Birmingham & District Chess League

31st Rapidplay Tournament

Four Sections:
Open, Under 2000, Under 1750, Under 1500

Sunday 12th June 2022

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Quinborne Community Centre, Ridgacre Rd, Birmingham B32 2TW

Entries are limited to 150 players

Limited seating will be available between rounds


Covid Regulations for this tournament

- Players can choose to wear masks at their own discretion, it will not be compulsory

- People can play regardless of their vaccination status. We will have a number of juniors who have been ineligible for vaccination at this point

- These requirements may change nearer the time depending on the government guidelines


These requirements may change between the time of writing and the date of the event depending on any amended guidelines for the government or the venue. Players will be informed as soon as possible thereafter.


There will be seven rounds and play will commence at 10.30am. Each player has 15 mins + 10 seconds per completed move.

List of Entries


Entry fees are:

Open £20.00, Other Sections £15.00, all players.

Entrants who are not ECF Silver member or above must pay a surcharge of £10.00.

To become an ECF Silver member, to entitle yourself to the £10.00 membership discount, please click here

 to visit the ECF website.

Entries on the day are not possible for this event.


Prize money:

 FIDE Open: 1st £200, 2nd £100, 3rd: £50; Grading £25

Other sections: 1st £120, 2nd £60, 3rd: £30.


Playing Schedule

Round 1 10:30 am
Round 2 11.40 am
Round 3 12:50 pm
Round 4 2.00 pm
Round 5 3.10 pm
Round 6 4.20 pm
Round 7 5.30 pm


All sections will be ECF graded and FIDE-rated. Section eligibility and the rating assigned for pairings will be determined by the highest rating a player has from the following options:


(1) ECF Rapidplay Rating (June 2022)


(2) FIDE Rapidplay Rating (June 2022)


(3) ECF Online Rapidplay Rating (the most recent list available on June, 2022)


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.

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Hot & cold refreshments will be available during the event. Smoking is not permitted on the premises. Birmingham A-Z ref: Page 87 1G. Free parking on site.