CHESS RESULTS ARCHIVE

 

 

2021

 

 

June 22, 2021

East Belfast Outdoor Blitz Championships 2021

Stormont Estate, East Belfast

Chief Arbiter: B. Jamison.

16 players. 2 sections. Top section: 10 players, 8 rounds. Intermediate: 6 players, 10 rounds. Time control: 5+5

 

Champion

Calvin Patterson (6.5/8)

2nd Place: Cathan Gormley (6/8)

3rd Place: Matthew Dougherty (6/8)

Under 1600 Grading Award: Adam Rushe (5/8)

Best Newcomer: Declan McKee (4/8)

 

Under 1400 Grading Award: Gerard Obasi

 

 

Intermediate Champion

Harry Skerbergs (8.5/10)

Intermediate 2nd: Adrian Dornford-Smith (6/10)

Intermediate 3rd: Paul Devlin (5.5/10)

Best Intermediate Newcomer: Michael Smith (4/10)

 

 

 

June 19, 2021

Bangor Marina Outdoor Blitz Championship 2021

County Down

Chief Arbiter: B. Jamison.

10 players. 1 section. 6 rounds. Time control: 5+5

 

Champion: Dexter Harris (5/6)

2nd Place: Ross Harris (4.5/6)

3rd Place: Adam Rushe (4/6)

Under 1500 Rating Award: Calum Glendinning (3/6)

 

 

June 19, 2021

Bangor McKee Clock Outdoor Blitz Championship 2021

County Down

Chief Arbiter: Rebecca McClurg.

6 players. 1 section. 6 rounds. Time control: 5+5

 

Champion: Danny Cochrane (5/6)

2nd Place: Blake Harris (5/6)

3rd Place: Richard McClean (5/6)

Best Newcomer Award: Caleb McClean (3/6)

 

 

June 17, 2021

Whiteabbey Outdoor Blitz Championship 2021

Hazelbank Park, County Antrim

Chief Arbiter: B. Jamison.

12 players. 1 section. 8 rounds. Time control: 5+5

 

Champion: David Obasi 6.5/8

2nd Place: Conor Spackman 6/8

3rd Place: Calvin Patterson 5.5/8

Under 1400 Grading Award: Chris Dorrian 4/8

Under 1200 Grading Award: Gerard Obasi 4.5/8

Most Improved Player: Adrian Dornford-Smith

 

 

June 12, 2021

Stromont Elite Outdoor Blitz Championship 2021

Stormont Estate, East Belfast

Chief Arbiter: B. Jamison.

12 players. 1 section. 5 rounds. Time control: 6+6

 

Champion

Mandar Tahmankar (5/5)

2nd Place: Ross Harris (3.5/5)

3rd Place: Jake Patterson (3.5/5)

Under 1500 Grading Award: Aaron Wafflart (3/5)

 

Under 1350 Grading Award: Richard Proctor (3/5)

 

 

June 12, 2021

Stromont Play Park Outdoor Blitz Championship 2021

Stormont Estate, East Belfast

Chief Arbiter: B. Jamison.

6 players. 1 section. 5 rounds. All-play-all. Time control: 6+6

 

Champion

Anjali Singh (4.5/5)

2nd Place: Reuben Magill (3.5/5)

3rd Place: Aaditya Singh (3/5)

Pink Rook Award for first time blitz player: Alannah Cole

 

 

June 8, 2021

Ards Outdoor Blitz Championship 2021

Conway Square, Newtownards, County Down

Chief Arbiter: B. Jamison.

10 players. 1 section. 5 rounds. Time control: 5+5

 

Champion

Gary Johnston (5/5)

2nd Place: Jake Patterson (4/5)

3rd Place: Adam Rushe (3/5)

 

Best Newcomer: Danny Cochrane (2/5)

 

 

 

June 5, 2021

Millisle Outdoor Blitz Championship 2021

Millisle Community Garden, County Down Coast

Chief Arbiter: B. Jamison.

8 players. 1 section. 6 rounds. Time control: 5+5

Champion

Brendan Jamison (6/6)

2nd Place: Adrian Dornford-Smith (4/6)

3rd Place: Evan Elwood (4/6)

Under 1200 Rating Award: Geoff Sterrett

Under 1000 Rating Award: George Gamble

 

 

May 29, 2021

Groomsport Outdoor Spring Blitz Championship 2021

Groomsport Harbour, County Down

Chief Arbiter: B. Jamison.

12 players. 1 open section. 6 rounds. Time control: 5+5

Champion Adam Rushe (5/6)

2nd Place: James O’Fee (4/6)

3rd Place: Chris Dorrian (4/6)

Best Newcomer: Sylvek Furman (4/6)

Best Teenage Player: Calum Glendinning (3.5/6)

Best School Pupil: Ben Toogood (3/6)

Most Improved Player: Richard McClean (2/6)

 

May 16, 2021

Greenisland Football Club Outdoor Spring Blitz Championship 2021

Greenisland FC, County Antrim

Chief Arbiter: B. Jamison. Organiser: Chris Dorrian

14 players. 1 open section. 6 rounds. Time control: 5+5

Champion Mandar Tahmankar (5.5/6)

2nd Place: Danny Roberts (5/6)

3rd Place: Gareth Annesley (4/6)

Under 1700 Grading Award: Ross Harris (4/6)

Under 1420 Grading Award: Dexter Harris (3/6)

Under 1200 Grading Award: Ethan Cole (2.5/6)

 

 

2020

 

October 10, 2020

Global Chess Festival: 7 Nations Blitz 2020

McKee Clock, Bangor, County Down

Chief Arbiter: B. Jamison.

12 players. 1 open section. 5 rounds. Time control: 8+2

Champion

Andrew Todd (4/5)

2nd Place:  Aaron Wafflart (4/5)

3rd Place: Danny Roberts (4/5)

 

Under 1400 Rating Award: Calum Glendinning

Under 1200 Rating Award: Adrian Dornford-Smith

Certificate for Most Improved Player: Ethan Cole

 

 

October 3, 2020

Whitehead Railway Museum Outdoor Blitz Championship 2020

County Antrim

Chief Arbiter: B. Jamison. Deputy Arbiter: Evan Elwood

12 players. 1 section. 6 rounds. Time control: 6+6

Champion

Calum Glendinning (4.5/6)

2nd Place: Gatis Barbals (4.5/6)

3rd Place: Danny Roberts (4/6)

Under 1425 Rating Award: Maikel Podean

Under 1200 Rating Award: Ethan Cole

 

 

September 26, 2020

Groomsport Outdoor Blitz Championship 2020

County Down Coast

Chief Arbiter: B. Jamison. Deputy Arbiter: Evan Elwood

10 players. 1 section. 6 rounds. Time control: 7+7

Champion

Brendan Jamison (6/6)

2nd Place: Calum Glendinning (5/6)

3rd Place: Chris Dorrian (5/6)

Under 1200 Rating Award: Richard McClean

Under 1000 Rating Award: Ethan Cole

 

 

September 19, 2020

Belfast Autumn Outdoor Blitz Championship 2020

Stormont Estate, East Belfast

Chief Arbiter: B. Jamison. Deputy Arbiter: Evan Elwood

20 players. 2 sections. 7 rounds. Time control: 7+7

Stormont Blitz - 8 players, all-play-all

Play Park Blitz - 12 players

Stormont Blitz

Champion

Robert Wright (5/7)

2nd Place: Gareth Annesley (5/7)

3rd Place: Gatis Barbals (4.5/7)

 

Play Park Blitz

Champion

Andrew Todd (6.5/7)

2nd Place: Aaron Wafflart (5/7)

3rd Place: Mark Newman (4/7)

Medal for Most ImprovedTeenage Player: Calum Glendinning (3/7)

Medal for Most Improved Child Player: Ethan Cole (3/7)

 

September 12, 2020

Bangor Marina Outdoor Blitz Championship 2020

Bangor, County Down

Chief Arbiter: B. Jamison. Deputy Arbiter: Evan Elwood

11 players. 1 open section. 6 rounds. Time control: 10+0

Champion

Adam Rushe (5/6)

2nd Place: James O’Fee (4.5/6)

3rd Place: Chris Dorrian (3.5/6)

 

Trophy for Best Young Player: Calum Glendinning (3/6)

 

 

September 5, 2020

Titanic Quarter Outdoor Elite Blitz 2020

The Pump House, Queen's Island, Titanic Quarter, Belfast

Chief Arbiter: B. Jamison

1 open section, all-play-all. 8 invited players. 7 rounds. Time control: 10+0

 

