Leyland Chess Club
Rapidplay Chess Congress



1-Day 6 Round Rapidplay - Sunday 18 February 2018

The annual Leyland Chess Club Rapidplay is organised by members of Leyland Chess Club and is held on a Sunday in late February. The congress is a one day, six round event. It is an ECF Graded event. The event is supported by the Harry Marsden Memorial Fund.

    1st Prize 2nd Prize Grading Prizes
Major Under 190 100 50 U165 - 30
Intermediate Under 145 100 50 U120 - 30
Minor Under 100 100 40 U80 - 20 and Ungraded - 20


  Entry Fees

ECF Silver, Gold or Platinum Members

ECF  Bronze and None ECF Members

Adults 16.00 Adults 23.50
Juniors* 14.00 Juniors 21.50

* Under 16 on 31 August 2017
Late Fees:- After 11 February, add 5. After Noon on 17 February and on the day, add 10

Enter on-line here

  Rate of Play
In each round, each player will have 20 mins plus 5 second increment per move from move 1.


Round 1: 10:00 Round 2: 11:10 Round 3: 12:20
Round 4: 13:40 Round 5: 14:50 Round 6: 16:00

Lunch: 13:10 to 13:40


Academy@Worden, Westfield Drive Yewland Drive, Leyland PR25 1QX

The school is only 5 minutes from the M6, Exit 28. There is free parking.

Exit the motorway at junction 28, turn left (from north or south) towards Leyland. Go straight across at the double roundabout onto King Street. Pass the Commercial Vehicle Museum on your left and then come to a set of traffic lights. Turn left at the lights. Take the second right, just before Aldi on to Westgate. At the end of the road, turn right into Broadfield Drive. Take the third right onto Westfield Drive. The school is on the left, take the second entrance, where parking is available.

Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be available during the day.


The current ECF Rapidplay Grading List will be used to determine a player's grade. For players who do not appear in the Rapidplay List, other lists may be used at the discretion of the organised. ungraded players must provide evidence for the organisers to assess their playing strength and any previous know grade must be declared.

The organisers reserve the right to redistribute in whole or in part any prizes won by a competitor who has won or shared a prize.
Ten minutes after the start of each round, new pairings may be made for each player whose opponent has not arrived and for any player otherwise having a full-point bye. Absent players will be defaulted after 10 minutes.


Supported by

The Harry Marsden
Memorial Fund

Check your ECF grade here

Download an
Entry Form in pdf