Hull Rapid Play 2019


Sunday 6th January 2019 10:15-17:15


  • The Royal Hotel Hull, Elizabethan suite, 170 Ferensway, Hull HU1 3UF. Map:
  • 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
  • Entries by 21st December 2018, including ECF grade and section.
    *Junior < 18yrs on the day.


  • 5 rounds Swiss
  • Three sections: Open, u160, u120
  • Time control: 25mins + 5 sec increment from move 1
  • ECF graded


  • 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.


  • Current ECF Rapid play grade (min 10 games)
  • If no rapid grade, the most recent ECF grade will apply
  • Highest grade will apply in all cases
  • You can enter a higher section but not a lower one

Click here for the entry form and here to find out who has entered so far.




The winners:


1st prize: Mike Surtees

2nd prize: John Cooper and Miles Edwards-Wright.

Grading prize (u178): Miles Edwards-Wright.



1st prize: Stephen Crow and Giles Dunn

Grading prize (131-146): Bryan Hesler

Grading prize (u131): Ned Carmichael



1st prize: Richard Atkinson

2nd prize: Steven Brooks and Steve Thrower

Grading prize (85-105): Steve Thrower

Grading prize (u85): Steve Donoghue