Hampshire Chess Congress 2018

The 2018 Hampshire Chess Congress will take place from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th November, 2018. The tournament is open to all players and will be held at the Lysses House Hotel, 51 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BQ.

This year we are moving to the Lysses House Hotel which is a small independent hotel in the centre of Fareham. It offers high standards, friendly personal service, fine food and excellent facilities. This Hotel has experience hosting chess congresses and we expect the players to be more comfortable in this well-run venue.  The Lysses Hotel has free parking for 35 cars and offers discounts on rooms and meals to the chess-playing guests. See the Accommodations page.


The Congress Entry Form is available from this link, please complete and submit your entry as soon as possible.

SECTIONS AND PRIZES (7% prize fund increase)

  1. OPEN: £130, £85, £40
    The highest placed Hampshire player receives the Silver Rook Trophy
    Under 175 grading prize: £60
    The highest placed U175 Hampshire player receives the Len Walters Trophy
  2. MAJOR: Under 160 £115, £75, £35
    The highest placed Hampshire player receives the Peter Marshall Cup
    Under 140 grading prize: £50
  3. MINOR: Under 125 £100, £65, £30
    The highest placed Hampshire player receives the Parsons Cup
    Under 100 grading prize: £40
    The highest scoring Hampshire lady receives the Gillian Moore Cup.
    John Dunleavy Memorial Best Game Prize £100

All players are eligible to win money prizes. Ungraded players are not eligible for grading prizes.


  • Rd 1: Fri 1900-2300
  • Rd 2: Sat 0900-1300
  • Rd 3: Sat 1400-1800
  • Rd 4: Sat 1900-2300
  • Rd 5: Sun 0900-1300
  • Rd 6: Sun 1400-1800
  • Prize-giving on Sunday at 18:05

RATE OF PLAY: 40 moves in 100 minutes followed by a 20-minute quickplay finish.

BYES: A ½-point bye may be taken in any one round except the last, if claimed in advance on the entry-form.

TIES: In the event of ties, prize money will be divided equally. Titles and trophies will be decided by the following tie-break system, in order of priority: 1. The result(s) between the players involved in the tie, provided they have all met 2. Sum of Progressive Scores 3. Sum of Opponents’ Scores 4. Sonneborn-Berger Scores.

ENTRY FEES: Please see attached Entry Form. The following discounts are available –

  • Discount for entries received by Monday 29th October – £5.00
  • Discount for Juniors (under 18 on 1st September 2018) – £4.00