Due to a change of date to our Renfrew Congress (click on the link above for details) we have decided to run our first stand alone Rapid & Blitz event on Sunday 10th March. We again are visiting the Royal Hotel, venue for our first congress of the season in Bridge of Allan and hope to run more events like this if it proves successful. Once again we are running our early entry prize draw, this time for those who enter by Sunday 24th February., but we are happy to take entries up to 9am on the day itself.. There will be 3 Rapid sections (Open, U1800 and a U1400) and an Open Blitz section, both of which will be FIDE rated and you can view the latest entrants by clicking on the sections below.
Play will be governed by the 2018 FIDE Laws of Chess
It is at the Tournament Director's discretion to allow entry or allow a player to play up
Players should pay their entry fees before the start of their first round's play
Mobile phones are permitted but must be switched off at all times within the playing venue (both players and spectators). During play the phone must not be carried by the player, with any player found to be doing so forfeiting their game. Any player who must have an active phone will need to inform the arbiter before start of play or suffer the same fate
The Arbiters rulings will be final
Players may win only one cash prize per section
In the event of a tie, cash prizes will be shared equally
Sections in our Rapid event may be merged
The cash prizes advertised are dependent on the number of entrants indicated. These prizes may be increased or decreased if number of entrants are higher or lower than expected
The Tournament Director reserves the right to do what is deemed necessary to ensure the smooth running of the congress
Data will be passed on to FIDE for grading purposes
A list of entrants, individual matches and their results, overall congress results and photographs of the event will be publshed on this website and also by interested third chess related parties, such as Chess Scotland, as well as local press organisations
In the event that a player does not wish their photograph to be taken, please inform the Tournament Director so that we can respect your wishes
You will find out the details of all our congresses and results here.