NEW YEAR RAPIDPLAY 2019

Thursday 3rd January 2019

7:45pm to 11:15pm

Prize-winners:

Champion: James Wong (6/6)

2nd Place: Mark Newman (5/6)

3rd Place: Danny Roberts (5/6)

Intermediate Champion: Pat McKillen (4/6)

Intermediate 2nd Place: Adam Rushe (4/6)

Intermediate 3rd Place: Steven Cullen (3.5/6)

Junior Champion: Louie McConkey (4/6)

Junior 2nd Place: Paul Anderson (3/6)

Junior 3rd Place: Gary Zachary (3/6)

Top Female Player: Clare Finnegan

Top Teenage Player: Aaron Wafflart (3.5/6)

Top Child Player: Ben Toogood (3/6)

Top Visting Newcomer: Abe Lorber (3.5/6)

Top Bangor Newcomer: Callum Magennis

 

 

Registered Players

Classic rating will be used for players without a rapidplay rating

Players are ranked below with their rapidplay ratings. If a player has no rapidplay rating, their classic rating (c) will be used. If a player has neither classic or rapidplay ratings, then a provisional rating (p) will be adopted based on league performances.

 

 

  

 

 

  Name

 

Rapidplay Rating

 

League Club

 

  1

 

 

  Danny Roberts

 

1799

 

Civil Service

 

  2

 

 

  Brendan Jamison* (Arbiter)

 

1784

 

Strand

 

  3

 

 

  James O'Fee

 

1701

 

Bangor

 

  4

 

 

  Martin Moorcroft

 

1690

 

Bangor

 

  5

 

 

  Mark Newman

 

1676

 

Civil Service

 

  6

 

 

  Steven Eachus

 

1565

 

Bangor

 

  7

 

 

  Richard Proctor

 

1547

 

Bangor

 

  8

 

 

  Mark Seidman

 

1534

 

Bangor

 

  9

 

 

  Peter Wilson

 

1524

 

Northern Lights

 

  10

 

 

  David Hill

 

1505

 

Strand

 

  11

 

 

  Alan McConnell No Rd 6

 

1451

 

Bangor

 

  12

 

 

  Ken Browne

 

1424

 

Bangor

 

  13

 

 

  Mike McKimm

 

1422

 

Bangor

 

  14

 

 

  Andrew Todd

 

1420c

 

Bangor

*will play if needed to balance numbers

 

Intermediate Prize Band - 3 awards: Intermediate Champion / 2nd Place / 3rd Place

 

 

  15

 

 

  Walter Wilson

 

1370c

 

Bangor

 

  16

 

 

  Gary Johnston

 

1355

 

Bangor

 

  17

 

 

  Tony Scullion

 

1338

 

NO CLUB

 

  18

 

 

  Eddie Khanzharov

 

1329

 

Strand

 

  19

 

 

  Pat McKillen

 

1280

 

Northern Lights

 

  20

 

 

  Adam Rushe

 

1263

 

Strand

 

  21

 

 

  Abe Lorber

 

1201c

 

Belfast South

 

  22

 

 

  Evan Elwood

 

1165

 

Fruithill

 

  23

 

 

  James Wong

 

1125

 

Strand

 

  24

 

 

  Stephen Cullen

 

1100p

 

Strand

 

  25

 

 

  Samuel Todd

 

1052c

 

Bangor

 

  26

 

 

  Aaron Wafflart

 

1049c

 

Strand

 

Junior Prize Band - 3 awards: Junior Champion / 2nd Place / 3rd Place

 

 

  27

 

 

  Andy Boal

 

987

 

Ballynafeigh

 

  28

 

 

  Louie McConkey

 

973

 

Strand

 

  29

 

 

  Gary Zachary

 

964c

 

Bangor

 

  30

 

 

  Paul Anderson

 

924

 

Ballynafeigh

 

  31

 

 

  PJ Mallon

 

910

 

