2024 Congress Entry

28th June – 30th June  2024

Crewe Alexandra FC, Mornflake Stadium, Gresty Road, Crewe,
Cheshire, CW2 6EB

Prestigious venue 5-minute walk from railway station

Free Parking available See photo at the bottom of the page

Light refreshments available (cash Only) 

 Disabled Access

Chief Arbiter : Matthew Carr

5 Round Swiss Tournament with 4 Sections

Open Section FIDE and ECF Rated
Major U1950, Inter U1700, Minor U1450 ECF Rated

Fischer timing 110 mins + 10 secs per move

All moves to be recorded until your clock goes under 5 minutes remaining

Games defaulted after 30 minutes

Prize Money 1st 2nd Multiple Grading prizes
  All sections £300 £150 £50 each

Supported by Mornflake Mighty Oats

Round  Start
1Friday 28th June 7:oo pm
2Saturday 29th June9:30 AM
3Saturday 29th June2:30 PM
4Sunday 30th June9:30 AM
5Sunday 30th June2:30 PM

ENTRY FEE FOR TO ALL  SECTIONS £30:00

Entry limited to 200

Open section ENG add £12 if not ECF Gold or Platinum

All other sections add £9 for non ECF or Bronze members

Please note for the Open Section:- A FIDE ID is required for FIDE-rated tournaments. Players without a FIDE ID must contact their own federation if they do not wish to be registered as England with FIDE

Online Entry is now closed

For information please email Dave at

crewecongress@gmail.com or call 07984572456

For further information Contact Dave 07984572456 or Nigel 07827718871

NO ENTRIES ACCEPTED ON THE DAY

Entrants List Here Updated 4th June

For  postal entry download the flyer Crewe Congress  2024

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Green is Free Parking

Red is Pay and Display

Congress terms and conditions

· Open section, FIDE latest monthly rating list will be used.

The Open section is also ECF rated.

· All other sections will use the latest monthly published ECF rating list, players without a current rating of any type must provide full information about all results and any ratings previously held including any online rating.

· Entrants in the FIDE Open should be ECF Gold Members or higher

· A FIDE ID is required for FIDE-rated tournaments. Players without a FIDE ID must contact their own federation if they do not wish to be registered as England with FIDE

· The arbiter reserves the right to transfer players between sections at any time.

· All moves to be recorded until your clock goes under 5 minutes  remaining

· Missing players will be defaulted after 30 minutes from the start of the round and players may be re-paired.

· Except in the Open, unrated players win only half of any prize.

· Unrated players are not eligible for a rating prize.

· The number of Grading/Rating Prizes will be determined and announced during the event.

· A player qualifying for two prizes receives only the higher of the two prizes.

· Prize money may be subject to change depending on number of entrants.

· Swiss manager dictates the pairings in all rounds and they are not changed to suit individual preferences.

· No Alcohol is to be consumed on site

· The organisers take no responsibility for children.  A parent or guardian must remain on site at all times and ensure children are properly supervised at all times.

· Refunds may be given at the discretion of the organisers 

· The organisers accept no responsibility for any damage, theft or accident to the person or property of any competitor, or other visitor at this event.

· BY ENTERING, PLAYERS AGREE THAT IN THE EVENT OF ANY DISPUTE, THE CHIEF ARBITER’S DECISION IS FINAL

Entry is complete when funds have cleared.

No Prize giving on the day

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