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Thetford Rapidplay Entry Form 2012

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The Thetford Rapidplay Chess Tournament will be held on Saturday, September 15th. The popular tournament is suitable for children, young people & adult players of all capabilities from beginners to experienced players. There is no age limit & often the age range is from 6 to 80 plus years of age. A capable team of children & young people will compete from Spijkenisse in the Netherlands, so you may even learn a few Dutch words too!

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE FIRST OF THE LONDON JUNIOR QUALIFIERS IN THE COUNTRY FOR THE UNDER 10 & UNDER 12 AGE BANDS.

There are five sections the under 10’s, under 12’s & then by grade: under 115, under 150 & open section for the strongest adult, youth & junior players. Shaun Munson is the reigning champion & will no doubt look to retain his title. The sections are competed for by players from Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Spijkenisse & occasionally from London.

The venue this year is the Thetford Academy [South site] due to building work as the North site. The address is on Staniforth Road just off the Bury Road. Refreshments will be available & Thetford shops in town are just a few minutes away by car.

The tournament will be hosted by Thetford Youth & Community Chess Club that operates on Wednesday evenings at the Thetford Academy [North site] in Room 33 during term time from 6.45pm to 8.30pm. The tournament organizer is Kevin Moore. John Wickham will help Kevin control the tournament on the day, Steve Wicks will help run the refreshment area along with some other volunteers.

Kevin also runs school based clubs at Admirals Junior & Norwich Road Schools. He is also leading the CHECKMATE residential holiday for young people aged 10-16 years in the October half term. Limited places are available for this 4 day/4 night chess residential in Bedfordshire. Presently a dozen players are on board, so if you are interested in that holiday aimed at developing chess skills & a cracking youth programme, then please look at the details under Residentials as there are four places remaining. The price for the residential including accommodation & all meals is £100 [see Booking Form in the Residential drop down section] which represents super value for money.

For further details please contact Kevin on 01842 750060, text on 07891 497784 or email on: kevinmoore758@btinternet.com