Champion Danny Roberts (6/6)

2nd Place Robert Wright (5/7)

3rd Place Adam Rushe (4/7)

Trophy for Top Student: Matthew Dougherty (4/7)

Trophy for Top Teenager: James Wong (4/7)

Trophy for Under 1400 Rating Award:

 Aaron Wafflart (3/7)

 

Trophy for Top Under 25 Player: Edward Khanzharov

 

 

March 5, 2020

Bangor FIDE-rated March Blitz 2020

Bangor Chess Club, Groomsport Parish Halls

Chief Arbiter: B. Jamison

1 open section. 29 players. 9 rounds. Time control: 5+3

 

Champion Nick Pilkiewicz (7.5/9)

2nd Place Danny Roberts (7.5/9)

3rd Place Michael Sheerin (6.5/9)

 

 

February 27, 2020

Bangor February Mini Blitz 2020

Bangor Chess Club, Groomsport Parish Halls

Chief Arbiter: B. Jamison

1 open section. 16 players. 6 rounds. Time control: 5+3

 

Champion Michael Sheerin

2nd Place Gary Johnston

3rd Place Christopher Dorrian

Top Teenager Ben Toogood

Top Newcomer Geoff Sterrett

 

 

February 22, 2020

FIDE-rated Knockagh Mini Blitz February 2020

Greenisland Baptist Church, County Antrim

Chief Arbiter: B. Jamison

1 open section. 32 players. 10 rounds. Time control: 10+0

 

Champion: Nick Pilkiewicz (9/10) TPR = 1924

2nd: Danny Roberts (8.5/10) TPR = 1876

3rd: Des Moreland (8/10) TPR = 1823

 

Intermediate winner: Christopher Dorrian (6/10) TPR = 1438

Intermediate 2nd: Aaron Wafflart (6/10) TPR = 1328

Intermediate 3rd: Dexter Harris (6/10) TPR = 1327

 

Junior winner: Andy Boal (5.5/10) TPR = 1141

Junior 2nd: Aaditya Singh (5.5/10) TPR = 1087

Junior 3rd: Chris Conn (5/10) TPR = 1139

 

Best young newcomer:

16 year old Daniel Porter from Carrick Grammar (4/10) TPR = 1107

 

2nd best young newcomer:

13 year old Joseph Boyd from Carrick Grammar (4/10) TPR = 1035

 

3rd best young newcomer:

11 year old Matthew Withers from Carrick Grammar (3/10) TPR = 914

 

 

 

February 13, 2020

Bangor FIDE-rated February Blitz 2020

Bangor Chess Club, Groomsport Parish Halls

Chief Arbiter: B. Jamison

1 open section. 19 players. 7 rounds. Time control: 10+0

 

Champion Gerard Obasi

2nd Place Christopher Dorrian

3rd Place James O'Fee 

Top Visiting Player Robert Brown

Top Newcomer George Gamble

 

 

February 1, 2020

Ulster Rapidplay Championships 2020

Sticky Fingers Arts Centre, Newry

Chief Arbiter: Brendan Jamison. Deputy Arbiter: John Bradley

47 players. 6 rounds. Time control: 25 + 0

Prize-winners:

2020 Ulster Rapidplay Champion: Danny Roberts (5/6) TPR = 2019

2nd Place: Steve Scannell (4.5/6) TPR = 1980

Under 1800 Grading Prize: Ross Harris (4/6) TPR = 1923

Under 1700 Grading Prize: Danny Mallaghan (3.5/6)

 

2020 Ulster Intermediate Rapidplay Champion (Under 1500): Pat McKillen (5.5/6) TPR = 1597

Intermediate 2nd Place: Aaron Wafflart (5/6) TPR = 1475

Intermediate 3rd Place: Vincent O'Brien (5/6) TPR = 1539

Under 1300 Grading Prize: Colin Keenan (4/6) TPR = 1347

Under 1100 Grading Prize: Calum Glendining (3/6) TPR = 1195

 

 

January 30, 2020

Bangor January Mini Blitz 2020

Bangor Chess Club, Groomsport Parish Halls

Chief Arbiter: B. Jamison

1 open section. 18 players. 6 rounds. Time control: 5+3

 

Champion Danny Roberts

2nd Place Michael Sheerin

3rd Place Walter Wilson 

Top Teenager Ben Toogood

 

 

January 18-19, 2019

 

Williamson Shield 2019

33 Players. Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont Estate, East Belfast

Chief Arbiter: B. Jamison

Arbiters: Richard Gould, Adrian Dornford-Smith, Andy Boal

5 rounds. Time control: 70 minutes per player with 30 second increment per move

Prize-winners:

Champion: Gareth Annesley 5/5

2nd Place: Gabor Horvath 4/5

Under 1800 Grading Prize: Ross Harris 3/5

Under 1800 Grading Prize: John McKenna 3/5

Intermediate Champion: Aaron Wafflart 4/5

Intermediate 2nd: James O'Fee 4/5

 

Under 1450 Grading Prize: Pat McKillen 3.5/5

Under 1250 Grading Prize: Richard Proctor 2.5/5

 

 

 

January 16, 2020

Groomsport January Blitz 2020

Bangor Chess Club, Groomsport Parish Halls

Chief Arbiter: B. Jamison

1 open section. 9 rounds. Time control: 5+3

 

Champion Stephen Cullen

2nd Place  Ben Toogood

3rd Place Tony Scullion

 

 

Sunday January 12, 2020

 

LACKSIDASICAL RAPIDPLAY

Northern Ireland Civil Service Chess Club, The Pavilion at Stormont, Belfast

 

Chief Arbiter: Mark Newman

 

Open (1 section only) 12 players. 5 rounds.

 

Champion: Danny Roberts

 

2nd Place: Mark Newman

 

Grading Prize: Conor Spackman

 

 

2019

 

 

December 28, 2019

Ulster Blitz Championship 2019

Ballynafeigh Chess Club

Chief Arbiter: Damien Cunningham

Arbiter: Andy Boal

24 entrants. 1 open section. 20 rounds. Time control: 3+2

 

Champion: Daniil Zelenchuk (18/20)

 

2nd Place: Alex Goss (17.5/20)

 

Under 1500 Grading Prize: Dexter Harris (10/20)

Under 1000 Grading Prize: Andrey Ivanov (14/20)

  

 

November 28, 2019

Bangor November Blitz 2019

Bangor Chess Club, Groomsport Parish Halls

Chief Arbiter: Brendan Jamison

FIDE RATED. 1 open section. 7 rounds. Time control: 10+0

 

Champion: Richard Gould (6/7)

 

2nd Place: Brendan Jamison (5.5/7)

 

3rd Place: Michael Sheerin (4.5/7)

Intermediate Champion: Walter Wilson (4.5/7)

 

Intermediate 2nd: Ken Browne (3.5/7)

 

Intermediate 3rd: Gary Zachary (3/7)

 

 

November 30, 2019

 

FIDE RATED OMAGH RAPIDPLAY 2019
Christian Brothers Grammar School, Omagh

Chief Arbiter: Brendan Jamison

Arbiter: John Bradley

 

SENIOR SECTION:

Omagh Rapidplay Champion 2019: Calum Leitch (5.5/6)

2nd Place: Robert Lavery (4/6)

Under 1600 Grading Prize: Sam Moore (4/6)

Under 1300 Grading Prize: Adrian Gilmore (3.5/6)

JUNIOR SECTION:

Omagh Junior Rapidplay Champion 2019: James White

Junior 2nd Place: Paddy Largey

Under 1000 Grading Prize: Geoff Hindley

Under 800 Grading Prize:  Roman McCabe

 

 

November 23-24, 2019

 

ULSTER MASTERS 2019
Saint Columbanus's College, Bangor, County Down

Chief Arbiter: Brendan Jamison

Arbiter: Adrian Dornforn-Smith

 

SENIOR SECTION:

Ulster Masters Champion 2019: Calum Leitch

2nd Place: Danny Roberts

3rd Place: Gareth Annesley

Under 1775 Grading Prize: John McKenna

INTERMEDIATE SECTION:

Ulster Masters Intermediate Champion 2019: James O'Fee

Intermediate 2nd: Aaron Wafflart

Intermediate 3rd: Matthew Dougherty

Under 1250 Grading Prize:  Adam Rushe

Under 1000 Grading Prize:  Chris Rawson

 

 

November 17, 2019

East Belfast November Blitz 2019

Strand Chess Club

Chief Arbiter: Brendan Jamison

1 open section. 5 rounds. Time control: 10+0

 

Champion: Colin Burcombe

 

