ULSTER RAPIDPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

Sponsored by Falls Bowling Club

Saturday 23rd March: 10:30am to 5pm

With special thanks to the support offered by Falls Bowling Club

Chairman Tommy Spence and Secretary Maura McCafferty

ponsored by Falls Bowling Club

Location: Falls Bowling Club, 61-63 Andersonstown Road, Belfast, BT11 9AH

 

CHIEF ARBITER: Brendan Jamison

Players at the 2018 Ulster Rapidplay Championships at Falls Bowling Club

2019 Entrants

 

 

  

 

 

  Name

 

Rapidplay Rating

 

 

Club

 

 1

 

 

 Ciaran Marron

 

 

 1711

 

 

Fruithill

 

 2

 

 Gatis Barbals

 

 

 1509

 

 

Fruithill

 

Intermediate Section

 

 

  

 

 

  Name

 

Rapidplay Rating

 

 

Club

 

 1

 

 

  Pearse O'Brien

 

1150

 

 

Fruithill

 

 2

 

 

 Paul Anderson

 

 

924

 

 Ballynafeigh

 

 

TIMETABLE:

Pay entry fees: 10am-10:15am

Round 1: 10:30-11:20am

Round 2: 11:25-12:15am

Round 3: 12:20-1:10pm

Lunchbreak: 1:10-2:00pm

Round 4: 2:00-2:50pm

Round 5: 2:55-3:45pm

Round 6: 3:50-4:40pm

Prize-giving: 4:50-5:00pm

 

SECTIONS:

There will two sections, senior and intermediate. The split will be determined after entries are received.

Time control: 25 minutes per player for all the moves. No increment.

 

PRICE:

Please note, this is the Ulster Rapidplay Championships, therefore all entrants need to be paid up members of the UCU or ICU in the current season (1 September 2018 to 31 August 2019)

£10 for adults

£5 for under 18s

£5 for students.

 

PRIZES:

Money collected in entry fees will be distributed as prizes at end of the day. Prize fund will be printed out after after Round 1.

 

RULES:

FIDE rules will apply.

 

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

 

 

By registering, you are accepting the above rules for the tournament. Please email Brendan Jamison at playchessni@gmail.com

Registration deadline: 12 noon on Wednesday 20 March 2019.

 

 

2018 Players

 

 

  

 

 

  Name

 

Rapidplay Rating

 

 

Classic Rating

 

Club

 

  1

 

 

  Gareth Annesley

 

2096

 

 

1845

 

Mudoons

 

  2

 

 

  Nikhil Joshi

 

1970

 

 

2044

 

Strand

 

  3

 

 

  Stephen Rush

 

1871

 

 

1926

 

QUB

 

  4

 

 

  Danny Roberts

 

===

 

 

1851

 

Civil Service

 

  5

 

 

  Ross Harris

 

1806

 

 

1725

 

Strand

 

  6

 

 

  Tony Parker

 

1760

 

 

1693

 

Fruithill

 

  7

 

 

  Modestas Razbadauskas

 

1728

 

 

1609

 

Strand

 

  8

 

 

  Nial Troughton

 

1653

 

 

1655

 

City of Derry

 

  9

 

 

  Damien Cunningham

 

1638

 

 

1679

 

Ballynafeigh

 

  10

 

 

  John McKenna

 

1624

 

 

1497

 

Belfast South

 

  11

 

 

  Karina Kruk

 

1597

 

 

1672

 

Ballynafeigh

 

  12

 

 

  Ciaran Marron

 

1583

 

 

1727

 

Fruithill

 

  13

 

 

  Robert Lavery

 

1509

 

 

1655

 

Ballynafeigh

 

  14

 

 

  Antonio Curado

 

1507

 

 

1566

 

Ballynafeigh

 

  15

 

 

  Ram Rajan (playing up)

 

1481

 

 

1393

 

QUB

 

  16

 

 

  Mark Newman (playing up)

 

1445

 

 

1747

 

Civil Service

 

Intermediate Section (Under 1500)

 

 

  17

 

 

  Colin Burcombe

 

1425

 

 

1193

 

Strand

 

  18

 

 

  Sean Linton

 

1396

 

 

1204

 

Fruithill

 

  19

 

 

  Pat McKillen

 

1390

 

 

1302

 

Mudoons

 

  20

 

 

  Martin Kelly

 

1358

 

 

1325

 

Belfast South

 

  21

 

 

  Stephen Critchlow

 

===

 

 

1336

 

No Club

 

  22

 

 

  Adam Rushe

 

1277

 

 

967

 

Strand

 

  23

 

 

  Vincent O'Brien

 

1223

 

 

1080

 

Ballynafeigh

 

  24

 

 

  John Monaghan

 

1194

 

 

1156

 

Fruithill

 

  25

 

 

  Gary Johnston

 

1172

 

 

1222

 

Bangor

 

  26

 

 

  Adrian Dornford-Smith

 

1172

 

1164

 

Civil Service

 

  27

 

 

  Paddy Magee

 

1171

 

 

1292

 

Belfast South

 

  28

 

 

  Stephen Law

 

1161

 

 

1251

 

No Club

 

  29

 

 

  Evan Elwood

 

===

 

 

995

 

Fruithill

 

  30

 

 

  Dexter Harris

 

919

 

 

961

 

Strand

 

  31

 

 

  Geoff Hindley

 

942

 

1018

 

Civil Service

 

  32

 

 

  Ross Smith

 

===

 

 

932

 

Fruithill

 

  33

 

 

  Rajan Swaminathan

 

===

 

 

900

 

No Club

 

  34

 

 

  Andy Boal

 

===

 

 

857

 

Ballynafeigh

 

  35

 

 

  Brian Fitzsimons

 

===

 

 

835

 

Strand

 

  36

 

 

  Adam Fitzsimons

 

===

 

 

825

 

Strand

 

  37

 

 

  Robert Brown

 

===

 

 

672

 

Fruithill

 

  38

 

 

  James Shaw

 

===

 

 

608

 

Fruithill

 

  39

 

 

  Damien Delaney

 

===

 

 

599

 

Fruithill

 

  40

 

 

  Chris Hamill

 

===

 

 

===

 

Fruithill

 

  41

 

 

  Kamal Taufik

 

===

 

 

===

 

Strand

 

  42

 

 

  Blake Harris

 

===

 

 

===

 

Strand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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