Each player starts the game with 30 minutes to complete all their moves. A Rapidplay is defined by FIDE (the World Chess Federation) as any tournament where each player gets a minimum of 15 and maximum 60 minutes to make all their moves.From September 2012 ALL SECTIONS are also rated by FIDE in their rapidplay list, and you have to be a member of the ECF (SILVER LEVEL or above) to take part. Ring 01424 775222 to join or join online http://www.englishchess.org.uk/
No player deemed to be ungraded may win more than 40% of a cash prize except in the Open section. FIDE Rapidplay Rules apply. The balance of the cash prizes will be awarded to the highest placed graded player or players.
If you have a FIDE (International) Rating or National (e.g. Irish Chess Union or Swedish ELO) Rating then you should quote this and the FIDE ID code when entering. To work out what section you are eligible for use the conversion tables on this page.
We may accept non-UK, FIDE or other gradings, but the onus is on you to supply the proof (i.e. a link to your grading on a Federation website or a photocopy of a rating list) with your entry.
It is a condition of entry that players agree to their grading information being published on the ECF Website.