SOMERSET COUNTY CHESS ASSOCIATION
Organised by the Frome Chess Club, the annual Frome Congress is
one of the most popular and friendly Congresses in the South-West,
regularly attracting between 150 and 200 entrants.
Notice of Cancellation
The 2020 Frome Chess Congress due to take place on May 15 – 17 has been cancelled as a precaution against the Covid-19 virus and to end all uncertainty regarding the event.
The organisers are devastated to have to make this decision but believe that this course of action is in the best interests of participants.
Entry fees already paid will be refunded in full.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and
look forward to greeting you again in 2021.
ECF FeesIn the Open section there is no charge for Gold or Platinum ECF members.
FIDE registered players with a non-English affiliation £1.50. All other players £11
In all other sections there is no charge for Silver, Gold or Platinum ECF members. Otherwise £9
Junior DiscountThere is a £5 discount for all Juniors under 18 on 1st September 2019.
Trophies and Cash PrizesSomerset trophies are awarded to the highest placed Somerset player in each section.
Dependent on entry, there will be at least one grading prize in each section.
Team prize of £50 for genuine club teams of 4 players.
Except in the Open tournament, no ungraded player may win higher than the value of the third prize.
Players will be defaulted if not present within 30 minutes of start of round.
Rate of PlayAll Sections: 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move from start of game.
ByesA half-point bye may be claimed in any one of Rounds 1,2,3 or 4.
BookstallBookstall and sets supplied by Chess Direct
RefreshmentsHot and cold drinks and cooked meals will be available at the venue.
Catering by Hackett's Outside Catering Ltd
Grading InformationThe January 2020 ECF standardplay grading list will be used.
It is a condition of entry that all entrants agree that their results will be forwarded to the ECF for grading.
Conditions of Entry and Competition RulesThe full Conditions of Entry and Competition Rules are here.
2019 Congress in Play