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2022 Edinburgh Allegro

A Scottish Chess Tour Event

The Dean, Stewart's Melville College, 65/67 Dean Path EH4 3AT
Saturday 9th April 2022

The venue is a former church on the corner of Ravelston Terrace and Dean Path,
not on the Stewart’s Melville College campus itself

A 6 Round Swiss tournaments played under the rules of Chess Scotland (CS)

We have reached the maximum number of players we can
comfortably accommodate in the playing and analysis area

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Entry Fee£22£22£22
1st. Prize£100£100£100
2nd. Prize£50£50£50
Grading Prize£30£30£30

Playing Sessions

RoundStart Time
Lunch Break

Time Control

All moves in 20 minutes, with 10 second increments from move 1.


In determining which section to enter, players should use their live Chess Scotland Allegro grading.
We appreciate as this is the first over the board chess competition many players will have participated in since the start of Covid, there may be some anomalies. We will use gradings/ratings as we deem appropriate.

FIDE Identification Number (FIN)

All players must have a FIDE Identification Number (FIN)*. Chess Scotland can register players who are eligible for a Scotland (SCO) code – eligibility rules here. List of registered players here. Please contact Chess Scotland to request a FIDE registration and provide your full name, town of residence and year of birth.

*Which must be Licenced. Former FIDE Arena players who have not registered with their national federations may fall into this category. If this is the case, it is generally resolved quite quickly by your national federation. Please enquire if you are unsure of the registration rules before deciding to enter by contacting us using our contact form.

COVID Safety Arrangements

  • If there are government restrictions at the time of the event, they will apply at the Rapidplay
  • Players must not attend if they have Covid symptoms and a full refund will be given
  • Players must not attend if they have tested positive for COVID in the last 7 days, or are required to self-isolate
  • We ask everyone to wear a face covering within the building (unless medically or age-exempt)
  • Spectators, and players who have finished their game, are not allowed in the playing hall.

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
  • Spectators, and players who have finished their game, are not allowed in the playing hall and may asked to leave the playing hall.


Photographs taken at the event may be used for publicity purposes. Any objection should be notified to the event organiser prior to the event.

Friday Evening FIDE Open & Junior Blitz

A Friday Evening FIDE Open and Junior Blitz is also taking place on the previous Friday evening, it is open all, juniors and adults. Start time – 7.30pm. Finish time – 9.30pm., approx. Junior 5pm to 6.30pm approx. Further details available soon.