Queens

 

  32

 

 

  Richard McClean

 

900p

 

Bangor

 

  33

 

 

  Ben Toogood

 

899c

 

Bangor

 

  34

 

 

  Adrian Finnegan

 

823c

 

Bangor

 

  35

 

 

  Owen Wilson

 

752

 

Bangor

 

  36

 

 

  Sam Bowman

 

705c

 

Bangor

 

  37

 

 

  Jim Doak

 

701c

 

Strand

 

  38

 

 

  Jim Finnegan

 

696

 

Strand

 

  39

 

 

  Rachel Eachus

 

664c

 

Bangor

 

  40

 

 

  Clare Finnegan

 

693

 

Strand

 

  41

 

 

  Callum Magennis

 

500p

 

Bangor

 

  42

 

 

  Skyla McConkey

 

475

 

Strand

 

  43

 

 

  Daniel Hill

 

450p

 

Strand

 

  44

 

 

  Daniel Toogood

 

400p

 

Bangor

 

LOCATION:

Bangor Chess Club, Groomsport Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, County Down, BT19 6JR

TIMETABLE:

Pay entry fees: 7:30pm-7:40pm.

Round 1 commencing at 7:45pm.

6 rounds in total. The tournament will be completed by 11:15pm.

TRAVELLING BYES:

Players are permitted to take a half point travelling bye for round 1 and round 5. Any player unable to compete in round 6 will be scored zero (to avoid affecting those playing for a prize in round 6). If you need a travelling bye, please inform Arbiter at point of registering.

SECTIONS:

One open section.

Players rated between 1000-1399 are eligible for the Intermediate prize certificates for 1st/2nd/3rd.

Players rated under 1000 are eligible for the Junior prize certificates for 1st/2nd/3rd.

TIME CONTROL:

15 minutes per player. No increments. Each round will last approximately 30 minutes.

PRICE:

Free entry for members of Bangor Chess Club

£1 for non-members of Bangor Chess Club

 

CERTIFICATES:

14 certificates will be awarded for:

Champion

2nd Place

3rd Place

Intermediate Champion (highest score by a player rated 1000-1399)

Intermediate 2nd Place (2nd highest score by a player rated 1000-1399)

Intermediate 3rd Place (3rd highest score by a player rated 1000-1399)

Junior Champion (highest score by a player rated Under 1000)

Junior 2nd Place (2nd highest score by a player rated Under 1000)

Junior 3rd Place (3rd highest score by a player rated Under 1000)

Top Female Player (highest score by a female player)

Top Teenage Player (highest score by a player aged 13-19)

Top Child Player (highest score by a player aged 12 and under)

Top Visting Newcomer (highest score by a non-member of Bangor Chess Club who is newcomer to competitive chess in the 2018/2019 season)

Top Club Newcomer (highest score by a member of Bangor Chess Club who is newcomer to competitive chess in the 2018/2019 season)

TIE BREAKS: For tie-breaks, players will be ranked based on their scores by Median Buchholz, followed if necessary by Buchholz and then Progressive Scores.

RULES: FIDE rules will apply. Touchmove will apply. The second illegal move will result in the immediate loss of the game, however, your opponent must announce when the first illegal move has been played and then once again announce the second illegal move has been played before claiming the win, provided the player still has mating material left on the board, otherwise only a draw can be claimed. If play continues, the opponent may not claim the win retrospectively.

If your opponent makes an illegal move, you are entitled to claim an extra 2 minutes on the clock. In such cases, immediately pause the clock and call the arbiter over.

Remember FIDE rules about mobile phones is very strict. If your phone makes a noise during the game (be it a text, phone call or any other audio distractation), you will automactially lose the game therefore always remember to have your phone switched off. If you are a doctor on call, please notify Arbiter in advance.

To register please email Brendan Jamison at playchessni@gmail.com

Registration deadline: 12 noon on Wednesday 2nd January 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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