Location: Science Concourse, Library Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL
The Warwick Rapidplay is an official ECF and FIDE rated chess tournament located on Warwick University campus taking place on the 5th of February. It is open to all - students and members of the public alike. The time control is 15 minutes each with a 10 second bonus added to your clock every time you make a move.
Entry (Entries List: Here)
The entry fee is £10 for regular entrants and £9.50 for Warwick Chess Society members. Entries close at midday on the 4th of February.
We have 3 sections: Minor (U1500), Major (U1800) and the Open.
You must be an English Chess Federation member SILVER or above to enter, otherwise you'll have to pay a £10 surcharge. This can be obtained on the ECF website: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/
You can find your membership status and FIDE ID number here: https://www.ecfrating.org.uk/v2/new/list_players.php
To enter, please purchase a 'ticket' (entry fee) through this page and complete the entry form which you will see after clicking 'Buy'. Instructions on how to do this for non-students can be found at the bottom of this page. If you have any technical issues with the ticketing system please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Unfortunately we are unable to accept entries on the day, and are limited to 100 entries in line with University capacity guidelines.
Round 1 - 10:30am
Round 2 - 11:40am
Round 3 - 12:50pm
Round 4 - 2:00pm
Round 5 - 3:10pm
Round 6 - 4:20pm
Round 7 - 5:30pm
Prizegiving - 6:30pm
There will be an analysis room with chess sets provided. Food and drinks can be purchased from the café downstairs. Up to 2 half point byes may be requested before the tournament (except in the final round). Contact: Jack Nolan (Tournament Director) email@example.com
With a good number of entries the prize money should be the following:
Open: 1st £120, 2nd £80, 3rd £50
Major: 1st £90, 2nd £60, 3rd £30
Minor: 1st £90, 2nd £60, 3rd £30
There will be an additional grading prize of £30 in each section.
We recommend that you wear a mask whilst in the playing area and do not spectate. Please take a lateral flow test before coming to ensure the safety of the arbiting team and other players. There will be no requirement to shake hands with your opponent before or after a game. We will open doors and windows for ventilation.
Instructions for non-students
If you're from outside of the univeristy, here's how to enter the Warwick Rapidplay
Creating a Warwick SU account:
Visit: https://www.warwicksu.com/account/register/guest/ and register a guest account. You must validate your account by clicking the link that was sent to you. Remember to check your Junk folder if you don’t see the email.
Log in to your new account:
Visit: https://www.warwicksu.com/login/ and log in as a guest at the bottom of the page.
3. Register for the Warwick Rapidplay:
Visit https://www.warwicksu.com/venues-events/events/4117/22263/ and add an appropriate ticket.
Then click “Review Basket” and “Proceed to Checkout”.
Fill out the form and complete the checkout.