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10th January

Executive Director Andy Howie turns 50 today and joins the ranks of the seniors (although mentally he is still a junior). It should have been the Lothians Allegro and he does not want to miss out on arbiting that day so wants to celebrate by having a tournament. There will be a guaranteed first prize of £50 for this event.

Rules for tournament

Tournament is open to members and non members.

Players must join the Lichess.org Chess Scotland Club as in tournament communications will be made there.

Pairing will be posted on Chess-Results.com.  Real names and Lichess handles will be displayed in the pairing.

Chess Scotland Standard Grades will be used for the pairing which will be done using Swiss manager.

Player playing white challenges player playing black when the draw is made.

Byes may be requested, final round byes will score 0 points

Time Control

25 minutes + 5 second increment

Timetable

Sunday 10th January

Round 1 – 10:00am
Round 2 – 11:00am
Round 3 – 12:00pm
Round 4 – 14:00pm
Round 5 – 15:00pm
Entry Fee

£7.00, £2.00 discount for Chess Scotland Members and Juniors

Prizes Prizes will depend on the number of entrants. See Entry on Chess Scotland website for details

Prize money will only be paid out once anti cheating screen has been completed and will be paid out either through paypal or bank transfer.  Winners will be contacted for their preference.

Anti Cheating Measures

Please note, by entering the competition, you are agreeing to these conditions

Internet chess provider anti-cheating detection will be in place, with provider sanctions and rights of appeal as set out in the provider’s terms and conditions; in the event that a player’s account has been marked or closed by the provider for using computer assistance any appeal must be made to the provider.

In addition we will be screening the PGNs of the games using the FIDE Screening tool run by Professor Ken Regan.  We will also have a member of the FIDE Fair Play Commission overseeing the Anti Cheating measures.

A player whose account on the provider’s website has been marked or closed for using computer assistance, or has been picked up in the FIDE screen, will have their results set as a loss and removed from the tournament. If the FIDE screen indicates that the cheating occurred in the event, a report will be sent to the Scottish Anti-Cheating Committee who will make a determination as to any further punishment as required.

Please note, as we are using a provider, if you use computer assistance in other games, your account could be banned mid tournament even although you have not been using computer assistance for the tournament!

Players have the right to appeal.  For a removal from a tournament due to FIDE screen, it would be to the Anti Cheating Committee.  For a subsequent punishment from the Anti Cheating Committee, it would be to the Management Board.

Grading

Games will be graded on the Chess Scotland Allegro grading system. 

Contacts

Tournament Director & Chief Arbiter  IA Andy Howie Whatsapp +447921810910
Arbiter – Karen Howie