Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th November 2017
The Craiglands Hotel
Ilkley LS29 8RQ
British rapidplay chess 2017.
First day report - B. Kitson Secretary BRC.
The British Rapidplay Chess at Craiglands Hotel Ilkley Yorkshire had a good first day despite the cold weather
Manchester United were beating Newcastle united.
Roger Federer was beaten by David Goffin in the world tennis semi final.
Things were slightly delayed in the junior event due to a record junior entry plus many late arrivals.
In the Open, grandmaster Nigel Davis, the 1987 champion, had one defeat plus took two byes leaving him on 3 points.
Daniel Leal Alsina the Spanish grandmaster also had a defeat and was on 4 points .
This left the gate open for Agm Dominic Klingher to lead day one on 5 points.
The Under 11 trial was jointly one by Arnav Trivedi and Daniel Chen. Both ended on 4.5 points out of 5.
The prizes were kindly presented by Howard Wood of Chess Club Live
The other events can be viewed via the BRChess website.
Of course all top boards are live on the Web plus showing all pgn files of all top 4 board games.
The second day should be interesting. It looks like the event might have a new name on trophy in The Open section.
The event is having a charity prize draw on the Sunday.
Some of the money raised is going towards a Stroke charity.
We respectfully send our best wishes to Dave Welch, a long term arbiter at this event,
who'd recently suffered a stroke, and is happily now recuperating.
Note on the Sunday.....
Players can also challenge the Stockwell /Tarrasch Chess engine/program to try
win Chess Gift Vouchers. Thanks to our Bookstall Chess Direct.
Checkout the website on Sunday for all the finals results of all sections.
Thanks to all who helped set up notably Monika plus her son and Paul Gelder.
Thanks to all our arbiters and BRC officials.
The Hotel also greatly helped also being set in the lovely town of Ilkley, despite big demand for coffees and refreshments.
Bye from day one see you on day two.