Tournament Details

5 round Swiss tournament for all playing abilities.

FIDE rated Open.

Leaflet to download can be found here.


  Date Start time
Round 1 Friday 28th Oct 2022 19:00
Round 2 Saturday 29th Oct 2022 09:30
Round 3 Saturday 29th Oct 2022 14:15
Round 4 Sunday 30th Oct 2022 09:30
Round 5 Sunday 30th Oct 2022 14:15

Note that BST ends on Saturday 29th October 2022.

Games are defaulted 30 minutes after the start time.


    Prize money
    1st 2nd 3rd
Open   £700 £300 £150
Major under 2050 £500 £200 £100
Intermediate under 1850 £500 £200 £100
Minor under 1700 £500 £200 £100
Foundation under 1550 £400 £200 £100

There will be £50 rating prizes in each section subject to entries.

Ratings will be taken from the July ECF and FIDE's published rating lists but rating prizes will be subject to the current rating at the time of the event.

Prize money will be shared if there is a tie.

Entry fees

All ENG Open players must be ECF Gold or above membership, non ENG Open players must have a FIN. Other sections require ECF Silver or above membership. Otherwise a Pay to Play fee is to be added to the entry fee for your section below.....

Open £40

Major, Intermediate and Minor £35

Foundation £30

A late entry fee of £20 applies only if entry is received on Friday 28th October 2022.

Time Control

All moves to be played in 110 minutes with a 10 second increment after each move.

All moves must be recorded until your time goes under 5 minutes remaining after which this is optional and remains so even if time remaing goes back over 5 minutes.


Swiss Manager will be used to pair the rounds. 

In the Open, FIDE ratings will be used.

Pairings will be published on chess-results website.


Alex McFarlane (chief arbiter)

Nigel Hepworth

David Clayton

Damien McElvenny