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Sunday 19th February 2017

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

6-Round Rapidplay congress - ECF rated Major, Intermediate and Minor


SectionMajor U180Intermediate U130Minor U100
Entry Fee£15

(£22 Bronze/non ECF)


(£22 Bronze/non ECF)


(£22 Bronze/non ECF)

1st. Prize£100£100£100
2nd. Prize£50£50£40
Grading PrizeU155 £30U115 £30U80 & Ungraded £20

Please enter early. A late payment fee becomes payable during the previous weekend, plus an additional 'On the day fee' for those who enter after the entry date cutoff.

Rate of Play

Each player will have 20 minutes plus a 5 second increment per move from move 1.

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


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

The school is only 5 minutes from the M6 Exit 28.

Light refreshments are available and there is free car 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 right at the lights. 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. School web site:


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

Chess Essentials

A bookstall will be provided by Chess Essentials on the Sunday.

Any player or club wishing to pre-order books, DVDs, score sheets etc. for collection

then please contact – Tel. 01422 292 392.


The January 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 organisers. Ungraded players must provide evidence for the organisers to assess their playing strength and any previous known grade must be declared.

Grading Information – It is a condition of entry that players agree to their grading information being published on the ECF website.


The organisers reserve the right to redistribute in whole or in part any prize 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.

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