British Rapidplay Championship 2024

 

Endorsed by the British Isles Coordinating Committee

Supported by the English Chess Federation

 

 

 

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd March

 

Holiday Inn Peterborough – West,

Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SG

 

Hotel website

 

One FIDE Rated OPEN Section

 

Prize fund at least £3,500

 


 

 

 

 

You can pay your fee by credit or debit card or through PayPal.

 

Pairings & Results: OPEN (One FIDE Rated Section)

 


 

Prizes and Awards

Open: 1st £600; 2nd £400; 3rd £300; 4th £200; 5th £100

Women: 1st £500; 2nd £300; 3rd £200; 4th £100

Best performance: £200 x 4

 

Discounts: GMs/WGMs and IMs/WIMs free, FMs, WFMs half price. GMs/WGMs may apply for free B&B accommodation.

 

The winner will be awarded the title of British Rapidplay Champion 2024.

 

The highest-placed female player will be awarded the title of British Women’s Rapidplay Champion 2024.

 

No player may win more than one prize. All place prize money will be shared equally between players tied on the same number of points apart from the first place prize (see ‘British Rapidplay Championship Tie-Breaks’ document).

 

The method for allocating best performance prizes can be found in the Terms and Conditions.

 


 

Entry Fee

£30.00 | Entries may be accepted on the day subject to availability and payment of a £10 surcharge.

 


 

Eligibility Requirements

Only players who fulfil at least one of the following criteria shall have the right of entry to the British Rapidplay Championship:

  1. British citizenship;

  2. British Overseas Territories citizenship;

  3. Citizenship of Ireland;

  4. Not less than one year’s continuous ordinary residence in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland ending on 30th June in the calendar year of the British Rapidplay Championship in question;

  5. Not less than one year’s continuous ordinary residence in Ireland ending on 30th June in the calendar year of the British Rapidplay Championship in question;

  6. Not less than one year’s continuous ordinary residence in the Channel Islands ending on 30th June in the calendar year of the British Rapidplay Championship in question;

  7. Not less than one year’s continuous ordinary residence in the Isle of Man ending on 30th June in the calendar year of the British Rapidplay Championship in question.

Players must also be members of a national federation that is a signatory to the British Isles Coordinating Committee agreement (‘BICC federation’). **

 

All players registered with FIDE as ENG are required to be ECF members at Silver level or above.

 

All players who do not want to be registered with FIDE as ENG must be registered with another federation BEFORE playing.

 

Players registered with FIDE as RUS or BLR are not eligible to participate.

 

** BICC federations: English Chess Federation, Chess Scotland, Welsh Chess Union, Irish Chess Union, Ulster Chess Union, Jersey Chess Federation, Guernsey Chess Federation, Isle of Man Chess Association

 


 

Playing Schedule

 

Round

1

Saturday

12.30

Round

2

Saturday

13.45

Round

3

Saturday

15.00

Round

4

Saturday

16.15

Round

5

Saturday

17.30

Round

6

Saturday

18.45

Round

7

Sunday

10.00

Round

8

Sunday

11.15

Round

9

Sunday

12.30

Round

10

Sunday

13.45

Round

11

Sunday

15.00

 

Players may take zero point byes at any point.

 


 

Time Control

All moves in 15 minutes plus 10 second increment per move from move 1.

 

Players will have until their time expires to arrive to play their game. There will be no re-pairings.

 


 

Ratings

 

 

Holiday Inn Peterborough – West

The higher of the ECF and FIDE rapidplay ratings from the March 2024 lists will be used. For players with neither an ECF nor FIDE rapidplay rating from the March 2024 list, the higher of the ECF and FIDE standardplay ratings from the March 2024 lists will be used. Players with ratings from a BICC federation other than the ECF should indicate on the online entry form if they wish those ratings to be used in preference to ECF ratings.

 

For players with no BICC federation rating the organiser will assign an estimated rating for the purpose of pairing, prize allocation and the calculation of other players' TPR in the event of a play-off for the Championship title.

 

The British Rapidplay Championship will be both FIDE and ECF rated.

 


 

Tie-Breaks

See ‘British Rapidplay Championship Tie-Breaks’ document for play-off rules.

 


 

Notices

Prizes may be changed subject to numbers of entries.

 

All pairings will be made using Swiss-Manager FIDE Swiss pairing rules.

 

The submission of an entry form and payment of the entry fee denotes acceptance that the 4NCL’s decision is final in all matters.

 

The 4NCL reserves the right to refuse any entry without explanation.

 


 

Accommodation

The following discounted rates have been negotiated with Holiday Inn Peterborough – West:

 

BB (£89 single)
BB (£99 twin/double)
DBB (£114 single)
DBB (£149 twin/double)

 

Players wanting accommodation should either:

  1. Email the hotel on , using the code ‘ECF’;
  2. Call the hotel on 01733 289900 between 9am and 5pm, again using the code ‘ECF’;

Please note that our bedroom allocation will be released four weeks before the event, after which rooms may not be available at the agreed 4NCL rates - so players wanting accommodation on site are advised to enter early.

 


 

Venue

Holiday Inn Peterborough – West

 


 

Disclaimer

The 4NCL accepts no responsibility for any damage, theft or accident to the person or property of anyone attending this event.

 

 


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