Each of these is a 5-round Swiss.
Rate of play
All the moves in 110 minutes plus 10 seconds per move added from the start. The games rarely last more than four hours.
Competitors can play in and win a prize in the Masters as well as a morning event.
Eligibility: Players with FIDE ratings under 2250 or unrated.
Eligibility: players with FIDE ratings under 1900, players without FIDE ratings who have a national rating under 1900 or ECF grade under 160.
Players without any rating must show evidence that they are not too strong for the Amateur tournaments.
The right is reserved to place players in a Challenger tournament if thought unsuitable for the Amateur.
An outright winner of the first-week Amateur tournament will be promoted to the second-week Challenger tournament.
The Opening Ceremony and drawing of lots will take place at 20.30hrs on Monday 22 January 2018 in the main restaurant.