Cork Congress 2020

Live Tournament Information

Running two sections, Masters and Minors.

Follow games live here on – thanks to James Forde for setting this up.

Link to the draw for the Masters.

Link to the draw for the Minors.

General Information

Date: 2nd to 4th October 2020.

Summary: This is an annual tournament with 3 sections – 1600+, 1200-1600 and U1200.

Flyer: Download the tournament flyer here: Cork Congress 2020 Flyer

Venue:, this will be an entirely online congress.


Contact:  Mark Watkins – 0861734757

Entries: You can enter online on the ICU website Entry fee €5 for all sections.

Format: Six Round Swiss System for all players, managed by Lichess. All sections will use Time Control 45 minutes plus 30 second increment.

Trophies will be awarded to winners.
To reduce the incentive for cheating no cash prizes will be given.
Brilliancy Prizes: Any person may nominate one of their games, or any game they observe as part of the tournament, for a brilliancy prize. We hope to award one brilliancy prize for each section.

SectionRatingTime Control
MastersOver 1600All moves 45 minutes + 30 seconds/move
Majors1200-1600 All moves 45 minutes + 30 seconds/move
MinorsUnder 1200 All moves 45 minutes + 30 seconds/move
Opening Zoom callFriday 7:45pm
Round 1Friday 8:00pm
Round 2Saturday 9:30am
Round 3Saturday 2:00pm
Round 4Saturday 6:30pm
Round 5Sunday 9:30am
Round 6Sunday 2:00pm
Results Zoom callSunday 6:00pm


  • This is an online tournament organised by Cork Chess Club. Do not come to Cork to play.
  • Players may request to play up a section, this decision is at the discretion of the tournament controller and organising committee.
  • Section entry will be based on ICU and FIDE ratings.
  • Games will not be rated by ICU or FIDE. Section rating bands may be adjusted subject to entries