Shropshire Congress 2023



Pairings and Live boards


Gallery 2023

Online entry

Entries to date


Entry form (PDF) available here.


The 2023 Congress will follow the successful format of previous years with a five-round event across four sections from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.
LIVE DGT chess boards for the top boards in ALL sections
Large practice/study area with TV screens displaying matches from every section.
Chess Essentials book store


Friday 6th January to Sunday 8th January


The Wrekin Housing Group, Colliers Way, Old Park, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4AW


Sections and Prizes:
Open – ECF-rated
First £300, Second £150, Third £75
(Trophy for highest placed Shropshire-based player in the Open)
Major U1950 – ECF-graded
First £300, Second £150, Third £75
Intermediate U1750 – ECF-graded
First £300, Second £150, Third £75
Minor U1500 – ECF-graded
First £300, Second £150, Third £75
No player may win more than one prize in any section. In the event of a shared place prize, all prize money will be split equally.


Junior Prizes
Any Junior scoring 2.5 points or more in any section will receive a medal


Entry fees:
All sections – Adult £30 Junior (U18) £30
Additional late entry fee if received after 31/12/2022- £5
ECF congress fee for all sections if not Silver/Gold/Platinum member – £9
Playing schedule
Round 1 – Fri 6 Jan 2023 – 7pm – 11pm
Round 2 – Sat 7 Jan 2023 – 9.30am – 1.30pm
Round 3 – Sat 7 Jan 2023 – 2.30pm – 6.30pm
Round 4 – Sun 8 Jan 2023 – 9.30am – 1.30pm
Round 5 – Sun 8 Jan 2023 – 2.30pm – 6.30pm
There will not be a Prizegiving ceremony; prizes will be paid to winners following the event.
Players may request a half-point bye in any one of the first four rounds at the time of entry.
Rate of Play
All moves in 100 minutes, plus 10 seconds per move, from move one.
(All moves to be recorded until your clock goes under 5 minutes remaining)
Ratings and gradings
ECF Ratings from the October 2022 ECF list will be used.


Other information
Disabled access, Free Parking on site
Arbiters: Peter and Glynis Purland
Catering and refreshment
Friday evening- Light snacks and an honesty box
Saturday/Sunday- cooked breakfasts from the housing trust catering team
– main courses served from lunch time inc Sunday roast
Tea, coffee and soft drinks available throughout the weekend.