Liverpool Englsh Rapidplay Congress now open for registrations

Details of upcoming UK events, please provide working links if possible.
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Liverpool Englsh Rapidplay Congress now open for registrations

Post by JamesGallagher » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:14 am

The English Rapidplay Congress in Liverpool is now open for registrations

http://englishrapidplaychampionship.co.uk

See the link above for details
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Post by Adam Raoof » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:32 am

Hi Jim - is this an official ECF event awarding titles?

Who is arbiting at this event?

Congratulations on putting together a great event and good luck!

Adam

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Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:49 am

Adam Raoof wrote: Congratulations on putting together a great event and good luck!
As well as Adam's questions, prospective entrants might want to know the entry fees, whether it's going to be ECF graded and FIDE rated and for the grade restricted sections, what the hierarchy of grades will be for determining eligibility.

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Post by JamesGallagher » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:24 pm

The prize fund is £10,000 in total with approx 45 prizes available across the events.

All information about entry fees, prizes, arbiters, grades etc will be added to the website later today, thanks for asking and please feel free to make any further suggestions for the site.

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Post by JamesGallagher » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:02 pm

All details requested now published on website:
http://englishrapidplaychampionship.co.uk

Already have 5 GMs registered for the Open event!

Arbiters: IA Lara Barnes, IA Alex McFarlane and NA Thomas Thorpe

Prizes
English Rapidplay Championship 2017 Open (to all players)
• 1st £1,500 • 2nd £1,000 • 3rd £750
• 4th £500
• 5th £250
• Under 2300 £250
• Under 2200 £250
• Highest Junior £250 • Top Merseyside
player £100

English Rapidplay Championship - Major (180 and below)
• 1st £500 • 2nd £300 • 3rd £200 • 4th £100 • 5th £50
• Two grading prizes of £50
• Top Merseyside player £100

English Rapidplay Championship - Intermediate (150 and below)
• 1st £500 • 2nd £300 • 3rd £200 • 4th £100 • 5th £50
• Two grading prizes of £50
• Top Merseyside player £100

English Rapidplay Championship - Standard (120 and below)
• 1st £500 • 2nd £300 • 3rd £200 • 4th £100 • 5th £50
• Two grading prizes of £50

Open Liverpool Rapidplay (Sunday only - Open to all players 180 and below)
• 1st £250
• 2nd £150
- 3rd £100
- 4th £50
Under 150 £50 + £25
Under 120 £50 + £25
Highest junior £50
Top Merseyside player £100
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Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:18 pm

JamesGallagher wrote:All details requested now published on website:
Which events will be both FIDE rated and ECF graded?

How will the rating hierarchy operate?

The London Classic rapidplay went in order of preference for seeding and rating prizes

FIDE quickplay
ECF quickplay (converted)
FIDE standard
ECF standard (converted)

That was only one section, so questions of eligibility didn't arise.

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Post by JamesGallagher » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:39 am

Hi Roger

I have just had confirmation that all 4 tournaments that span the 2 days will be both FIDE-rated and ECF-graded in the same fashion as the London classic

Let me know if any other questions

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Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:19 pm

JamesGallagher wrote: Let me know if any other questions
rating hierarchy

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Post by Brian Towers » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:04 pm

Were you a dentist, Roger, in a previous life?
Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

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Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:19 pm

Brian Towers wrote:Were you a dentist, Roger, in a previous life?
It's a rational question. I don't have a FIDE rapidplay rating. My standard FIDE is 1954, standard ECF 176 and rapid ECF 183. Would anyone with that rating or a similar pattern be eligible to play in the under 180 section?

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Post by Eric Gardiner » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:42 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
It's a rational question. I don't have a FIDE rapidplay rating. My standard FIDE is 1954, standard ECF 176 and rapid ECF 183. Would anyone with that rating or a similar pattern be eligible to play in the under 180 section?
I'd guess from the wording on the website that ECF rapidplay grades have the highest priority in determining eligibility but it would be good to get confirmation of this (and to know whether it applies to all grade categories A-F as quite a few players have rapidplay grades based on only a few games).

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Post by David Robertson » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:49 pm

I have an ECF Rapidplay grade of exactly 0. I've never played a graded Rapidplay game in my life. And I hadn't expected to play any, ever, until now. But £500 top prize in the u-120 seems like an offer I can't resist. It's a decent case or two of wine, just for a few of games of skittles against guys who can barely play the game. No disrespect and stuff. But honestly, come on...

So...what's the answer to Roger's 'hierarchy' question?

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Post by NickFaulks » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:54 pm

David Robertson wrote:I have an ECF Rapidplay grade of exactly 0.
No you haven't.

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Post by IM Jack Rudd » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:00 pm

Ah yes, the old "a zero is not the same as a null" thing.

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Post by E Michael White » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:08 pm

Are the same formulae for converting FIDE/ECF Longplay grades used for Rapidplay grades ?

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