2nd Place: Danny Roberts 

 

3rd Place: Aaron Wafflart

  

 

November 14, 2019

Bangor November Blitz 2019

Bangor Chess Club, Groomsport Parish Halls

Chief Arbiter: Brendan Jamison

21 entrants. 1 open section. 9 rounds. Time control: 5+3

 

Champion: Brendan Jamison (8.5/9)

 

2nd Place: Danny Roberts (8/9)

 

3rd Place: Michael Sheerin (6.5/9)

 

November 10, 2019

Strand November Blitz 2019

Strand Chess Club

Chief Arbiter: Brendan Jamison

10 entrants. 1 open section. 6 rounds. Time control: 10+0

 

Champion: Brendan Jamison (6/6)

 

2nd Place: Conor Spackman (4.5/6)

 

3rd Place: Eddie Khanzharov (4/6)

Under 1200 Grading: Neil Gardner (3/6)

  

 

October 31, 2019

FIDE RATED Halloween Blitz 2019

Bangor Chess Club, Groomsport Parish Halls

Chief Arbiter: Brendan Jamison

23 entrants. 1 open section. 7 rounds. Time control: 10+0

 

Champion: Danny Roberts (5.5/7)

 

2nd Place: Brendan Jamison (5/7)

 

3rd Place: Michael Sheerin (5/7)

Intermediate Champion: Alan McConnell

Intermediate 2nd: James O'Fee

Intermediate 3rd: Richard ProctorRichard Proctor

Junior Champion: Geoff Sterrett

Junior 2nd: Alwyn Pollock

Junior 3rd: Owen Wilson

 

 

October 27, 2019

East Belfast October Blitz 2019

Strand Chess Club

Chief Arbiter: Brendan Jamison

14 entrants. 1 open section. 5 rounds. Time control: 10+0

 

Champion: Alex Goss (5/5)

 

2nd Place: Brendan Jamison (4/5)

 

3rd Place: Aaron Wafflart (3.5/5)

Under 1400 Grading: Dexter Harris (3/5)

  

 

October 20, 2019

East Belfast October Rapid 2019

Strand Chess Club

Chief Arbiter: Jamie Corscadden

8 entrants. 1 open section. 4 rounds. Time control: 12+0

 

Champion: Dexter Harris (3.5/4)

 

2nd Place: Adam Rushe (3/4)

 

3rd Place: Conor Spackman (2.5/4)

Under 1000 Grading: Aaditya Singh (2.5/4)

  

October 13, 2019

Strand October Blitz 2019

Strand Chess Club

Chief Arbiter: Brendan Jamison

12 entrants. 1 open section. 5 rounds. Time control: 10+0

 

Champion: Adam Rushe (5/5)

 

2nd Place: Conor Spackman (3.5/5)

 

3rd Place: Neil Gardner (3/5)

Under 1000 Grading: Geoff Sterrett (3/5)

  

 

October 12, 2019

 

Lisburn October Blitz & Bullet 2019

34 Players. Lisburn City Library

Chief Arbiter: Brendan Jamison

Blitz: 7 rounds. Time control: 10 + 0

Bullet: 6 rounds. Time control 1 + 0

Prize-winners:

Blitz Champion Steve Scannell [6/7]

Blitz 2nd Place Danny Roberts [5.5/7]

 

Blitz 3rd Place Michael Sheerin [5.5/7]

 

Blitz Intermediate Champion Taufik Kamal [5/7]

Blitz Intermediate 2nd Dexter Harris [4.5/7]

Blitz Intermediate 3rd Adam Fitzsimons [4/7]

 

Blitz Junior Champion Aaditya Singh [4/7]

Blitz Junior 2nd Brian Fitzsimons [4.5/7]

Blitz Junior 3rd Patrick Maguire [3/7]

 

Giant Defeater: Perpetual Trophy awarded to Adam Fitzsimons

for his round 1 blitz victory over an opponent 695 rating points higher

 

Bullet Champion Michael Sheerin [4/6]

Bullet 2nd Place Steve Scannell [5/6]

 

Bullet 3rd Place Neil Gardner [5/6]

 

October 6, 2019

Strand October Rapid 2019

Strand Chess Club

Chief Arbiter: Brendan Jamison

15 entrants. 1 open section. 5 rounds. Time control: 12+0

 

Champion: Danny Roberts (4/5)

 

2nd Place: Alex Goss (4/5)

 

3rd Place: Conor Spackman (3.5/5)

  

 

Saturday Oct 5, 2019

Bangor Congress 2019

Groomsport Parish Hall, County Down

Chief Arbiter: Brendan Jamison

51 entrants. 2 sections. 6 rounds. Time control: 25 + 0

Champion Cairns, John

2nd Place Horvath, Gabor

3rd Place Waters, Michael

Under 1800 Grading Prize Goss, Alex

Under 1500 Grading Prize Wilson, Walter

 

Junior Champion Dorrian, Christopher

Junior 2nd Place Monaghan, John

Junior 3rd Place  Elwood, Evan

Under 1200 Grading Prize Tyrone, Winter

Under 850 Grading Prize Hill, Daniel

 

 

 

October 5, 2019

Fermnagh Live Rapid 2019

Enniskillen

Chief Arbiter: John Bradley

11 entrants. 1 open section. 6 rounds. Time control: 25 + 0

 

Champion: Peter McGirr (5/6)

 

2nd Place: Adrian Gilmore (4/6)

 

3rd Place: Jim Connolly (4/6)

  

 

Sept 29, 2019

Strandtown September Blitz 2019

Strand Chess Club

Chief Arbiter: Adam Rushe

12 entrants. 1 open section. 5 rounds. Time control: 10 + 0

 

Champion: Conor Spackman (4/5)

 

2nd Place: Adam Rushe (4/5)

 

3rd Place: Reuben Magill (4/5)

  

 

 

Sept 22, 2019

CS Lewis September Rapid 2019

Strand Chess Club

Chief Arbiter: Adam Rushe

8 entrants. 1 open section. 3 rounds. Time control: 12 + 0

 

Champion: James Wong (2.5/3)

 

2nd Place: Adam Rushe (2/3)

 

3rd Place: David Hill (2/3)

  

 

 

Thursday Sept 19, 2019

Bangor September Rapid 2019

Groomsport Parish Hall, County Down

Chief Arbiter: Brendan Jamison

20 entrants. 1 open section. 5 rounds. Time control: 15 + 0

 

Champion: Gary Johnston  (4/5)

 

2nd Place: James O'Fee (4/5)

 

3rd Place: David Hill (3.5/5)

 

Intermediate Champion: Daniel Hill (3/5)

 

Intermediate 2nd: Alwyn Pollock (3/5)

Intermediate 3rd: Gary Zachary (3/5)

 

Top Child Player: Ben Toogood (2.5/5)

 

Top Visiting Player: Tim Morrison

  

 

 

Sept 15, 2019

East Belfast September Rapid 2019

Strand Chess Club

Chief Arbiter: Adam Rushe

12 entrants. 1 open section. 4 rounds. Time control: 12 + 0

 

Champion: Brendan Jamison (3.5/4)

 

2nd Place: Robert Wright (3/4)

 

3rd Place: Adam Rushe (3/4)

  

 

 

Sept 8, 2019

Strand September Rapid 2019

Strand Chess Club

Chief Arbiter: Brendan Jamison

14 entrants. 1 open section. 4 rounds. Time control: 12 + 0

 

Champion: Michael Sheerin (3.5/4)

 

2nd Place: Dexter Harris (3.5/4)

 

3rd Place: Adam Rushe (3/4)

  

 

Saturday Sept 7, 2019

UK Open Blitz 2019 - Belfast Qualifier

Ormeau Bowling Club, Belfast

Arbiters: Ross Harris and Brendan Jamison

24 entrants. 1 open section. 15 rounds. Time control: 3 + 2

 

Champion: Stephen Rush  (13/15)

 

2nd Place: Jonathan Pein (13/15)

 

Top Female Player: WFM Diana Mirza (9/15)

 

Category B Winner: Cathan Gormley (9.5/15)

 

Top Newcomer: Shane Divine (7/15)

  

 

 

Thursday Sept 5, 2019

Bangor September Blitz 2019

Groomsport Parish Hall, County Down

Chief Arbiter: Brendan Jamison

20 entrants. 1 open section. 7 rounds. Time control: 10 + 0

 

Champion: Brendan Jamison  (6.5/7)

 

2nd Place: Danny Roberts (6/7)

 

3rd Place: Conor Spackman (5/7)

 

