1st Autumn Bristol Rapidplay Tournament

Under 2300 Section

Entries are limited to 40 players

Saturday 20th November 2021


Full Tournament Rules


Owen Room, Bristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol, BS8 1SR

(Opposite the Great Hall)



Covid Regulations for this tournament:

Only players signed up for the tournament are permitted into the Owen room!


The analysis room will be available from 9.00 – 14.00


Players should not congregate in the playing area and no spectators at the boards


Players are advised to bring their own face mask and wear it when they are away from the board


These requirements may change between the time of writing and the date of the event depending on any amended guidelines from the government or the venue



There will be six rounds and play will commence at 10.00 am.

Each player has 20 mins + 5 seconds per completed move.


List of Entries


Entry fee: £18

Entrants who are not ECF Silver member or above must pay a surcharge of £10.00.

To become an ECF Silver member, to entitle yourself to the £10.00 surcharge discount, please visit the ECF website.


Prize money:

1st £140, 2nd £80, 3rd: £40; and 3 Grading Prizes based on 40 players


Playing Schedule

Round 1   10:00; Round 2   11.00; Round 3   12:00; Round 4   13.00

Round 5   15.00; Round 6   16.00

All sections will be ECF rated.

Section eligibility and the rating assigned for pairings will be determined in the following order:

(1) ECF Rapidplay Rating (November 2021)

(2) ECF Online Rapidplay Rating (November 2021)

(3) ECF Standard Rating (November 2021)


For players without any of these ratings, the rating allocated for pairings will be determined by the Organiser on a case-by-case basis.


Send an email to chessinbristol@gmail.com to enter the tournament and you will recieve the bank details!

Entries on the day are not possible for this event.


Hot & cold refreshments will NOT be available during the event.

Smoking is not permitted on the premises. Limited free parking on site.