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127th Scottish Chess Championships

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - Saturday 4th to Sunday 12th July 2020

International Open & Scottish Championship - FIDE rated
Under 1850 (including Scottish Senior U1850 Champion) - FIDE Rated
U1500 - FIDE rated



FIDE Rated

Under 1850
FIDE Rated

Under 1500
FIDE Rated

Entry Fee£100 £40£40
-- Junior/Unwaged£80£32£32
1st. Prize£2000£200£200
2nd. Prize£1000£100£100
3rd. Prize£500----
4th.. Prize£300----
5th. Prize£200----
Grading Prizes£100 (based on 100 entries)To be announcedTo be announced

(W)GMs and (W)IMs Free, if entry received before 31 May 2020 via the on-line contact form here.

Junior/Unwaged discount is shown as applied.


Scottish Titles

Prize *

Scottish Champion£500
Senior 60£200
  • Scottish titles will only be awarded to those satisfying Scottish nationality (SCO) who are also members of Chess Scotland.
  • Scottish title prizes will be incorporated in the main prizes if appropriate but indicate the minimum amount which can be won subject to winning outright
  • * Scottish title prizes will be incorporated in the main prizes if appropriate but indicate the minimum amount which can be won subject to winning outright

Playing Sessions

OpenDayStart TimeU1850 & U1500
Round 1Saturday12.00 am
Round 2Sunday12.00 amRound 1
Round 3Monday12.00 amRound 2
Round 4Tuesday12.00 amRound 3
Round 5Wednesday12.00 amRound 4
Round 6Thursday12.00 amRound 5
Round 7Friday12.00 amRound 6
Round 8Saturday12.00 amRound 7
Round 9Sunday12.00 am

Time Control - International Open & Scottish Championship

All Rounds - 40 moves in 90 minutes + 30 minutes, additional 30 seconds from move 1

Time Control - U1850 and U1500 Events

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

Bye Requests

  • Players wishing a bye must request it on the entry form.
  • Half point byes are not allowed in the last round and only 2 half point byes are permitted.
  • Byes after round 2 will not count towards any Championship title.

Ratings -- FIDE Identification Number (FIN)

  • All non-Scottish players must have a FIN before entering.
  • Any such player can obtain a FIN from their national federation.
  • Any players registered as FID must have a current licence.

Conditions of Entry

The Tournament Director reserves the right to:

  • take measures to facilitate the smooth running of all events.
  • to refuse entry, withdraw competitors, or vary the prize money for any of the events.
  • Fair Play Regulations: Players taking part may be subject to scanning. Refusal to allow this will result in the loss of a game and possible exclusion from the event.


  • Players in the Open/Championship only must register before 10.00am on Saturday 4 July.
  • This can be done in person, by email to or by phone to Chief Arbiter on 07484763922
  • A provisional draw will be published on Friday evening on the website and Chess-Results.
  • The first round draw will not be confirmed until 11:00 am on Saturday.
  • Variance from the provisional draw will be kept to a minimum.

Payment options

Our preferred payment method is by PayPal and online entry.
You can pay by bank transfer or Faster Payments: SC 80-20-00 Account 30485681 – Make sure you put your name or FIN in the Ref.
A confirmation email will be sent by Chess Scotland.

Contact us / Alternative Entry Options

Please use the contact form to contact us

Alternative methods of contacting us and entering the congress are listed below.

If sending cheques, please make them payable to 'Chess Scotland'
Address to Entries Secretary Karen Howie, 154 Troon Avenue, Greenhill, East Kilbride G75 8TJ