Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th November 2018
The Craiglands Hotel
Ilkley LS29 8RQ
The British Rapidplay Chess Report 2018
The weather was okay here in Ilkley, if a bit cold, and where around 200 chess players
met in the 2018 British Rapidplay Chess Championships.
The world chess championship was taking place in London between Caruana and Carlsen and had an 11th consecutive draw !
Leeds United were winning 2-0 , whilst Liverpool and Manchester City were winning in the Premier League
Theresa May was in Europe finalising brexit.
Anyway , the chess was very well organised , particularly as the whole event was computerised for the first time.
All four main section's were being FIDE rated .
In the Open the leader after the first day was Gediminas Sarakauscas on 5.5 points out of 6 .(Lithuanian International Master)
The tournament also had past winners Daniel Gormally G.M. and Richard Bates I.M. as well as last year's winner Daniel Leal Alsina G.M.
On the final day it was Gediminas Sarakauscas who triumphed in the Open with 9.5 out of 11.
All the results are obtainable via our website link to chess-results.com
The winner of the under 11 trial was Joe Birks. We are hoping to put all the pgn's of the top four boards on our website in due course.
My personal thanks to the all the chess players who entered on behalf of the BRChess.
Also a big thanks to all the helpers/arbiters/controolers/officials/bookstall
See you probably November 23rd and 24th 2019