Congress

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.

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: Lichess.org, this will be an entirely online congress.

Email: corkcongress@gmail.com

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.

Prizes:
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
Timetable
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

Terms

  • 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