in memory of Michael Uriely
The Super Rapidplay is a 10-round FIDE-rated open tournament with no grading sections; instead all players play in the same section and generous grading prizes have been added.
Pairings: 11:30 for Rounds 1 and 6; as soon as available for other rounds.
Time Control: All moves in 25 minutes plus a 10 second increment per move from move 1. Default time: 10 minutes after scheduled start time.
Levels of Membership Required: All entrants are entitled to claim a £10 discount off the entry fee if they are Silver, Gold or Platinum members of the ECF.
Grades: FIDE Rapidplay ratings published in the December 2016 list will be used for this event. For players without a current FIDE Rapidplay rating, the following grades / ratings will be used instead: (1) ECF rapidplay grade, (2) FIDE standard play, (3) ECF standard play, (4) Other national rating.
Byes: Up to two half-point byes can be taken between rounds 1-9 provided they are requested before the end of the previous round.