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Age
For the championships held in November 2014, your age will be based on how old you are at midnight at the end of 31st August, 2014.
How is it run?
The British Rapidplay Championships is not a knockout tournament. You will be given points after each game according to the result.

British Rapidplay Championships

Details may change slightly from year to year, but this guide is intended to give you an idea of what to expect if you are interested in taking part in the British Rapidplay Championships. Full details can be found either on entry forms, or from from Steve Burton. Contact details in the right hand column.

Introduction
This tournament is held in Leeds in November each year.

For skillful players, results from the England Under 11 trial qualifier section count towards selection for the England Under 11 team trials. The Getting selected box in the right hand column of this page tells you how the England Under 11 trial qualifier section is organised. If you're not familiar with the England trials, take a look at How to qualify.

The England Under 11 Team Trials Qualifier is a one day event, held on Saturday.

There are additional tournaments that other young players might be interested in.

Rate of play  
In all games you play during the British Rapidplay Championships you will have 30 minutes to complete all your moves.

England Under 11 Trial Qualifier

Saturday

This is a qualifier for the England Under 11 Team Trials. Results from this section count towards selection for the England Under 11 team trials held in April.

Timetable
England U11 trials qualifier
 

Saturday
Round 1 12.00 noon - 1.00 pm
Round 2 1.30 - 2.30 pm
Round 3 3.00 - 4.00 pm
Round 4 4.30 - 5.30 pm
Round 5 6.00 - 7.00 pm
Round 6 7.30 - 8.30 pm

NOTE: The timetable for junior events may vary at the discretion of the controller.

Two day tournaments

NOTE:
All of two day tournaments in British Rapidplay Championships are open to adults as well as junior players. Open to players of all ages, this tournament usually has sections for Open, Major, Intermediate and Minor sections.

The Open section is likely to include Grandmasters (GM), Intermediate Masters (IM), Women Grandmasters (WGM) and Women Intermediate Masters (WIM).

Junior British Rapidplay

In recent years, this tournament has had sections with titles and prizes for U16, U14, U12 and U10 age groups.

Timetable
British Junior Rapidplay
 

Sunday
Round 1 9.30 - 10.30 am
Round 2 11.00 - 12.00 noon
Round 3 12.30 - 1.30 pm
Round 4 2.15 - 3.15 pm
Round 5 3.45 - 4.45 pm

NOTE: The timetable for junior events may vary at the discretion of the controller.

Junior One Day Rapidplay

Saturday

Timetable
Junior One Day Rapidplay
 

Sunday
Round 1 9.30 - 10.30 am
Round 2 11.00 - 12.00 noon
Round 3 12.30 - 1.30 pm
Round 4 2.15 - 3.15 pm
Round 5 3.45 - 4.45 pm

AGE LIMIT: 16 on 31 August 2014

Refreshments.  
Food and refreshments will be available during the championships.

Each player plays one game per round. Each round is followed by a break for refreshments etc.

Prizes.  
On Sunday, prize giving will be held at approximately 5.20 pm.

Entry forms
The 2014 British Rapidplay Championship will be held on:

1 and 2 November.

At:
Leeds Metropolitan University

If you have any questions about the tournament, visit

British Rapidplay

or contact

Steve Burton
Tel: 0113 256 8157

Getting selected
You are taking part in the British Rapidplay Championships because you want to be selected for the England U11 team trials. You should compete in the England Under 11 one day event.

Timetable  
This one day tournament is played on Saturday. There are normally 6 rounds, with the following timetable:

Round 1 12.00 noon
Round 2 1.30 pm
Round 3 3.00 pm
Round 4 4.30 pm
Round 5 6.00 pm
Round 6 7.30 pm

Rate of play  
You have 30 minutes to complete all the moves in each game.

About EPSCA
The EPSCA website www.epsca.org.uk
states:

“EPSCA, the English Primary Schools’ Chess Association, exists to advance the education of primary school aged children by teaching, supervising and developing the playing of chess by those children.”

“EPSCA has another important role — that of selecting and running the England Under 11 and England Girls’ Under 11 teams.”

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