Information

Round times
1. Friday         19.00 – 23.00
2. Saturday      9.30 – 13.30
3. Saturday    14.30 – 18.30
4. Sunday         9.30 – 13.30
5. Sunday       14.30 – 18.30

Rate of Play
The time control will be 90 minutes per player for all moves plus a 30 second increment starting from move one. All moves are to be recorded.

Bye option
For rounds 1-4 a half-point bye is available, provided this is requested at the time of entry.

Tradewise Grand Prix
The Thanet Chess Congress participates in the Tradewise Grand Prix.

Kent Individual Championships 
The Kent Champion title and trophy in each section will be awarded to the highest-placed Kent player. The Kent Ladies Champion title in each section will be awarded to the highest-placed Kent lady.  The Oyster Shield will be awarded to the highest-placed Senior Thanet League player (60 years or over on August 1 2018) in the Intermediate and Minor sections. A minimum score of 2.5 points is required for all awards.

Refreshments
Tea and coffee will be available at the Congress venue and there are various places to eat such as Harvester (9.00-22.00), Asda (Fri + Sat 8.00-17.00, Sun 9.30-14.30), KFC (11.00 -midnight)  just a short walk from the school.

Arbiter: Kevin Thurlow