Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 25 March 2012

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Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 25 March 2012

Postby Mick Norris » Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:38 pm

Date now confirmed at the City of Manchester Stadium

Details likely to be similar to previous years, and will be confirmed in due course
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Re: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 25 March 2012

Postby Mick Norris » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:22 am

Open, U160, U120 (trophies plus prize money) plus grading prizes and Junior trophies

Entry is cheaper before 28 February, and there is a £6 entry discount to ECF members

Time control 20 mins plus 10 sec per move

Free parking at Premiership Football Stadium

Refreshments available

Bulk discounts for MCF clubs
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Re: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 25 March 2012

Postby Mick Norris » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:00 pm

Entry form
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2012.03.25 Manchester Rapidplay Entry Form final.pdf
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Re: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 25 March 2012

Postby Mick Norris » Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:45 pm

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Re: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 25 March 2012

Postby Mick Norris » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:23 pm

Address for postal entries has changed - revised entry form now here
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Re: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 25 March 2012

Postby Mick Norris » Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:13 pm

Entries to date are 81, close to last year's record of 87 players
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Re: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 25 March 2012

Postby Jon Mahony » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:59 pm

Entered Mick, looking forward :D
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Re: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 25 March 2012

Postby Mick Norris » Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:43 pm

Excellent, see you Sunday
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Re: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 25 March 2012

Postby Mick Norris » Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:50 am

Entries are now 115, must be getting close to capacity
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Re: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 25 March 2012

Postby Ian Stephens » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:02 pm

Mick Norris wrote:Entries are now 115, must be getting close to capacity

That's what we need Mick! By the way what is capacity?
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Re: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 25 March 2012

Postby Mick Norris » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:21 pm

Ian

I'm not sure, which I know isn't helpful, but ultimately would depend on how many digital clocks we have (which should be 65, I'm hoping to pick up 8 tomorrow)

I can't remember if the Citizen's Suite is the one we had last year, and of course there always seems lots of room, but 87 players is the most we have had

We did have to close the bottom section 1 year when we had loads of entries on the day
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Re: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 25 March 2012

Postby Ian Stephens » Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:14 pm

If it helps Mick I can bring my own clock.
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Re: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 25 March 2012

Postby Sean Hewitt » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:57 am

If it helps - I can lend you some. How many do you need?

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Re: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 25 March 2012

Postby Jon Mahony » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:57 pm

Great event, even though young Bobby Fischer had me over in the last round :lol: had my eye on the prize money there. Certainly the best RP congress I've been to.

Maybe next year, people should be politely asked not to alter the clock settings for private blitz games in the breaks - I noticed quite a few people have to call the controllers over (myself included) because their clocks weren’t working properly at the start of a round, because of this.
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Re: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 25 March 2012

Postby Roger de Coverly » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:14 pm

Jon Mahony wrote:Maybe next year, people should be politely asked not to alter the clock settings for private blitz games in the breaks


Wouldn't normal Congress conventions apply? Namely the clocks used for the event aren't available for private skittles games.


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