1st David Jenkins Memorial Cup
Cornwall Rapidplay Championship
The family of our late president, Professor David Jenkins, has kindly donated a cup in his memory. At the end of the tournament, the new Cornwall Rapidplay Champion will receive this cup to hold for 12 months.
Date

Saturday 10 February 2024

Venue
Griffin Inn, Cliff Road, Newquay, TR7 1SP
Sections
The tournament will consist of a single section with 5 rounds.
Because of the space available, entries will be limited to the first 40 received and paid for.
Rating
The January 2024 ECF rapid-play rating List (including results to 31/12/2023) will be used to determine rating prizes.
An estimated rating, based on available information, will be used for unrated players
The results of all games will be submitted to the ECF for inclusion in the rapidplay rating list.
Schedule
Round 1 1030
Round 2 1145
Lunch 1300
Round 3 1345
Round 4 1500
Round 5 1615
Prizegiving 1730
½-Point Bye
Except in the final round, players may take one half-point bye in rounds 1 to 4, provided this is requested on or before Wednesday 15 November.
Rate of Play
All moves in 20 minutes plus 10 second increment per move from move 1
Prizes
The prizes for each section will be as follows:
1st £100
2nd £75
3rd £50
4th £30
Rating £20
Rating £20
Junior £20
There will be a short prizegiving afterwards. Any prizewinner who cannot attend can request that his/her prize be paid either by cheque or bank transfer. In the case of a bank transfer thay will need to provide their bank details to the organiser.
Entry Fees
15. Players under 18 years old at 31st August 2023 may deduct a discount of 5.
ECF membership
Current ECF membership is required at the Bronze level. Players (including juniors) not satisfying this condition will need to pay a "pay to play" fee of 9 in addition to their entry fee. At the end of the congress the organisers will arrange for this to be paid to the ECF. Players (including juniors) who have not played in a tournament before will not be required to pay this fee. Go here if you wish to become an ECF member.
Entries
Online entry (preferred)
Complete and submit the online entry form. and follow the instructions for payment and submission.
Email entry
Send an email to Ian George at 3a.roskear@gmail.com with your name, section entered and ECF reference, if known. Please indicate that you will be paying by bank transfer (see details below) or send a cheque made payable to Cornwall County Chess Association to Ian George, 3a Roskear, Camborne, TR14 8DF. Alternatively download and complete the entry form and attach it to an email addressed to Ian George at 3a.roskear@gmail.com.
Postal entry
Download and complete the entry form, which may be printed from here. Complete and post it to Ian George, 3a Roskear, Camborne, TR14 8DF
Payment of ECF and entry fees
By cheque
Please make all cheques payable to Cornwall County Chess Association and send them to Ian George, 3a Roskear, Camborne, TR14 8DF.
By bank transfer / online payment
Bank details are:  sort code: 20-87-94, account number: 70948624. For identification of your payment on our bank statement please use your first initial and surname as the reference.
Players will not be entered in the draw until all monies due have been received. Players making payment after Friday 8 February will be required to take a first-round bye.
Refreshments
Arrangements for refreshments will be confirmed in due course. Please note that if you bring your own lunch, it may not be consumed inside the venue.
Congress Brochure
This may be downloaded from here.
Organiser

Robin Kneeebone