Scarborough Chess Congress -At the current time we still hope to be able to run the Scarborough Congress. Obviously, this will depend on restrictions in place at the time so please do not enter yet.
This year's Scarborough Chess Congress is being held in the Spa Centre from the 23rd until the 25th of October 2020.
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 take precedence.
The Aug 2020 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 23rd 7.00pm to 11.00pm.
Round 2: Saturday October 24th 9.30am to 1.30pm
Round 3: Saturday October 24th 2.15pm to 6.15pm
Round 4: Sunday October 25th 9.30am to 1.30pm
Round 5: Sunday October 25th 2.15pm to 6.15pm
Prize giving - Prizes will be sent within 14 days.
Almost £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 £125 and fourth place prize of £75. Grading prizes are also included in these sections.
This year the best Junior, Veteran and Woman prizes are all £50. The best Scarbourgh player will get a £20 book prize. The junior prize is for players under 18 on 01/01/20 and the Veteran prize is avalible for anyone over 65 on 01/01/20.
Sections For Everyone
At the Scarborough Chess Congress we have a section for every ability, ranging from beginers in the foundation to masters in the open.
We hope that the crisis will be contained by the time of this event. If it does go ahead the organisers will take any required steps possible.
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.