Birmingham & District Chess League

38th Birmingham Rapidplay

Four Sections:
Open, Under 2000, Under 1750, Under 1500

Sunday 9th June 2024

Full tournament rules      

Quinborne Community Centre, Ridgacre Rd, Birmingham B32 2TW

Entries are limited to 150 players

Limited seating will be available between rounds



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There will be seven rounds and play will commence at 10.30am. Each player has 15 mins + 10 seconds per completed move.

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Entry fee: £20

Entrants who are not ECF Silver member or above must pay a surcharge of £10.00.

To become an ECF Silver member, to entitle yourself to the £10.00 membership discount, please click here

 to visit the ECF website.

Entries on the day are not possible for this event.


Prize money:

 FIDE Open: 1st £200, 2nd £100, 3rd: £50; Grading £25

Other sections: 1st £120, 2nd £60, 3rd: £30.


Playing Schedule

Round 1 10:30 am
Round 2 11.40 am
Round 3 12:50 pm
Round 4 2.00 pm
Round 5 3.10 pm
Round 6 4.20 pm
Round 7 5.30 pm


All sections will be ECF graded and FIDE-rated. Section eligibility and the rating assigned for pairings be the following in sequence until a rating is found:


(1) ECF Rapidplay Rating (June 2024) -- A or K categories only


(2) ECF Standard Rating (June 2024) -- A or K categories only



For players without any of these ratings, section eligibility and the rating allocated for pairings will be determined by the Organiser on a case-by-case basis.

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Hot & cold refreshments will be available during the event. Smoking is not permitted on the premises. Free parking on site.