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Hampshire Rapid Play - 7th September 2024

Our friends in Hampshire are hosting a Rapid tournament soon and it's a great opportunity for island players to visit for the day without needing a hotel.

The Hampshire Rapidplay is a 6 round ECF Rated Rapid tournament with a time control of 15 minutes plus 10 seconds per move held at Barton Peveril 6th Form College, Eastleigh, SO50 5ZA on 7th September 2024. The tournament is limited to a maximum 100 entries.

To enter this tournament, please use our entry form at

Entry Fee:

  • Adults – £18

  • Juniors – £15

Entry closes on Thursday 5th September 2024 – no entries will be accepted on the day. Please note there is a £9 pay-to-play fee for players with ECF membership below silver. For any players without ECF membership, please follow this link to sign up to the ECF. Players under 25 who haven’t previously been members of the ECF can get their first year of silver membership free of charge.


1ˢᵗ  – £100

2ⁿᵈ – £703

3ʳᵈ  – £50

No player may win more than one prize. If a player is eligible for two or more prizes, the highest will be awarded. In the event of a tie, players will share prizes.

*This is the minimum prize fund based off a minimum of 30 entries . The prize fund shall be increased in line with the number of entries and should include extra category prizes including: rating; junior; and women.


  • Round 1 – 09:30

  • Round 2 – 10:40

  • Round 3 – 11:50 Lunch – 13:00-14:00

  • Round 4 – 14:00

  • Round 5 – 15:10

  • Round 6 – 16:20


The venue is easily accessible by car and public transport. It is located just off Junction 13 of the M3 and Junction 5 of the M27 and has ample on site parking as well as parking on Chestnut Avenue just outside the college. Southampton Airport Parkway and Eastleigh Train Station are both a 20 minute walk away and public buses from Romsey and Southampton run past the college regularly. Local amenities can be found a short walk from the college campus in Eastleigh Town Centre.


A list of confirmed entrants can be found here.

Please read the Terms and Conditions before entering.To enter this tournament, please use our entry form at

Iwan Cave

(article replicated from Hampshire Chess website )



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