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ROSS HARRIS (1698)

Born 1976, Northern Ireland

Classic rating: 1698

Rapidplay rating: 1822

Blitz rating: 1607

 

FIDE rating:____

FIDE ID: 2511916

 

Elected Roles

 

President, Ulster Chess Union, June 2018 - present

Club Director, Strand Chess Club, East Belfast, February 2017 - present

Director, Strandtown Chess Academy, East Belfast, October 2015 - present

Tournament Director, Ulster Chess Union, June 10, 2014 - May 31, 2016

Executive Board Member, Ulster Chess Union, June 10, 2014 - present

Team 3 Captain, Ballynafeigh Chess Club, Belfast, January - April 2017

Awards

 

Champion, MCB Round Robin 10 Minute Blitz (Score: 5/5), Methodist College Belfast, Saturday October 6, 2018

3rd Place, Portrush Atlantic Rapidplay, Portrush Atlantic Hotel, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, October 13, 2018

Under 1850 Grading Prize, Ulster Rapidplay Championships, Falls Bowling Club, West Belfast, Saturday April 21, 2018

Champion, Parents Section, Irish Junior Chess Championships, Treacy's Oakwood Arms Hotel, Shannon, County Clare, Ireland, Saturday April 6, 2018

Trophy for Division 3 Champions, Strand Team 4 Captain, trophy awarded for winning Division 3 of the Belfast and District Chess League, October 2017 - March 2018

Shield for Division 4 Champions, Strand Team 3 Captain, shield awarded for winning Division 4 of the Belfast and District Chess League, October 2017 - March 2018

Grandmaster Defeater: WGM Dina Belenkaya, 30 player simultaneous match, Good Shepherd Centre, Belfast, February 22, 2018

Team Champions, Ulster Team Rapidplay Championship, playing for team Strand 1, Good Shepherd Centre, Belfast, Saturday February 3, 2018

Coach of the Year, awarded by ChessNI, December 31, 2017

2nd Place, 2nd highest score (2.5/4) in the classical chess match of Saint Petersburg v Belfast, Kalininsky Chess School, Saint Petersburg, Russia, August 18-25, 2017

Silver Medal for 2nd Place, Belfast Rapidplay Championship, Good Shepherd Centre, Belfast, Friday April 28, 2017

Simul Draw, Certificate for drawing in a 12 player Simultantaneous of David Houston v Bangor Chess Club, Groomsport, County Down, Thursday April 20, 2017

John Strawbridge Cup for Division 2 Champions, Ballynafeigh Team 3, awarded for winning Division 2 of the Belfast and District Chess League, October 2016 - April 2017

Gold Medal, awarded for winning in the Monster Double Simul Match: Pavlov v Jamison, Good Shepherd Centre, Ormeau Road, Belfast, February 24, 2017

Certificate for 'Last Man Standing' award against GM Mark Hebden, 105 moves over 5 hours during a 31 player simultaneous match, Royal Belfast Academical Institution, February 16, 2017

Champion, 24 hour chess-athon, February 11-12, 2017

Champion, Bangor Blitz, County Down, September 8, 2016

Joint Champion, (2-way tie) Parents Section, Irish Junior Chess Championships, Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Dublin, April 3, 2016

Grandmaster Defeater: GM Simon Williams, 32 player simultaneous match, Royal Belfast Academical Institution, February 18, 2016

3rd Place/Under 1800 Grading Prize, Ulster Championships, Europa Hotel, Belfast August 21-23, 2015

Passed, National Arbiter's Course and Written Examination, conducted by FIDE Arbiters Gerry Graham and Ted Jennings, Ballynafeigh Community Development Centre, Belfast, August 14-16, 2015

Grandmaster Defeater: GM Raymond Keene, 19 player simultaneous match, Bangor Chess Club, April 9, 2015

Cup for Board 3 Prize, Division 1, Belfast and District Chess League, October 2014 - April 2015

3rd Place, Senior Section, Williamson Shield, The Pavilion at Stormont, Belfast, February 22-23, 2014

3rd Place, Senior Section, Ulster Masters, The Pavilion at Stormont, Belfast, November 17-18, 2012

2nd Place, Intermediate Section, Ulster Championships, Europa Hotel, August 2012

Grading Prize, Senior Section, Williamson Shield, The Pavilion at Stormont, Belfast, March 3-4, 2012

Cup for Board 4 Prize, Division 2, Belfast and District Chess League, October 2010 - April 2011

Champion, Challengers Section, Ulster Masters, Belfast Boat Club, December 10-11, 2011

Joint 2nd Place, Henderson Cup Competition, City of Belfast Championships, The Pavilion at Stormont, May 15-16, 2010

     

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PRESS COVERAGE

 

County Down Spectator

Thursday 7 December 2017, page 14

 

 

 

Down Recorder

Wednesday 29 November 2017, page 26

 

 

 

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