Tim, David F Snr and Peter C crossed the Pennines to participate in the recent Carlisle Rapidplay. Tim and David found themselves the lowest graded players in the Open and Major sections respectively and suffered accordingly. Tim remarked that his games improved as the day progressed and that it was only the results that lagged behind! David saved his best performance for the highest graded player in the section but otherwise preferred to forget the occasion. Peter ended in the middle of the pack drawing some fairly boring games and losing the only interesting one. Still an enjoyable day well organised by Bill Hardwick.