County Individual Rules

Controller: Nick Rutter   (

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: £35
2nd: £25
Grading prizes:

Rated 1600-1900 £20

Rated below 1600 or ungraded £20

Ratings will be based on August 2022 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 2022 ending in May 2023.

The player with the black pieces will have choice of club venue, except Juniors who will always play at home.

Juniors will be those under 18 on 1st September 2022, for this year Thalia Holmes will play all games at home.

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 then the tie break rules will be set after discussion with the players involved.