ENNISKILLEN RAPIDPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

Saturday May 18, 2019

11:00am to 5:30pm

 

Location: Fermanagh Room

Lough Erne Resort, 193 Lough Shore Road, Ross Inner, Enniskillen, BT93 7ED

Round 1 will begin at 11:15am sharp

We are looking forward to holding our first ever rapidplay chess championships in Enniskillen this May. The tournament has been kindly sponsored by an Enniskillen chess player to secure the luxury 5 star hotel as our venue for the event.

 

ARBITER:

Chief Arbiter: B. Jamison (UCU Tournament Director)

 

ENTRANTS:

 

8 players registered, as at Wenesday 10 April 2019

 

 

 

 

 Name

 

 

Rapidplay

Rating

 

 

 Club/City

 

 1.

 

 

  Gareth Annesley  

 

 1970

 

 Belfast South

 

 2.

 

 

  John Bradley 

 

1618

 

Omagh

 

 3.

 

 

  Mark Newman  

 

 1588

 

 Civil Service

 

 4.

 

 

  Martin Kelly  

 

 1442

 

 Belfast South

 

 5.

 

 

  Vincent O'Brien  

 

 1359

 

 Ballynafeigh

 

 6.

 

 

  Adam Rushe  

 

 1353

 

 Strand

 

 7.

 

 

  Paul Anderson  

 

 1170

 

 Ballynafeigh

 

 8.

 

 

  Tom Johnston 

 

1015

 

Enniskillen

 

EVENT TITLE: Enniskillen Rapidplay Chess Championships 2019

DATE: Saturday May 18, 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 playchessni@gmail.com by 12 noon on Wednesday May 15, 2019 with the following info if you are non-UCU or non-ICU registered:

Full name

Year of Birth

Rating (if any)

FIDE ID (if you have it)

Entries after 12 noon will not be accepted. Entries through other people will not be accepted so please make direct contact.

ENTRY FEES:

£10 for adults

£5 for under 18 year olds.

£5 for students.

PRIZES:

All entry 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: B. Jamison

FORMAT: 6 rounds. Two sections, a senior and a junior. The split will be determined after first 20 entries have been received. Both sections will be rated by Ulster Chess Union.

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: Lough Erne Resort, 193 Lough Shore Road, Ross Inner, Enniskillen, BT93 7ED

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

 

Lough Erne Resort, 193 Lough Shore Road, Ross Inner, Enniskillen, BT93 7ED

 

Hotel website:

http://www.lougherneresort.com


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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