ECF Grand Prix Event

6-round Swiss tournament

4th FIDE Rapidplay

September 2019


Fourth year in a row IA Adam Raoof will be Chief Arbiter for our Rapidplay tournament in September. He organises chess tournaments in London, across the UK and abroad and is also the arbiter at the second Checkmate TV show filmed at Gatwick.

Assistant Arbiter: Phill Beckett
Chief Organiser: Geoff D Brown

Latest Entries September 2019

4th FIDE Rapidplay

  • 6-round Swiss tournament
  • 25 minutes + 5 seconds per move
  • Open, Major (U170), Intermediate (U145), Minor (U120)
  • All FIDE rated and ECF graded
  • No requirement to record moves
  • Total prize fund £850

  • ECF Silver members
  • or above
  • £16
  • £13.00 juniors
  • Enter Online

Entry Fee

  • ECF Bronze
  • Or non-members
  • £23.50
  • £20.50 juniors
  • Enter Online

  • Late entry
  • Surcharge
  • £5
  • Submitted after 25 August 2018
  • Enter Online

To avoid paying the additional £7.50 you must buy or renew your Silver membership or above before playing in this event.

For further information on ECF membership visit: ECF Membership or telephone the ECF office, Monday to Friday: 0142 4775 222

How to Enter


This is the easiest and preferred method to enter. Ideally you should be a current member of the English Chess Federation at SILVER level or above (as it will be cheaper for you!). There are several options for payment when entering online:

  • Credit card via Paypal
  • Cash on the day
  • Cheque in the post

PDF Entry Form

Download and save the interactive PDF entry form on your computer.

In order to open and fill in this interactive PDF form, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. Download the free PDF reader here — Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Alternatively, you can download the paper version PDF. Print out using your printer and post to Geoff Brown.

Phone / Email

If the two above options fail in anyway, please contact the Chief Organiser: Geoff Brown.

Email: Geoff Brown
Tel: 07931 563 787

Chess Direct Ltd

The playing equipment has been kindly loaned by

Chess Direct Ltd
PO Box 18
South Yorkshire
S64 9AR

Tel: +44 (0)1709 890565


  Open Other Sections
First £125 £100
Second £75 £50
Third £25 £25
Grading £25 £25

Prizes may be changed (increased or decreased) subject to the numbers of entries received.

Playing Schedule

Round 1 10:15am Round 4 2:15pm
Round 2 11:30am Round 5 3:30pm
Round 3 12:45pm Round 6 4:45pm
Prize Giving: 6:00pm

Grading and Rating

Eligibility for the sections will be based on the latest available ECF grading list. The following priority will be used for section allocation and pairing:

1. ECF rapid grade
2. ECF standard play grade
3. FIDE rapid rating — converted to ECF grade
4. Other grade or rating — converted if necessary


Darnall & Handsworth Chess Club would like to take photographs on the day for publicity purposes, e.g. for use on its website; or in a press release. If you object to this then please inform the Entry Secretary, Geoff Brown, in writing before the tournament. Click here for latest Photo Gallery

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