Top Teenage Player: Adam Rushe (5/7)

 

Top Child Player: Ben Toogood (4.5/7)

  

 

 

Sept 1, 2019

Strand September Blitz 2019

Strand Chess Club

Chief Arbiter: Brendan Jamison

14 entrants. 1 open section. 9 rounds. Time control: 3 + 2

 

Champion: Thomas Donaldson  (9/9)

 

2nd Place: Danny Roberts (7/9)

 

3rd Place: Michael Sheerin (7/9)

 

Top Teenage Player: Adam Rushe

 

Top Child Player: Dexter Harris

  

 

 

August 24-26, 2019

 

ULSTER CHAMPIONSHIPS - FIDE RATED

Europa Hotel, Belfast

Arbiters: Ross Harris and Brendan Jamison

44 entrants. 3 sections. 6 rounds, 2 per day. Time control: 90 + 30 second increments

Senior Section:

 

Ulster Champion: Daniil Zelenchuk

 

2nd Place: Jacob Flynn

 

3rd Place: Gabor Horvath

 

Under 1900 Grading Prize: Gareth Annesley

 

 

Intermediate Section:

 

Ulster Intermediate Champion: Conor Spackman

 

2nd Place: Gatis Barbals

 

Under 1550 Grading Prize: Chris Kelly

 

 

Junior Section:

 

Ulster Junior Champion: Colm Hawkins

 

2nd Place: Adrian Dornford-Smith

  

Under 1200 Grading Prize: Adam Rushe

 

Under 1050 Grading Prize: Michael Wong

 

 

June 1, 2019

WEST NI CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

Round 1: November 26, 2018: 9 board match:

Enniskillen [5] v [4] Omagh

Round 2: June 1, 2019: 8 Board match:

Omagh [5] v [3] Enniskillen

2019 Team Champions, Omagh Chess Club, with a total score of 9/17.

 

 

 

May 25-27, 2019

City of Belfast Championships 2019

28 Players: 8 in Senior (Nemtzov Cup), 20 in Intermediate (Henderson Cup).

Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont Estate, Belfast

Chief Arbiter: Brendan Jamison

Deputy Arbiters: Mark Newman and Adam Rushe

6 rounds. Time control: 90+30

Prize-winners:

 

Nemtzov Champion:  Sergio Esteve Sanchez (5/6)

2nd Place: Gareth Annesley (5/6)

Under 1800 Grading Prize: Robert Lavery (2/6)

Henderson Champion: Barney McGahan (5/6)

Under 1300 Grading Prize: James Wong(4/6)

Under 1100 Grading Prize:Ciaran Rowan (3/6)

 

 

May 18, 2019

Enniskillen Rapidplay Championships 2019

27 Players: 12 in Senior, 15 in Junior.

Fermanagh Room, Lough Erne Resort, Enniskillen

Chief Arbiter: Brendan Jamison

Deputy Arbiters: Mark Newman and Adam Rushe

6 rounds. Time control: 25 + 0

Prize-winners:

 

Champion:  Gareth Annesley (5.5/6) from South Belfast Chess Club.

2nd Place: Mark Newman (5/6) from Civil Service Chess Club, East Belfast.

Under 1400 Grading Prize: Adam Rushe (3.5/6) from Bangor, playing for Strand Chess Club.

Junior Champion: Ciaran Rowan (5/6) from Downpatrick, playing for Strand Chess Club

Junior 2nd Place: Paul Anderson (5/6) from East Belfast, playing for Ballynafeigh Chess Club

Under 1000 Grading Prize: Anthony White (4.5/6) from Omagh Chess Club

Under 900 Grading Prize: Charles Boyle (3/6) from Enniskillen Chess Club.

 

 

March 30, 2019

Armagh Rapidplay Championships 2019

Open section FIDE-rated

54 Players: 36 in Open, 18 in Junior.

The Royal School, Armagh

Chief Arbiter: Richard Gould

Deputy Arbiters: Brendan Jamison and Ross Harris

6 rounds. Time control: 25 + 0

Prize-winners:

Champion: Thomas Donaldson (5.5/6) TPR = 2012

2nd: Gareth Annesley (5/6) TPR = 1995

3rd: Modestas Razbadauskas(5/6) TPR = 1745 

Under 1700 Grading Prize: Kamil Szulc (4.5/6) TPR = 1855 

Under 1400 Grading Prize: Cathal Murphy (4/6) TPR = 1591

Under 1100 Grading Prize: Paul Anderson (4/6) TPR = 1642

 

Junior Champion: Eoin Boyle (5/6)

Junior 2nd: Ken Haddock (4.5/6)

Junior 3rd: Conor Boyle (4/6)

Under 800 Grading Prize: Helen Bueckert (3/6)

Under 700 Grading Prize: Skyla McConkey (3/6)

 

 

 

March 23, 2019

Ulster Rapidplay Championships 2019

45 Players. Falls Bowling Club, Belfast

Chief Arbiter: Brendan Jamison

6 rounds. Time control: 25 + 0

Prize-winners:

2019 Ulster Rapidplay Champion: Daniil Zelenchuk (6/6) TPR = 2436

2nd Place: Danny Roberts (4.5/6) TPR = 1746

Under 1600 Grading Prize: Chris Kelly (4.5/6) TPR = 1783

2019 Ulster Intermediate Rapidplay Champion (Under 1400): Adrian Dornford-Smith (6/6) TPR = 1836

Intermediate 2nd Place: Ciaran Rowan (4.5/6) TPR = 1180

Under 1000 Grading Prize:Taufik Kamal (4.5/6) TPR = 1311

Under 800 Grading Prize: Ken Haddock (3.5/6) TPR = 1033

Best Newcomer: Ricky Hanna (4/6) TPR = 995

 

 

February 23, 2019

 

Lisburn Blitz & Bullet Championships 2019

26 Players. Lisburn City Library

Chief Arbiter: Brendan Jamison

Blitz: 7 rounds. Time control: 10 + 0

Bullet: 6 rounds. Time control 1 + 0

Prize-winners:

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]

 

 

February 21, 2019

 

Groomsport Rapidplay Championships 2019

26 Players. Groomsport Parish Halls, County Down

Chief Arbiter: Brendan Jamison

5 rounds. Time control: 15 + 0

Prize-winners:

Champion Pat Coleman (5/5)

2nd Place Steven Eachus (4/5)

3rd Place Stephen Cullen (4/5)

Intermediate Champion Neil Gardner (2.5/5)

Intermediate 2nd Place  Abraham Lorber (2/5)

Intermediate 3rd Place  Ben Toogood (2/5)

Junior Champion Sam Bowman (4/5)

Junior 2nd Place Adam Gawronski (4/5)

Junior 3rd Place Daniel Toogood (3.5/5)

Top Female Player Ellen Eachus (3/5)

Top Teenage Player Callum Magennis (3/5)

Top Child Player Zach Williamson (2/5)

Top Club Newcomer  Rachel Eachus (2/5)

Top Visiting Player  Grzegorz Gawronski (3/5)

 

 

February 2, 2019

 

Newry Rapidplay Championships 2019

52 Players. Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, Newry

Chief Arbiters: Ross Harris and Brendan Jamison

Assistant Arbiters: Adam Rushe, John Bradley and Evan Elwood

6 rounds. Time control: 25 + 0

Prize-winners:

Newry Rapidplay Champion:  Gabor Horvath (5.5/6) from Strand Chess Club, Belfast

2nd Place: Danny Roberts (5/6) from Civil Service Chess Club, Belfast

Under 1700 Grading Prize: David Hill (3/6) from Strand Chess Club, Belfast

Newry Rapidplay Intermediate Champion: 16 year old James Wong (5/6) from Strand Chess Club, Belfast

Intermediate 2nd Place: Adrian Gilmore (4.5/6) from Omagh Chess Club

Under 1150 Grading Prize: Aaron Wafflart (3/6) from Strand Chess Club, Belfast

Newry Rapidplay Junior Champion: Paul Anderson (5/6) from Ballynafeigh Chess Club, Belfast

Junior 2nd Place: Brian Fitzsimons (5/6) from Strand Chess Club, Belfast

Under 850 Grading Prize: Tom Johnston (4/6) from Omagh Chess Club

Top Female Player: 10 year old Lucy Bueckert (3.5/6) from Dublin

 

 

January 24, 2019

Bangor January Blitz 2019

13 Players. Groomsport Parish Hall, County Down

Chief Arbiter: Brendan Jamison

Assistant Arbiter: Adam Rushe

6 rounds. Time control: 10 minutes per player with no increment

Prize-winners:

