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The Gazette - November 2002

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Edited by Peter Price
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The BCA Rapid-Play Championship was held at the Marriot Hotel, Grantham, August 10th and 11th. To provide an even number of competitors, British Chess Federation President, Gerry Walsh was invited to take part in the 5-round event. Each player had 30 minutes to make all the moves. Graham Lilley (St. Helens) and Colin Chambers (Cheltenham) scored 4 from 5, but Graham was slightly better on the tie-break and therefore won the trophy and the title of BCA Rapid-Play Champion 2002. Gerry Walsh finished third on 3 from 5.

Richard Murphy.