If there is a tie for the top women’s prize, the tie is resolved in favour of the woman with the highest performance rating, who will receive the prize of £15,000. All other prizes will not be subject to a tiebreak and prize money other than the first prize will be divided equally amongst the players.
Masters Regulations: Important!
Draws by mutual agreement in fewer than 30 moves are not allowed. There must be no pre-arranged or tacit agreements to draw games of any length, by repetition or otherwise.
Warning: penalties may involve loss of prize money.
Players who wish to take up to two half-point byes in rounds 1-7 of the Masters may do so, provided they give adequate notice, but the second requested bye makes a player ineligible for a prize. No player may request a bye in the last three rounds.
The Opening Ceremony and drawing of lots will take place at 20.30hrs on Monday 22 January 2018 in the main restaurant.
Please note that Round 10 starts at 11.00hrs on the final day (not at 15.00hrs as with rounds 1-9).