Major Open

Major Open
Schedule and Format
Saturday 27th July to Sunday 4th August
This event will run alongside the British Championships and will be a 9 round Swiss Championship with rounds starting at 2.30pm each day, aside from round 9 which will start at 10.00am on the final Sunday. First 40 moves in 90 minutes, then 30 minutes added for remainder of game, with 30 second increments added from move 1.

Entry fees

  Entry fee before 7/7/24 Entry fee 7/7/24 and after
GM, IM, WGM, WIM Free £75
FM, WFM £65 £140
Others £110 £185


  Prize money Trophy/medal
Major Open 1st £1000; 2nd £500; 3rd £250; 4th £100 City of Dundee Trophy
Highest Placed Junior   Margaret Pugh Cup
Performance Rated Prize(s)
to be announced at the Championships
1st £150; 2nd £100; 3rd £50 Major Open Performance Medals

This is an open tournament with no eligibility or qualification requirement. The top 10 eligible players from the 2024 Major Open including ties will qualify for the 2025 British Championships