OMAGH RAPIDPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

Left to right: Rapidplay Champion Robert Lavery, 2nd Place Danny Roberts, Junior Rapidplay Champion John Sweeney, Junior 2nd Place Adrian Gilmore, Top Female Clare Finnegan, Under 600 Grading Prize Winner Katy Thornton and Under 1050 Grading Prize-Winner Paul Anderson

Saturday November 24, 2018

10:45am to 5:30pm

Arbiter: Brendan Jamison

 

PRIZE-WINNERS:

Omagh Rapidplay Champion 2018: Robert Lavery (5/6) £45

2nd Place: Danny Roberts (5/6) £35

Under 1500 Grading Prize: Tony Redden (3/6) £20

Omagh Junior Rapidplay Champion 2018: John Sweeney (5/6) £35

Junior 2nd Place: Adrian Gilmore (5/6) £25

Under 1050 Grading Prize: Paul Anderson (4/6) £20

Under 700 Grading Prize:  Dimitri Schizonikas (3/6) £20

Under 600 Grading Prize Katy Thornton (3/6) £20

Top Female: Clare Finnegan £10

 

ENTRANTS:

SENIOR SECTION

 

 

 Seed

 

 

 Name

 

 

Rapidplay Rating

 

Club

 

 1.

 

 

 Danny Roberts

 

 1805

 

 Civil Service

 

 2.

 

 

 Modestas Razbadauskas

 

1703

 

Strand

 

 3.

 

 

 John Bradley

 

 

 1684

 

 Omagh

 

 4.

 

 

 Gatis Barbals

 

 

 1554

 

 Omagh

 

 5.

 

 

 Robert Lavery

 

 1469

 

Ballynafeigh

 

 6.

 

 

 Nigel Telford

 

1450

 

No Club

 

 7.

 

 

 Chris Armstrong Rd 1 bye

 

 1408

 

Belfast South

 

 8.

 

 

 Martin Kelly

 

 1350

 

Belfast South

 

 9.

 

 

 Bobby Thompson

 

 1318

 

Belfast South

 

 10.

 

 

 Tony Redden

 

1304

 

No Club

 

 11.

 

 

 Adam Rushe (2017 Junior Champion)

 

1244

 

Strand

 

JUNIOR SECTION (under 1300 - subject to change, depending on number of entries)

 

 

 12.

 

 

 John Sweeney

 

1253

 

No Club

 

 13.

 

 

 Adrian Dornford-Smith

 

 1197

 

 Civil Service

 

 14.

 

 

 Adrian Gilmore

 

 1172

 

 Omagh

 

 15.

 

 

 Paddy Largey

 

 1110

 

 Omagh

 

 16.

 

 

 John Harding

 

 1109

 

 Omagh

 

 17.

 

 

 Barney McGahan

 

 1075

 

Ballynafeigh

 

 18.

 

 

 James White

 

 1050

 

 Omagh

 

 19.

 

 

 Paul Anderson

 

 1008

 

Ballynafeigh

 

 20.

 

 

 Anthony White

 

 970

 

 Omagh

 

 21.

 

 

 Cian Suitor

 

898

 

Strand

 

 22.

 

 

 Darragh McKane

 

 877

 

 Omagh

 

 23.

 

 

 Louie McConkey

 

873

 

Strand

 

 24.

 

 

 Brian Fitzsimons

 

850

 

Strand

 

 25.

 

 

 Adam Fitzsimons

 

831

 

Strand

 

 26.

 

 

 Conor Boyle

 

752

 

 Omagh

 

 27.

 

 

 Jim Finnegan

 

696

 

Strand

 

 28.

 

 

 Dimitri Schizonikas

 

679

 

 Omagh

 

 29.

 

 

 Eoin Boyle

 

667

 

 Omagh

 

 30.

 

 

 Jasper Grady

 

618

 

No Club

 

 31.

 

 

 Clare Finnegan

 

593

 

Strand

 

 32.

 

 

 Katy Thornton

 

539

 

No Club

 

 33.

 

 

 TJ Macartney

 

481

 

No Club

 

 34.

 

 

 Skyla McConkey

 

450

 

Strand

 

EVENT TITLE: 5th Annual Omagh Rapidplay Championships

DATE: Saturday November 24, 2018

START TIME: 10:30am to 10:45am for check-in / payment of entry fees. Round 1 at 11am.

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

REGISTRATION:

Emailing to register means that you have read the information below and agree to abide by the rules. Please email Brendan Jamison at playchessni@gmail.com by 12 noon on Wednesday November 21, 2018. Entries after 12 noon will not be accepted. Entries through other people will not be accepted so please make direct contact.

ENTRY FEES:

£10 per player.

£5 for under 18 year olds.

£5 for university students.

£5 for ICU members.

ARBITER: Brendan Jamison

FORMAT: 6 rounds. 2 sections: Senior and Junior.

TIME CONTROL: 25 minutes per player for all the moves therefore each game will last a maximum of 50 minutes.

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.

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.

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 rapidplay chess tournaments, we request that ALL PLAYERS TAKE THEIR SEATS 2 MINUTES BEFORE STARTING TIME.

LOCATION: Christian Brothers Gammar School, Kevlin Road, Omagh, BT78 1LD 

CAR PARKING: Ample free spaces are available in the school car park in front of the main building.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: For those wishing to travel by bus from Belfast, you can take bus 273 (destination: Derry/Londonderry) from the Europa Bus Station at 8:45am. It arrives into Omagh bus station at 10:25am. The venue is a 5-7 minute walk from the bus station.

TIMETABLE:

 

 

  PAYMENT OF ENTRY FEES

 

 

  10:30am to 10:45am

   

 

  ROUND 1

 

 

  11:00am to 11:50am

 

  ROUND 2

 

 

  11:55am to 12:45pm

 

  ROUND 3

 

 

  12:50pm to 1:40pm

   

 

  LUNCH BREAK

 

  1:40pm to 2:30pm

 

   

 

  ROUND 4

 

  2:30pm to 3:20pm

 

 

  ROUND 5

 

 

  3:25pm to 4:15pm

 

 ROUND 6

 

 

  4:20pm to 5:10pm

   

 

 PRIZE-GIVING

 

 

  5:20pm to 5:30pm

 

Venue: Christian Brothers Gammar School, Kevlin Road, Omagh, BT78 1LD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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