28-08-2013, 06:01 PM

With so few norm opportunities in Scotland (usually only the Scottish) I was hopeful of hosting a norm tournament alongside a couple of events for other participants.

For the norm tournament the idea was to hopefully attract three GMs/IMs (some conditions available) and three FMs (free entry) with the other four spaces going to aspiring 2200+ players.

I've drawn up some rough details below and added a poll to try to gauge if there would be interest in the events below... Any comments/suggestions welcome

Scottish Winter Chess Festival

Edinburgh Chess Club

Friday December 27th – Sunday 5th January

Group A – FIDE rated 10 player closed all play all norm tournament

3pm starts each day except New Years Day (rest day)

1st - £500

Group B 1800 and over

3pm start each day except New Years Day (rest day)

10 players – all play all

1st – £400

2nd - £200

GP – £100

Group C 1800 and below

10am start each day except New Years Day (rest day)

1st – £350

2nd – £200

2 x GP – £100 each

A nine round swiss event (20 players maximum).

Entry Fees: £85 for all events

For the norm tournament the idea was to hopefully attract three GMs/IMs (some conditions available) and three FMs (free entry) with the other four spaces going to aspiring 2200+ players.

I've drawn up some rough details below and added a poll to try to gauge if there would be interest in the events below... Any comments/suggestions welcome

Scottish Winter Chess Festival

Edinburgh Chess Club

Friday December 27th – Sunday 5th January

Group A – FIDE rated 10 player closed all play all norm tournament

3pm starts each day except New Years Day (rest day)

1st - £500

Group B 1800 and over

3pm start each day except New Years Day (rest day)

10 players – all play all

1st – £400

2nd - £200

GP – £100

Group C 1800 and below

10am start each day except New Years Day (rest day)

1st – £350

2nd – £200

2 x GP – £100 each

A nine round swiss event (20 players maximum).

Entry Fees: £85 for all events