Coventry & District Chess League CENTENARY Rapidplay, SUN 27th January 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)

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Coventry & District Chess League CENTENARY Rapidplay, SUN 27th January 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)

Post by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:46 pm

The Coventry & District Chess League will be celebrating 100 years of fostering chess within the Coventry, Warwickshire, and Midlands area, in 2019.

To celebrate this joyous occasion, the League is organizing a Centenary Rapidplay tournament (ECF-graded, and FIDE-rated). In particular, we are delighted to have FIDE Arbiter Dave Thomas, as Chief Arbiter for the Rapidplay.

Coventry & District Chess League Centenary Rapidplay
3 Sections for Maximum Grade: Open, U145, U110
All Sections will be ECF Graded, and FIDE Rated.
Massey Ferguson Social Club, Broad Lane, Coventry, CV5 7NL
Entry: £10 (Juniors: £5)

OFFICIAL PAGE LINK: https://covchessleague.blogspot.com/p/rapidplay.html

***IMPORTANT LINKS***
PDF Entry Form with event details: https://tinyurl.com/entryformCDCL2019
Online Enty Form: https://tinyurl.com/CDCLR2019
Entries: https://tinyurl.com/2019Entries
E-mail (Preferred): coventrydistrictchess@gmail.com

Playing Schedule
Round 1 10:30
Round 2 11:45
Round 3 13:15
Round 4 14:30
Round 5 15:45
Round 6 17:00
Prizegiving 18:00

Prizes
Open: £100 (1st) £50 (2nd) £25 (3rd) £15 (Grading)
Other: £60 (1st) £30 (2nd) £15 (3rd)
CDCL Centenary Junior Champion: TBC
Prizes likely to increase, based on entry numbers.

The official webpage will be regularly maintained to reflect any changes/updates to the event. Please also read the PDF Entry Form for more event details.
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Re: Coventry & District Chess League CENTENARY Rapidplay, SUN 27th January 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)

Post by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:17 pm

The Centenary Rapidplay will be exactly 1 month today, on Sunday 27th January 2019! We will be celebrating 100 years of chess with a Centenary Rapidplay with a 6-Round Rapidplay, also coinciding with the city being the European City of Sport 2019!

27-JAN-2019 | Sections: Open, U145, U110 | ECF-graded & FIDE-rated | £10 (Juniors: £5) | Time Control: 20'+10'' | 6 Rounds | Chief Arbiter: Dave Thomas | Massey Ferguson Social Club, Coventry, CV5 7NL

Official Page: https://covchessleague.blogspot.com/p/rapidplay.html
Entries: https://covchessleague.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html
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Re: Coventry & District Chess League CENTENARY Rapidplay, SUN 27th January 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)

Post by John Neely » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:23 pm

Why host this the exact same day as the Stockport one?

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Re: Coventry & District Chess League CENTENARY Rapidplay, SUN 27th January 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)

Post by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:36 am

I think we didn't have enough time to do it in November/December, and February will be the Warwick University Rapidplay, and March will be the Birmingham Rapidplay, so we were constrained to January. Narrowing on the month, 4NCL dates were a constraint, as well as the well known Coventry Chess Academy running on Saturdays, so we only really had Sunday. Also, our venue seemed to offer up the hall for weddings etc for Saturdays.

Hopefully, it shouldn't be a problem, as Stockport is quite far away from Coventry!
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Re: Coventry & District Chess League CENTENARY Rapidplay, SUN 27th January 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:45 am

Hok Yin Stephen Chiu wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:36 am
I think we didn't have enough time to do it in November/December, and February will be the Warwick University Rapidplay, and March will be the Birmingham Rapidplay, so we were constrained to January. Narrowing on the month, 4NCL dates were a constraint, as well as the well known Coventry Chess Academy running on Saturdays, so we only really had Sunday. Also, our venue seemed to offer up the hall for weddings etc for Saturdays.

