ECF Grand Prix Event

6-round Swiss tournament

6th FIDE Rapidplay

2 September 2023


IA Adam Raoof will be Chief Arbiter for our Rapidplay tournament. He organises chess tournaments in London, across the UK, abroad and is also the arbiter at Checkmate TV filmed at Gatwick.

Chief Organiser: Geoff D Brown
Assistant Arbiter: Phill Beckett

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6th FIDE Rapidplay

  • 6-round Swiss tournament
  • 25 minutes + 5 seconds per move
  • Open, Major U2000, Intermediate U1750, Minor U1500
  • All FIDE and ECF rated
  • No requirement to record moves
  • Total prize fund £1000

  • ECF Silver members
  • or above
  • £20
  • £17.00 juniors (Anyone born 2005 or later)
  • Enter Online

Entry Fee

  • ECF Bronze
  • Or non-members
  • £29.00
  • £26.00 juniors (Anyone born 2005 or later)
  • Enter Online

  • Late entry
  • Surcharge
  • £5
  • Submitted after 27 August 2023
  • Enter Online

How to Enter


This is the easiest and preferred method to enter. Ideally you should be a current member of the English Chess Federation at SILVER level or above (as it will be cheaper for you!). There are several payment options when entering online:

  • Credit card via Paypal
  • Cash on the day
  • Cheque in the post

PDF Entry Form

You can download the paper version PDF Entry Form. Print out and post to Geoff Brown.

Phone / Email

If you are having trouble entering in anyway, please contact the Chief Organiser: Geoff Brown.

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Tel: 07931 563 787


  Open Other Sections
First £140 £125
Second £90 £60
Third £30 £30
Rating £25 £25

Prizes may be changed (increased or decreased) subject to the numbers of entries received.

Playing Schedule

Round 1 10:15am Round 4 2:15pm
Round 2 11:30am Round 5 3:30pm
Round 3 12:45pm Round 6 4:45pm

Prize Giving: No formal prize giving. Prizes will be paid by bank transfer.

Eligibility for Sections

Eligibility for Sections will be based on the highest rating a player has from the following options:

FIDE Rapidplay Rating (August 2023)
ECF Rapidplay Rating (August 2023) — A or K categories only

For players without any of these ratings, section eligibility and the rating allocated for pairings will be determined by the Organiser on a case-by-case basis. Seedings and pairings within Sections will be based on the most up-to-date ratings available.


Darnall & Handsworth Chess Club would like to take photographs on the day for publicity purposes, e.g. for use on its website; or in a press release. If you object to this then please inform the Entry Secretary, Geoff Brown, in writing before the tournament. Click here for latest Photo Gallery

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