Essex OL Rapid Championship launched

Entry deadline 7.00 pm Sunday 24 January

With an extended lockdown in store, the Essex Online team has added an additional event to the 7.00 pm Monday nights programme.

Starting Monday 25 January, this individual doubled-leg G20+10 Championship will fill the void between the scheduled Rapid and Blitz tournaments in the run up to Easter ahead of the second Essex Online Championship in the spring. The Rapid Championship will be played over 5 to 7 rounds, depending on entries and conclude on Monday 22 March at the latest.

Each round will involve two games against the same opponent, one with each colour. A break of 15 minutes between legs is provided for which players can reduce by mutual agreement. The format will be dependent on the number entries with Open and rating limited sections in mind played either as a Swiss or all-play-all, to cater for all playing strengths and maximise the number of rounds.

The full Monday night playing schedule will be published with the first round pairings after entries have closed. 

Players will be able to seek in advance (the day before) up to two half-point byes for any round save for the last, with an expected finish of 15 March for a 5 round competition or 22 March for a 7 round competition.

Further information via the Rapid Championship page, including link to Entry Form and required reading.

Rapid Championship page

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