Open Tournament

The Open tournament will be played according to the Swiss System in 9 rounds, with time control 90 minutes for the whole game + 30 seconds increment per move.

The Highest ranked players who are not already qualified will qualify for the 2016 British Championship. The first prize at the Open tournament is £1500. 

Gm and IM norms are expected to be possible in the Open Section.


Chief Arbiter: Adam Raoof

1st round – Sunday 10th April – 17.00
2nd round – Monday 11th April – 10.00
3rd round – Monday 11th April – 15.00
4th round – Tuesday 12th April – 14.00
5th round – Wednesday 13th April – 14.00
6th round – Thursday 14th April – 10.00
7th round – Thursday 14th April – 15.00
8th round – Friday 15th April  – 14.00
9th round – Saturday 16th April – 10.00


GM/ IM/ WGM/ WIM/ FM/ : Free Entry  |
 FIDE rated: £45  |
 Non rated: £55  |
 Senior (over 60): £40  |
 Junior (under 16): £30

Please note – English players must be Gold ECF members or if Silver ECF members a further fee may be payable

Untitled players can take up to two half-point byes between rounds 1-8 (holiday 1-6) provided they are requested before the end of the previous round.
All moves in 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move increments throughout.

The closing ceremony will take place after dinner on Saturday 16th April.

FIDE Ratings from the most recent FIDE standard rating list will be used for all sections, whilst ECF grades published in the February 2016 list (or best information available) will be used for unrated players.

Notwithstanding the fact that players may be re-paired 30 minutes after the start of the round the default time for all sections will be 1 hour from the scheduled start of the round.

Prize List

Second Place


Third Place


Fourth Place


Fifth Place


£100 Best C.I Player | £100 Best Jersey Player | £100 Best Senior Player | £100 Rating prizes under 2300, 2150, 2000 | Trophies & other special prizes available