 Champion – Brendan Jamison (6/6) TPR = 1948

2nd Richard Proctor (5/6) TPR = 1450

3rdOwen Wilson (4/6) TPR = 1365

 

Top Teenage Player - Adam Rushe (3.5/6) TPR = 1115

Best Child Player -   Ben Toogood (4/6) TPR = 1162

   

Best NewcomerCallum Magennis (3/6) TPR = 999

 

January 19-20, 2019

 

Williamson Shield 2019

30 Players. Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont Estate, East Belfast

Chief Arbiter: Brendan Jamison

Assistant Arbiters: Adam Rushe, John Bradley

6 rounds. Time control: 70 minutes per player with 30 second increment per move

Prize-winners:

Champion:   Gabor Horvath (1880) 5.5/6

2nd Place: Daniel Diaz-Roncero Gonzalez (1862) 4/6

Under 1700 Grading Prize: Ross Harris (1670) 3/6

Intermediate Champion: Paddy Magee (1289) 5.5/6

Intermediate 2nd: James Wong (1102) 4.5/6

 

Under 1200 Grading Prize: Barney McGahan (1186) 4/6

Under 1000 Grading Prize: Michael Wong (940) 4/6

Best Newcomer: Bartlomiej Rybicki 3/6

 

 

January 3, 2019

 

BANGOR NEW YEAR RAPIDPLAY

44 Players. Groomsport Parish Hall, County Down

Chief Arbiter: Brendan Jamison

6 rounds. Time control: 15 minutes per player with no increment

 

Prize-winners:

Champion: James Wong (6/6)

2nd Place: Mark Newman (5/6)

3rd Place: Danny Roberts (5/6)

Intermediate Champion: Pat McKillen (4/6)

Intermediate 2nd Place: Adam Rushe (4/6)

Intermediate 3rd Place: Steven Cullen (3.5/6)

Junior Champion: Louie McConkey (4/6)

Junior 2nd Place: Paul Anderson (3/6)

Junior 3rd Place: Gary Zachary (3/6)

Top Female Player: Clare Finnegan

Top Teenage Player: Aaron Wafflart (3.5/6)

Top Child Player: Ben Toogood (3/6)

Top Visting Newcomer: Abe Lorber (3.5/6)

Top Bangor Newcomer: Callum Magennis

 

 

2018

 

 

December 29, 2018

 

ULSTER BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP

31 Players. Ballynafeigh Chess Club, Ormeau Road, Belfast

Chief Arbiter: Damien Cunningham

17 rounds. Time control: 3 minutes + 2 second increment

 

 

 Name

 

 

 Ulster Blitz Champion 2018: Gabor Horvath

 

 2nd Place: Kamil Szulc

 

 3rd Place: Ross Harris

 

 Under 1400 Grading Prize: Jake Patterson

 

 Under 1000 Grading Prize:  Lucy Bückert

 

 

November 24, 2018

 

OMAGH RAPIDPLAY 2018
Christian Brothers Grammar School, Omagh

Arbiter: Brendan Jamison

34 entrants.

SENIOR SECTION:

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

JUNIOR SECTION:

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

 

 

November 10-11, 2018

 

ULSTER MASTERS 2018
Bowling Club, Pavilion Sports Facility, Stormont Estate, Belfast

Arbiters: Brendan Jamison and Ross Harris

31 entrants.

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

 

 

 

November 1, 2018

 

BANGOR BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP
Groomsport Parish Halls, County Down

Arbiters: Brendan Jamison and Mark Newman

34 entrants.

Prize-Winners

Champion: Danny Roberts (10.5/12)

2nd Place: Brendan Jamison (9.5/12)

3rd Place: Steven Eachus (9.5/12)

Top Bangor Player: Albert McCarter (7.5/12)

Bangor Junior Champion/Under 1500 Grading Award: James Wong (7/12)

Top Teenage Player: Adam Rushe (7/12)

Under 1000 Grading Award: Michael Wong (6/12)

Top Child Player: Adam Fitzsimons (6/12)

Top Female Player: Skyla McConkey (2.5/12)

Best Newcomer: Gary Zachary (5.5/12)

 

 

October 12-13, 2018

 

ATLANTIC MINI CHESS FESTIVAL
Portrush Atlantic Hotel, County Antrim

Arbiter: Brendan Jamison

41 entrants.

 

Atlantic Blitz Prizes:

Blitz Champion: Gold trophy awarded to Damian Marchlewicz (11.5/12)

 

Intermediate Blitz Champion (Under 1400): Gold medal awarded to Nial Troughton (8.5/12)

 

 

Atlantic Rapidplay Prizes:

 

Rapidplay Champion: Blue Trophy + £60 awarded to Sergio Esteve Sanchez (5/6)

 

2nd Place: £45 awarded to Danny Roberts (4.5/6)

Under 1600 Grading Prize: £30 awarded to Mark Newman (3/6)

 

Intermediate Champion: Silver Cup + £45 awarded to Mary Dobbs (5/6)

 

2nd Place £35: Martin Kelly (5/6)

 

Under 1100 Grading Prize of £20 awarded to Dexter Harris (4.5/6)

 

Unrated 800 Grading Prize of £20 awarded to John Sweeney (4.5/6)

Best Newcomer Award: Gold medal presented to 8 year old Cian Suitor (3/6)

 

 

Atlantic Simul Awards:

 

Brendan Jamison scored 13.5/14 in a 14 player simul.

10 year old Dexter Harris was awarded a gold medal as the only undefeated player.

14 year old Louie McConkey won a silver medal for being the ‘last man standing’.

8 year old Skyla McConkey won a silver medal for the top female player from a field of 5 females.

 

 

August 25-27, 2018

 

ULSTER CHAMPIONSHIPS

Europa Hotel, Belfast

Arbiters: Ross Harris and Brendan Jamison

57 entrants. 3 sections. 6 rounds, 2 per day. Time control: 90 + 30 second increments

Senior Section:

 

Ulster Champion: Thomas Donaldson (1891) (5/6). Awarded perpetual cup + £150

 

2nd Place: Stephen Rush (1903) (4/6) £100 Prize

 

Under 1800 Grading Prize: Jonathon Peoples (1650) (4/6) £70 cash prize

 

 

Intermediate Section:

 

Ulster Intermediate Champion: Cathan Gormley (1364) (5/6) Awarded perpetual cup + £100

 

2nd Place: William Storey (1348) (4.5/6) £80 cash prize

 

Under 1450 Grading Prize: Chris Armstrong (1408) (3/6) £40 cash + £30 GM Simul ticket for 21 February 2019

 

 

Junior Section:

 

Ulster Junior Champion: Gatis Barbals (===) (5.5/6)

 

Ulster Junior Champion: Paddy Magee (1292) (5/6)

 

*Gatis Barbals scored highest number of points with 5.5/6 but had only lived in Northern Ireland for 8 months proir to Ulster Junior Championship. Paddy Magee finished second in competition with 5/6 but was the highest placed finish by a player who has lived in Northern Ireland for more than 12 months. Therefore Gatis Barbals and Paddy Magee share the title of Ulster Junior Champion 2018

  

Under 1150 Grading Prize: Tyrone Winter (1115) (4/6) £30 cash + £30 GM Simul ticket for 21 February 2019

 

Under 1000 Grading Prize: Philip Morrison (986) (3.5/6) £30 cash + £30 GM Simul ticket for 21 February 2019

 

Under 800 Grading Prize: Naoise Brownlee (===) (4/6) £30 cash + £30 GM Simul ticket for 21 February 2019

 

 

 

May 26-28, 2018

City of Belfast Championships

Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont Estate, Belfast

Chief Arbiter: Mark Newman

28 entrants. 10 in top section (Nemtzov Cup), 18 in lower section (Henderson Cup)

Nemtzov Cup (Over 1600)

Champion: Gareth Annesley (1845) 5/6

2nd Place: Danny Roberts (1851) 4.5/6

Under 1800 Grading Prize: £25 Grandmaster Simul Ticket Nial Troughton (1655) 3/6

(Simul on Thursday February 21, 2019)

 

Henderson Cup (Under 1600)

Champion: Ram Rajan (1393) 5.5/6

2nd Place: John McKenna (1497) 4.5/6

£25 Under 1200 Grading Prize: Michael O'Connell (1174) 4/6

£25 Under 1000 Grading Prize: Adam Rushe (967) 3/6

 

Certificate for 'David and Goliath' Prize to Adam Rushe (967) for defeating number 1 seed Shane Keers (1503)

 

