Entry Fees and Prizes


Section
Open Major
(u170)
Inter
(u140)
Minor
(u110)
ECF Members - other than Adult Bronze
GM / IM Free  ← If received by 13th October
Adult £ 30 £ 27 £ 27 £ 24
Junior £ 25 £ 22 £ 22 £ 18
ECF Non-Members and Adult Bronze Members
Adult GM / IM £ 7.50  ← If received by 13th October
Junior GM / IM £ 5.00  ← If received by 13th October
Adult £ 37.50 £ 34.50 £ 34.50 £ 31.50
Junior £ 30.00 £ 27.00 £ 27.00 £ 23.00
Prize Money
1st Prize £ 350 £ 200 £ 200 £ 150
2nd Prize £ 180 £ 100 £ 100 £ 80
3rd Prize £ 100 £ 60 £ 60 £ 50
Grading Prize £ 60 £ 50 £ 50 £ 40
Note: Juniors are those aged under 18 on 1st September 2018

Prizes

The prize money is guaranteed if entries reach 140. Junior prizes will be awarded in the Minor section and additional grading prizes in the other sections if finances permit. Players without an ECF or FIDE grade will not be eligible for grading prizes and a deduction of 50% will be made on any cash prize won by such a player.

In addition to the prizes noted above, there are also prizes of Diamond Membership at chess.com for the top three finishers in each section. Those finishing first will win a six month membership, and those finishing second or third will win a three month membership. Since these memberships cannot be shared, tie-breaks including Direct encounter, Sonneborn–Berger and grading performance will be used if necessary.

Deadline for Entries

Entries close at 8pm on Friday 19th October to allow organisers to make final arrangements.

Withdrawals

Refunds will be provided at the organisers’ discretion, but not for players who fail to turn up.

Right to refuse entry

The Congress Director reserves the right to refuse entry without being required to state a reason.