Basildon Rapidplay 2018 The tournament took place on Thursday 21st June 2018, with 14 competitors (although there were 3 dropouts after round 2). The format was a 6 round Swiss tournament, with 10 minutes plus 5 seconds per move. Sum Of Progressive Scores was used as a tie breaker in cases where scores were level.

There was less tension compared to previous years, as the red-hot David Millward raced to a faultless 5/5, thus winning the tournament with a round to spare. Sean Clarke prised half a point from David in the final round to secure the runners-up spot.
Special mention also to Bill Rippon who scored a very creditable 3½ in a very strong field.

Many thanks to all who participated and in particular David Millward for managing the Swiss pairings.

Note: In the table below, SPS is Sum Of Progressive Scores and SOS is Sum Of Opponents Scores.
6 Round Swiss - 21st June 2018
Pos Name Grade Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Pts SPS SOS
1David J Millward 164A 1 b11+ 2 w8+ 3 b6+ 4 w5+ 5 b3+ w2= 20½ 19
2Sean A Clarke 165C 1 w12+ 1 b6- 2 w9+ 3 b4+ 4 w7+ b1= 15½ 20½
3David Kraszewski 176D 1 b7+ 2 w4+ b5= 3 w6= 3 w1- 4 b8+ 4 15½ 22½
4Peter R Laundy 154C 1 w10+ 1 b3- 2 b8+ 2 w2- 3 b9+ 4 w5+ 4 13 19½
5Paul A Savin 164D 1 w13+ 2 b12+ w3= b1- w6+ b4- 15 21
6Arunas Gedvilas 161D 1 b14+= 2 w2+ 2 w1- b3= b5- w10+ 13½ 21½
7William T Rippon 136D 0 w3- 1 b13+ w10= b11+- b2- bye 11 13
8Radu V Bara 188E 1 w9+ 1 b1- 1 w4- 2 b10+ 3 w11+ 3 w3- 3 11 18½
9Tye A Byram 149c 0 b8- 1 w14+ 1 b2- 2 bye 2 w4- 3 b11+ 3 9 14
10Justin P Baptie 196b 0 b4- 1 w11+ b7= w8- bye b6- 9 14
11Tom Hedaux 091D 0 w1- 0 b10- 1 bye 1 w7- 1 b8- 1 w9- 1 1 4
12Shyam Chatti 0 b2- 0 w5- withdrawn 0 0 0
13Bhavana Chatti 0 b5- 0 w7- withdrawn 0 0 0
14Bhavana Chatti 0 w6- 0 b9- withdrawn 0 0 0