About the Congress

The Bristol Chess Congress is held twice a year in the 6th Form Common Room at Bristol Grammar School (BGS), University Road, Bristol.  

The Congress is an ECF Grand Prix  5 round Swiss tournament in 3 sections

The Open Section is FIDE rated

The Major is for players graded under 160

The Minor is for players graded under 120

Entry Fees:      Open £33   Major £27   Minor £22

Make cheques payable to Bristol & District Chess League and

post the entry to Igor Doklestic, 81 Reedley Road, Bristol, BS9 3TB

or pay by bank transfer! (see the entry form for all details)

Prize money

Open  1st £300  2nd £150  3rd £75

Major  1st £160  2nd £80  3rd £40

Minor  1st £140  2nd £70  3rd £35

If ties occur, prize money will be shared equally.

Junior & Grading prizes will be awarded if entries permit.

Prizes will be increased in proportion to the number of entries.

Round Times

Round 1:  Friday 18:40

(entries received after Wednesday 12th February will be accepted at Organizer's discretion +£3)

Round 2:  Saturday 10:00  Round 3: Saturday 15:00

Round 4:  Sunday 10:00  Round 5: Sunday  15:00

All moves to be completed in 90 minutes plus 30 seconds increments

Pairings will be effected using the FIDE approved Program