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Forest Hall Rapidplay Grand Prix 2022-23

Robert Sanders and Robin Nandi in play at the Northumbria Masters. (Photo: Ⓒ Paul Charlton 2022)

A brand new series of FIDE-rated Rapidplay Congresses in Newcastle upon Tyne, for players of all ages and levels.

Total prize fund: £2,770
Prizes for each Rapidplay: £500

Venue: Forest Hall Social Club, Errington Terrace, Palmersville, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9DQ

The Forest Hall Rapidplay Grand Prix 2022-23 consists of 5 FIDE-rated Rapidplay Congresses, each with three Swiss tournaments (Open, Minor & Junior) on the following Saturdays:

  1. November 19, 2022
  2. January 28, 2023
  3. March 11, 2023
  4. April 23, 2023
  5. June 17, 2023

Downloadable entry form here.

Prizes, entry fees & schedule for all 5 FIDE-rated Rapidplay Congresses:

(Please note: All players should be ECF Silver members or above to take part in these events)

OPEN (6-round Swiss)

Prizes: £100, £50, £25, Under 1800 FIDE £50, U18 £25, Top Female £25, 50+ £25

MINOR (6-round Swiss)

Prizes: £50, £30, £15, U18 £10, Top Female £10, 50+ £10

JUNIOR (Under 18 on 1/9/2022) (6-round Swiss, two games per round against the same opponent, once with White, once with Black)

Prizes: £40, £20, Top Girl £15

GRAND PRIX

Grand Prix scores will be calculated from a player’s combined score from their best 4 Forest Hall GP events.

OPEN: £100           MINOR (U1500): £50        UNDER 18: £40      FEMALE: £40

Please note: Prizes for each Rapidplay may be adjusted to reflect the number of entries. Players may win only one prize per Rapidplay, and one Grand Prix section.

Entry fees for all tournaments: Adults £10, Juniors £8

LATE ENTRY FEES (cash on the day): Adults £15, Juniors £12

Please note: All players should hold ECF Silver membership or above.

TIME CONTROLS

Open & Minor: 20 minutes for all moves, plus 10 seconds per move.

Junior: 10 minutes for all moves, plus 5 seconds per move.

SCHEDULE

R1: 10:00am                     R2:11:15am                      R3: 12:30pm

R4: 1:45pm                       R5: 3:00pm                       R6: 4:15pm

ENTRY FORM

First Name ____________________  Surname ____________________________

FIDE ID Code: __________ National Chess Federation ______________________

RAPIDPLAY(S) ENTERING:

1        Nov. 18         OPEN__________ MINOR __________ JUNIOR __________

2        Jan. 28         OPEN__________ MINOR __________ JUNIOR __________

3        Mar. 11         OPEN__________ MINOR __________ JUNIOR __________

4        Apr. 23         OPEN__________ MINOR __________ JUNIOR __________

5        Jun. 17         OPEN__________ MINOR __________ JUNIOR __________

Email: __________________________________ Tel: _______________________

Please email a copy of this completed entry form to tournament organiser
 Tim Wall at: timpeterwall@gmail.com

Please transfer entry fees to:
UK Chess Events Ltd, Sort Code 20-59-43, Account No. 2344 1954
(Please include the player’s name as reference)
Entry fees paid by bank transfer will be acknowledged by e-mail.