Leyland Chess Congress



11th Leyland Chess Congress - 26 to 28 August 2017


The annual Leyland Chess Congress will be held over the August Bank Holiday Weekend, Saturday to Bank Holiday Monday. It is a 6 round Swiss congress, two rounds each on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. The congress is an ECF Graded event and the Open is FIDE Rated.

1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize Grading Prize  
  FIDE Open 250 100 50 U2100 - 40  
  Major (U170) 200 100 50 U155 - 40  
  Minor (U135) 200 100 50 U125 - 40  
The organisers reserve the right to redistribute in whole or in part any prize won by a competitor who has won or shared a prize.

Enter and Pay on-line



Our results page will be updated as soon as possible. The results of previous congress are here

Entry Form
You can download an entry form here.


Wellfield Business and Enterprise College, Yewlands Drive, Leyland. PR25 2TP. The venue is situated in the centre of Leyland, it is only 5 minutes from Exit 28 of the M6 and is well situated for Public Transport. Refreshments and free car parking are available at the venue. For more information, click here for the 'Find Us' page.

Entry Fees
ECF Gold Member ECF Silver Member Other
FIDE Open 30 30* 30
  Major 25 25 32
  Minor 25 25 32

* English Silver/Bronze members need to upgrade to Gold via the ECF Office

Entries received after Saturday 19 August, add 5 Late Fee
Entries, if accepted on the day, add 10 On The Day Fee

Time Table

Opening Ceremony Saturday 09:25
Round 1 Saturday 09:30 - 13:30
Round 2 Saturday 14:00 - 18:00
Round 3 Sunday 09:30 - 13:30
Round 4 Sunday 14:00 - 18:00
Round 5 Monday 09:30 - 13:30
Round 6 Monday 14:00 - 18:00

Prize Giving


After the last round

Missing players will be defaulted after 30 minutes from the start of the round.

Ratings and Gradings
FIDE Ratings will be used for the Open championship. ECF grades may be converted to estimated ratings for unrated players.

ECF grades from the summer list where possible, otherwise other lists may be used at the organisers discretion. Players without a grade must give full information regarding playing strength, including their best previous results and/or their highest grade. The organisers reserve the right to transfer entrants to other sections, but will endeavour, if time allows, to inform entrants beforehand.

Rate of Play
All games must be completed in 1 hour 50 minutes plus 10 seconds per move.

Harry Marsden Memorial Trophy
There is a special trophy available at the Leyland Congress, to be held for one year. The Leyland Chess Congress Shield, in memory of Harry Marsden, will be awarded to the highest scoring player, in any section, who is resident in the borough of South Ribble or a member of Leyland Chess Club. In the event of a tie, the trophy will be decided on Sum of Progressive scores, then the Sum of Opponents score if required.

Further information
For further information on the congress, contact David at leylandcongressYYYY@gmail.com where YYYY is the year of the congress, i.e. 2015.

Payment Process
Please enter and pay on-line here: http://congress.popmalc.org.uk/congress/18/home
If paying by cheque, please send the entry form for details.
Check your ECF grade here

Check your FIDE rating here