25th Heywood Chess Congress

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June 2019

Heywood Civic Centre, Heywood, Lancashire, OL10 1LW


To download and print this years entry form please go HERE

Sponsored by

Van Leeuwen




The Van Leeuwen Harry Praeger Open

Open to all players

1st £300, 2nd £160, 3rd £80
3 Grading Prizes of £30


The Heywood Township Jim Tennant-Smith Major

Restricted to players graded 170 and below

1st £250, 2nd £120, 3rd £80
3 Grading Prizes of £30


The Antonin Weleminsky Minor

Restricted to players graded 140 and below

1st £250, 2nd £120, 3rd £80
Three Grading Prizes of £30


The Kumon Maths & English Novice

Restricted to players graded 120 and below.  This section is intended as an introduction to tournament play and is restricted to players of any age who have never had any grade of over 120.

1st £120, 2nd £60, 3rd £30



Sessions Of Play

Saturday 15th June    Opening Ceremony 08.50
  Round 1 09.00 -  13.00
  Round 2 13.45  -  17.45 
  Round 3 18.15  -  22.15
Sunday 16th June Round 4 09.30  - 13.30
  Round 5 14.15  - 18.15
  Prize Giving Ceremony    18.20  - 18.30

Rate of Play

All moves in 1 hour 40 minutes, plus 15 sec extra per move from move 1.  Swiss system of pairings.



January 2019 ECF grades will be used. Players not in possession of a current ECF grade must state their last published grade, and the year to which it applied. Players with no official grading must give evidence in writing of their playing strength and all their latest chess playing results. If in doubt, please check before entering, as non-disclosure of material facts may lead to disqualification.



Congress Competition

Please note no telephone entries can be accepted

Answers to be put on on line entry form


White to Checkmate in 2 moves




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