ULSTER MASTERS 2018

Saturday 10 to Sunday 11 November 2018

 

 

Arbiters: Ross Harris and Brendan Jamison

 

PRIZE-WINNERS

 

SENIOR SECTION:

Champion: Danny Roberts (4/5) £70 prize + perpetual cup

2nd Place: Modestas Razbadauskas (3.5/5) £50 prize

Under 1800 Grading Prize: Ram Rajan (2.5/5) £30 prize

INTERMEDIATE SECTION:

Intermediate Champion: John McKenna (4.5/5) £50 prize + perpetual shield

2nd Place: Cathal Murphy ( ) £40 prize

3rd Place: Nikolai Dimitrov ( ) £30 prize

Under 1200 Grading Prize: Adrian Dornford-Smith ( ) £30 GM Simul Ticket

Under 1000 Grading Prize: Aaron Wafflart ( ) £30 GM Simul Ticket

 

Entrants

SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

Over 1500

All 5 boards will be broadcast live

 

 

 Name

 

 

Rating

 

Fee

 

Club

 

 

1. Gabor Horvath

 

 2093

 

£15

 

 

Strand

 

2. Danny Roberts R1 Bye

 

 1894

 

£15

 

Civil Service

 

3. Daniil Zelenchuk

 

 1814

 

£10

 

 

Strand

 

4. Ross Harris *

 

 1698

 

 

 

Strand

 

5. Alex Goss

 

 1691

 

£10

 

 

Elm Mount

 

6. Mark Newman R1 Bye

 

 1675

 

£10

 

Civil Service

 

7. Modestas Razbadauskas

 

 1637

 

£15

 

 

Strand

 

8. Ian Woodfield

 

1599

 

£15

 

Ballynafeigh

 

9. Chris Kelly

 

1512

 

£15

 

Ballynafeigh

 

10. Ram Rajan (playing up) Rd 4 bye

 

1453

 

£15

 

Queens

* Will play if needed to balance numbers

INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP

Under 1500

Top board will be broadcast live

 

 

 Name

 

 

Rating

 

Fee

 

Club

 

 

11. John McKenna

 

 1481

 

£10

 

Belfast South

 

12. Edward Khanzharov R2 bye

 

 1454

 

£10

 

Strand

 

13. Martin Sloan

 

 1440

 

£15

 

Belfast South

 

14. Paddy Magee R3 Bye

 

 1331

 

£15

 

Belfast South

 

15. Martin Kelly

 

 1330

 

£10

 

Belfast South

 

16. Cathal Murphy

 

 1322

 

£15

 

Belfast South

 

17. Adrian Dornford-Smith

 

 1183

 

£15

 

Civil Service

 

18. Tyrone Winter

 

 1146

 

£15

 

Ballynafeigh

 

19. Nikolia Dimitrov

 

 1109

 

£10

 

Skerries

 

20. Adam Rushe

 

 1076

 

£10

 

 

Strand

 

21. James Wong R3 Bye

 

 1049

 

£10

 

 

Strand

 

22. Ken Haddock R2 Bye

 

 1001

 

£15

 

Strand

 

23. Dexter Harris

 

 991

 

£10

 

Strand

 

24. Aaron Wafflart

 

 977

 

£10

 

Strand

 

25. Michael Wong R3 Bye

 

 973

 

£15

 

Strand

 

26. Taufik Kamal R1 Bye

 

 915

 

£10

 

Strand

 

27. Paul Anderson

 

 906

 

£15

 

Ballynafeigh

 

28. Louie McConkey R1 Bye

 

 873

 

£10

 

Strand

 

29. Brian Fitzsimons

 

 850

 

£15

 

Strand

 

30. Adam Fitzsimons

 

 831

 

£10

 

Strand

 

31. Jawad Yaqub

 

 ===

 

£15

 

NO CLUB

 

EVENT TITLE: Ulster Masters

DATES: Saturday November 10 and Sunday November 11, 2018

SATURDAY START TIME: 10:00am to 10:15am for check-in / payment of entry fees. Round 1 at 10:30am.

SUNDAY END TIME: 5:30pm (Prize-giving at 5:20pm).

MEMBERSHIP: All local entrants need to be paid up members of UCU.

ENTRY FEES:

£15 for adults who have registered before the deadline of 12 noon on Wednesday November 7, 2018. £20 for adults after deadline.

£10 for paid up members of ICU in the 2018/2019 season, if registered by deadline or £15 for late entry.

£10 for Under 18s if registered by deadline or £15 for late entry.

£10 for university students if registered by deadline or £15 for late entry.

ARBITERS: Brendan Jamison and Ross Harris

FORMAT: 5 rounds. Number of sections will depend on number of entries. Senior is for over 1500 rated players. Intermediate and Junior sections may be combined.

RATINGS: All games will be rated by Ulster Chess Union [UCU] and Irish Chess Union [ICU].

TIME CONTROL: 90 minutes per player for all the moves therefore each game will last a maximum of 3 hours. You must record all your moves and your opponent's moves until your time drops below 5 minutes.

PUNCTUALITY: Players who arrive at their board after their clock has been started will receive a strike against their name. Even if it is 10 seconds after the clock has been started, you will still be marked down as late. If this continues for a third time in the same tournament, you will be disqualified. The reason that this new rule is being introduced is because it is extremely disruptive to the entire playing hall when a player wanders in late and shuffles about to find their board and the latecomer can often be heard issuing apologies/excuses to the arbiter and their opponent, both of which are further distractions to players at nearby boards. For classical chess tournaments, we request that ALL PLAYERS TAKE THEIR SEATS 5 MINUTES BEFORE STARTING TIME.

PRIZES: Prizes will be determined on the day after all money is received from entry fees.

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 to the Arbiter 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.

Remember FIDE rules about mobile phones is very strict. If your phone makes a noise during the game, 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.

LOCATION: The Bowling Room, Maynard Sinclair Sports Pavilion, Stormont Estate, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA 

CAR PARKING: Ample free car parking.

REGISTRATION: By registering, you are hereby agreeing to the above terms/conditions/rules of the tournament so please read them carefully. Email Ross Harris or Brendan Jamison at playchessni@gmail.com by noon on Wednesday November 7, 2018. Entries through other people will not be accepted so please make direct contact.

 

TIMETABLE:

 

 

 SATURDAY

 

 

   

 

  CHECK-IN / PAYMENT OF ENTRY FEES

 

 

  10:00am to 10:15am

   

 

  ROUND 1

 

 

  10:30am to 1:30pm

 

  ROUND 2

 

 

  2:15pm to 5:15pm

 

  ROUND 3

 

 

  6:00pm to 9:00pm

   

 

 SUNDAY

 

 

   

 

  ROUND 4

 

  10:30pm to 1:30pm

 

 

  ROUND 5

 

 

  2:15pm to 5:15pm

   

 

 PRIZE-GIVING

 

 

  5:20pm to 5:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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