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Witney OTB Rapidplay

Sunday 24th September 2023

Cokethorpe School, Witney, OX29 7PU






Sections: Open, Junior Major, Junior Minor.

Entry Fee: £10.00. Additional pay to play fee £9.00 Open/£2.50 Junior Major if not an ECF member at Silver level or above.


Entries on the day will be subject to an additional £5.00 fee. If entrants withdraw before the event their entry fee will be refunded less a £2.50 administration charge.

Trophies: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, best performance prize in each section.
The best performance prize in each section will be awarded to the player with the best performance relative to rating (W-We). Unrated players may not win a best performance trophy.


No of rounds: Six.



Round 1: 10.00

Round 2: 11.15

Round 3: 12.30

Round 4: 13.45

Round 5: 15.00

Round 6: 16.15


Prizegiving 17.30


Time controls: 20 mins + 10 sec increment Open and Junior Major, 10 mins +5 sec increment Junior Minor (Junior Minor: two games per round with alternating colours).


Late arrival: Players arriving more than ten minutes after the start time of any round will lose by default unless they can be re-paired satisfactorily. Players whose opponents have not arrived should expect to be re-paired if this can be done.


Tie-breaks: sum of progressive scores followed by sum of opponents' scores.



Qualification for entry: Players in the Junior Major and Junior Minor sections should be under 18 on 1st September 2023. Players in the Junior Minor section need to be unrated or have an ECF rating of below 1100.



Pairings: Pairings will be made using Swiss Manager.


Rating: Results in the Open and Junior Major sections only will be submitted for ECF and FIDE rapidplay rating.


Catering: A wide range of food and drinks will be available at the venue.


Car parking: Car parking is available on site.


Other: Parents/guardians/teachers are responsible for their children throughout the entire duration of the event. The submission of an entry form and payment of the entry fee denotes acceptance that the organisers' decision is final in all matters to do with the congress. All players shall consent to their details being shown on the Witney Chess Club website. Those wishing to withhold their consent shall not be permitted to play in the congress. The organisers reserve the right to refuse any entry without explanation.


Queries: If you have any questions please email Mike Truran at .







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