Saturday 23rd / Sunday 24th
Great Hall, James Graham Building,
Leeds Metropolitan University,
Beckett’s Park Campus,
Headingley LS6 3QS [map]
An English Chess Federation supported Grand Prix event | Entries - Steve Burton (0113) 2568157
Tournament Secretary - Brent Kitson firstname.lastname@example.org
For more detailed maps of the venue - click HERE and HERE
This coming Sunday 1st December
Halifax Chess Club invites you to an
Open Blitz Tournament of 9 Rounds
Online entry form here
In aid of the Philippines Typhoon disaster fund event.
(The BRChess players have raised £110 for this cause)
Winners of the main events 2013
Mark Hebden, winner of the Open tournament with a massive 9.5/11
Jordan Lewis, winner of the Sunday Junior tournament with 4.5/5
James Moreby, winner of the under 11 juniors being presented with his cup by Bruce Holland
British Rapidplay Chess 1986-2013 - a little bit of history
Welcome to our webpage for The British Rapidplay Chess Tournament. Please read on to find about the past , present and future of the event…
The country’s premier weekend chess rapidplay event started back in 1986. It was mainly set up through the work of Nick Nixon from Leeds, who continues to coach youngsters at chess. Tetley's Brewery and the Yorkshire Post sponsored the first event, which took place at The Queen’s Hotel, Leeds, donating a generous several thousand pounds.
The winner of that first event with 11/11 was Nigel Short. The event continued, and saw many fine winners including John Nunn, Murray Chandler, Nigel Davies, Mark Hebden and William Watson. Further sponsorship came from the National Westminster Bank, thanks to Bill Hartston. However, the event disappeared in 1993 along with all its sponsors. In 1994 the event fell deeply in the red.