WECU 72nd Chess Congress

Royal Beacon Hotel, Exmouth, Devon

The West of England Chess Union 72nd Open Congress will be held during Easter 2019 at the Royal Beacon Hotel, Exmouth, Devon EX8 2AG

Hampshire Chess Congress 2019

Tournament Dates – Fri. 19th April to Mon. 22nd April 2019
A half point bye may be claimed for any one round except the last, providing notice is given with entry

Championship / Open Section
Open to ECF Gold Members & FIDE registered members of another National Body. The West of England Championship Cup and a British Championship 2019 Qualifying Place will be awarded to the highest eligible WECU player, plus a £100 bursary.
PRIZES: 1st £400, 2nd £200, 3rd £100, Grading Prize £50
Entry Fee: £43

The Major Section will also be FIDE-rated
Open to ECF Gold members graded under 1950 or ECF 170.
PRIZES: 1st £240, 2nd £120, 3rd £60, Grading Prize £50
Entry Fee: £38

The Minor Section:
Open to any player graded under 130.
PRIZES: 1st £240, 2nd £120, 3rd £60, Grading Prize £50
Entry Fee: £38

The Ladies Championship:
The Elizabeth Walker Cup will be presented to the lady from the West of England who achieves the highest score in the highest ranked tournament.