Scarborough Rapidplay Chess Event - 11th May 2024

A one day rapidplay chess event will be held in Scarborough on 11th May 2024.

For full details, download the FORM here.


In the 1920s a series of Chess festivals were held over the Whitsome tide week in Scarborough. These attracted some of the leading players of the time including World Champions Alexander Alekhine and Vera Menchik.

To commemorate the centenary of these events the Scarborough Chess Club is hoping to hold a number of commemorative events.

The first of these is this one day Rapid Play event.


Function Room First Floor, Roscoe Rooms. Roscoe Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7BY

The location is five minutes walk from Scarborough Railway Station and associated Bus Stops. There are a number of Car Parks within walking distance of the venue.

Competition Details

OPEN First Prize 100
Second Prize 50
UNDER 1700 First Prize 100
Second Prize 50
Prize Fund Both Events

Other Prizes including Grading Prizes will be awarded based on the number of entries.

Entrance Fee 12.00

Time Control

All moves in 25 Minutes per player.

Rapid play rules apply. All players arriving more than five minutes late will be defaulted unless the arbiter decides otherwise. Repairings may take place five minutes after start of play.

Refreshment Facilities

Tea and Coffee will be provided on a self service bases throughout the day.

Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks will be available to purchase from the bar.

A range of lunch options will also be available. Players are encouraged to place their orders on arrival or between rounds 1 and 2 to assist the provision avoid waiting during the lunch break.