Edinburgh Chess Congress will take place from 8-11 April, 2016 in St Thomas of Aquin’s high school in Edinburgh/Scotland.

The festival consists of 5 tournaments:

  1. Premier
  2. Challengers
  3. Major
  4. Bishops
  5. Knights

The Premier Event will be FIDE rated. All entrants for the Premier Event must be a member of a National Chess Association. The East of Scotland Championship Trophy and £50 prize will be awarded to the highest eligible player in the Premier.

Time control for all the events will be 30 moves in 90 minutes + 30 minutes quickplay finish.


Edinburgh Evening News Cup

This will be presented to the highest placed junior, in the Premier, Under 18 on 8 April 2015 normally resident in Scotland. The prize of £30 will also be awarded.

For more information contact Congress Director, Mr. David Stewart

Tel: 01875 616637


or Entries Secretary, Mr. Graham Kerr

Tel: 07986 335500


Tournament entry form can be downloaded below:

Edinburgh Congress 2016 – Entry Form