31st October / Sunday 1st November 2015
Great Hall, James Graham Building,
Leeds Beckett 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
Winners of the main events
This appears to be the year of joint winners.
Winners of the open are A. Ghasi and M. Hebden on 9/11
Winner of the major is P. Golimowski on 9.5/11
Winners of the intermediate are M. Connor and K. Winter on 9/11
Winners of the Minor are J. Samworth-Calver and G. Shoobridge on 8.5/11
Winners of the Junior under 11 are J. D. Yoon and D. Easwar on 4.5/5
Winners of the Sunday junior tournaments are U12 W. XU & U16 J. Lee
Ameet Ghasi being presented with the tournament trophy by Brent Kitson (tournament secretary)
Next year’s event will be a bit later in the year, 26th & 27th November.
The organisers would like to thank all the arbiters and controllers for a well run tournament
and the players for well fought games. See you all next year.
British Rapidplay Chess 1986-2015 - 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.