Now some people may have heard of the 150 Attack which refers to (BCF) rating of the players likely to use it, but the 150 here is the length of time (in minutes) the club meets. A once a week club which starts at 7:30pm and is finished by 10:00pm.
The format that we used for the ANU Rapidplay seems to suit this structure. Two rounds a night using a time limit of G/20m+10s per move allows you to hold a decent tournament over 4 or 5 weeks. The time limit is long enough to play some normal chess (rather than the thud and blunder of blitz), but not long enough so that games drag on long into the night. You can also schedule a coffee break between rounds, making the club a little more social. Also, having 2 games each evening hopefully gives players something positive to go home with (unless you lose both).
The advantages of this format include
- Fixed club time
- Shorter tournament length (10 rounds in 5 weeks)
- A slightly less serious chess environment
- Rapidplay isn't "real" chess
- Games aren't rated on the normal ACF Rating List
- The sameness of the format may become boring