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Sunday 22nd September 2024

Southside Lincoln

6-Round Rapidplay congress - ECF rated Open Major and Minor

For further information, please download our Entry Form


SectionOpenMajor U1800Minor U1500
Entry Fee£24

(£39 Bronze/non ECF)

1st. Prize£150£150£150
2nd. Prize£100£100£100
3rd. Prize£50£50£50
Grading Prize1x£402x£403 x £40

Please note. Entries are only accepted when payment has been received, cash/cheque/bank transfer/online. Unrated players will be asked to give evidence of their playing strength or they may be moved to a higher section or withdrawn. Please enter early. A late payment fee becomes payable on September 16th.

Rate of Play

Each player will have 20 minutes plus a 10 second increment per move from move 1.

Time Table
Round 1: 10:00
Round 4: 14:00
Round 2: 11:15
Round 5: 15:15
Round 3: 12:30
Round 6: 16:30


Southside (the former St Katherine's Church), Colegrave Street, Lincoln, LN5 8DW

The venue is only 10 minutes by bus from the train station.

Hot and Cold refreshments are available and there is nearby car parking.

Use LN5 8DW for sat-navs.


Refreshments will be available on site.


The September 2024 ECF Rapidplay Rating List will be used to determine a player’s rating. For players who do not appear in the Rapidplay List, other lists may be used at the discretion of the organisers. Ungraded players must provide date of birth and evidence for the organisers to assess their playing strength and any previous known grade must be declared.

Grading Information – It is a condition of entry that players agree to their grading information being published on the ECF website.


The organisers reserve the right to redistribute in whole or in part any prize won by a competitor who has won or shared a prize.


Ten minutes after the start of each round, new pairings may be made for each player whose opponent has not arrived and for any player otherwise having a full-point bye. Absent players will be defaulted after 10 minutes.

COVID Arrangements

  • If there are government restrictions at the time of the event, they will apply at the Rapidplay
  • Players must not attend if they have Covid symptoms and a full refund will be given
  • Players must not attend if they have tested positive for COVID in the last 7 days, or are required to self-isolate
  • Spectators, and players who have finished their game, are not allowed in the playing hall.