Rapid Play 2019

2019 Rapid Play Champion: Harrison Harrison

Rapid No 3

For the final rounds, Simon Rutherford finished the night on 5.5/6. As this was the third part of the rapid tournament, only the highest two scores out of the three count to take the rapid title. Harrison Harrison was leading on overall score, with only Patrick Cook or Ruari being able to catch up to him. The title went to Harrison Harrison with a total score of 10.5/12 with Ruari trailing on 10/12, and Patrick on 9/12.

Rapid No 2

For the second night, 20 players participated, some from the week prior and some that joined for the night. Early on, Harrison won the first two rounds becoming sole leader, one point ahead of both Patrick Cook and Ruari Coffey. In the final round, Harrison met Bas Van Riel and only needed a draw to win the tournament. After a complex middlegame, Bas emerged victorious and so whether Harrison shared the title (of the night) depended on Patrick vs Ruari. Ruari managed to score the point and so shared the second rapid tournament with Harrison on 5/6. Patrick, Bas and Rodney Jacobs scored 4/6, and Rob Loveband scored 3.5/6

For the first night, 23 players turned up to the second rapid tournament of the year, with six rounds held over two weeks. The results of the first night ended with Patrick Cook and Harrison Harrison being 3/3 with Rob Loveband following on 2.5 and 7 more players on 2 points.

Rapid No 1

23 players showed up for the 1st Rapid Play tournament of the year, a good turnout so early in the season.
Harrison Harrison won undefeated with 5.5/6, conceding a draw to Kevin Perrin in the last round. Patrick
Cook scored 5/6, losing to Harrison in round 5, while Kevin Perrin finished with 4.5/6. Ruari Coffey,
Justin Goodison, and Sean Macak ended on 4.


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Rapid Play

Throughout the year there are three Rapid Play tournaments, each player starting with 25 minutes plus a 10 second increment per move. Each tournament is six rounds held over two weeks. This is an unrated event which encourages players to experiment and take more chances, often leading to exciting and unexpected outcomes.