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MCCU Congress@West Brom
11 to 13 August 2017

Park Inn by Radisson West Birmingham
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Further information

Full details are in the terms and conditions .pdf document. This page itemises the most frequent issues players need before entry.

Schedule for play

Fri 11 Aug: Round 1 7pm
Sat 12 Aug: Round 2 10am
Sat 12 Aug: Round 3 3pm
Sun 13 Aug: Round 4 10am
Sun 13 Aug: Round 5 3pm

Players may request a half-point-bye in rounds 1 to 4, but not the last round.

Entry Fees, ECF membership and FIDE registration

For Open or Major tournaments entry fee is £30. Players whose FIDE nationality is not England or who are not ECF Platinum or Gold members, pay a £10 surcharge.

For the Minor tournament the entry fee is £30. Players who are not Platinum, Gold or Silver ECF members pay a £7 surcharge.

Time controls

Tournaments are all moves in 90 minutes plus 30 second increment per move.


Open: £500, £250 and £100 respectively for first, second and third places.

Major & Minor tournaments: £250, £100 and £50 respectively for first, second and third places.

Grading prizes: £50

Congress organiser

Alex Holowczak


Matthew Carr