Chess 4U
2nd Weymouth Chess Congress
Friday 18th, Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th October 2024 at the Hotel Rembrandt
Hotel Rembrandt, 12-18 Dorchester Road, Weymouth, DT47JU. Tel: 01305 764000
See the Accommodation section for special rates.
Mrs Rebecca Gardiner, 18 May Gardens, Lanner, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 6AR
Telephone: 01209 217210 (Calls before 9 o'clock p.m., please)
During the congress, in an emergency, telephone The Hotel Rembrandt 01305 764000
John Constable
Tournament Sections
Unrestricted entry
For players rated below 1850
For players rated below 1550.
The ECF August 2024 ratings list will be used for entries.
Prize fund expected to be £400 per section, subject to the number of entries received.
Ungraded players are not eligible to win grading prizes and can only receive 50% of any prize money.
Entry Fees
£35 for all sections to ECF members at Silver level and above.
ECF Bronze members and non-members must pay an additional ‘pay to play’ fee of £9
Timetable for Playing Sections
Round 1 Frday 1900
Round 2 Saturday 1000
Round 3 Saturday 1430
Round 4 Sunday 1000
Round 5 Sunday 1430
Except for round 5, players may request one half-point bye.
Rates and Conditions of Play
All moves in 75 minutes, plus 30 second increment from move 1.
A player failing to appear at the board within 30 minutes of the start of any round will be defaulted for that round.
Entry and Payment
Capacity for the congress is limited to 100 and on a first come first served basis with payment made.
Entries can be made by post, or using the online entry form.
The entry form may be downloaded using the link at the top of the page.
Payment to be made with a cheque payable to Chess 4U or by Bank Transfer to Chess 4U, Sort Code: 30-13-42, Account Number: 12757768. Please reference your name and WEY.
Hotel Rembrandt, 12-18 Dorchester Road, Weymouth, DT47JU. Tel: 01305 764000
We have negotiated the following special rates for chess players staying at the hotel.
  • Single occupancy bed & breakfast £89 per night
  • Double/Twin occupancy bed & breakfast £124 per night
  • The Hotel Rembrandt is perfectly located close to the sea front and town centre, where there is much to offer. The Rembrandt has held previous chess congresses and is a lovely chess venue.
    In addition to the accommodation available at the hotel, there are many hotels and B&Bs within walking distance.
    “Weymouth has so much to offer the visitor from its world-famous Jurassic coast line, shops, quaint tea rooms, pubs, fine eateries and museums merge with our historic town. Just a few hundred metres from the town centre, you'll find the Swannery and RSPB Nature Reserve, a swimming pool complex, colourful gardens and a host of attractions open all year. The variety of places to visit and things to do so close, will amaze you. Weymouth's crowning glory is it's award-winning beach. It's safe, it's soft and it's sandy. Face a bustling harbour of fishing boats, pleasure craft, yachts and catamarans.” Hotel Rembrandt website
    How to get to the congress
    Leave the A35 at the Stadium roundabout and join the A354 following signs to Weymouth. As you exit the A354 at the Manor roundabout (Morrisons superstore) take the first left onto Dorchester Road. Continue ahead for about 2/3 of a mile. Hotel Rembrandt is located on the left hand side.
    Weymouth’s railway station is 0.6 miles from the venue and around a 12 minute walk or short taxi ride
    Congress information
    The congress brochure, list of entries and congress rules can be accessed using the links at the top of the page.