Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

1st Scottish Online Allegro and Lightning Championships

Saturday 20th June to Sunday 21st June  (2 day event)

Time Controls: Regular

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Hosted on

Allegro 5 rounds starting at 10am on the 20th of June

Lightning, 9 rounds starting at 1pm on the 21st of June


Rules for both tournaments

Entrants must be current members of Chess Scotland to play

Scottish titles will only be awarded to players who have satisfied Scottish eligibility conditions and have a FIDE registration with Scotland. Any eligible player must also be a member of Chess Scotland.

Players must join the Chess Scotland Club as in tournament communications will be made there.

Pairing will be posted on  Real names and Lichess handles will be displayed in the pairing.

Chess Scotland Grades will be used for the pairing which will be done using Swiss manager.

Player playing white challenges player playing black when the draw is made.

Byes may be requested, final round byes will score 0 points

Time Control

Allegro 25 minutes + 5 second increment

Lightning 5 Minutes + 3 seconds increment



Round 1 – 10:00am
Round 2 – 11:00am
Round 3 – 12:00pm
Round 4 – 2:00pm
Round 5 – 3:00pm

Lightning, we will play continuously starting each round as the previous one finishes


£10 for Allegro, £5 for Lightning.  Players can enter online at the following location



Prizes will depend on the number of entrants. As a rough guide, here is an idea of prizes for the Allegro (divide by 2 for lightning).


Players 20 30 40 50 60
1st 45 60 80 100 120
2nd 25 30 50 60 70
3rd 15 20 30 30 50
Grading 1 15 20 20 30 30
Grading 2 20 20 30 30


Prize money will only be paid out once anti cheating screen has been completed and will be paid out either through paypal or bank transfer.  Winners will be contacted for their preference.

Anti Cheating Measures

Please note, by entering the competition, you are agreeing to these conditions

Internet chess provider anti-cheating detection will be in place, with provider sanctions and rights of appeal as set out in the provider’s terms and conditions; in the event that a player’s account has been marked or closed by the provider for using computer assistance any appeal must be made to the provider.

In addition we will be screening the PGNs of the games using the FIDE Screening tool run by Professor Ken Regan.  We will also have a member of the FIDE Fair Play Commission overseeing the Anti Cheating measures.

A player whose account on the provider’s website has been marked or closed for using computer assistance, or has been picked up in the FIDE screen, will have their results set as a loss and removed from the tournament. If the FIDE screen indicates that the cheating occurred in the event, a report will be sent to the Scottish Anti-Cheating Committee who will make a determination as to any further punishment as required.

Please note, as we are using a provider, if you use computer assistance in other games, your account could be banned mid tournament even although you have not been using computer assistance for the tournament!

Players have the right to appeal.  For a removal from a tournament due to FIDE screen, it would be to the Anti Cheating Committee.  For a subsequent punishment from the Anti Cheating Committee, it would be to the Management Board.


Allegro games will be graded on the Chess Scotland Allegro grading system.


Tournament Director & Chief Arbiter  IA Andy Howie Whatsapp +447921810910
Arbiter – Karen Howie