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Midland Open Championships@Telford
10 to 12 August 2018

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Midland Open Championships


This congress will be held Fri to Sun 10th-12th August at Ramada Hotel Telford Ironbridge, Forge Gate, Telford TF3 4NA. Organised by IO Alex Holowczak.


Three Sections:

  • FIDE Rated Open
  • FIDE Rated U1900 (U160)
  • ECF Under 130

For further details, click on the "entry form" menu item for the congress and "About, T&Cs" for tournament rules (.pdf file)


Playing schedule

  • Round 1 Friday 19.00 – 23.00
  • Round 2 Saturday 10.00 – 14.00
  • Round 3 Saturday 15.00 – 19.00
  • Round 4 Sunday 10.00 – 14.00
  • Round 5 Sunday 15.00 – 19.00

A ½ point bye may be taken in rounds 1 – 4.


Time Control

All moves in 90 minutes plus 30 second increment per move from move 1. Re-pairing will be offered 30 minutes after the start of a round. Players who have not arrived will be defaulted 30 minutes after the scheduled start of a round.



English-registered players must be ECF Gold or Platinum members in the FIDE Open and FIDE U1900 sections, or pay a £10 surcharge. All players must be ECF Silver members or above in the U130 section, or pay a £7 surcharge. Prizes may be changed subject to numbers of entries. The Organiser reserves the right to transfer players between tournaments at any time, and reserves the right to refuse any entry without explanation. All pairings will be made using FIDE Swiss pairing rules using Swiss Manager. The submission of an entry form and payment of the entry fee denotes acceptance that the MCCU's decision is final in all matters.


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