The Annual British Bangla Chess Association FIDE Rapidplay is coming up – and as always there are some serious cash prizes up for grabs, with a side dish of Biryani!
It’s been a great tournament the last few years, and the BBCA are terrific hosts & very welcoming – and terrific competitors too, as we know from our Summer League matchups!
Full details below, but the key thing to note is the £1,360 prize fund, which includes 3x grading prizes for the best performers at the lower levels – great idea!
- When: Sunday 11th November 2018, 11am kickoff, 7pm prize-giving
- Where: London Enterprise Academy, Commercial Road, E1 1RD
- Entry: £25 entry (ECF bronze members will need to pay an additional £7.50)
- What: Six round, Swiss pairings, 15 mins +5 sec increment
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information is available on the BBCA website, along with entry forms and a current list of players:
Other News & Reminders…
Diversity Officer – if you’re interested in talking to us about this new position on our Committee, please get in touch. We’ll be locking this down on 26th October.
Safeguarding – we are now a fully-fledged child-friendly club, having signed up to the ECF’s Safeguarding Policy and with the appointment of a Child Protection Officer – full details here – we encourage all members to familiarise themselves with the ECF’s policy
El Chessico – we’re at 30+ boards already, and are still looking for signups for this huge event on Tuesday November 6th, at Battersea Chess Club. Please contact John if you’d like to play: email@example.com
Club Internal RapidPlay – if you haven’t done so already, please get in touch with your opponent and get your First Round match arranged! All results need to be reported back to the Tournament controllers by Friday 16th November. The clock is ticking!!
Tomorrow night sees us making our London Division 2 debut against the mighty East Ham! It’s been a wild ride for our top London team this last few years, with two rapid promotions. We’re now dining in the elite section of the London Club setup! Big Jim “Loco” Stevenson captains the side… wish them luck!
And finally… The Hammer Christmas Party will soon be upon us! The date is set for Thursday 6th December, and we have a spot reserved for us at Wahaca restaurant on Charlotte Street. It’s already proving popular, so don’t delay and get in touch with John to confirm your place: firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember – partners, parents, friends and anyone else is welcome, the more the merrier… we just need to confirm numbers.