Lothians Allegro 2018



Sunday 14th January 2018
Starting at 10am prompt


The Quay
131 New Street
EH21 6DH
0131 665 1066   (Map of the area)

The Quay is located next to Fisherrow Harbour, Musselburgh and has a free car park as well as free off-street car parking.

The Function Rooms are located on the First Floor, for which there is a lift, and are suitable for disabled and wheelchair users.

Catering will be available throughout the day.

Public Transport: Any bus from Edinburgh to Musselburgh.
LRT buses no 26, 30, 40, 44 and 45.



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


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 Limits: 25 minutes plus 5 seconds increment per move.

  • Round 1 10.00 to 11.00
  • Round 2 11.30 to 12.30
  • Lunch Break
  • Round 3 13.30 to 14.30
  • Round 4 15.00 to 16.00
  • Round 5 16.30 to 17.30
Prize Giving will be at 18.00 approximately


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