Information posted below may be subject to change. All details will be confirmed in the tournament information sheet, which will be published at least 1 month before the start of the tournament.
Format: 9 Round Swiss.
Time Control: 10 minutes initial time per player, with 10 seconds added per move.
25th September: Rounds 1 - 5
2nd October: Rounds 6 - 9
On each evening, play will begin at 7:30pm. The arbiter may withdraw from the tournament any player who does not appear for a particular round. Any player who misses a round but intends to continue in the tournament must declare this intention to the arbiter and arrive at the venue before the start of the next round.
Byes: Players may choose to take up to 2 half-point byes, but not for Rounds 8 or 9, and not if they have already received at least 1 point in byes or forfeits.