Philip leads at half time

The Club Rapid Championship for 2020-21 has received record support for this event, with 29 entries. This may have a lot to do with, for the first time, its being played over two weekday evenings (Club nights) rather than an all-day event on a Saturday. The first three rounds were played on 21 September, with the final three rounds (R4-6) to be played on 28 September. With the splitting of the event over two evenings, Members unable to play on both evenings are able to play on either the first or second evening, though not eligible to win the event.

After Round 3, Philip Staniland leads with 3/3, having accounted for Club Champion, John Cawdery, in the third round. Philip has a group of five players, on 2½/3, hot on his heels. There were good performances elsewhere, notably from Nigel White (1413) who started with a draw against Steve Gilmour (1990) and after defeating Laurence Duffy, drew with Paul Barclay (1736).

  • Those who are already entered in the Rapid DO NOT need to complete and Attendance Form for 28 September – you’re already locked in.
  • Those who have NOT yet entered may still enter for the last three rounds by completing the Attendance Form for 28 September and using the “Other information” box to indicate your wish to enter – but do this sooner rather than later.
  • Those who wish to play social games will need to complete an Attendance Form for 28 September as usual and show “Social games” in the “Other information box”.

Links: Rapid Ch. 2020-21 | Vega Rapid Tournament pages

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