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1st Online Leyland Bank Holiday
Weekend Congress

Special Notes

Eligibility - We are restricting entries to those who have previously entered a Leyland Rapidplay or Standard Play event. We only accept entries from people where we can match an email on our database or have people who have a link with Leyland, this forms part of our Anti Cheating policy.
Please read the Conditions of Entry below. If you wish to make an enquiry, please use the Contact page.

Anti Cheating Measures

Real Names and Lichess user ID's will be on public display.
Players must have a valid lichess account, players with a closed account will not be allowed continue in the tournament.
Various methods will be used. Where necessary this will include the FIDE Screening tool run by Professor Ken Regan.
We will also have a member of the FIDE Fair Play Commission overseeing our Anti Cheating measures.


The entry fee is £4, the Saturday evening Rapidplay if free to enter on the day. Please use the on-line entry page to add your entry, then use the Pay button. Entries will automatically be entered onto the Entries page when your payment has been accepted.


Our aim to to run two or three sections depending on entries, these will either be Swiss or All-Play-All events. We will aim for 6 rounds, but may vary to suite the entry level.
We will also run a short rapidplay on Saturday evening, this is free and is only open to those who are playing in the main tournament, please enter the event on the Saturday. If you are unfamiliar with and/or, this is an ideal opportunity to gain some experience before the main event.

Ratings and Pairings

We will use Swiss Manager for pairings. Pairings and results will be available on, If you are unfamiliar with, please use the rapidplay to gain some experience before the main event.

Rate of Play

Each player will have 45 minutes plus a 15 second increment per move from move 1

Time Table

We aim to play the Rapidplay on Saturday evening if you wish to participate in it. We aim to run the Main Standard event in the mornings and afternoons of Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, with a short break for lunch each day.
RapidplaySaturday 29 August - 19:00 to 22:00*
Round 1Sunday 30 August - 09:30*
Round 2Sunday 30 August - 12:30*
Round 3Sunday 30 August - 15:00*
Round 4Bank Holiday Monday 31 August - 09:30*
Round 5Bank Holiday Monday 31 August - 12:30*
Round 5Bank Holiday Monday 31 August - 15:00*
* Times and rounds may vary depending on the format of the event.

Conditions of Entry

The organisers reserve the right to:
  • Enforce the platform's anti-cheating rules
  • Eject people from the tournament
  • Players must have a account
  • Transfer entrants between events
  • Split or merge events depending on numbers
  • Take any other measures deemed necessary to ensure the smooth running of the event

Entry is seen as acceptance of these conditions

Where can I obtain further information?
Use the Contact Form to request further information.