Lothians Allegro 2019

 

Date

Sunday 13th January 2019
Starting at 10.15am prompt

Venue

Bainfield Bowling & Social Club
34 Hutchison Causeway
Edinburgh
EH14 1RU
0131 665 1066   (Map of the area)

Bainfield Bowling & Social Club, 34 Hutchison Causeway, off Gorgie Road or Slateford Road has a Car Park as well as free off-street car parking.

The large Function Hall is located on the Ground Floor and is suitable for disabled and wheelchair users.

Catering will be available throughout the day.

LRT buses no 3, 4, 20, 25, 30, 33, 34, 35, 38, 44, 300.

Events

 

1. Open - Open event
2. Challengers - Grading Limit 1900
3. Major - Grading Limit 1600
4. Minor - Grading Limit 1300

Prizes

Open
1st Prize £120 & Midlothian Cup
2nd Prize £50
3rd Prize £30
The Smerdon Trophy, in memory of Bill Smerdon, will be presented to the highest finisher in the Open who is resident in the Lothians.

Challengers, Major, & Minor
1st Prize £70
2nd Prize £40
3rd Prize £20

In the Minor Event, the highest placed junior, under 16 (on the day of the tournament) and within the grading limit of 1000, will receive £20.

Entry Fees

Titled (GM, IM & FM) - Free
Juniors (under 16) - £7
Adults - £14

Entries should be received by Thursday 12th January.
Chess Scotland members, senior citizens and unemployed may deduct £1. Only one concession.

Entry form download and online entry

Tournament Details

All Events: Five round Swiss tournament played under Rapidplay Rules (Allegro) of Chess Scotland

Time controls: 20 minutes plus 10 seconds increment per move.

Byes are available in rounds 1 to 4 only.

  • Round 1 10.15 to 11.15
  • Round 2 11.30 to 12.30
  • Lunch Break
  • Round 3 13.30 to 14.30
  • Round 4 14.45 to 15.45
  • Round 5 16.00 to 17.00
Prize Giving will be at 17.30 approximately

Conditions

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.
  • Take any other measures deemed necessary to
    ensure the smooth running of the tournament.

Tournament Director: Martin Robinson
tel: 07715 497 451
email: mandkrobinson@btinternet.com

Entries Secretary: Dave Watson
tel: 0131 334 1062
email: stillgamedave70@gmail.com