ARMAGH RAPIDPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

Saturday March 30, 2019

11:00am to 5:30pm

FIDE RATED EVENT

One open section

Round 1 will begin at 11:15am sharp

 

In a continuing drive to reach beyond the Belfast metropolitan area, we are looking forward to holding our first ever rapidplay chess championships in Armagh this Spring. The event is kindly sponsored by The Royal School Armagh, providing us with excellent facilities for the tournament.

For info on local hotel offering special chess rates, please scroll to bottom of page

 

ARBITERS:

Chief Arbiter Richard Gould NA

Deputy Arbiters: Ross Harris (UCU President) & Brendan Jamison (UCU Tournament Director)

 

ENTRANTS:

 

20 players registered, as at Tuesday 19 February 2019

 

 

 Seed

 

 

 Name

 

 

Rapidplay Rating

 

 

 

 1.

 

 

  John Bradley 

 FIDE ID: 3600238

 

1655

 

Omagh

 

 2.

 

 

 Mark Newman  

 FIDE ID: 2505819

 

 1676

 

 Civil Service

 

 3.

 

 

 Nial Troughton  

 FIDE ID: 2500680

 

1490

 

City of Derry

 

 4.

 

 

 Martin Kelly  

 FIDE ID: 2507951

 

1388

 

Belfast South

 

 5.

 

 

 Philip Morrison

 FIDE ID: 2509598

 

1340

 

Belfast South

 

 6.

 

 

 Tony Redden  

 DOB required for FIDE ID

 

1313

 

Armagh

 

 7.

 

 

 Cathal Murphy  

 FIDE ID: 2084309

 

1276

 

Belfast South

 

 8.

 

 

 Adam Rushe  

 FIDE ID: 2511690

 

1263

 

Strand

 

 9.

 

 

 John Sweeney 

 DOB supplied

 

1253

 

City of Derry

 

 10.

 

 

 Vincent O'Brien  

 DOB required for FIDE ID

 

1237

 

 Ballynafeigh

 

 11.

 

 

  Louie McConkey

 FIDE ID: 2513331

 

973

 

Armagh

 

 12.

 

 

 Paul Anderson 

 DOB required for FIDE ID

 

 

924

 

 Ballynafeigh

 

 13.

 

 

  Lucy Bueckert  

 FIDE ID: 2513560

 

882

 

Dublin

 

 14.

 

 

 Bartlomiej Rybicki

 DOB required for FIDE ID

 

877

 

No Club

 

 15.

 

 

  Anthony White

  DOB required for FIDE ID

 

865

 

Omagh

 

 16.

 

 

  Diana Bueckert  

 FIDE ID: 2513552

 

799

 

Dublin

 

 17.

 

 

  Helen Bueckert

 DOB supplied

 

785

 

Dublin

 

 18.

 

 

 Jim Finnegan

  DOB required for FIDE ID

 

782

 

Armagh

 

 19.

 

 

  Clare Finnegan-McConkey

 DOB required for FIDE ID

 

732

 

Armagh

 

 20.

 

 

  Skyla McConkey

 DOB required for FIDE ID

 

535

 

Armagh

 

EVENT TITLE: Armagh Rapidplay Championships 2019

DATE: Saturday March 30, 2019

START TIME: 10:45am to 11am for check-in / payment of entry fees. Round 1 at 11:15am

END TIME: 5:30pm (Prize-giving at 5:25pm).

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 March 26, 2019 with the following info if you are non-FIDE registered:

Full name

Date of Birth

Rating (if any)

FIDE ID (if you have it)

Please note the Ulster Chess Union will not hold any records with your date of birth, this info will be deleted after being passed to FIDE for the registration process.

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 for ICU and UCU members.

£5 for under 18 year olds.

£5 for students.

PRIZES:

All entrty fees will be distributed as prizes at end of the day. A list of prizes will be published on the day after all money is collected from entry fees.

CHIEF ARBITER: Richard Gould NA

FORMAT: 6 rounds. One open section. FIDE rated.

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. Phones should not be seen in the playing hall. If you are a doctor on call, please notify an 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.

LOCATION: The Royal School, College Hill, Armagh, BT61 9DH

TIMETABLE:

 

 

  PAYMENT OF ENTRY FEES

 

 

  10:45am to 11:00am

   

 

  ROUND 1

 

 

  11:15am to 12:05am

 

  ROUND 2

 

 

  12:10am to 1:00pm

 

  ROUND 3

 

 

  1:05pm to 1:55pm

   

 

  LUNCH BREAK (45 minute break)

 

  1:55pm to 2:40pm

 

   

 

  ROUND 4

 

  2:40pm to 3:30pm

 

 

  ROUND 5

 

 

  3:35pm to 4:25pm

 

 ROUND 6

 

 

  4:30pm to 5:20pm

   

 

 PRIZE-GIVING

 

 

  5:25pm to 5:30pm

 

Charlemont Arms Hotel, 57-65 Upper English St, Armagh, BT61 7LB

 

HOTEL DETAILS FOR ARMAGH RAPIDPLAY CHESS TOURNAMENT

The Charlemont Arms in Armagh are offering special chess rates for either Friday 29 or Saturday 30 March 2019.

Double/twin room: £85.00 per night bed &breakfast.

Single room: £54.00 per night bed & breakfast.

The Charlemont Arms is a small, family run hotel approximately 5 minutes walk from the Royal School/town centre. It has a great restaurant and bar, traditional music most weekends and reputedly the best pint of Guinness in town!

Anyone wishing to avail of the offer is asked to quote 'Rapidplay Chess Tournament'.

Please let Brendan Jamison know if you have booked a room as they are only keeping a limited number aside for the chess discount rate.

Hotel website:

http://charlemontarmshotel.com

Hotel address:

57-65 Upper English St, Armagh, BT61 7LB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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