Lancaster Congress

Lancaster Congress 9th – 11th August 2024

A five round ECF rated standard play event. The Open and Major will also be FIDE rated. We have increased capacity to over 120 entrants. On-line entry only.

In addition we will be running a 7 round open blitz event on Saturday evening. This event is only open to those playing in the rest of the congress and is optional. There will be a chess stall in the analysis room selling books etc.

Prize fund (excluding blitz) £2000 subject to entries plus an additional prize for best score by Lancaster/Morecambe based under 16 year old junior sponsored by Cumbria Building Society, Lancaster Branch. This is a not for profit event. Donations are welcome.

Sections and prizes

  • Open – First £300, second £150. Grading prize £50 U2100.
  • Major – U1900 First £300, second £150. Grading prize £50 U1800
  • Intermediate – U1750 First £300, second £150, Grading prize £50 U1620
  • Minor First U1500 £300, second £150. Grading prize £50 U1200
  • Special prize for best score in any section by an under 16 year old junior (on 9 August 2024) resident in Lancaster/Morecambe area – £50 cash plus 6 hours of 1:1 coaching with Gediminas Sarakauskas IM. Sponsored by Cumberland Building Society Lancaster Branch.

More Details Here……..