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Rapid Nights

Once a quarter JP Chess has a Rapid Night which comprises of a  tournament using standard SWISS system pairing. Entries are split into two tournaments based on an estiamted rating. The next Rapid Night tournament will be March 14, 2024. Typically, there are 4 rounds with one game per round. The time controls are 15 minutes per player with zero increment. The games are not rated. Entry is free and prizes are limited. 


March 14, 2024


J.P. Licks, 659 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain

Time Controls:

G/15 d0 (15 mins, no increment)


4 Rounds,1 game per round (color determined by SWISS pairing system)


6:00 Casual chess and in-person registration opens (4 spots)

6:20 All players should be present (inform Tournament Director)

6:20 Spots freed up and first round pairings done

6:30 Round 1

7:10 Round 2

7:50 Round 3

8:30 Round 4

9:10 End of Tournament 

Rounds 2-4 may start sooner than scheduled


FIDE Rapid rules will apply. This includes time penalties for illegal moves (the position immediately before the irregularity shall be reinstated. After the first completed illegal move by a player, the arbiter shall give two minutes extra time to his/her opponent; for the second completed illegal move by the same player the arbiter shall declare the game lost by this player).


To be determined on the day.


If you feel sick or have been in close contact with someone recently with COVID please do not attend the tournament. We are meeting in a public place. Please keep your belongings safe at all times. Parental supervision is required for juniors.

Registered Players and Waitlist (on-line closed)

Registration will open March 1, 2024. Priority will be given to Thursday regulars. Spots are limited to 24 players, but potentially we may add 6 more spots on the evening depending on available physical space. 

If you are on the waitlist or wish to play please turn up on the evening when spots for no-shows will be given on a first come first served basis on the evening (from 6:20pm).

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