28 Entrants so far this year. Average rating excluding unrated players is 1356, with the top quarter all being rated over 1800.
The draw for round 1 is as follows:
|Sean Gordon||Alex Stewart|
|Malcolm MacMillan||Hamish Olson|
|Bob Lothian||Pranav Arcot|
|Adi Hegde||Richard Jennings|
|Mike Cavanagh||Ramesh Kante|
|Senthil Ragupathy||Stefan Wagner|
|Jeremy Mitchell||Pranav Saravanan|
|Anish Subramaniam||Alan Smith|
|John Ewen||Ananth Subramaniam|
|Jonathan Turner||Charles Oppenheim|
|Chris Rose||Anjishnu Bhaduri|
|Steven Inkster||Connor Sibbald|
|Duncan McClymont||Lovemore Madzinga|
|Raghav Praveen||Kalyan Kante|
All games should be played on Tuesday 6 November 2017.
The absolute deadline for the round is Tuesday 27 November 2017.