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Perth Chess Congress - 2024

A Scottish Chess Tour Event

Salutation Hotel - Friday 24th to Bank Holiday Monday 27th May 2024

Please Note:- We are now full, we cannot accept any more entries.
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All Main Events: 7-Round Swiss tournaments played under the rules of Chess Scotland (CS)

Saturday Night Fun FIDE Open Blitz: 7 Rounds - 7:30 to 9:30pm

34 South Street, Perth, PH2 8PH (see map below)

Sections

SectionOpen

FIDE Rated
CS Graded

Major

Under 1800 CS
FIDE Rated
CS Graded

Minor

Under 1400 CS
FIDE Rated
CS Graded

Fun Blitz

Open
FIDE Rated

Entry Fee£40 / £44* £40 / £44*£36 / £40*£5 On the day
1st. Prize£300£300£250Announced on the day
2nd. Prize£150£150£125Announced on the day
Grading Prize£75£75£65Announced on the day
* Note. Players who are not members of Chess Scotland pay the higher fee.
Junior discount £10 - all main sections. Junior is under 17 at the start of the tournament
Fun Blitz We take entries on the day, right up to the start of the competition and we offer a variety of prizes for all levels.

Playing Sessions

RoundDayStart TimeExpected Finish
1Friday6.30pm10.30pm
2Saturday10.00am2.00pm
3Saturday3.00pm7.00pm
4Sunday10.00am2.00pm
5Sunday3.00pm7.00pm
6Bank Holiday Monday10.00am2.00pm
7Bank Holiday Monday3.00pm7.00pm

Time Control

All moves in 90 minutes, with 30 second increments from move 1.

Bye Requests

Half point Bye's are available in rounds 1 to 6. Please request when entering.

Ratings/Gradings

All tournaments are FIDE rated and all Standard and Allegro tournaments are Chess Scotland rated. Whilst we adjust to the revised FIDE ratings on 1st March 2024, we will use CS ratings as the rating limits for lower rated tournaments.

We appreciate there my be some anomalies, we will use gradings/ratings as we deem appropriate.

For players who do not appear in the standard list, other lists may be used at the discretion of the organisers. Ungraded players must provide evidence for the organisers to assess their playing strength and any previous known grade must be declared.

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) – eligibility rules here. List of registered players here.

The results of the FIDE-rated sections of this event will be submitted to FIDE, the world chess federation. Players in these sections need to be registered with FIDE to allow the results to be submitted.

Information about FIDE registration is available here.

Please read the notes on eligibility at the above link, complete the application form on the Chess Scotland website and send to the Chess Scotland Rating Officer.

*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/Health Safety Arrangements

  • If there are government restrictions at the time of the event, they will apply at the congress
  • Players should not attend if they are feeling unwell or have covid symptoms. A refund will be given in line with our refund policy.

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
  • Distribute the prize fund as they deem appropriate
  • 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.

The Saturday Evening Fun FIDE Open Blitz

The Saturday Night Fun FIDE Open Blitz is open to all, juniors and adults. You don’t have to be participating in the weekend congress to take part. Entry Fee for all players is £5 payable at the event.

Start Time – 7.30pm. Finish time – 9.30pm., approx.

Time Control - 3 minutes with a 2 second increment.

It is 1 section over 7 rounds. We offer a variety of prizes for all levels and abilities.

You must have a FIN, or be prepared to be registered with CS if you qualify for CS membership. Please enquire if you are unsure of the registration rules before deciding to enter.

Refund Policy

Players withdrawing prior to the day of the congress may do so with a refund, less a £5 administration fee.

Photographs

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

Contact us

Please use the contact form to contact us.

Photographs

Directions to the hotel and car parking arrangements.

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