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2021/22 Season
Peter and Peggy Clarke Memorial Rapidplay - 25th September 2021

This was a six round Swissi played played at the Parkhouse Centre, Bude. The rate of play was 25 minutes + 5 seconds per move increments. The winner was GM John Nunn with 5½/6.

Full results and final standings are at

2019/20 Season
Peter and Peggy Clarke Memorial Rapidplay

This year's event was held at the Parkhouse Centre on September 14th. There 19 entries including a welcome appearance by new Bude member GM John Nunn who won the 1st prize with 6/6. Matthew wilson and Giles Body were equale 2nd on 4½. Grading prizes were won by Brian Gosling, Ken Alexander, Ian Rescorla (Under 155) and Hazel Welch (Under 120).

Final Standings

  • 6: John Nunn
  • : Matthew Wilson, Giles Body
  • 4: Ken Alexander, Brian Gosling
  • : Lloyd Retallick, Philip Wood, Ian Rescorla
  • 3 : Toby Willis, Martin Quinn, Hazel Welch
  • : Geoff Lingard, Nick Butland, Bob Jones, Christine Constable, Salli Gosling
  • 2 : Hugh Brown, Lloyd Russell
  • 1: Ivan Gerasimenko

Geoff Lingard v GM John Nunn

Peter Clarke represented England in the Olympiads from 1954 to 1968. In 1966, when the event was held in Havana, Cuba, he played top board. At the end of the tournament Fidel Castro gave each top board a specially commissioned chess set and chess table that had been used in the competition and paid for it to be shipped back to the respective countries. The table and set are still in the family’s possession and they brought it down from Derbyshire to be used as the top board in this tournament.

Ian George

2016/17 Season
2nd Peter Clarke Memorial Rapidplay - 1st October

This took place over six rounds on Saturday 1st October 2016 at the Bude New Life Centre in the Strand. 16 players took part in one section of whom 9 are eligible for the Cornwall Grand Prix.

The convincing winner and early leader in the Cornwall Grand Prix was Lloyd Retallick (Newquay) with 5½. Simon Bartlett (Bude) and Brian Gosling (Exmouth) finished in second place with 4 alongside Steve Woolgar (Bristol) and Ian Rescorla (Bude) who shared the under 140 grading prize. The U125 grading prize was won by Richard Smith (Barnstaple). Robin Kneebone (Carrick) received a further grading prize.

Final standings

2014/15 Season

2nd Bude Rapidplay Congress

The 2nd Bude Rapidplay Congress took place on Saturday 25th May 2015 at the Bude New Life Centre in the Strand. Unfortunately the date clashed with Cornwall's match against Bedfordshire in the national stages of the County Championship. As a result several players who had intended to enter were committed to the county match, which reduced the entry to 10.

The joint winners were Roy Shapland and Roger Hutchings (both Barnstaple) with 5/6. Final standings are here.

Last updated 19/5/2020