Hopefully, it shouldn't be a problem, as Stockport is quite far away from Coventry!
Nottingham Rapidplay on the 20th another event that they probably wanted to avoid clashing with.

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Re: Coventry & District Chess League CENTENARY Rapidplay, SUN 27th January 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:52 am

"Hopefully, it shouldn't be a problem, as Stockport is quite far away from Coventry!"

Over 100 miles - it's not like two events in the same town.

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Re: Coventry & District Chess League CENTENARY Rapidplay, SUN 27th January 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)

Post by John Neely » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:42 pm

Again thanks for the responses, but I'm going to open a new thread shortly to discuss this as my thoughts are not directly related to Coventry vs Stockport exactly, rather the chess scene in the north in general and I don't want to detrail this thread. Thanks.

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Re: Coventry & District Chess League CENTENARY Rapidplay, SUN 27th January 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)

Post by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:31 pm

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Chess milestone: Coventry celebrates 100 years of local Chess League
Celebrating 100 years of fostering chess across Coventry, Warwickshire, and the wider-Midlands, in 2019, with an exciting tournament.

PRESS RELEASE

Coventry, West Midlands / 15 Jan 2019 / -- The Coventry and District Chess League (CDCL) today announced the 100th anniversary celebrations of a thriving local chess scene. Clubs from the city, its two universities, and the surrounding towns of Nuneaton, Rugby, Kenilworth and beyond, have formed the backbone of this local League - whose members will be coming together in fewer than two weeks (on Sunday 27th January) for a one-day Rapidplay chess tournament!

The Centenary Tournament will be open for everyone from Coventry and far beyond, to enter. The worshipful Lord Mayor Cllr John Blundell will be kindly joining us at this historical occasion. The Tournament is further supported by English Chess Federation Director and World Chess Federation (FIDE) Arbiter, Dave Thomas, who will be the tournament's Chief Arbiter [umpire].

Chess, in general, can include Standardplay games lasting several hours, to considerably faster Rapidplay or Blitz games. Each year, the League offer a variety of chess for clubs and members to participate, from team events in the main league, to the shorter, Divisional Cup, Knock-Out Cup, and Plate tournaments, as well as, the Summer Cup for individuals to enter.

Demographics of local chess have changed over the century, since 1919. We have had many players from the city's (and nearby towns') working men's clubs, local schools, to the newer clubs at Coventry University, and the University of Warwick.

Nationally, growing numbers of players with busy work lives, now engage with chess online, which our clubs cater for with an established online presence, as well as, some online events! So, whatever your interest and level, the League remains open to all.

Members of the public are more than welcome to get in touch, to participate or join the League's constituent clubs. Entry details for the upcoming Centenary Tournament, can be found here: https://covchessleague.blogspot.com/p/rapidplay.html

Media Contact:
Hok Yin Stephen Chiu (PhD Researcher, University of Warwick)
Vice Chair, and Centenary Tournament Organizer
coventrydistrictchess@gmail.com
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Press Release (Original): https://covchessleague.blogspot.com/p/rapidplay.html

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Re: Coventry & District Chess League CENTENARY Rapidplay, SUN 27th January 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)

Post by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:11 pm

Results and Summary:

On the 27th January, the Coventry & District Chess League celebrated the Centenary of local chess with a rapidplay! It was great to welcome more than 100 players from the city and beyond!

Delighted to be joined by Coventry's Lord Mayor John Blundell and Lady Mayoress Lindsey Blundell, the League President Mike Johnson, as well as, English Chess Federation Membership Director Dave Thomas, and Grandmaster Mark Hebden, and many more!

Results and prizewinners' list: https://covchessleague.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html
Full list of photos, here: https://www.facebook.com/CoventryDistri ... 3645872305

Next Rapidplay in Coventry & District will be the Warwick Uni Rapidplay on 16th Feb: http://warwickchess.com/index.php/tournament/
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