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
Blitz Champion Steve Scannell [7/7]
Blitz 2nd Place Sergio Esteve Sanchez [5.5/7]
Blitz 3rd Place Nial Troughton [5.5/7]
Blitz Top Visiting Player James Wong [5/7]
Blitz Top Lisburn Player Neil Gardner [3/7]
Bullet Champion Taufik Kamal [5/6]
Bullet 2nd Place Aaron Wafflart [4.5/6]
Bullet 3rd Place James Wong [4/6]
Blitz winners: left to right: Neil Gardner, James Wong, Champion Steve Scannell, Sergio Esteve Sanchez and Nial Troughton
Bullet winners: left to right: James Wong, Champion Taufik Kamal and Nial Troughton
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
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.
Level 2, Lisburn City Library, 23 Linenhall Street, Lisburn, BT28 1FJ
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
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.
One open section for blitz. Certificates for 1st/2nd/3rd.
One open section for bullet. Certificates for 1st/2nd/3rd.
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.
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.
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 will be awarded for:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration deadline: 12 noon on Tuesday 19th February 2019