"Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you." - Arnold Palmer

Sunday, 24 March 2013

ECF Secondary School Rapidplay Chess Tournament

The first ECF Secondary School event to be held outside the South East took place at The King’s School in Grantham, Lincs, on Sunday 17th March 2013. Whilst twenty teams entered, some withdrew due to illness or lack of players, resulting in fourteen teams of four playing. It was great to have a spacious playing hall and, courtesy of ECF equipment supplies, digital clocks for all games. The Fischer timing of 25mins + 5 seconds a move was greatly appreciated by the players who got short of time! What is more there were no draw claims under the ‘2 minute  rule’. David Welch therefore had a reasonably quiet day as arbiter, but his presence was also appreciated.
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