View Full Version : 2008 Sydney Rapid Grand Prix

23-01-2008, 12:29 PM
This is a new series of one-day Rapid events sponsored by Bonnyrigg Sports Club. See http://www.chessaustralia.com.au/index.cfm?site=rapid

04-02-2008, 08:43 PM
I think that a rapid series is a great idea... Simple, well priced with a standardised structure.... 8 to 12 events a year... :clap: :clap: :clap: Well done Brian and others who came up with this idea!

Keep it fun... Easy to sell to the chessplayers! Have a prize list that runs deep down the rating list. I think these events will be quite popular!

Just some possibkle suggestions:
- maybe calling it a "Series" instead of "Grand Prix" to differentate the product for the Grand Prix)
- maybe giving people points for participating... (say, 1 or 2 points) increases participation and rewards people for showing up at your tournaments as opposed to not showing up (No points) and then the bonus points on-top for positions.

Otherwise I wish the organisers, venues, sponsors and NSWCA all the best with this new initiative...


27-02-2008, 10:31 AM
Leg 1 of the new Sydney Rapid Grand Prix takes place this Saturday 1 March 2008 at Rooty Hill RSL Club.

See http://www.rootyhillchess.org/Rapid0803.html

22-04-2008, 02:12 PM
Just a couple of date changes - see new flyer attached.

06-07-2008, 11:09 AM
Jesse Sales won the 5th leg of the Sydney Rapid Grand Prix held at Rooty Hill yesterday. Full results should be available soon!