50th Dorset Open Congress October 2015

Playing Schedule

All Tournaments are 5 round Swiss with 4 hour playing sessions.

FRIDAY
ROUND 1 19.00 - 23.00
SATURDAY
ROUND 2 09.30 - 13.30
ROUND 3 14.30 - 18.30
SUNDAY
ROUND 4 09.30 - 13.30
ROUND 5 14.30 - 18.30


Rate of Play

All rounds 4 hours:-

40 moves in 1 hour 40 minutes followed by a 20 minute allegro finish.


The Sections

OPEN

Prizes £400, £150, £75 + Grading Prize £50
Entry Fee £30 silver ECF members or above

MAJOR (Under 160)

INTERMEDIATE (Under 135)

MINOR (Under 115)

Prizes £200, £100, £75 + Grading Prize £50
Entry Fee £28 silver ECF members or above

Junior (Under 18) silver ECF members or above £18 all sections

Bronze or non ECF members £7 extra (juniors £4).
Late entries (postmarked after 16th Oct) £5 extra.


Conditions of Entry

  1. In any dispute the controller's decision is final. The right is reserved to assign players to specific tournaments.
  2. Prizes shown are dependent on entries and may be adjusted accordingly. No more than one prize per player.
  3. First prize in the Major, Intermediate and Minor is only open to players with a published grade and ungraded players will not be eligible to win grading prizes.
  4. A ½ point bye may be claimed for any one round except the final round and must be requested with entry.
  5. Juniors must be under 18 on 1st September 2015.
  6. Late arrivals will lose by default after 30 minutes. Re-pairing will be at the controller's discretion.
  7. Prize money will be forwarded within 14 days of the Congress.
  8. All tournaments are subject to ECF rules and all results will be forwarded for grading.