Welcome to the English Rapidplay Chess Championship 2017

The Cunard Building, Liverpool, L3 1DS 23rd to 24th September 2017

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Event

English Rapid Play Chess Championship

Location

The Cunard Building, Liverpool, L3 1DS

Date

23rd to 24th September 2017

About The Championship

Liverpool Chess Club and Signature Living will be hosting the English Rapidplay Chess Championship at the famous Cunard Building in Liverpool on Saturday/Sunday 23rd/24th September 2017.

The main sponsor of the event is Liverpool’s largest hotel and serviced accommodation provider Signature Living. They have provided the venue and a £10,000 prize fund making the event one of the most lucrative on the UK chess calendar.

The lavish Cunard Building pictured above, is one of the famous ‘Three Grace’ buildings of Liverpool’s waterfront. Sat in-between the Royal Liver Building and the Port of Liverpool Building the Cunard boasts incredible views of the waterfront and Mersey Estuary. The building is currently being transformed into a multi-purpose event and wedding venue which will make it the perfect space and location to host a major chess tournament.

The English Rapidplay Championship will run over two days and consist of nine rounds, five on the Saturday and four on the Sunday. There will be four sections in the two-day event, Open, Major, Intermediate and Standard. For further details of the event click on the event details tab.

Over the weekend there will be two additional tournaments. A junior rapidplay on the Saturday organised by CSC (Chess in Schools & Communities) and a one day (open) rapidplay on the Sunday for people who can just make one day. Both tournaments will be five rounds in total.

The English Rapidplay Championship will be the first of several major chess events being hosted in Liverpool over the next couple of years.

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