As old Will Shakespeare so nearly wrote, when local chess tournaments come, they come not single spies but in battalions. Even before we reach the Warwickshire Open in early March, you will have a chance to strut your stuff at the inaugural Warwick University Rapidplay tournament on Saturday February 3rd. For a very low entry fee (especially if you are already an ECF member at Silver or above), you can get no less than 7 games of (rapidplay) rated chess, in either Open or Minor (135 and below) sections.
Full details of this new local initiative can be found here, entries can be made online here and a list of entries plus travel/parking information is here. I hope a few KCC players will be able to support this very welcome new event.