Hull & District Rapid Play 2020

Thanks everyone for attending the Hull Rapid 2020

The winners are:


First place: Dan Staples with 4.5 points
2nd place: Peter Ackley with 4 points
3rd place: Nugith Jayawarna, Simon Smith and Shaun Culkin with 3.5 points 
1st performance prize: Jim Davis
2nd performance prize: Eric Gardiner


1st place: Paul May, with 4.5 points
2nd place: Bruce Oliver and Kevin Winter with 4 points
1st performance prize: Andrew Bettley
2nd performance prize: Joe Varley


1st place: Milosz Kasprzyk and Alan Smith with 4.5 points
3rd place: David Buckley, Patrick Costello and Ian Scott with 4 points
1st Grading prize: Keith Noons
2nd Grading prize: Philip Wood

The Junior Trophy was won by Milosz Kasprzyk.

The games played on top 3 boards in each round in the Open section can be played here:


Sunday 5th January 2020 10:15-17:15

Round 1: 10:30 to 11:30
Round 2: 11:45 to 12:45
Round 3: 13:30 to 14:30
Round 4: 14:45 to 15:45
Round 5: 16:00 to 17:00


  • The Royal Hotel Hull, Royal Suite, 170 Ferensway, Hull HU1 3UF. For more details regarding the venue, please click here.
  • Venue is right next to Hull Train Station.
  • Parking £2 at St Stephens Hull Shopping venue, 110 Ferensway, Hull HU2 8LN (5-minute walk away). Map:
  • Various options for lunch and coffees at St Stephens.


  • ECF Membership required
  • £15 (£10 juniors*), if Silver or higher membership.
  • £22.50 (£17.50 juniors*), if Bronze
  • Enter online (preferred) by 10pm 04/01/2019 or post entry form with cheque by 24/12/2019
    *Junior < 18yrs on the day.
  • Requests for refunds accepted up to 22/12/2019 (refund will be amount paid minus transaction fee).


  • 5 rounds Swiss
  • Three sections:
    1. 1) FIDE Rated Open
    • 2) FIDE Rated u1900, open to:
      • (1) FIDE rated players rated below 1900 FIDE;
      • (2) players without a FIDE rating, graded below 160 ECF
      • If FIDE rated players also have an ECF grade, ECF grade must be below 160.
    • 3) ECF u120
  • Where ECF grade is applicable, rapid play grade (min 10 games); if no rapid grade, the most recent ECF grade will apply
  • Where FIDE rating is applicable, if no rapid rating, standard rating will apply
  • Highest grade will apply in all cases
  • You can enter a higher section but not a lower one
  • Time control: 20mins + 10 sec increment from move 1


  • Per section: 1st prize £100, 2nd prize £50, one £30 grading prize
  • We reserve the right to alter any and all prize money if entries fall below the expected level.


  • Chief Arbiter & Organiser: Douglas Vleeshhouwer (ECF Arbiter)
  • Arbiter: Thomas Hackett (ECF arbiter)



Click here to enter and pay online (our preferred method).

Or click here to download the entry form and here to find out who has entered so far.