ULSTER

TEAM RAPIDPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS

2018

 

 

Who will be crowned the Ulster Team Rapidplay Champions on February 3? The last event was held in 2016 and won by Ballynafeigh 1.

 

SENIOR SECTION (3 or more players rated over 1400)

 

 

  1

 

  Strand 1

 

 

  Team confirmed

 

  2

 

 

  Muldoons 1

 

 

  Team confirmed

 

  3

 

 

  Ballynafeigh 1

 

 

  Team confirmed

 

  4

 

 

  QUB 1

 

 

  Team not confirmed yet

 

  5

 

 

  Belfast South

 

 

  Team not confirmed yet

 

  6

 

  Civil Service

 

 

  Team not confirmed yet

 

INTERMEDIATE SECTION (3 or more players rated under 1400)

 

 

  1

 

 

  Strand 2

 

 

  Team confirmed

 

  2

 

 

  Strand 3

 

 

  Team confirmed

 

  3

 

 

  Ballynafeigh 2

 

 

  Team confirmed

 

  4

 

 

  QUB 2

 

 

  Team not confirmed yet

 

  5

 

  Muldoons 2

 

 

  Team not confirmed yet

 

  6

 

 

  Bangor

 

 

  Team not confirmed yet

 

Registered Players

 

 

  

 

 

  Name

 

Rapidplay Rating

 

 

Classic Rating

 

Club

 

  1

 

 

  Nikhil Joshi

 

1961

 

 

2046

 

Strand

 

  2

 

 

  David Hill

 

 

====

 

1869

 

Strand

 

 

  3

 

 

  Ross Harris

 

 

1849

 

1685

 

Strand

 

 

  4

 

  Modestas Razbadauskas

 

 

1745

 

1564

 

Strand

 

 

  5

 

 

  Daniil Zelenchuk

 

 

1656

 

1675

 

Strand

 

 

  6

 

 

  Michael Sheerin

 

 

1464

 

1412

 

Strand

 

 

  7

 

 

  Edward Khanzharov

 

 

1317

 

1421

 

Strand

 

 

  8

 

 

  Adam Rushe

 

 

1251

 

917

 

Strand

 

 

  9

 

 

  Ranjit Singh

 

 

====

 

1168

 

Strand

 

 

  10

 

 

  Dexter Harris

 

 

====

 

1009

 

Strand

 

 

  11

 

 

  Louie McConkey

 

 

====

 

873

 

Strand

 

 

  12

 

 

  James Wong

 

 

====

 

862

 

Strand

 

 

  13

 

 

  Michael Wong

 

 

====

 

846

 

Strand

 

 

  14

 

 

  Brian Fitzsimons

 

 

====

 

814

 

Strand

 

 

  15

 

 

  Adam Fitzsimons

 

 

====

 

798

 

Strand

 

 

  16

 

 

  Robert Lavery

 

 

1517

 

1650

 

Ballynafeigh

 

 

  17

 

 

  Vincent O'Brien

 

 

1242

 

1010

 

Ballynafeigh

 

 

  18

 

 

  James Barbour

 

 

====

 

1174

 

Ballynafeigh

 

 

  19

 

 

  Barney McGahan

 

 

====

 

1122

 

Ballynafeigh

 

 

  20

 

 

  Paul Anderson

 

 

971

 

919

 

Ballynafeigh

 

 

  21

 

 

  Danny Roberts

 

 

1512

 

1816

 

Civil Service

 

 

  22

 

 

  Mark Newman

 

 

1450

 

1748

 

Civil Service

 

 

  23

 

 

  David McAlister

 

 

1362

 

1566

 

Civil Service

 

 

  24

 

 

  Martin Kelly

 

 

1405

 

1363

 

Belfast South

 

 

  25

 

 

  Nick Pilkiewicz

 

 

1913

 

1851

 

Muldoons

 

 

  26

 

 

  Stephen Wood

 

 

1669

 

1739

 

Muldoons

 

 

  27

 

 

  Danny Mallaghan

 

 

1605

 

1752

 

Muldoons

 

 

  28

 

 

  Sam Moore

 

 

1616

 

1562

 

Bangor

 

 

  29

 

 

  Richard Proctor

 

 

1547

 

1477

 

Bangor

 

 

  30

 

 

  Gary Johnston

 

 

1265

 

1238

 

Bangor

 

 

EVENT TITLE: Ulster Team Rapidplay Chess Championships 2018

DATE: Saturday February 3, 2018

START TIME: 10:45am. Round 1 at 11:00am.

END TIME: 5:15pm

ARBITER: Brendan Jamison

REGISTRATION: Please email Brendan Jamison at playchessni@gmail.com by noon on Saturday January 20. Rooms in the venue need to be booked in advance therefore two weeks notice is required for teams to be entered into this tournament.

ENTRY FEES:

£1 per player. All entry fees are for covering the cost of heating the venue for the day.

FORMAT: 2 sections. The plan is to have 6 teams in each section, with both sections operating as an all-play-all format. Each team will have 5 players, seated at the board in order of grading, as per the league rules (players may swap within 100 rating points of each other). In cases where a player does not have a rapidplay rating, their standard UCU rating will be used. Unrated players must play below rated players.

TIME CONTROL: 30 minutes per player for all the moves therefore games will last a maximum of 1 hour.

POINTS:

Unlike the league, no bonus points will be awarded when a team wins or draws their match therefore only individual board results will calculated to determine the winning team in each section.

TIE BREAKS: For tie-breaks, players will be ranked based on their head-to-head team scores. If this is also tied, a team blitz-off will be played with a time control of 3+2. A coin will be flipped to determine which team gets 3 Whites.

PRIZE:

The winning team in the Senior Section will be presented with the Ulster Team Rapidplay Shield.

TIMETABLE:

 

 

  ENTRY FEE PAYMENTS

 

 

  10:45am

 

  ROUND 1

 

 

  11:00am to 12:00pm

 

  ROUND 2

 

 

  12:05pm to 1:05pm

 

  LUNCH BREAK

 

 

  1:05pm to 2:05pm

 

  ROUND 3

 

  2:05pm to 3:05pm

 

 

  ROUND 4

 

 

  3:10pm to 4:10pm

 

  ROUND 5

 

  4:15pm to 5:15pm

 

 

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 pause the clock and 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.   

LOCATION: Ground floor rooms at Good Shepherd Centre, 511 Ormeau Rd, Belfast BT7 3GS. See images below.

CAR PARKING: Ample free spaces are available in the church car park which players will drive through to get to the building.

KEY CODE: Players must register in advance to get the key code to enter the pedestrian gate after parking their vehicles in the church car park.

PREVIOUS WINNERS OF THE TEAM RAPIDPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS

2016 Winners: Ballynafeigh 1. For the 2016 tournament, the teams had six players per squad. Left to right: David Houston, Michael Sheerin, Brendan Jamison (Captain), Thomas Donaldson, Robert Lavery and Damien Cunninghman (out of frame).

VENUE:

Inside the main playing room at the Good Shepherd Centre, 511 Ormeau Rd, Belfast BT7 3GS

Good Shepherd Centre, 511 Ormeau Rd, Belfast BT7 3GS

Entrance from the Ormeau Road to the playing Venue: Good Shepherd Centre, 511 Ormeau Rd, Belfast BT7 3GS

Playing Venue: Good Shepherd Centre, 511 Ormeau Rd, Belfast BT7 3GS

Pedestrian gate into playing venue: Good Shepherd Centre, 511 Ormeau Rd, Belfast BT7 3GS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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