South Shields are holding a Rapid Play event to celebrate their 150th anniversary to be held at the Customs House South Shields on the 3rd of July. If you would like to enter please visit the South Shields Chess website to submit your entry. To make the event even more memorable this year the event will also incorporate the Northumberland Association Rapid Play Championship. Arbiters for the event will be Lara Barnes and Alex McFarlane. The Event will be graded.
The event format will be a 9 round Swiss Tournament, which is open to all players and will be run as a single section with grading prizes. 1st Place prize is £150, 2nd place prize is £75 and third place prize is £25. Additional Grading Prizes to be confirmed once entries have been finalised. The format for the congress will be 10 minutes with a 5 second increment, the first game will start at 10am and we expect to finish all the games by 5pm. Prize giving will soon follow once the last game has finished.
The chess-results standings have been placed online. Once the tournament is over the results will be put up on chess-results.com.