4NCL Rapidplay and Blitz Championships 29-31 August 2015

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4NCL Rapidplay and Blitz Championships 29-31 August 2015

Post by Mike Truran » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:59 am

We're holding the above event at Park Inn Birmingham West over the August bank holiday weekend of 29-31 August. There are two separate events, with a discounted entry fee for those who would like to play on all three days. The total prize fund is £3,400, with an £800 first prize in the Rapidplay and £400 first prize in the Blitz (plus a £250 prize for the player with the most points in the Rapidplay and Blitz combined).

You can find entry forms, information etc on the 4NCL website www.4ncl.co.uk.

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Re: 4NCL Rapidplay and Blitz Championships 29-31 August 2015

Post by Mike Truran » Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:12 am

PS I should have mentioned that the 4NCL Team Rapidplay is still going ahead as planned on 3-4 October. However, we have it in mind to turn it into a more leisurely two day affair - five rounds per day, ten rounds in total, 25 minutes + 10 second increment time control. So very similar in format to the new Individual Rapidplay event.

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Re: 4NCL Rapidplay and Blitz Championships 29-31 August 2015

Post by Ian Thompson » Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:46 pm

Mike Truran wrote:You can find entry forms, information etc on the 4NCL website http://www.4ncl.co.uk.
The information on entry fees needs a bit more work I think.

Online, it says "GMs / IMs free, FMs and female players half price.", but there's no option on the online entry form to select these entry fees.

Printed entry forms also say "GMs / IMs free, FMs and female players half price.", but then the Entry Form section says "Discount (Rapidplay only)".

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Re: 4NCL Rapidplay and Blitz Championships 29-31 August 2015

Post by Mike Truran » Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:21 pm

If you want to enter online, just go ahead and I'll make any necessary refund on a same/next day basis through PayPal if you drop me an email. That's what most people have done so far for the first three 4NCL congresses (and the rapidplay/blitz). It's a bit clunky, but it seems to work OK.

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Re: 4NCL Rapidplay and Blitz Championships 29-31 August 2015

Post by Mike Truran » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:53 pm

And IM Richard Bates has now entered - so four GMs and an IM so far. Thank you Richard!

The manual refund/rebate system for GMs, IMs, FMs, female players etc is a little bit clunky, but seems to work fine.

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Re: 4NCL Rapidplay and Blitz Championships 29-31 August 2015

Post by Mike Truran » Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:29 am

GM Peter Wells has just confirmed his entry, making it five GMs already. :D

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Re: 4NCL Rapidplay and Blitz Championships 29-31 August 2015

Post by Mike Truran » Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:46 pm

Entries so far can be found here. We have six GMs and two IMs already, but need more entries please to make the weekend financially viable. Whatever forumites can do to help will be appreciated!

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Re: 4NCL Rapidplay and Blitz Championships 29-31 August 2015

Post by Ian Thompson » Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:57 pm

Mike Truran wrote:PS I should have mentioned that the 4NCL Team Rapidplay is still going ahead as planned on 3-4 October. However, we have it in mind to turn it into a more leisurely two day affair - five rounds per day, ten rounds in total, 25 minutes + 10 second increment time control. So very similar in format to the new Individual Rapidplay event.
You've changed your minds then, according to the information on the 4NCL website?

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Re: 4NCL Rapidplay and Blitz Championships 29-31 August 2015

Post by Mike Truran » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:09 pm

Yes we have, after consulting last year's captains who were keen to leave the format unchanged.

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Re: 4NCL Rapidplay and Blitz Championships 29-31 August 2015

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:54 am

The team rapidplay took place yesterday, and I pass my full report on to this forum.

We won

(signed, Wellington)

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Re: 4NCL Rapidplay and Blitz Championships 29-31 August 2015

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:57 am

There was an interesting new entry composed of some of our best known juniors, who finished second. Barbican 2 were rather lucky to finish third, but them's the breaks. Overall, numbers were slightly down, with the Isle of Man clash having some impact.

The individual competition (today) looks very competitive, as ever.

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Re: 4NCL Rapidplay and Blitz Championships 29-31 August 2015

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:52 am

Jonathan Rogers wrote:There was an interesting new entry composed of some of our best known juniors, who finished second.
The same line up that represented England in the European Youth Team Championship earlier this year, albeit with a slightly different board order.

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Re: 4NCL Rapidplay and Blitz Championships 29-31 August 2015

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:53 am

Jonathan Rogers wrote:The individual competition (today) looks very competitive, as ever.
I'm not sure that any rapid or blitz can be considered competitive with Ameet Ghasi playing :)

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Re: 4NCL Rapidplay and Blitz Championships 29-31 August 2015

Post by Mike Truran » Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:38 am

Results for both days are on the 4NCL website.

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