: Sunday October 28th 2.15pm to 6.15pm
Prize giving to follow as soon as possible once all games have been finished.
The Spa Centre is experiencing mechanical problems with the Cliff Lift. It is intended to have a replacement bus service running every 15-20 minutes. The cost of this bus is £1.
A total of £6000 prize money is up for grabs at this years event. The Open, Major, Intermediate, Minor and Foundation all have the a first place prize of £500, second place prize of £250, third of £150 and fourth place prize of £100. Grading prizes are also included in these sections.
This year the best Junior, Veteran and Woman prizes are all £100. The best scarbourgh player will get a £20 book prize. The junior prize is for players under 18 on 01/01/18 and the Veteran prize is avalible for anyone over 65 on 01/01/18.
This year Scarborough is holding the Yorkshire championship. The best Yorkshire player will receive £50 plus a trophy.
The Scarborough Chess Congress is run by FIDE titled arbiters.
All Ages Welcome
People from all over the UK and all ages come to play at the Scarborough chess congress. We have Junior and Veteran prizes.
High Standard Open
Masters and strong players from all over the UK come to Scarborough to take part in Scarboroughs Open.
Scarborough Chess Venue
The Spa is a multi purpose venue on the Yorkshire coast, it has held the Scarborough Chess Congress for many years. The spa provides places to analyse games, places to eat and other entertainment.