Shropshire Minor Individual Rules

Shropshire Minor Individual Rules

A 7 round swiss tournament starting in October and completing June.

Entry fee: £10 payable to Shropshire Chess Association. The best way to pay is via online payment into the shropshire bank account:
Name:              Shropshire Chess Assocation
Account No:   60809748
Sort Code:      20-77-85
If paying online, entries should still be sent to the controller.

Grade Restriction: The individual is only open to players graded 125 and below as per the July grading list.

Time Limit: All moves played in 95 minutes. If both players agree, alternative time controls may be played.

Venue: Player with the black pieces may choose the venue. Games may be played at a player's house if both players agree. All juniors (18 or below) may play all their matches at the home venue.

Results: Players should submit their results to the controller without delay.

Dates: A target date will be set by which players should endevaour to play their opponent for that round. Players should notify the controller if they can't play their game before the deadline. If a game has not been played by this date, the controller will estimate the result using the assumption of a win for the higher graded player and a draw for the lower graded player, until the actual match result is submitted.

Prizes:
1st:           £50
2nd:          £30
U121:       £25
U110:         £25
U96:         £25

Players can only win one prize. July's grading list prior to the start of the tournmanet will be used to determine the grading prizes.
Where players are tied for prizes, the sum of progressive scores will be used to decide places. If the players are still tied the prize will be split equally.

The winner will also receive the individual trophy to keep for one year.