CHESS LEGENDS

 

 

 

BELFAST RAPIDPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

EVENT: Belfast Rapidplay Championships

DATE: Friday 28 April 2017

START TIME: 6:45pm for registration. Round 1 at 7pm.

END TIME: 10:45pm (Prize-giving at 10:40pm).

REGISTRATION: Please email Brendan Jamison at playchessni@gmail.com by noon on Thursday 27 April 2017. Entries through other people will not be accepted so please make direct contact.

ENTRY FEES:

£5 per player.

SPECTATORS: £5 each. (Must register in advance for keycode access to the building)

AIM: The third and final event to help raise funds to bring 4 children to Russia to compete in a 15 player chess match of Saint Petersburg v Belfast (18-25 August 2017)

ARBITERS: Brendan Jamison and Mark Newman

FORMAT: Open tournament with 5 Rounds

TIME CONTROL: 20 minutes per player for all the moves therefore games will last a maximum of 40 minutes.

EARLY ENTRIES:

SENIOR BAND (1300+)

 

 

 SEED

 

  PLAYER

 

 

  RAPIDPLAY RATING

 

  1

 

  Ross Harris

 

 

  1865

 

  2

 

  Mark Newman

 

 

  1605

 

  3

 

  Mikhail Pavlov

 

 

  1504

 

  4

 

  John O'Doherty

 

 

  1494

 

  5

 

  Richard Morrow

 

 

  1452

 

  6

 

  Michael Sheerin

 

 

  1391

 

INTERMEDIATE BAND (1000-1299)

 

 

  7

 

 

  Barney McGahan

 

 

  1045

 

  8

 

 

  Paul Anderson

 

 

  1012

JUNIOR BAND (under 1000)

 

 

  9

 

 

  Dexter Harris

 

 

  874

 

  10

 

 

  Adam Fitzsimons

 

 

  702

 

  11

 

 

  Rhys McLean

 

 

  692

 

9 PRIZES:

Small engraved trophies and medals will be awarded across all 3 bands. In cases where a player does not have a rapidplay rating, their standard UCU rating will be used.

 

 

  BELFAST RAPIDPLAY

  CHAMPION 

 

 

  Small engraved trophy

 

  BELFAST RAPIDPLAY

  2nd Place

 

 

  Silver medal

 

  BELFAST RAPIDPLAY

  3rd Place

 

 

  Bronze medal

 

 

  BELFAST RAPIDPLAY

  Intermediate Champion

 

 

  Small engraved trophy

  (highest score by a UCU rated player between 1000-1299)

 

  BELFAST RAPIDPLAY

  Intermediate 2nd Place

 

 

  Silver medal

  (2nd highest score by a UCU rated player between 1000-1299)

 

  BELFAST RAPIDPLAY

  Intermediate 3rd Place

 

 

  Bronze medal

  (3rd highest score by a UCU rated player between 1000-1299)

 

 

  BELFAST RAPIDPLAY

  Junior Champion

 

 

  Small engraved trophy

  (highest score by a UCU rated player under 1000)

 

  BELFAST RAPIDPLAY

  Junior 2nd Place

 

 

  Silver medal

  (2nd highest score by a UCU rated player under 1000)

 

  BELFAST RAPIDPLAY

  Junior 3rd Place

 

 

  Bronze medal

  (3rd highest score by a UCU rated player under 1000)

 

TIMETABLE:

 

 

  REGISTRATION

 

 

  6:45pm

 

  ROUND 1

 

 

  7:00pm to 7:40pm

 

  ROUND 2

 

 

  7:45pm to 8:25pm

 

  ROUND 3

 

 

  8:30pm to 9:10pm

 

  ROUND 4

 

  9:15pm to 9:55pm

 

 

  ROUND 5

 

 

  10:00pm to 10:40pm

 

  PRIZE-GIVING

 

 

  10:40pm to 10:45pm

 

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.   

LOCATION: Ground floor conference room, Good Shepherd Centre, 511 Ormeau Rd, Belfast BT7 3GS. 

CAR PARKING: Ample free spaces are available in the church car park which players will drive through to get to the building.

KEY CODE: Players must register in advance to get the key code to enter the pedestrian gate after parking their vehicles in the church car park.

Inside the playing room at Good Shepherd Centre, 511 Ormeau Rd, Belfast BT7 3GS

Good Shepherd Centre, 511 Ormeau Rd, Belfast BT7 3GS

Entrance from the Ormeau Road to the playing Venue: Good Shepherd Centre, 511 Ormeau Rd, Belfast BT7 3GS

Playing Venue: Good Shepherd Centre, 511 Ormeau Rd, Belfast BT7 3GS

Pedestrian gate into playing venue: Good Shepherd Centre, 511 Ormeau Rd, Belfast BT7 3GS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

playchessni@gmail.com

Chess Northern Ireland

Director: Brendan Jamison © 2016-2017

 

CHESS LEGENDS