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2nd Ribble FIDE Rapidplay

Sunday 8th May 2022

The CIVIC Conference & Business Centre, South Ribble Borough Council

West Paddock, Leyland, Lancashire, PR25 1DH

This event has been cancelled due to the low number of entries. Full refunds will be given.

Organised by Ribble Chess Tournaments

Please note, entry submission does not confirm entry as we need to check ECF & FIDE rating restrictions.
Please use the contact form if you wish to confirm your entry.


SectionMajor U2200Minor U1700
Entry Fee£20

English players who are Bronze or non ECF members £29


English players who are Bronze or non ECF members £29

1st. Prize£50£50
2nd. Prize£30£30
Rating PrizesDependant on EntriesDependant on Entries

If you are not an ECF member, you may wish to join the ECF here.

Please enter early. A late payment fee becomes payable during the last week of entry. We will only accept on the day entries by prior arrangement.

Rate of Play

Each player will have 15 minutes plus a 10 second increment per move from move 1.

Time Table

Round 1:Sunday 10:00
Round 4: Sunday 13:15
Round 2: Sunday 11:00
Round 5: Sunday 14:15
Round 3: Sunday 12:00
Round 6: Sunday 15:15


Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland, Lancashire, PR25 1DH.

It is a modern conference venue and is less than 10 minutes from the M6 Exit 28.
Free public Wi-Fi is available.

Exit the motorway at junction 28, turn left (from north or south) towards Leyland. Go straight across at the double roundabout onto King Street. Pass the Commercial Vehicle Museum on your left and then you come to a set of traffic lights. Turn left at the lights. Continue along Towngate, through the traffic lights and follow the road right into Lancastergate. At the end of the road, turn left and first right onto West Paddock. The Civic Centre is on your right, go past the Civic Centre to enter the car park at the rear of the building.


Free tea and coffee will be available throughout the day for players and parents, this is included in the entry fee, you may wish to bring your own cup.


The April rating lists (FIDE and ECF) will be used to determine a player's entry eligibility. We will use the highest of FIDE and ECF to determine the players entry into the rated restricted tournaments. Other lists will be used if appropriate. For players who do not appear in the Rapidplay list, other lists may be used at the discretion of the organisers.

Unrated players must provide evidence for the organisers to assess their playing strength and any previous known rating must be declared. The organisers reserve the right to place unrated players in the section they feel appropriate.

Rating Information – It is a condition of entry that players agree to their rating information being published on the ECF website and the FIDE website.

COVID safety arrangements

  • Players must not attend if they have Covid symptoms
  • Players must not attend if they have tested positive for COVID, or are required to self-isolate
  • Spectators, and players who have finished their game, are not allowed in the playing hall.


Spectators, and players who have finished their game, are not allowed in the playing hall and may asked to leave the playing hall.