April 21, 2018

Ulster Rapidplay Championships

Sponsored by Falls Bowling Club

Chief Arbiter: Brendan Jamison

42 entrants. 16 in top section, 26 in lower section. 10 prizes awarded:

Senior section

£75 for Champion + Arthur Cootes Perpetual Cup: Nikhil Joshi 6/6

£50 for 2nd Place: Stephen Rush 5/6

Under 1850 Grading Prize: £25 Grandmaster Simul Ticket: Ross Harris 3.5/6

(Simul on Thursday February 21, 2019)

Under 1600 Grading Prize: £25 Grandmaster Simul Ticket: Ciaran Marron 3.5/6

(Simul on Thursday February 21, 2019)

Intermediate section

£50 for Intermediate Champion: Colin Burcombe 5/6

£35 for 2nd Place: Stephen Critchlow 5/6

Under 1300 Grading Prize: £25 Grandmaster Simul Ticket: Gary Johnston 5/6

(Simul on Thursday February 21, 2019)

Under 1000 Grading Prize: £25 Grandmaster Simul Ticket: Brian Fitzsimons 3.5/6

(Simul on Thursday February 21, 2019)

Under 800 Grading Prize: £25 Grandmaster Simul Ticket: Robert Brown 3/6

(Simul on Thursday February 21, 2019)

Honorary Lifetime Membership Award

Lifetime Membership Award, Plaque presented by the Ulster Chess Union to David McAlister for many decades of reporting, running tournaments and developing Ulster Chess and Irish Chess.

 

 

April 14, 2018

WEST NI CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

Round 1: November 20, 2017: 8 board match:

Enniskillen [2] v [6] Omagh

Round 2: April 14, 2018: 10 Board match:

Omagh [6.5] v [3.5] Enniskillen

2018 Team Champions, Omagh Chess Club, with a total score of 12.5/18.

 

 

March 23-25, 2018

Williamson Shield

Students' Union, Queen's University, Belfast

Chief Arbiter: Brendan Jamison

37 entrants. 18 in top section, 17 in lower section. 16 prizes awarded:

Senior section

£100 awarded to Champion: Nikhil Joshi (2046) Score 5/6

£70 awarded for 2nd Place: Gareth Annesley (1825) 4.5/6

Under 1850 Grading Prize: £30: Danny Roberts (1816) 4/6

Under 1700 Grading Prize: £25 Jacob Flynn (1699) 4/6

Under 1600 Grading Prize: £25 GM Simul Ticket: Modestas Razbadauskas (1564) 4/6

(Simul on Thursday February 21, 2019)

Intermediate section

£70 awarded to Intermediate Champion: Adrian Dornford-Smith (1102) 5/6

£50 awarded for 2nd Place: John Phillips (1410) 4.5/6

Under 1250 Grading Prize: £25: Stephen Law (1161) 4/6

Under 1050 Grading Prize: £25 GM Simul Ticket: Adam Rushe (917) 3.5/6

(Simul on Thursday February 21, 2019)

Under 900 Grading Prize: £25 GM Simul Ticket: Adam Fitzsimons (798) 4/6

(Simul on Thursday February 21, 2019)

Certificates awarded for best live games

ROUND 1: Mark Newman (1748) for winning with White against Modestas Razbadauskas (1564)

ROUND 2: Alex Goss (1708) for winning with White against James McDonnell (1858)

ROUND 3: Danny Roberts (1816) for winning with White against Stephen Rush (1909)

ROUND 4: Jacob Flynn (1699) for winning with Black against Mark Newman (1748)

ROUND 5: Nikhil Joshi (2046) for winning with Black against Steve Scannell (1972)

ROUND 6: Modestas Razbadauskas (1564) for winning with Black against James McDonnell (1858)

 

 

February 3, 2018

 

ULSTER TEAM RAPIDPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Good Shepherd Centre, Belfast

Chief Arbiter: Brendan Jamison

 

SENIOR SECTION

Team Champions: Strand 1

 

Gabor Horvath

Nikhil Joshi

David Hill

Ross Harris

Modestas Razbadauskas

Daniil Zelenchuk

 

INTERMEDIATE SECTION

Team Champions: Bangor

 

Alan McConnell

Brendan Jamison

Sam Moore

Gary Johnston

Andy Boal

 

JUNIOR SECTION

Team Champions: Strand 3

 

Adam Rushe

Ciaran Rowan

Michael Wong

James Wong

Louie McConkey

 

January 13, 2018

 

YOUTH RAPIDPLAY

Methodist College, Belfast

 

Chief Arbiter: Mark Newman

 

Open (1 section only)

 

Champion: Adam Fitzsimons

 

2nd Place: Aaditya Singh

Form 3 Champion (Year 10): Minaahil Shahzad

Primary 6 Champion (Year 6): Anjali Singh

Primary 3 Champion (Year 3): Blake Harris

 

 

2017

 

 

December 30, 2017

 

ULSTER BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP

28 Players. Ballynafeigh Bowling Club, Ormeau Road, Belfast

Chief Arbiter: Damien Cunningham

Time control: 3 minutes + 2 second increment

 

 

 Name

 

 

Blitz Rating

 

Classic Rating

 

 Champion: Nikhil Joshi

 

 2103

 

 2044

 

 2nd Place: Stephen Morgan

 

 1714

 

 1975

 

 3rd Place: Sergio Esteve-Sanchez

 

 1863

 

 1835

 

 4th Place: Thomas Donaldson

 

 1761

 

 1857

 

 Under 1200 Grading Prize:  Dexter Harris

 

 ===

 

 1005

 

For tournament page, please CLICK HERE

 

December 19, 2017

 

MEGA MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP

24 Player Match: QUB Chess Club v Strand Chess Club

Chief Arbiter: Brendan Jamison

Classic time control: 90 minutes per player for all the moves

 

Stephen Rush

1901

Black

BOARD 1

 

 

0-1

Nikhil Joshi

2044

White

Sergio Esteve-Sanchez

1836

White

BOARD 2

 

 

1-0

Mikhail Pavlov

1795

Black

Ian Woodfield

1589

Black

BOARD 3

 

 

0-1

Daniil Zelenchuk

1568

White

Robert Lavery

1603

White

BOARD 4

 

 

1-0

Modestas Razbadauskas

1577

Black

Cathan Gormley

1260

Black

BOARD 5

 

 

0-1

Dmitry Zelenchuk

1412

White

Vincent Crean

1339

White

BOARD 6

 

 

0-1

Ranjit Singh

1147

Black

Rian Mellotte

1128

Black

BOARD 7

 

 

1-0

Colin Burcombe

1100p

White

Joshua Leslie

1065

White

BOARD 8

 

 

1-0

Dexter Harris

1005

Black

Lai Zhe Yang

===

Black

BOARD 9

 

 

0-1

Adam Rushe

900p

White

Jamie Corscadden

===

White

BOARD 10

 

 

0.5-0.5

Rhys McLean

749

Black

William Watson

===

Black

BOARD 11

 

 

0-1

James Wong

===

White

Martin Kelly

1363

White

BOARD 12

 

 

1-0

Michael Wong

===

Black

 

TOTALS

5.5 - 6.5

 

Match result: Strand Chess Club won the match

 

 

For match report please CLICK HERE

 

 

December 10, 2017

 

LACKSIDASICAL RAPIDPLAY

Northern Ireland Civil Service Chess Club, The Pavilion at Stormont, Belfast

 

Chief Arbiter: Mark Newman

 

Open (1 section only) 8 participants

 

Champion: Ian Woodfield

 

2nd Place: Ram Rajan

 

Grading Prize: Colin Burcombe

 

 

December 9, 2017

 

ULSTER YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Methodist College, Belfast

 

Chief Arbiter: Mark Newman

 

Open (1 section only) 16 participants

 

Ulster Under 19 Champion: Samuel Todd

 

Ulster Youth Female Champion: Hannah Patterson

Ulster Under 16 Champion: Louie McConkey

Ulster Under 14 Champion: Conor Boyle

Ulster Under 12 Champion: Jasper Grady

Ulster Under 10 Champion: Dexter Harris

Ulster Under 8 Champion: Aaditya Singh

 

 

November 25, 2017

 

OMAGH RAPIDPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Christian Brothers Grammar School, Omagh

Chief Arbiter: Ross Harris

 

Senior Section:

Champion: Nikhil Joshi (2103) Score: 5.5/6. Prize: £80

 

2nd Place: John Bradley (1605) Score: 4.5/6. Prize: £50

 

