Entry fees and prizes

Event   Entry before 04/7/23 Entry 04/7/23 and after Prizes
British Championship
Please note – the organisers reserve the right to change the prize fund for the Championship only
GM, IM, WGM, WIM Free £75 1st £5000; 2nd £2500
3rd £1500; 4th £1000
5th £1000; 6th £750
British Women’s Championship
1st £1000; 2nd £500
Under 21
1st £500; 2nd £250
Under 18 £250
Under 18 Girls £250
(U18 titles are awarded to the highest placed U18 and U18 female players in the Championship, or the Major Open where there are no eligible players in the Championship.)
Alexander Best Game Prize
Rating Prizes
2201-2350 £300
2051-2200 £300
2050 and under £200
FM, WFM £80 £120
2150 and above untitled £150 £225
2000 – 2149 inclusive £200 £275
Under 2000 £300 £375
Major Open GM, IM, WGM, WIM Free £75 1st £750; 2nd £400; 3rd £250
Performance Rated Prize(s) to be announced at the Championships
FM, WFM £60 £125
Others £100 £175
Senior Championships – Over 50 / Over 65 GM, IM, WGM, WIM Free £75 1st £400; 2nd £200; 3rd £100
Others £70 £90
Junior Championships –  U16, U14, U12, U10 and U8   £60 £80 1st £240; 2nd £120; 3rd £60
Weekend Tournaments – Open (Atkins), Under 2000 (Penrose), Under 1750 (Soanes), Under 1500 (Yates)
  £45 £50 1st £200; 2nd £100; 3rd £60 (for each section)
Grading Prize(s) to be announced
Weekday Tournaments
(Open, U1900, U1600) or
(U2050, U1750, U1450)
  £60 £80 1st £240; 2nd £160;
3rd £80; 4th £50 (for each section)
Combined entry
(Morning and Afternoon all sections)
  £100 £120  
Rapidplay Tournaments First Friday, Monday and Saturday – Open, U1750, U1450   £30 £40 1st £200; 2nd £100; 3rd £50 (for each section)
Rating Prizes
To be announced
Blitz Tournaments
(First Thursday and Tuesday – Open, U1600)
  £30 £35 1st £200; 2nd £100; 3rd £50 (for each section)
Junior Blitz Tournament (Second Thursday – Open, U1600)   £30 £35 1st £200; 2nd £100; 3rd £50

Championship Title Trophies
The winners of the various British championships will have their name engraved for 2023 on perpetual trophies as follows —

Title Name engraved on
British Championship Winner The British Crown Trophy
Highest placed female (or females in the event of a tie on points) in the British Championships The British Ladies Trophy
Major Open Winner The Dundee Trophy
Over 50 Championship Winner City of Hull Over 50s British Trophy
Highest placed female (or females in the event of a tie on points) in the Over 65 Championship The British Seniors Ladies Championship Trophy

Additional Prizes

Junior Championships
The highest placed boy and highest placed girl in each section will receive a trophy. In the event of a tie all players involved in the tie will be awarded a trophy. Medals will be provided for 2nd and 3rd place in each section.

English Junior Champions
In each Junior Championship the highest placed English qualified player will be awarded the English Junior Championship for that age group. Where there is a tie for 1st place, the following tie-breaks will be used –
(1) Direct Encounter (2) Median-Buchholz (3) Buchholz Cut 1 (4) Buchholz
To qualify for the English Championship prize players must be FIDE-registered to ENG.

Best game prize in junior sections (U16 – U10) – £50

Best performance by a Welsh player will be awarded the Roy Clues Trophy (decided by members of a committee)