County Individual Rules

Controller: Nick Rutter   (


This competition will be governed in accordance with the competition rules of the Shropshire Chess Association – available here.


The tournament is for Shropshire players only and the winner will be Shropshire champion and hold the trophy for one year.

Entry fee £10. 

1st: £40
2nd: £30
Grading prizes:

Rated 1600-1900 £25

Rated below 1600 or ungraded £25

Ratings will be based on 1st October 2023 list.

Players can only win one prize.

Time control: 1hour and 25 minutes plus 10 seconds per move

The Tournament will be a 7 round swiss starting from 20th October 2023 ending in May 2024.

The player with the black pieces will have choice of club venue.

In the event of a tie for first place, there will be tie break of two games (each player having white and black). 

If there are more than 2 players tied for first place then the tie break rules will be set by the controller after discussion with the players involved.