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2nd Ribble Online ECF Rated Rapid & Blitz
Friday 16th & Saturday 17th April

Friday Junior U15 Evening Blitz - 5 Rounds
Friday 16 April 17:30 to 18:45
For juniors U15 at the start of the tournament (born on or after 17 Apr 06)

Friday Evening Blitz - 7 Rounds
Friday 16 April - 19:30 to 21:00

Saturday Rapidplay - 5 Rounds
Saturday 16 April - 09:15 to 14:15 (approx.)

Saturday Evening Junior U15 Rapidplay - 5 Rounds
Saturday 17 April - 18:30 to 21:00 (approx.)
For juniors under 15 at the start of the tournament (born on or after 17 Apr06)

The Rapidplay tournaments are ECF Online rated events.

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Special Notes

Eligibility - We are restricting entries to those who have previously entered a FIDE Weekend event, or those who are well know to the arbiters.
ECF Online Rated - This event is an ECF online rated event, all games will be submitted to the ECF for rating.
Please read the Conditions of Entry below. If you wish to make an enquiry, please use the Contact page.

Fair Play Measures

Real Names and Lichess user ID's will be on public display.
Players must have a valid lichess account, players with a closed account will not be allowed continue in the tournament.
We will screen the games using the FIDE Screening tool run by Professor Ken Regan after the event and during the event if possible.
We will also have a member of the FIDE Fair Play Commission overseeing our Anti Cheating measures.


Please use the on-line entry page to add your entry, then use the Pay button. Entries will be automatically entered onto the Entries page when your payment has been accepted.
The entry fee is £3 for the Blitz, £4 for the Rapidplay and £3 for the Junior Rapidplay. There is a £2 discount for a second tournament, so the Rapid and Blitz will cost £5. For none ECF members, a £5 play to pay fee will be imposed. Alternatively, the ECF Supporter membership is £10, valid until the end of August 2021.
There is no charge for the junior blitz and is only open to juniors who have paid to play in another event over the weekend.
Please note, when completing the entry form, if you are an ECF member, please enter Yes to 'ECF Members or Supporter' to reduce the fee to £4 or £3.


All tournaments will be one section, we may split the Rapidplay into two sections if entries allow

Friday Evening Blitz

Everyone may enter the our Friday Evening blitz on the Friday before the event, the 19th. It starts at 7.30 and will be run on the Lichess platform. There is no additional entry fee for this tournament.

Ratings and Pairings

We will use Swiss Manager for pairings.

We will take ratings in preference from the following lists:

  • ECF latest online rating
  • ECF latest Rapidplay rating list
  • ECF latest Standard rating list
  • Other Ratings that the organisers feel appropriate

Rate of Play

Each player will have 15 minutes plus a 10 second increment per move from move 1

Time Table for the Saturday Rapidplay

Round 1Sunday 21 February - 09:30
Round 2Sunday 21 February - 10:30
Round 3Sunday 21 February - 11:30
Round 4Sunday 21 February - 13:00
Round 5Sunday 21 February - 14:00

In all the other tournaments, there will be a short break between rounds.

Conditions of Entry

The organisers reserve the right to:
  • Enforce the platform's anti-cheating rules
  • Eject people from the tournament
  • Players must have a account
  • Transfer entrants between events
  • Split or merge events depending on numbers
  • The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry without assigning a reason
  • Take any other measures deemed necessary to ensure the smooth running of the event

Where can I obtain further information?
Use the Contact Form to request further information.