PORTRUSH ATLANTIC CHESS FESTIVAL

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.

 

ATTENDEES:

 

 

 Name

 

 

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

 

 1828

 

 1856

 

 1860

 

2. Brendan Jamison

 

 1808

 

 1689

 

 1697

 

3. Richard Gould

 

 1555

 

1681

 

 1569

 

4. Steven Eachus

 

 1743

 

1633

 

 1533

 

5. Ross Harris

 

 1725

 

1806

 

 1607

 

6. Francis Nyamhingura

 

 1200

 

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7. Adrian Dornford-Smith

 

 1168

 

1197

 

 1129

 

8. Barney McGahan

 

 1107

 

1075

 

 1273

 

9. Adam Rushe

 

1048

 

1277

 

 1263

 

10. James Wong

 

 999

 

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 1220

 

11. Dexter Harris

 

 960

 

919

 

 1252

 

12. Paul Anderson

 

 914

 

 1008

 

 994

 

13. Louie McConkey

 

 876

 

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14. Brian Fitzsimons

 

 835

 

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15. Adam Fitzsimons

 

 825

 

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 1262

 

16. Rhys McLean

 

786

 

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17. Jim Finnegan

 

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18. Clare Finnegan

 

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19. Skyla McConkey

 

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20. Blake Harris

 

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21. Rachel Eachus

 

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22. Steffanie Eachus

 

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23. Rachel Eachus

 

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24. Martin Butler

 

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25. Taufik Kamal

 

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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.

SATURDAY TIMETABLE:

 

 

  PAYMENT OF ENTRY FEES

 

 

  10:15am to 10:30am

   

 

  ROUND 1

 

 

  10:45am to 11:45am

 

  ROUND 2

 

 

  11:50am to 12:50pm

 

  ROUND 3

 

 

  12:55pm to 1:55pm

   

 

  LUNCH BREAK

 

  2:00pm to 3:00pm

 

   

 

  ROUND 4

 

  3:00pm to 4:00pm

 

 

  ROUND 5

 

 

  4:05pm to 5:05pm

 

 ROUND 6

 

 

  5:10pm to 6:10pm

   

 

 PRIZE-GIVING

 

 

  6:20pm to 6:30pm

 

 

 

 ATLANTIC BLITZ

 

 

  8:00pm to 10:00pm

 

 

ACCOMMODATION

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)

 

 

 Attendees

staying at Portrush

Atlantic Hotel

 

 

Single

Room

 

 

 £75

 

 £85

 

 £140

 

 Brendan Jamison

 

 Sergio Esteve Sanchez

 

 

£140 paid for two nights in single room

£140 for two nights in single room

 

 Twin

Room

 

 

£85

 

£95

 

 £162

 

 

 

 Double

Room

 

 

£85

 

£95

 

 £162

 

 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)

 

 Family

Room

 

 

 £105

 

 £115

 

 £198

 

 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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