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: TBD
2nd: TBD
Grading prizes TBD

 Ungraded players, eligibility for prizes will be based on their January rating or if still unrated then Rapid play or if none then online rating. 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.

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.