Wightlink Isle of Wight Chess Congress

19 – 21 April 2024

This spring, immerse yourself in the inaugural edition of the unique chess event, Wightlink Isle of Wight Chess Congress, where sun, sea, and strategic moves converge in a historic castle hotel opposite Ryde beach.

Prepare to face off against formidable opponents in three categories: The Open (for players with ratings above 1800), the Championship (for ratings below 1900), and the Challenger (for ratings below 1400). Among the competitors are renowned players such as former English Champion GM Keith Arkell and FM Jonathan Pein, with more top-tier participants to be revealed soon.

Under the guidance of Chief Arbiter Shohreh Bayat, the FIDE-rated Open and ECF sections will follow a 5 Round Swiss format, ensuring fair and competitive play for all. Don’t miss this chance to combine your passion for chess with the beauty of the Isle of Wight’s scenic coastline.

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