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Senior & Junior Rapidplays

Sunday 27 September 2015

9.30am - 6.00pm

The Batt School, Corn Street, Witney, OX28 6DY




9.30 - Doors open and registration


Round 1 - 10.00

Round 2 - 11.15

Round 3 - 12.30

Round 4 - 13.45

Round 5 - 15.00

Round 6 - 16.15


17.30 - Prize giving

18.00 - Close


Rate of Play: 30 minutes per game (15 minutes per game in the Junior Minor section, in which two games per round with alternating colours will be played).


The organisers reserve the right to change times of rounds if circumstances permit. Clocks will be used (instructions on how to use clocks will be given if required before the start of the tournament).



Qualification for Entry: Players in the Junior Minor should know how the pieces move, including castling, pawn promotion and the ‘en passant’ rule. They should be under 18 on 1st September 2015.


Late Arrival for Any Round: Players arriving after the re-pairing time of any round may be deemed to have lost by default, unless the controller can pair them satisfactorily. Players whose opponents have not arrived must expect to be re-paired.


Location: The school is in Marlborough Lane, which is on the right hand side as one proceeds down Corn Street from the east. If coming by bus from Oxford, the S1 and S2 buses (Stagecoach) stop at Buttercross in the Centre of Witney just a few yards from the school. Click here for location map.


Car parking is available on site. There is also unrestricted parking in Corn Street, Church Green and the other streets nearby.


Control Team: Alex Holowczak, Alan Kennedy, Roger Turner.


Prizes: There will be good quality trophies for permanent retention for the top three places in the Senior tournament and lots of trophies, medals and certificates in the Junior tournament(s).


Refreshments: These will be available on the premises, provided by Refreshments will be available on site, provided by Hacketts Coffee Bar and Bistro | | |


Photographs: Witney Chess Club would like to take photographs of competitors on the day for publication on its website: If you object to this, please inform Mike Truran by email before the tournament.


Emergency Contact Numbers: During the tournament if you need to contact us in an emergency, Alan Kennedy’s mobile will be left on: 07834 356919. Please make sure that you put your 27th September contact telephone number on the entry form.


Queries: If you have any questions please give Mike Truran a call on 01993 708645. Email queries can be sent to .


Child supervision: Due to the limited number of personnel, the responsibility of supervising children remains that of their parents or other responsible adults. If this is your child’s first chess tournament, we recommend you remain on site until your child is settled and preferably for the whole day, as chess tournaments can be quite tiring for children not used to them. The tournament is organised by those with experience of dealing with children and running chess tournaments.


Sections (Junior event): If entries permit, we will separate entries into:


(a) a Minor section for under 50 ECF grade/ungraded players;

(b) a Major section which is open to all players, whether graded or ungraded. If your child is eligible for both sections, please indicate on the entry form which section you would like him/her to play in.



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