The Irish Chess Union [ICU] in association with the Ulster Chess Union [UCU] present the

IRISH JUNIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020

Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th April, 2020

 

Major Sponsor

Compass

Financial

Associates

Ltd.

 

The 24 trophies have been kindly sponsored by

Language Training Solutions

 

ARBITERS:

 

 

 

Ross Harris

National Arbiter

ICU Member ID: 17635

Chief Arbiter, Tournament Organiser & UCU President

Brendan Jamison

National Arbiter

ICU Member ID: 5618

UCU Tournament Director &

UCU League Controller

 

Mark Newman

National Arbiter

ICU Member ID: 5633

 

UCU Vice-President &

UCU Director of Youth Chess

Adrian Dornford-Smith

UCU Arbiter

ICU Member ID: 17629

UCU Director of Live Chess &

UCU Treasurer

John Bradley

UCU Arbiter

ICU Member ID:

UCU North West Co-ordinator

Evan Elwood

UCU Arbiter

ICU Member ID: 18624

UCU Vice-League Controller

 

 

 

 

PRIZES:

24 trophies awarded for:

 

Under 19 Female Champion

Under 19 Champion

Under 19 Second Place

Under 19 Third Place

Under 16 Female Champion

Under 16 Champion

Under 16 Second Place

Under 16 Third Place

 

Under 14 Female Champion

Under 14 Champion

Under 14 Second Place

Under 14 Third Place

Under 12 Female Champion

Under 12 Champion

Under 12 Second Place

Under 12 Third Place

Under 10 Female Champion

Under 10 Champion

Under 10 Second Place

Under 10 Third Place

Under 8 Female Champion

Under 8 Champion

Under 8 Second Place

Under 8 Third Place

 

TIMETABLE:

UNDER 8s and UNDER 10s

 

 

 

 

Under 8

 

Under 10

 

 

Registration

 

 

Sunday 11:30

 

Saturday 9:30

 

 

Round 1

 

 

Sunday 12:00

 

Saturday 10:00

 

Round 2

 

 

Sunday after Rd 1

 

Saturday 13:00

 

Round 3

 

 

Sunday after Rd 2

 

Saturday 16:00

 

Round 4

 

 

Sunday 13:30

 

Sunday 10:00

 

Round 5

 

 

Sunday after Rd 4

 

Sunday 13:00

 

Round 6

 

Sunday after Rd 5

 

 

Sunday 16:00

 

UNDER 12s and UNDER 14s

 

 

 

 

Under 12

 

Under 14

 

 

Registration

 

 

Friday 19:00

 

Friday 19:00

 

Round 1

 

 

Friday 19:30

 

Friday 19:30

 

Round 2

 

 

Saturday 10:00

 

Saturday 10:00

 

Round 3

 

 

Saturday 14:00

 

Saturday 14:00

 

Round 4

 

 

Saturday 18:00

 

Saturday 18:00

 

Round 5

 

 

Sunday 10:00

 

Sunday 10:00

 

Round 6

 

Sunday 15:00

 

 

Sunday 15:00

 

 

UNDER 16s and UNDER 19s

 

 

 

 

Under 16

 

Under 19

 

 

Registration

 

 

Friday 19:00

 

Friday 19:00

 

Round 1

 

 

Friday 19:30

 

Friday 19:30

 

Round 2

 

 

Saturday 10:00

 

Saturday 10:00

 

Round 3

 

 

Saturday 14:00

 

Saturday 18:00

 

Round 4

 

 

Saturday 18:00

 

Sunday 10:00

 

Round 5

 

 

Sunday 10:00

 

Sunday 15:00

 

 

Round 6

 

Sunday 15:00

 

 

 

 

ELIGIBILITY:

 

 

SECTION

 

 

YEAR OF BIRTH

 

Under 8

 

 

1st January 2012 or later

 

Under 10

 

 

1st January 2010 or later

 

Under 12

 

 

1st January 2008 or later

 

Under 14

 

 

1st January 2006 or later

 

Under 16

 

 

1st January 2004 or later

 

Under 19

 

 

1st January 2001 or later

 

TIME CONTROLS:

 

 

SECTION

 

 

TIME CONTROL

 

 

ROUNDS

 

Under 8

 

 

15 mins

 

6 rounds

 

Under 10

 

 

60 mins + 15 secs

 

6 rounds

 

Under 12

 

 

75 mins + 15 secs

 

6 rounds

 

Under 14

 

 

75 mins + 15 secs

 

6 rounds

 

Under 16

 

 

75 mins + 15 secs

 

6 rounds

 

Under 19

 

 

90 mins + 30 secs

 

5 rounds

 

RULES AND REGULATIONS:


1. The FIDE rules of chess will apply to all age groups, except where amended below.


2. All sections will be ICU rated and the tournament will be run using Swiss Master.


3. U12, U14, U16 and U19 will be FIDE rated.


4. It is the responsibility of those entering to ensure that the player is eligible to play in the section they have entered.


5. The default time for games is 30 minutes.


6. Parents and spectators will only be allowed in the playing hall until play is about to commence. Players who have finished their games shall be considered spectators and should leave the playing hall.


7. Once a game has started, no player shall consult with books, electronic devices, or any other player except the arbiter u
ntil after the game has finished.


8. Mobile phones and electronic devices are not allowed in the playing hall. Should such a device make a noise during the course of a game, the relevant player will be deemed to have forfeited.


9. In the event of any dispute during the game, the players should stop the clock and look for an arbiter to rule on the issue. The decision of the arbiter shall be final.

 

TITLES AND PRIZES:


1. Eligible players with the highest number of points in each section will be awarded the corresponding title of Irish Junior Champion.


2. In the event of a tie for any title, the following tie breaking system will be applied in this order:

Median Buchholz; Buchholz; Direct Encounter; Progressive Score.

If players cannot be separated after this, the title shall be shared. No player shall win more than one
prize.


3. Eligibility criteria are: being born on, or having either parent born on, the island of Ireland; being an Irish citizen; having resided in Ireland for at least 2 years prior to 1st January 2020.

 

LOCATION:

 

Stormont Hotel, 587 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast Northern Ireland, BT4 3LP

www.hastingshotels.com/stormont-hotel/

 

FEES AND ENTRY:

 

25 Euro per player.

Under 8 fee is 10 Euro

SPECIAL OFFERS:

30 Euro for entrants new to Irish Chess Union [ICU] which gives them FREE ICU membership (normally 10 Euro) for the remaining year.

School and club group rates on request

Entries made on the day (except for the Under 8 section) are subject to a 10 Euro admin charge and are at the tournament director's discretion.

Family rate: pay for first two children and subequent children are free

 

ENTRIES:

Online entry through ICU website, please CLICK HERE

 

Or contact the tournament organiser Ross Harris

Registration deadline: Midnight on Wednesday 1 April 2020

Postal entries close on 25th March 2020

 

EVENT FLYER:

To download a printable PDF flyer with all of the above information, please CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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