Friday 12 and Saturday 13 October 2018


3 events:

Atlantic Simul

7:30pm to 9:30pm on Friday 12 October 2018. Tournament organiser/arbiter Brendan Jamison will deliver a simul to under 1400 rated players + parents of junior players. Please arrive in the playing venue by 7:20pm to take your seat. Please note players must pre-register for this event.

Free Entry

Atlantic Rapidplay Championship

10:30am to 6:30pm on Saturday 13 October 2018. Two sections, senior and intermediate. Rated by Ulster Chess Union.

Entry fees are £10 for adults and £5 for under 18s

Atlantic Blitz Championship

8pm to 10pm on Saturday 13 October 2018. One open section. 12 rounds. Rated by Ulster Chess Union.

Free Entry


For those wishing to stay in Portrush, please scroll down for info on accommodation. On top of donating their excellent facilities for our chess event, the Portrush Atlantic Hotel have also set special discounted room rates for our chess players and their families over this weekend with approximately 40% off normal room rates.








Classic Rating

Simul event on Friday 12

(entrants in green)



Rapidplay Rating

Rapidplay on Saturday 13

(entrants in green)


Blitz Rating

Blitz on Saturday 13

(entrants in green)


1. Sergio Esteve Sanchez








2. Brendan Jamison








3. Richard Gould








4. Steven Eachus








5. Ross Harris








6. Francis Nyamhingura








7. Adrian Dornford-Smith








8. Barney McGahan








9. Adam Rushe








10. James Wong








11. Dexter Harris








12. Paul Anderson








13. Louie McConkey








14. Brian Fitzsimons








15. Adam Fitzsimons








16. Rhys McLean








17. Jim Finnegan








18. Clare Finnegan








19. Skyla McConkey








20. Blake Harris








21. Rachel Eachus








22. Steffanie Eachus








23. Rachel Eachus








24. Martin Butler








25. Taufik Kamal







EVENT TITLE: Atlantic Rapidplay Championship

DATE: Saturday October 13, 2018

START TIME: 10:15am to 10:30am for payment of entry fees. Round 1 at 10:45am.

END TIME: 6:30pm (Prize-giving at 6:20pm).

REGISTRATION: Please email Brendan Jamison at playchessni@gmail.com by noon on Thursday October 11, 2018. Entries after 12 noon will not be accepted. Entries through other people will not be accepted so please make direct contact.

REMEMBER: When emailing, please state if you will be participating in all three events or only the Saturday rapidplay.

ENTRY FEES: £10 per player. £5 for under 18 year olds.

ARBITER: Brendan Jamison

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

RATINGS: All games will be rated by Ulster Chess Union [UCU].

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

PRIZES: Prizes will be determined on the day after all money is received from entry fees.

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.   

LOCATION: Castle Suite, Ground floor, Portrush Atlantic Hotel, 73 Main Street, Portrush, County Antrim, BT56 8BN 

CAR PARKING: The hotel has a car park for about 10 spaces at the rear of hotel (entrance on Mark Street) but it is on a 'first come, first served' basis. However, on-street parking is free. There is also a large public car park overlooking the ocean on Lansdowne Crescent which is free and is only a 5 minute walk from the hotel.







  10:15am to 10:30am






  10:45am to 11:45am





  11:50am to 12:50pm





  12:55pm to 1:55pm





  2:00pm to 3:00pm






  3:00pm to 4:00pm






  4:05pm to 5:05pm





  5:10pm to 6:10pm






  6:20pm to 6:30pm







  8:00pm to 10:00pm




All rates are per room and include breakfast for all guests

The hotel has reserved 10 rooms for us at the below chess rates

which are 40% off the normal price for guests

If you would like a room please email Brendan Jamison and he will

send you the link to the hotel webpage for booking with these rates

Total chess guests currently staying at hotel: 25





Chess Rate

for Friday

night only


Chess Rate

for Saturday

night only



Total Discounted Price

for Friday and Saturday

(2 nights)




staying at Portrush

Atlantic Hotel













 Brendan Jamison


 Sergio Esteve Sanchez



£140 paid for two nights in single room

£140 for two nights in single room
























 Barney McGahan

 McGahan Adult 2


 Paul Anderson

 Amanda Anderson


£162 for two nights in double room

£162 for two nights in double room

(wheelchair accessible)












 Ross Harris

 Dexter Harris

 Blake Harris

 Steven Eachus

 Rachel Eachus

 Steffanie Eachus

 Ellen Eachus

 Brian Fitzsimons

 Deanne Fitzsimons

 Adam Fitzsimons

 Fitzsimons Child 2

 Clare Finnegan

 Jim Finnegan

 Louie McConkey

 Skyla McConkey

 Francis Nyamhingura

 Nyamhingura Adult 2

 Nyamhingura Child 1

 Nyamhingura Child 2


£198 for two nights in family room

£198 for two nights in family room


£198 for two nights in family room


£198 for two nights in family room


£198 for two nights in family room


The rooms are spacious but please note that if you wish to book a room with a seaview, it will cost an additional £10 per night.

Venue: Portrush Atlantic Hotel, 73 Main Street, Portrush, County Antrim, BT56 8BN 

Brendan Jamison outside the entrance to the Portrush Atlantic Hotel, 73 Main Street, Portrush, County Antrim, BT56 8BN 

Portrush East Strand. This is a 3 minute walk from the front of the hotel. Photographed on Friday 25 May 2018

Venue: Portrush Atlantic Hotel, 73 Main Street, Portrush, County Antrim, BT56 8BN

Venue: Portrush Atlantic Hotel, 73 Main Street, Portrush, County Antrim, BT56 8BN









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