We have some good news, the Witney Rapidplay will be going ahead this year and will be online, more details can be found below.
“We’re going online this year!
Date: Sunday 20 September.
Sections: Open, Junior Major, Junior Minor.
Entry fee: £5.00 for ECF members/supporters.
Trophies: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, best performance prize in each section.
No of rounds: Six.
Round times: 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:30 pm.
Time controls: 20 mins + 10 sec increment Open and Junior Major, 10 mins +5 sec increment Junior Minor.
Tie-breaks: sum of progressive scores followed by sum of opponents’ scores.
Rating: Games will be ECF online rated.
Online platform: Lichess.
The entry form can be found here: http://www.witneychess.co.uk/witney_online_entry.htm. The drop-down menu on the Witney Chess Club website has useful stuff like playing online games on Lichess, fair play guidelines, terms and conditions etc.”