The number of participants is limited and only players rated under 2300 FIDE (1st May) are eligible to compete.
The Festival will have two main sections:
A) Open to competitors aged under 16 on 1 January 2017 (born in 2001 or later)
B) Open to competitors aged under 12 on 1 January 2017 (born in 2005 or later)
The total prize fund for both sections is increased to £15,000.
The playing format is 6 rounds per event. Time Control: All moves in 1 hr 50 minutes plus 10 seconds per move.
– General Manager’s Reception
– Master classes & coaching
– Blitz Tournament
– Two excursions
– Gala dinner