Leyland Chess Club
Rapidplay Chess Congress



1-Day 6 Round Rapidplay - Sunday 19 February 2017

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 180 100 50 U155 - 30
Intermediate Under 130 100 50 U115 - 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 15.00 Adults 22.00
Juniors* 13.00 Juniors 20.00

* Under 16 on 31 August 2016
Late Fees:- After 12 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


Wellfield Business and Enterprise College, Yewland Drive, Leyland PR25 2TP

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

Exit the Motorway at junction 28 and turn left (from north or south) towards Leyland. Go straight across at the double roundabout onto King Street. You pass the Commercial Vehicle museum on your left. You come to a set of traffic lights where you turn right. Take the first exit at the mini roundabout on to School Lane. Take the first left into Yewlands Drive. The school is at the end of the drive.

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.
A bookstall will be provided by Chess Essentials
Any player or club wishing to pre-order books, DVDs, scoresheets etc. for collection, then please contact chessbooksuk@hotmail.co.uk - Tel. 01422 292 392.


Supported by

The Harry Marsden
Memorial Fund

Check your ECF grade here

Download an
Entry Form in pdf