British Rapidplay

Information regarding live broadcasts using the ECF sensory boards.

LawrenceCooper
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Re: British Rapidplay

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:07 pm

Maybe a bit early for a tournament decider but Ghasi v Hebden in round 3.

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Re: British Rapidplay

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:48 pm

Ghasi-Hebden, interesting position (move 27) Ghasi very short of time.

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Re: British Rapidplay

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:54 pm

Seems to be something wrong with the clocks on the live transmission.

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Re: British Rapidplay

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:34 pm

http://www.british-rapidplay.org.uk/2015site/pgns2.html Fernandez D, Ghasi & Hebden lead with 7/9. Ameet facing 1 Nc3 g6 2 g4 :shock:

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Re: British Rapidplay

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Nov 01, 2015 3:44 pm

Hebden & Ghasi 8/10, Ansell & Fernandez 7.5/10
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Re: British Rapidplay

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:02 pm

Mick Norris wrote:Hebden & Ghasi 8/10, Ansell & Fernandez 7.5/10
Leo Keely playing on board 1 and 3 :lol:

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Re: British Rapidplay

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:07 pm

I did wonder how they were going to do the final round pairings

Leo not surprisingly behind on the clock :lol:
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Re: British Rapidplay

Post by John Moore » Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:09 pm

Have enjoyed the coverage this afternoon. Shame about the Keely problem mentioned by Lawrence. Anyone know who is playing on board 1 - or 3!

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Re: British Rapidplay

Post by John Moore » Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:34 pm

Well there are two Keelys - this southerner didn't even know there was one!

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Re: British Rapidplay

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:34 pm

John Moore wrote:Well there are two Keelys - this southerner didn't even know there was one!
Board one has now been amended to Roger.

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Re: British Rapidplay

Post by John Moore » Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:36 pm

But thanks for fixing the live games.

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Re: British Rapidplay

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:53 pm

Hebden & Ghasi finish on 9/11 winning £375 each I think

Dan Fernandez on 8.5 with Simon Ansell winning £95 each I think
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Re: British Rapidplay

Post by Mike Truran » Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:21 pm

No doubt I will be accused of wearing my miserable hat again, but after 30 years of running the event is it unreasonable to expect that round by round results and final crosstables should be available on a timely basis?

Isn't this supposed to be England's (and indeed the UK's) flagship rapidplay event?

And BTW why only four live games? Where did the resat of the live boards go?

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Re: British Rapidplay

Post by Simon Ansell » Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:34 pm

Mike Truran wrote:No doubt I will be accused of wearing my miserable hat again, but after 30 years of running the event is it unreasonable to expect that round by round results and final crosstables should be available on a timely basis?

Isn't this supposed to be England's (and indeed the UK's) flagship rapidplay event?

And BTW why only four live games? Where did the resat of the live boards go?
First time I've played for several years, now that I'm back in the area, and I enjoyed the event. An excellent, easily accessible venue and it was well-run.

I think the answers to Mike's questions would be easier to fathom if the ECF actually put some money into the event. It is an established, well-supported event with a British title at stake after all. Even a small amount would probably make a difference in some areas, for example the website, and a modest increase in the first prize would probably encourage a couple more GMs to play. The live games should be considered a bonus with the current budget. I don't know how much the National Club costs to run, but in my opinion that money could be better spent elsewhere...

As for the actual play, well, I guess it was a 4-horse race (no-one else scored more than 6.5/11!) and the thoroughbreds edged home by a nose ;)

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