Masters: The first prize may not be shared.
prizes shall be shared where players have the same score (except
the Women’s First Prize).
In the event of a tie for first place, there shall be a speed
If there are two or four players tied for first
place, there will be a speed knock-out play-off for the first
prize of £23,000. 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 Semi-Final.
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.
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 tie-break and
prize money other than the first prize will be divided equally
amongst the players.
Amateurs: Players with neither a FIDE rating nor
a published national rating or grade are only
eligible for the Unrated prize or Gibraltar
No player may win more than one prize in any
Challenger or Amateur Tournament.