This is a new Rapidplay event consisting of 6 rounds of chess at the Shine. Free entry will be offered to GM's, IM's, WGM's & WIM's. The event will also be an U11 England team qualifier in association with EPSCA.

Our leaflet can be found here.


Sunday 26th November 2023



Address - Harehills Road, Leeds. LS8 5HS

Refreshments available at the cafe

Parking - there are 47 spaces available on a first come first served basis at a reduced rate. Payment for parking must be done at the reception (£2 for 2 hours, £4 for 4 hours, £8 for 6 hours and £10 for all day). There is also free on-street parking available close by.

Main Events

  Rating Limit Entry fee 1st 2nd 3rd
Open n/a £25 £250 £125 £65
Major U1975 £25 £150 £75 £38
Intermediate U1788 £25 £150 £75 £38
Minor U1600 £25 £150 £75 £38
U11 qualifier n/a £15      

 Prizes will be subject to entries (see leaflet for further details)

Prizes for the U11 qualifier will be cash / books subject to entries.

Entry fees are subject to being a Silver or above ECF member in all sections. 

Rate of play

15 minutes for all moves plus 10 seconds per move.


Round 1 10:00
Round 2 11:10
Lunch 12:00
Round 3 12:40
Round 4 13:50
Round 5 15:00
Round 6 16:10

Prize giving will take place as soon as possible after round 6 games have completed.


Chess Essentials run by Howard Wood will be holding a bookstall at the event.


Organiser - Brent Kitson

Treasurer - Steve Burton

Website & rating checker - Nigel Hepworth

Arbiters - P. Purland (chief arbiter),  G. Purland, N. Hepworth, G.D. Brown, S. Torregrossa McGough