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2nd Warrington Rapidplay Congress,
Saturday 25th May 2024

In association with
The Warrington and District Chess League

Padgate Community Centre,
Station Road South,

6 Round Rapid Play ECF rated Swiss tournament

Arbiter team
Head Arbiter: Peter Mulleady,
Arbiters: Steve Deakin, Damian McCarthy

Click here > to view some lovely photos from last year, provided by Barbara Bennett Photography.

Please enter early, event is restricted to 110 players, once it's full it's full! A late fee becomes payable after 20th May 2024.

  • 9.55am - Opening Ceremony
  • 10am - Round 1
  • 11.20am - Round 2
  • 1pm - Round 3
  • 2.20pm - Round 4
  • 3.40pm - Round 5
  • 5pm - Round 6


    SectionOpen unrestrictedMajor U1800 ECF Minor U1400 ECF
    Entry Fee£25£20£20
    First Prize£250£200£200
    Second Prize£125£100£100
    Third Prize£75£50£50

    Extra grading prizes / junior prizes may be added depending on number of entrants.


    • All players must be ECF Silver members or above or pay the £9 game fee surcharge. Please register on the ECF website if not already a member. ECF Web Site
    • Once the entry form is filled in this website will send you to PayPal to complete payment.
      If you would rather pay via direct bank transfer there is also now an option for this.
    • Entries received after 18:00 Monday 20th May 2024, will require additional £5 late entry fee.


    • All boards in all sections will play using digital clocks at a rate of 25 minutes and 5 seconds added per move.


    • The May 2024 ECF Rapid Play Rating List will be used to determine a player's rating.

      Other Information

    • There is a free carpark at the venue. On street parking may also be found nearby.
    • Padgate Railway Station is less then a 1 minute walk from the venue.
    • Light refreshments will be on sale at the venue. There is also a nearby food pub "The Station House".

      Parental responsibility

    • Parents are responsible for their children during the tournament, the tournament arbiters and helpers are not to act as "In loco parentis" and are not able to take responsibility for any child's actions. Or for the actions of anyone that may affect your child.