Prize Money: Minor

1st £900; 2nd £500; 3rd £300; 4th £200 

Best relative rating achievement:

1650 - 1750 £100
1550 - 1649 £100
1450 - 1549 £100
1350 - 1449 £100
1349 and below £100

Best score by an IOM-based player, playing under the Manx flag: £100

Prizes (including the first prize) shall be shared where players have the same score. 
No player can win more than one complete prize.

Tie-break (for deciding who receives the award of a trophy):

In the event of a tie for first place, the winner will be decided by tie-break, in the following order of priority:

  • The results between the players involved in the tie
  • Sum of progressive score
  • Sum of opponents’ scores (Buchholz)
  • Sonneborn-Berger
  • Number of won games
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