The Need for Speed: Rapidplay Comes to Forest Hall

Forest Hall Rapidplay

This Sunday, January 29, the Northumberland Rapidplay Championships come to Forest Hall – with a 9 round tournament open to all players, from newcomer to expert. The tournament kicks off at 10am at the Forest Hall chess club venue, the Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen’s Institute, so there’s also the chance for a pint and a game of snooker between games – if you’re chess moves are speedy enough!

There are prizes galore, from the top players to Under 90 grading prizes, and for juniors and seniors, too. Play is at the super-rapid rate of 10 minutes plus 5 seconds per move, meaning that each round should be over in around 30 minutes. For more info, contact John Wheeler on 0191 276 2813 or email him at:

Entries can also be taken on the day. We hope to see you there for a fun day’s chess!