Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 17 March 2013

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Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 17 March 2013

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:05 am

Date is now confirmed, venue again the City of Manchester Stadium (or the Etihad if you prefer to use that name)

Thanks again to the Council, and to the staff at Manchester City, for their support, and to Sport4Life who will again be doing the organising
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Re: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 17 March 2013

Post by Sean Hewitt » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:08 am

Mick - will it be FIDE rated?

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Re: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 17 March 2013

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:26 am

Details not been finalised, to be honest I hadn't thought that much about it with too much going on otherwise
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Re: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 17 March 2013

Post by Sean Hewitt » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:27 pm

Mick Norris wrote:Details not been finalised, to be honest I hadn't thought that much about it with too much going on otherwise
Understandable. However, with it currently being completely free there doesn't seem to be any reason not to do so. In fact, I don't know why all rapidplay events don't do it.

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Re: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 17 March 2013

Post by Alex Holowczak » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:54 pm

Sean Hewitt wrote:
Mick Norris wrote:Details not been finalised, to be honest I hadn't thought that much about it with too much going on otherwise
Understandable. However, with it currently being completely free there doesn't seem to be any reason not to do so. In fact, I don't know why all rapidplay events don't do it.
If people want to play in a FIDE-rated Rapidplay... :D

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Re: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 17 March 2013

Post by Sean Hewitt » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:34 pm

Bugger off and get back to shuffling pairing cards. :lol:

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Re: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 17 March 2013

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:48 am

Sean Hewitt wrote:Mick - will it be FIDE rated?
This was agreed at a meeting yesterday
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Re: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 17 March 2013

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:38 pm

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Re: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 17 March 2013

Post by Clive Blackburn » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:13 pm

Alex Holowczak wrote: If people want to play in a FIDE-rated Rapidplay... :D
I don't really see that it makes any difference whether it is FIDE rated or not to be honest, unless you are going to enter the Open section.

I played in the Under 140 section at the Birmingham Rapidplay on 7th Oct 2012. There were only 4 FIDE rated players in the entire section and I didn't happen to play any of them.

http://birminghamchess.org.uk/rapidplay ... index.html

So, although I did ok and scored 3.5 from 6 games, I still don't have a FIDE Rapidplay rating, just the ECF one :D

Please don't think that I am complaining, I enjoyed the tournament, but the "FIDE rated" bit doesn't affect me :lol:

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Re: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 17 March 2013

Post by Alex Holowczak » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:40 pm

Clive Blackburn wrote:I don't really see that it makes any difference whether it is FIDE rated or not to be honest, unless you are going to enter the Open section.

I played in the Under 140 section at the Birmingham Rapidplay on 7th Oct 2012. There were only 4 FIDE rated players in the entire section and I didn't happen to play any of them.
You're right, of course.

But we can FIDE rate it at no extra cost, and with no additional membership requirement. So why not rate it? :)

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Re: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 17 March 2013

Post by Steve Lloyd » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:40 pm

I need more information which the link given to enter online doesn't seem to give.

How many rounds?
Are byes available?
What are the round times?

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Re: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 17 March 2013

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:10 am

I'll post the entry form on here as soon as I get it
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Re: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 17 March 2013

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:57 am

Entry form at last!

I should have triple checked this, as the time control is wrongly stated - it is actually 20 mins plus 10 sec per move from move 1

I think the time has come for the MCF to decide which, if any, of my 3 jobs they want me to do - I clearly can't manage all 3 :roll:
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Re: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 17 March 2013

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:15 pm

Apologies, someone found another error on the form, revised version attached
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Re: Manchester Rapidplay Sunday 17 March 2013

Post by Ian Stephens » Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:17 pm

Hi Mick, excellent tournament! playing conditions and venue great, voted my "Rapidplay of the year 2012" just a pity it didn't also apply to my chess that day! : )
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