Welcome to the Streatham Library Rapidplay website. You should be able to find all the information you need here, and if you decide to enter you can download the entry form by clicking on this link or you can enter online here.

Organised by Streatham & Brixton Chess Club.

The Streatham Library Rapidplays are one-day tournaments of six rounds with two sections, Open and Under 140. The next rapidplay will take place at Streatham Library on Saturday 20 September from 10.30 to 18:30 in their new community hub, the Mark Bennett Streatham Centre. We are grateful to Streatham Library and Lambeth Council for making this exciting venue available to us.

Streatham Library Rapidplays are Swiss tournaments, which means that players on similar scores are paired together before each round. Click here for the times of each round.

Entry is just £18, or £15 if you are a member of Streatham & Brixton Chess Club. If you don’t have English Chess Federation (ECF) Silver membership or above there's a further £5 to pay (£3 for juniors). It may be possible to enter on the day, but please check this website before travelling to ensure that we can accommodate you.

There are cash prizes of £80 (first), £40 (second) and £20 (third) in each of the two sections.

In addition, if sufficient entries are received, we will award grading prizes, up to four of £20 each, to be decided on the day.  Special rules apply to ungraded players – see Rules for details. 

Our thanks to Chess & Bridge for their generous donation of book prizes and copies of Chess magazine.

There are coffee shops, pubs and food shops on Streatham High Road, and there will be a limited range of refreshments at the venue.

If you have any questions please contact either Richard Tillett, 020-7228-1526 richard@tillett.demon.co.uk or Angus French 020-8677-2063 angusmisc@angusf.myzen.co.uk.