Lisburn Chess Club

in association with Ulster Chess Union presents

LISBURN BLITZ & BULLET

CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

Saturday 23 February 2019

10:45am to 3:45pm

The tournament will be run as one open section

Blitz is 10 minutes per player per game

Bullet is 1 minute per player per game

Registered Players

UCU Classic rating will be used for players without a blitz rating

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

 

 

  

 

 

  Name

 

Blitz Rating

 

Club

 

  1

 

 

  Sergio Esteve Sanchez

 

1860

 

Queens

 

  2

 

 

  Modestas Razbadauskas

 

1726

 

Strand

 

  3

 

 

  Danny Roberts

 

1683

 

Civil Service

 

  4

 

 

  Nigel Telford

 

1547

 

Portadown

 

  5

 

 

  Steve Scannell

 

1546

 

Ballynafeigh

 

  6

 

 

  Nial Troughton

 

1514

 

City of Derry

 

  7

 

 

  James Wong

 

1476

 

Strand

 

  8

 

 

  Tony Redden

 

1459

 

Armagh

 

  9

 

 

  Adam Rushe

 

1339

 

Strand

 

  10

 

 

  Taufik Kamal

 

1268

 

Strand

 

  11

 

 

  Aaron Wafflart

 

1258

 

Strand

 

  12

 

 

  Michael Wong

 

1191

 

Strand

 

  13

 

 

  Neil Gardner

 

1135

 

Lisburn

 

  14

 

 

  Stephen Cullen

 

1054

 

Lisburn

 

  15

 

 

  Chris Ganacias

 

1028

 

NO CLUB

 

  16

 

 

  Michael Hood

 

1000

 

Lisburn

 

  17

 

 

  Stephen Maxwell

 

913

 

Lisburn

 

 

  18

 

 

  Cian Suitor

 

853

 

Strand

 

  19

 

 

  Alan Hamilton

 

800

 

Lisburn

 

  20

 

 

  Martin Johnston

 

782

 

Lisburn

 

LOCATION:

Level 2, Lisburn City Library, 23 Linenhall Street, Lisburn, BT28 1FJ

BLITZ TIMETABLE:

Check-in / pay entry fees: 10:30pm-10:45pm.

Round 1 - 11:00am to 11:20pm

Round 2 - 11:25pm to 11:45pm

Round 3 - 11:50pm to 12:10pm

Round 4 - 12:15pm to 12:35pm

Round 5 - 12:40pm to 1:00pm

Lunch break: 1:00pm to 1:45pm

Round 6 - 1:45pm to 2:05pm

Round 7 - 2:10pm to 2:30pm

Prize-giving - 2:35pm to 2:40pm

BULLET TIMETABLE: (please note, several players will only play in blitz)

6 rounds - 2:45pm to 3:45pm

TRAVELLING BYES:

Players are permitted to take a half point travelling bye for round 1 and round 6 of the blitz. Any player unable to compete in round 7 will be scored zero (to avoid affecting those playing for a certificate in round 7). If you need a travelling bye, please inform Arbiter at point of registering.

SECTIONS:

One open section for blitz. Certificates for 1st/2nd/3rd.

One open section for bullet. Certificates for 1st/2nd/3rd.

 

TIME CONTROL:

10 minutes per player for blitz. No increments. Each round will last approximately 20 minutes.

1 minute per player for bullet. No increments. Each round will last approximately 2 minutes.

PRICE:

Free entry for members of Lisburn Chess Club

£1 for non-members of Lisburn Chess Club. This will be used to cover the cost of producing the certificates.

ELIGIBILITY:

Because the blitz is a UCU rated tournament, if you wish to play in the tournament, you must be a member of Lisburn Chess Club or of the Ulster Chess Union or Irish Chess Union.

The only exception to this rule is for visiting players from other countries who do not need to pay membership to play.

CERTIFICATES:

Certificates will be awarded for:

Champion

2nd Place

3rd Place

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. For blitz, 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.

In blitz, if your opponent makes an illegal move, you are entitled to claim an extra 1 minute on the clock. In such cases, immediately pause the clock and call the arbiter over.

In bullet, if your opponent makes an illegal move, you are entitled to claim the win. 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 Tuesday 19th February 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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