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One-Day Sheffield Chess Centre Rapidplay

Saturday 16th December 2023

Open, U1750 & U1300 Sections


A  one-day rapidplay event at the Sheffield Chess Centre, with three sections, has been arranged for Saturday the 16th of December 2023.  The original plan had featured two sections on a Saturday and another two on the day after, but that proved not to be possible.


Each section is to be run as a 6-Round Swiss, with 20 minutes per game + 5-second increment.


A .pdf flyer-cum-entry form can be downloaded here, and you can enter on line at jotform.com/233274895946372.

The maximum capacity is 64 players. Entries will be on a first come, first served basis.


The entry fee £20 (non-ECF members £29).

(Paid-up Sheffield Chess Centre members may deduct £5 from their entry fee.)


Prizes in each section:

1st prize: £120

2nd prize: £60

3rd prize: £35

& rating prizes TBA



Round 1:

12 noon

Round 2:

1 pm

Round 3:

2 pm


Round 4:

3:30 pm

Round 5:

4:30 pm

Round 6:

5:30 pm


• The organisers may exercise their right to reduce the prize fund in the event of under 35 entries.

• ECF rapidplay ratings from December 2023 will be used (full Standardplay will be preferred to no/provisional Rapid rating) to confirm sections.

• Players can enter any section for which they are eligible.

• Some refreshments will be available for purchase on the day.

• Free parking is available on street.

• In all matters the organisers’ decision is final.