this event is now waiting list only.
play: 40 moves in 100 minutes plus 20
moves in 50 minutes plus 15 minutes for all
remaining moves with 30 seconds per move added from
prize may not be shared.
In the event of a tie for first
place, there shall be a play-off. If there are four
or fewer players tied for first place, there will be
a speed knock-out play-off for the first prize of
If three players tie for first
place, the player with the highest performance
rating will be seeded directly into the Final of the
Play-Off; the other two players will contest the
If more than four players tie for
first place, the four players with the highest
performance ratings shall qualify for the play-off
to decide the first prize.
All other prizes shall be shared
where players have the same score (except the
Women’s First Prize).
If there is a tie for the top
women’s prize, the tie is resolved in favour of the
woman with the highest performance rating, who will
receive the prize of
£15,000. All other prizes will not be
subject to a tiebreak and prize money other than the
first prize will be divided equally amongst the
Draws by mutual agreement in fewer
than 30 moves are not allowed. There must be no
pre-arranged or tacit agreements to draw games of
any length, by repetition or otherwise.
penalties may involve loss of prize money.
Players who wish to take up to two
half-point byes in rounds 1-7 of the Masters may do
so, provided they give adequate notice, but the
second requested bye makes a player ineligible for a
prize. No player may request a bye in the last three
Ceremony and drawing of lots will take
place at 20.30hrs
on Monday 22 January 2018
in the main restaurant.
Please note that Round 10 starts at
11.00hrs on the
final day (not at 15.00hrs as with rounds 1-9).