The 21st Dorset County Chess Association Rapidplay is being held at the Greyfriars Community Centre, Christchurch Road, Ringwood, Hants BH24 1DW on Sunday, 13 March 2016 & from 9.45am through to the presentation at 6pm. 30 minutes each for whole game. Over 20 prizes, including 8 grading prizes and team prize. Open, one section, all day event, 6 rounds; 50 entrants. Entry fee £12 adults, £6 juniors and the usual popular hot & cold free lunch included. Free drinks at lunch, but small charge for teas and coffees at other times. Congress Controller Martin Simons & Organiser Mike Jay
Entries (no fee, but prizes) for the Team Competition can be in advance by email to me (Mike) or at the beginning of the day to Martin. The rules are in the drop-down menu under "Rapidplay 2016" above.
Special thanks to all those who have generously donated - the donations are acknowledged as an item under "Rapidplay" on the top menu
News at 25 February, is we have extended the grading prizes to 8, keeping the £20 for each. The grading prize sections are now shown in the table under "Entrants 2016". Also at 11 March we have increased the Best Team prize from £20 to £40.
There is free Wi-Fi at Greyfriars and the password is 2800DC1C67. Also, the charity Book Shop will be open throughout the Congress - over 3000 books, mainly paperbacks, good quality and most 50p.
As at Sunday morning, 13 March the Rapidplay is full, still with 51 entrants. Looking forward to seeing everyone and sincerely hope you have a really enjoyable day!
Many thanks to everyone for the fantastic support for this event - far more than we ever expected. And also very much earlier.