Under 1500 Grading Prize: Nial Troughton (1448) Prize: £30

Under 1300 Grading Prize: Dmitry Zelenchuk (1265) Prize: £30

   

Junior Section:

Champion: Adam Rushe (===) Score: 6/6. Prize: £40

2nd Place: Ciaran Rowen (943) Score: 4.5/6. Prize: £30

 

Grading Prize 1: Aaditya Singh (===) 4/6. Prize: £15

  

Grading Prize 2: James White (===) 4/6. Prize: £15

Top Female Player: Mary McCabe (874) 3/6. Prize: Chess NI Certificate

 

November 21, 2017

 

QUB WINTER BLITZ

Bunatee Bar, Students' Union, Queen's University, Belfast

 

 

Open (1 section only) 8 participants

 

Champion: Cathan Gormley

 

2nd Place: Stephen Rush

 

 

 

 

October 13-15, 2017

 

ULSTER MASTERS

Students' Union, Queen's University, Belfast

Chief Arbiter: Brendan Jamison

 

Senior Section:

Champion: Mark Newman (1707) Score: 5/6

 

2nd Place: Stephen Rush (1901) Score: 4/6

 

Under 1750 Grading Prize: Alex Goss (1714)

 

Intermediate Section:

 

Champion: Daniil Zelenchuk (1568) Score: 5.5/6

2nd Place: Robert Lavery (1603) Score: 4.5/6

 

Under 1550 Grading Prize: Cathal Murphy (1333)

  

Junior Section:

Champion: Adrian Dornford-Smith (1082) Score: 5/6

2nd Place: Paul Anderson (882) Score: 5/6

 

Under 950 Grading Prize: Adam Rushe (===)

 

Certificate for Best Young Player of the Tournament: Dexter Harris (1005)

 

 

September 2-3, 2017

 

ULSTER CHAMPIONSHIPS

Europa Hotel, Belfast

Chief Arbiter: Brendan Jamison. Arbiter: Ross Harris.

Senior Section:

 

Ulster Champion: Steve Scannell (5/6). Awarded perpetual cup + £150

 

2nd Place: Stephen Rush (4.5/6) £100 Prize

 

Under 1800 Grading Prize: Thomas Donaldson (3.5/6) £30 cash + £25 GM Simul ticket for 22 February 2018

 

Best Live Game Award: Thomas Donaldson for his victory over number 1 seed Nikhil Joshi (FIDE 2103) in Round 5 of the tournament. Prize: American Chess Magazine, donated by former UCU President David McAlister

 

Intermediate Section:

 

Ulster Intermediate Champion: Modestas Razbadauskas (6/6) Awarded perpetual cup + £100

 

2nd Place: Chris Kelly (5/6) £70 prize

 

Under 1500 Grading Prize: William Storey (3.5/6) £20 cash + £25 GM Simul ticket for 22 February 2018

 

Junior Section:

 

Ulster Junior Champion: Cathan Gormley (5/6) Awarded perpetual cup + £80

 

2nd Place: Chris Armstrong (4.5/6) £60 Prize

 

3rd Place: Martin Kelly (4.5/6) £40 Prize

 

Under 1150 Grading Prize: Rian Mellotte (4.5/6) £20 cash + £25 GM Simul ticket for 22 February 2018

 

Under 1000 Grading Prize: Jasper Ramsey (3.5/6) £20 cash + £25 GM Simul ticket for 22 February 2018

 

Unrated Grading Prize: Louie McConkey (3/6) £20 cash + £25 GM Simul ticket for 22 February 2018 + Scorebook, donated by former UCU President David McAlister

 

 

March 4, 2017

 

BELFAST BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIPS

Good Shepherd Centre, Belfast

Chief Arbiter: Brendan Jamison

 

OPEN BLITZ

16 Rounds. 27 players. Time Control: 3 min + 2 sec increment. Comptuter programme: Swiss Perfect.

 

 Place
 Name
 Award
 Score
 M-Buch
 Buch
 Prog
   
       
 1  Danny Roberts (1975)
 WINNER
13.0
124.5
144.5
114.5
 2  Sergio Esteve Sanchez (1994)
 SECOND
13.0
123.0
141.5
113.5
 3   Modestas Razbadauskas (1678)
 THIRD
13.0
121.0
140.5
105.0
 4  Daniil Zelenchuk (1426)
11.5
126.5
146.5
95.0
 5  Stephen Morgan (1722)
11.0
126.0
145.0
98.0
 6  Brendan Jamison (1775)
10.5
128.5
147.5
79.5
 7  Mikhail Pavlov (1513)
10.5
120.0
135.5
88.5
 8  John Bradley (1627)
9.0
128.0
146.5
70.5
 9  Ian Woodfield (1517)
8.0
127.0
146.0
77.5
 10  David McAlister (1615)
8.0
117.0
135.5
66.0
 11  Gary Johnston (1002)
 Junior 1st
8.0
111.5
127.0
67.0
 12  Robert Lavery (1526)
7.5
128.5
147.0
67.5
 13  Chris Kelly (1606)
7.0
125.0
142.5
70.0
 14  Dmitry Zelenchuk (1178)
 Junior 2nd
7.0
100.0
114.0
54.5
 15  Chris Armstrong (1326)  Junior 3rd
7.0
89.5
103.5
57.0
 16  Bernard Jaffa (1490)  
6.5
122.5
141.5
68.5
 17  Edward Doak (1313)  
6.5
119.5
133.5
59.0
 18  Tyrone Winter (944)  
6.0
106.5
125.0
54.0
 19  Vincent O'Brien (955)  
6.0
96.5
110.5
53.0
 20  Matt Smiglarski (969)  
5.5
87.0
98.0
46.0
 21  Mark Newman (1355)  
5.0
87.5
101.5
48.0
 22  Cathal Murhpy (1267)  
5.0
84.0
99.5
37.0
 23  James Barbour* (1074)  
3.0
34.5
45.5
13.0
 24  Richard Gould** (1627)  
2.0
109.0
117.5
3.0
 25  Ciaran Rowan* (1038)  
2.0
102.0
113.0
9.0
 26  Adam Fitzsimons* (702)  
0.5
94.0
104.0
3.0
 27  Ronan Fitzsimons* (865)  
0.0
38.0
51.0
0.0

*This player only competed in 8 rounds

**This player only competed in 3 rounds

CHILDREN'S BLITZ

10 Rounds. 5 players. Time Control: 10 minute (zero increment)

 

 Place
 Name
 Award
 Score
 M-Buch
 Buch
 Prog
   
       
 1  Ciaran Rowan (1038)
 WINNER
9.0
11.0
19.0
 
 2  Adam Fitzsimons (702)
 SECOND
8.0
11.0
22.0
 
 3   Dexter Harris (874)
 THIRD
6.0
13.0
24.0
 
 4  Joel McLean (1002)
5.0
14.0
25.0
 
 5  James Fitzsimons (400)
2.0
14.0
28.0
 

 

OPEN BULLET

8 Rounds. 17 players. Time Control: 1 min (zero increment). Computer programme: Swiss Perfect.

 

 Place
 Name
 Award
 Score
 M-Buch
 Buch
 Prog
   
       
 1  Daniil Zelenchuk (1426)
 WINNER
7.0
26.0
34.0
33.0
 2  Mikhail Pavlov (1513)
 SECOND
6.0
27.5
37.5
29.0
 3   Modestas Razbadauskas (1678)
 THIRD
6.0
27.5
37.5
25.0
 4  Brendan Jamison (1775)
5.0
29.0
39.5
22.0
 5  Robert Lavery (1526)
5.0
28.5
37.5
27.0
 6  Richard Gould (1537)
4.0
26.5
36.0
18.0
 7  Mark Newman (1355)
4.0
24.5
34.5
18.0
 8  John Bradley (1627)
4.0
24.5
33.0
19.0
 9  Dmitry Zelenchuk (1178)
 Junior 1st
4.0
21.5
29.5
18.0
 10  Edward Doak (1313)
 Junior 2nd
3.5
22.5
30.5
14.5
 11  Gary Johnston (1002)
 Junior 3rd
3.5
22.5
29.0
15.5
 12  Ciaran Rowan (1038)
 Child 1st
3.0
20.5
28.0
13.0
 13  Vincent O'Brien (955)
3.0
18.5
26.0
9.0
 14  Bernard Jaffa (1490)  
2.0
20.0
28.5
12.0
 15  Adam Fitzsimons (702)  Child 2nd
2.0
19.0
27.5
7.0
 16  David McAlister (1615)  
1.5
20.0
26.0
4.0
 17  Tyrone Winter (944)  
0.5
7.5
13.5
2.0

