Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland


Wednesday 1st June to Sunday 5th June  (5 day event)

Edinburgh Chess Club, 1 Alva Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4PH

Time Controls: Regular

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JUNE 1-5, 2022

Edinburgh Chess Club, 1 Alva Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PH

A five-day chess festival to celebrate Edinburgh Chess Club's 200th anniversary, comprising three tournaments:
1) IM norm all-play-all (10 players)
2) FIDE-rated Challengers (9-round Swiss, max. 20 players)
3) FIDE-rated Open Blitz (9-round Swiss, max. 32 players)
Please apply to the organiser as soon as possible to secure your place, as space is limited.

Contact: Tim Wall, Email:, Tel: 0750 372 2366


IM norm all-play-all tournament (10 players)

FIDE-rated Challengers (9 round swiss, max. 16 players)

FIDE-rated Open Blitz (9 round swiss, max. 26 players)

Entry fees:

IM Norm Tournament: £150, Challengers Tournament: £50

FIDE-rated Open Blitz Tournament: £10 (free for titled players)


Playing schedule (for IM Norm & Challengers)

R1: Wednesday 1 June, 6:00pm

R2: Thursday 2 June, 11:00am              R3: Thursday 2 June, 4:00pm

R4: Friday 3 June, 11:00am                   R5: Friday 3 June, 4:00pm

R6: Saturday 4 June, 11:00am               R7: Saturday 4 June, 4:00pm

R8: Sunday 5 June, 10:00am                 R9: Sunday 5 June, 3:00pm

Time control

All moves in 90 minutes, plus 30 seconds per move.


IM Norm Tournament (10-player All-Play-All)

Average rating for norm purposes will be 2230+, IM norm = 7/9


FIDE-rated Challengers Swiss tournament (maximum capacity of 20 entries)

Prizes: 1st £300, 2nd £150, 3rd £75. Top U18 on 1/1/22 £50, Top Female Player £50


FIDE-rated Open Blitz (maximum capacity of 32 entries)

Sunday 5 June, 8:00pm. 9-round Swiss with a prize fund of £300.
Time control: 3 minutes for all moves, plus 2 seconds per move.

Email your application for all tournaments to:

First Name ____________________  Surname _____________________________

FIDE ID Code: __________ National Chess Federation ______________________

FIDE Title (if any): ___________

Event(s) entering: IM norm ________________ Challengers __________________

Blitz _______________

Email: __________________________________ Tel: _______________________


Please transfer entry fees to: UK Chess Events Ltd, Barclays Sort Code 20-59-43, Acc. No. 2344 1954. (Include your name as reference.)