st £50,000; 2nd £25,000; 3rd £12,500;
4th £7,500; 5th £6,250; 6th £4,000;
7th £3,500; 8th £3,000; 9th £2,500;
10th £2,000; 11th £1,500
Best relative rating achievement:
2500 – 2599 £1,250
2400 – 2499 £1,000
2300 – 2399 £750
2200 – 2299 £500
2000 – 2199 £500
1st £7,000; 2nd £3,500; 3rd £1,750; 4th £1,250; 5th £1,000; 6th £750; 7th £500
Prizes (including the first prize) shall be shared where players have the same score.
No player can win more than one complete prize.
A player forfeits the right to a rating prize if they are absent for the last round, unless the
Tournament Director decides otherwise.
ACP Special Prizes
ACP is glad to announce its special prizes for the Isle of Man Chess.com Open 2018. We have managed to provide a special additional prize fund for the ACP Members for the amount of 5000 GBP thanks to the generous sponsorship of Archibaldchess.
The prizes will be distributed as follows:
Three prizes (1500-1000-500 GBP) in the Open section for players who didn't win a higher regular/rating prize in the tournament. The prizes will not be tied, and will be awarded to the three highest ranked ACP Premium Members, who haven't won a higher regular/rating prize.
Three prizes for women (1000-600-400 GBP) for the top three highest ranked ACP Premium Members. These prizes are compatible with the regular/special prizes in the tournament. These special ACP prizes will not be tied.
Eligibility - the players must be actual ACP Premium Members before October 21, 2018.
Tie-break (for deciding who receives the award of a trophy):
In the event of two players tying for first place in the open (i.e. not applicable to the ladies’ awards),
the winner of the tournament (plus an extra £500 prize money) will be decided by a play-off on the
evening of 28 October, after the completion of all round-9 games. The play-off will consist of two
blitz games with a rate of play of 5 minutes plus an increment of 2 seconds a move, with colours to
be determined by the toss of a coin. If the blitz match finishes equal then the winner will be
determined by Armageddon with 5 minutes for White and 4 minutes for Black, plus an increment of
2 seconds a move from move 61, Black having draw odds. A toss of a coin will determine colours.
In the event of three or more players tying for first place, the top two will be determined by tiebreak,
in the following order of priority, and will enter the play-off described above:
- The results between the players involved in the tie
- Sum of progressive score
- Sum of opponents’ scores (Buchholz)
- Number of won games
British Championship Qualifier:
The highest placed eligible player not already qualified shall qualify for the right to play in the 2018 British Championship, subject to ECF regulations.