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40th BOLTON RAPIDPLAY Chess Congress 2023

Ukranian Social Club, Castle Street, Bolton

Sunday 3rd December 2023


Welcome to the home page of the Bolton Rapidplay Chess Congress.

We will be running three sections, an Open, an U1950 and an U1650

Bolton Rapidplay Regulations

Please book on the Congress Link using http://Congress.org.uk We will accept postal entries to Rod Middleton, 97 Dovedale Road Breightment, Bolton BL2 5HS Entry fees must be received before the event. Entries will be listed on Congress.org and the Bolton Chess Club website. Places are limited so book early. November Rapidplay grades will be used to determine sections. If you do not have a Rapidplay Grade show your Standard or a grade estimate.

  • Time Control 25 minutes plus 5 second increment


    It will be a normal six round swiss event .

    Pairings and results

    We will use Swiss Manager to produce the pairingss. These pairings will be available on Chess-Results.com.

    Time Control

    25 minutes plus 5 seconds increment. Default time after 10 minutes

    PRIZES >

    Under 1950


    Under 1650

    Entry Fee£20 - (Non-ECF Mem.: £30)£20 - (Non- ECF Mem.: £30)£20 - (Non-ECF Mem.: £30)
    1st. Prize£200£200£200
    2nd. Prize£100£100£100
    3rd. Prize£50£50£50
    Grading Prizes£50 (Under 2050)£50 (Under 1800) £50 (Under 1450)
    ENTRY FEES. ECF Bronze or Non-Member £30.00 ECF Silver, Gold, Platinum Member £20.00

    Time Table

    Round 1Sunday 3rd December 10.10 a.m.
    Round 2Sunday 3rd December 11.30a,m,
    Round 3Sunday 3rd December 1.30 p.m.
    Round 4Sunday 3rd December 2.50 p.m.
    Round 5Sunday 3rd December 4.10p.m.
    Round 6Sunday 3rd December 5.30p.m.

    Registration and Entry Fee

    £20 per entry. Payment will be accepted on line.