Newport Rapidplay Tournaments - Summer 2016

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Newport Rapidplay Tournaments

A 6 round swiss blitz


Tuesday 28th June 2016

Tuesday 26th July 2016

Tuesday 30th August 2016

Venue: Newport Chess Club

Start Time:

We will aim to start the first round at 7.45

Entry Fee:

£2.50 /player

£1 for Juniors


1st Prize: 40%

2nd Prize: 30%

Grading Bracket 1: 10%

Grading Bracket 2: 10%

Newport Chess Club: 10%

Grading bracket 1 will be up to the lowest 1/3 of participating players. Grading bracket 2 will be up to 2/3.

Time Controls:

A handicap system will be employed.

201- 175 (3 min)

175 -150 (5 min)

120-149 (7min)

119 and below (8min)

Grades will be determined using the most recent grading list and rapidplay grades will be used wherever possible.


All standard rapidplay rules will apply with the following exception, if one player makes an illegal move, the opponent may stop the clocks and claim 2 minutes.

In the event of a tie, the grading prize will be awarded to the lowest graded player.

Controller - Christopher Lewis

Email: christopher.d.lewis 44 @ gmail .com