Cork Congress 2020
Live Tournament Information
Running two sections, Masters and Minors.
Follow games live here on ChessSpectator.com – thanks to James Forde for setting this up.
Link to the draw for the Masters.
Link to the draw for the Minors.
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: Lichess.org, this will be an entirely online congress.
Contact: Mark Watkins – 0861734757
Entries: You can enter online on the ICU website icu.ie/events/1411. 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.
|Masters||Over 1600||All moves 45 minutes + 30 seconds/move|
|Majors||1200-1600||All moves 45 minutes + 30 seconds/move|
|Minors||Under 1200||All moves 45 minutes + 30 seconds/move|
|Opening Zoom call||Friday 7:45pm|
|Round 1||Friday 8:00pm|
|Round 2||Saturday 9:30am|
|Round 3||Saturday 2:00pm|
|Round 4||Saturday 6:30pm|
|Round 5||Sunday 9:30am|
|Round 6||Sunday 2:00pm|
|Results Zoom call||Sunday 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