 

 

February 19, 2017

 

BUNRATTY INERNATIONAL CHESS FESTIVAL

Bunratty Castle Hotel, County Clare, Ireland

February 17-19, 2017

Bunratty Castle Hotel, County Clare, Ireland

MASTERS (2000+) 48 players

 

 NI Player  RD 1  RD 2  RD 3  RD 4  RD 5  RD 6 TOTAL
               
 David Houston (2219)
1
0
0
½
1
1
3.5

 

CHALLENGERS (1600-1999) 83 players

 

 NI Players  RD 1  RD 2  RD 3  RD 4  RD 5  RD 6 TOTAL
               
 Mikhail Pavlov (1766) WINNER
½
1
1
1
1
1
5.5
 Sergio Esteve Sanchez (1994)
½
½
½
1
1
1
4.5
 Stephen Rush (1798)
½
1
1
½
0
1
4.0
 Damien Lavery (1684)
0
0
1
½
1
½
3.0
 Karina Kruk WFM (1761)
0
0
1
½
½
1
3.0
 Eoin Carey (1630)
0
0
1
½
0
1
2.5
 Callum Ormerod (1759)
½
1
0
½
0
0
2.0
 Damien Cunningham (1740)
0
1
½
½
0
0
2.0
 Calum Leitch (1865)
0
1
0
½
-
0
1.5
 Cecil Sloan (1630)
½
½
0
0
0
0
1.0

 

MAJOR (1200-1599) 85 players

 

 NI Players  RD 1  RD 2  RD 3  RD 4  RD 5  RD 6 TOTAL
               
 Daniil Zelenchuk (1370) G. PRIZE
1
1
1
0
½
1
4.5
 John Phillips (1223) G. PRIZE
1
1
1
1
0
0
4.0
 Liam Ferris (1247)
0
1
½
½
1
1
4.0
 Ram Rajan (1368)
0
1
½
½
1
1
4.0
 Dmitry Zelenchuk (1223)
0
½
1
1
1
0
3.5
 Chris Armstrong (1423)
0
½
1
½
0
1
3.0
 Dominic Gallagher (1286)
1
½
0
½
0
1
3.0
 Martin Kelly (1416) 
1
0
½
0
½
0
2.0
 Cathal Murphy (1372)
0
0
1
½
½
0
2.0

 

MINOR (0-1200) 117 players

 

 Player  RD 1  RD 2  RD 3  RD 4  RD 5  RD 6 TOTAL
               
 Rian Mellotte (987) 3rd PRIZE
1
0
1
1
1
1
5.0
 Tyrone Winter (944) G. PRIZE
1
1
½
1
½
½
4.5
 Chris Roe (1095)
1
1
1
0
1
½
4.5
 Adrian Dornford-Smith (1155)
1
1
½
1
0
1
4.5
 Ben Campbell (1010)
1
½
1
1
0
½
4.0
 Iza Bujak (1188)
0
½
½
1
1
1
4.0
 Vincent O'Brien (955)
1
1
0
1
½
0
3.5
 Paul Anderson (833)
1
1
0
0
1
0
3.0
 Jasper Ramsey (835)
½
1
1
0
0
½
3.0
 James Shaw (856) 
0
1
0
1
1
0
3.0
 Kieran Hunter (914)
1
½
0
0
1
½
3.0
 Dennis Thorpe (1143)
1
½
1
0
0
0
2.5
 Ross Kerr (===)
½
½
0
0
0
1
2.0
 Ronan Fitzsimons (865)
0
1
0
0
0
0
1.0
 Bobby Campbell (659)
0
-
0
0
0
0
0.0

 

 

February 16, 2017

 

GM MARK HEBDEN v BELFAST

Royal Belfast Academical Institution, Belfast

Chief Arbiter: Damien Cunningham

February 16, 7:15pm - 12:15am

 

GM Mark Hebden makes his first move on board 1

 

 BOARD  GRANDMASTER
 RESULT
 NI PLAYER  AWARD
 1  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Ram Rajan  
 2  GM Mark Hebden
0.5-0.5
 Stephen Rush  DRAW
 3  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Cathal Murphy  
 4  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Derek Truesdale  
 5  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Robert Lavery  
 6  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Edward Doak  
 7  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Chris Armstrong  
 8  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Ross Harris  L.M.S.
 9  GM Mark Hebden
0-1
 Michael Sheerin  WINNER
 10  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Pat McKillen  
 11  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Bobby Campbell  
 12  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Dmitry Zelenchuk  
 13  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 William Storey  
 14  GM Mark Hebden
0.5-0.5
 Daniil Zelenchuk  DRAW
 15  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 James Barbour  
 16  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Brendan Jamison  
 17  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Peter Todd  
 18  GM Mark Hebden
0-1
 Mikhail Pavlov  WINNER
 19  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Clark Rodriguez  
 20  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 John Monaghan  
 21  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Aaron Rush  
 22  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Calum Leitch  
 23  GM Mark Hebden
0-1
 Modestas Razbadauskas  WINNER
 24  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Cathan Gormley  
 25  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Rhys McLean  
 26  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 James Shaw  
 27  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Geoff Hindley  
 28  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Adrian Dornford-Smith  
 29  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Mark Newman  
 30  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Samuel Todd  
 31  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Dennis Thorpe  

 

February 5, 2017

 

CHILDREACH INTERNATIONAL CHARITY CHESS TOURNAMENT

Students' Union, Queen's University, Belfast

Chief Arbiter: Mark Newman

February 3-5, 2017

Format: 6 round classic

 

 

 Champion

 

 Brendan Jamison

 

 2nd Place

 

 

 Mark Newman

 

 3rd Place

 

 

 Robert Lavery

 

 Intermediate Champion

 

 

 Edward Khanzharov

 

 Intermediate 2nd Place

 

 

 Ram Rajan

 

 Intermediate 3rd Place

 

 

 Daniil Zelenchuk

 

 Junior Champion

 

 

 Clark Rodriguez

 

 Junior 2nd Place

 

 

 Rian Mellotte

 

 Junior 3rd Place

 

 

 Tyrone Winter

 

 Giant Slayer Award

 

 

 Rian Mellotte

 

 

January 29, 2017

 

WILLIAMSON SHIELD

The Pavilion, Stormont Estate, Belfast

Chief Arbiter: Mark Newman

January 28-29, 2017

Format: 6 round classic

 

 

 Champion

 

 Gareth Annesley

 

 2nd Place

 

 

 Nicholas Pilkiewicz

 

 Intermediate Champion

 

 

 John McKenna

 

 Intermediate 2nd Place

 

 

 Modestas Razbadauskaz

 

 Under 1300 Grading Prize

 

 

 Gary Johnston

 

 

2016

 

 

6th ANNUAL ULSTER BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP

Ballynafeigh Community Development Centre, Ormeau Road, Belfast

December 27, 2016

Chief Arbiter: Damien Cunningham

Format: 18 round swiss. Total Participants: 25

 

 

 Champion

 

 Stephen Rush
 16.0

 

 2nd Place

 

 

 Modestas Razbadauskas

 13.5

 

 3rd Place

 

 

 Thomas Donaldson

 

 13.5

 

 4

 

 

 Damien Lavery

 13.5

 

 5

 

 

 Fiachra Scallan

 13.5

 

 6

 

 

 Stephen Scannell

 

 12.5

 

 7 - Grading Prize

 

 

 Cathan Gormley

 12.0

 

 8

 

 

 Karina Kruk WFM

 12.0

 

 9

 

 

 Damien Cunningham

 

 11.0

 

 10

 

 

 Daniil Zelenchuk

 10.0

 

 11

 

 

 Robert Lavery

 9.5

 

 12

 

 

 Michael Sheerin

 

 9.5

 

 13

 

 

 Mikhail Pavlov

 9.0

 

 14

 

 

 Ram Rajan

 9.0

 

 15

 

 

 Andrew Todd

 

 9.0

 

 16

 

 

 Pat McKillen

 8.0

 

 17

 

 

 Mark Newman

 8.0

 

 18

 

 

 Dmitry Zelenchuk

 

 8.0

 

 19

 

 

 Joshua Geary

 6.5

 

 20

 

 

 Cillian Scallan

 6.5

 

 21

 

 

 Adrian Dornford-Smith

 

 6.0

 

 22

 

 

 Ciara Scallan

 

 6.0

 

 23

 

 

 PJ Mallon

 4.0

 

 24

 

 

 Chris Roe

 4.0

 

 25

 

 

 Derek Truesdale

 

 3.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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