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About the Congress

​The Congress is a 5 round Swiss tournament in 3 Sections

The Open Section is FIDE rated

The Boniface Section is for players rated under 1900

The Foundation Section is for players rated under 1600

Rate of Play

All moves to be completed in 90 minutes plus a 30 second increment after each completed move

All moves must be recorded

Playing Schedule

Round 1:  Friday 18:45

Admission to the Playing Area on the Friday evening will be from 18:30

Round 2:  Saturday 09:30  Round 3: Saturday 14:30

Round 4:  Sunday 09:30  Round 5: Sunday  14:30

Default Time

30 Minutes after the above scheduled start times


Except for Round 5, players may request one half point bye


Results and Pairings

Pairings will be effected using FIDE approved program

Results will be published on the appropriate chess websites

The current FIDE Laws of Chess will apply

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