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LiChess Online Grand Prix Series

Armed Forces Chess Rapid Play 4/5 Nov

Would you like to play 8 rounds of rapid chess at RAF Benson? With a time control of 20 minutes+5 second Increment, the tournament is completed over a weekend with play on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.

The maiden UK Armed Forces Rapid Play event takes place over the 4/5th November weekend at  Sharland Hall, RAF Benson, Oxfordshire.

All standards welcome, but accommodation is limited, so please book as soon as possible.

Information (and the entry form) is available from the DIN which you can download by clicking the button below.



LiChess Online Grand Prix Series

This series of events is run by Mike Fielding via the LiChess and the Discord Server. You don't need to play in all the events, but can jump in and play as many as you like.

There are various different types of tournament where the top 10 places get points and the winner is decided at the end of the season. The last thursday of the month is the set date.

Please click the box below for further details.





This is Frazer's second Open File, and it's another cracker, with some amazing cover art.

Front and centre is this years UKAFCC, 2022's Perrott Trophy and a special look at the Grandmaster Simul given by GM Keith Arkell at this years championship.


Click the button below to be taken to the Download Page.



Perrott Trophy 2023

Events Diary

4-5th November - UK Armed Forces Rapidplay Championship 2023

Online Grand Prix Dates

28th September- 7 Round Blitz Swiss Tournament, 5+3 minutes

26th October - 5 Round Rapid Swiss Tournament, 10+5 minutes

30th November - 2 Hour Bullet Arena Tournament, 3+2 minutes

25th January - 2 Hour Blitz Arena Tournament, 5+3 minutes

29th February - 2 Hour Rapid Arena Tournament, 10+5 minutes

28th March - 4 Round Chess 960 Swiss Tournament, 15+0 minutes

Head to the site 'Downloads' page to find the latest edition of Open File.

We now have many past editions of Open File  archived in this section, with many from the early years of the RAF Chess Association in pdf form.

UKAFCA Fair Play Code of Conduct for Online Chess Events

Useful Links

The Perrott Trophy came to a conclusion in June, with the Royal Air Force retaining the Trophy.

The final scores were:

RAF 3 points
Army 1.5 points

MoD  1 point
RN 0.5 Points

Above all, there was excellent participation from all the teams, the highlight being an 18 board match between the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy. 

Well done to all those who were able to play and enjoyed the event.


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