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Livingston Allegro - April 2024

A Scottish Chess Tour Event

Mercure Livingston Hotel - Sunday 7th April 2024

A 5 Round Swiss tournaments played under the rules of Chess Scotland (CS)

Entries are limited to 60 players, so please book early



Under 1900 Chess Scotland Live
FIDE Rated
CS Graded


Under 1400 Chess Scotland Live
FIDE Rated
CS Graded

Entry Fee£20 - (Non CS Mem.: £23)**£20 - (Non CS Mem.: £23)**
1st. Prize£100£100
2nd. Prize£50£50
Grading Prizes£30£30

** Chess Scotland membership discount £3 - all main sections. Membership discount applies to anyone appearing in the current CS membership list, see here.
Junior discount £2. Junior is under 17 on the 1st January 2024.

Playing Sessions

RoundStart Time
Lunch Break

Time Control

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


Graded restricted events use the live Chess Scotland Rating list for entry acceptance. We will calculate an approximate CS grade for those without without a CS grade for entry acceptance to grade restricted events.
We appreciate there my 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). Search the FIDE website .

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.

Late Entry Deadlines

We encourage everyone to enter as soon as possible so everything can be checked and planned well before the tournament commences. We do have a late entry fee policy. From the Wednesday before the weekend, we add £5 to the entry fee. We also add a £10 late entry fee after online entry is closed. This is usually the morning of the event for evening events and the evening before for daytime events.

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 recently tested positive for COVID, or are required to self-isolate

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.

Refund Policy

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


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