ULSTER RAPIDPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019
Sponsored by Falls Bowling Club
Saturday 23rd March: 10:30am to 5pm
With special thanks to the support offered by Falls Bowling Club
Chairman Tommy Spence and Secretary Maura McCafferty
ponsored by Falls Bowling
Location: Falls Bowling Club, 61-63
Andersonstown Road, Belfast, BT11 9AH
CHIEF ARBITER: Brendan Jamison
2019 Ulster Rapidplay Champion: Daniil Zelenchuk (6/6) TPR = 2436
2nd Place: Danny Roberts (4.5/6) TPR = 1746
Under 1600 Grading Prize: Chris Kelly (4.5/6) TPR = 1783
2019 Ulster Intermediate Rapidplay Champion (Under 1400): Adrian Dornford-Smith (6/6) TPR = 1836
Intermediate 2nd Place: Ciaran Rowan (4.5/6) TPR = 1180
Under 1000 Grading Prize:Taufik Kamal (4.5/6) TPR = 1311
Under 800 Grading Prize: Ken Haddock (3.5/6) TPR = 1033
Best Newcomer: Ricky Hanna (4/6) TPR = 995
48 players entered, as at Thursday 20 March 2019
Pay entry fees: 10am-10:15am
Round 1: 10:30-11:20am
Round 2: 11:25-12:15am
Round 5: 2:55-3:45pm
There will be two sections, senior and intermediate. The split will be determined after entries are received.
Time control: 25 minutes per player for all the moves. No increment.
Please note, this is the Ulster Rapidplay Championships, therefore all entrants need to be paid up members of the UCU or ICU in the current season (1 September 2018 to 31 August 2019). The £25 adult UCU fee / £10 child UCU fee should be paid before this event. This can be done through your club or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange payment if you are not part of a club. On the day of this event, we will only be collecting the tournament entry fees.
Tournament entry fees:
£10 for adults
£5 for under 18s
£5 for students
Money collected in entry fees will be distributed as prizes at end of the day. Prize fund will be printed out after after Round 1.
FIDE rules will apply.
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. If you are a
doctor on call, please notify 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.
By registering, you are accepting the above rules for the tournament. Please email
Brendan Jamison at email@example.com
Registration deadline: 12 noon on Wednesday 20 March 2019.
Players at the 2018 Ulster Rapidplay Championships at Falls Bowling Club