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 Club

Location: Falls Bowling Club, 61-63 Andersonstown Road, Belfast, BT11 9AH

 

CHIEF ARBITER: Brendan Jamison

 

PRIZE-WINNERS

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

 

2019 Entrants

 

48 players entered, as at Thursday 20 March 2019

 

 

  

 

 

  Name

 

Rapidplay Rating

 

 

Club

 

  1

 

  Daniel Diaz-Roncero Gonzalez

 

1862

 

Queens

 

 

  2

 

 

  Ryszard Kaczorowski

 

1823

 

 

Fruithill

 

  3

 

 

  John Masterson

 

 1821

 

 

Fruithill

 

  4

 

 

  Danny Roberts

 

1799

 

 

Civil Service

 

  5

 

 

  Ciaran Marron

 

 

 1711

 

 

Fruithill

 

  6

 

 

  Danny Mallaghan

 

1676

 

 

Northern Lights

 

  7

 

 

  Modestas Razbadauskas

 

1647

 

 

Strand

 

  8

 

 

  Stephen Cullen

 

1610

 

 

Lisburn

 

  9

 

  Robert Lavery

 

1566

 

 

Ballynafeigh

 

  10

 

 

  Chris Kelly

 

1534

 

 

Ballynafeigh

 

  11

 

 

  Gatis Barbals

 

 

 1509

 

 

Fruithill

 

  12

 

  David Hill

 

1505

 

 

Strand

 

  13

 

 

  Nial Troughton

 

1490

 

 

City of Derry

 

  14

 

  Michael Sheerin

 

1463

 

 

Strand

 

  15

 

 

  Chris Armstrong

 

1412

 

 

Belfast South

 

  16

 

  Matthew Dougherty

 

1400

 

Queens

 

 

  17

 

  Cathan Gormley [playing up]

 

1368

 

Queens

 

 

Intermediate Section

(Under 1400)

 

 

  

 

 

  Name

 

Rapidplay Rating

 

 

Club

 

  1

 

 

  Gary Johnston

 

1355

 

 

Bangor

 

  2

 

 

  Paddy Magee

 

1312

 

 

Belfast South

 

  3

 

 

  Adam Rushe

 

1263

 

 

Strand

 

  4

 

 

  Robert Clarke

 

1234

 

Queens

 

 

  5

 

 

  John Monaghan

 

 

 1246

 

 

Fruithill

 

  6

 

 

  Adrian Dornford-Smith

 

1191

 

 

Civil Service

 

  7

 

 

  Ciaran Rowan

 

1182

 

 

Strand

 

  8

 

 

  Pearse O'Brien

 

1150

 

 

Fruithill

 

  9

 

 

  Ross Smith

 

1043

 

 

Fruithill

 

  10

 

 

  Chris Hamill

 

1014

 

 

Fruithill

 

  11

 

  Brian Fitzsimons

 

1002

 

 

Strand

 

  12

 

 

  Taufik Kamal

 

991

 

Strand

 

 

  13

 

 

  Ricky Hanna

 

958

 

 

Lisburn

 

  14

 

 

  Michael Wong

 

940c

 

Strand

 

 

  15

 

 

  Reuben Magill

 

934

 

 

Strand

 

  16

 

 

  Paul Anderson

 

 

924

 

 Ballynafeigh

 

  17

 

 

  Dexter Harris

 

919

 

 

Strand

 

  18

 

 

  Conal Boyle

 

900

 

Queens

 

 

  19

 

 

  Adam Fitzsimons

 

880

 

 

Strand

 

  20

 

  Bartlomiej Rybicki

 

877

 

Queens

 

 

  21

 

 

  Mohammed Muddassir

 

824c

 

Queens

 

 

  22

 

  Cian Suitor

 

808

 

 

Strand

 

  23

 

 

  Ken Haddock

 

780c

 

Strand

 

 

  24

 

  Daniel Hill

 

752

 

 

Strand

 

  25

 

  Clare Finnegan

 

732

 

 

Strand

 

  26

 

  Charlie Logan

 

684c

 

 

Fruithill

 

  27

 

  James Shaw

 

 

685

 

 Ballynafeigh

 

  28

 

  Chris Wilkinson

 

650

 

 

Fruithill

 

  29

 

  Skyla McConkey

 

535

 

Strand

 

 

  30

 

  Peter Wong

 

529

 

Strand

 

 

  31

 

  Blake Harris

 

500

 

Strand

 

 

 

TIMETABLE:

Pay entry fees: 10am-10:15am

Round 1: 10:30-11:20am

Round 2: 11:25-12:15am

Round 3: 12:20-1:10pm

Lunchbreak: 1:10-2:00pm

Round 4: 2:00-2:50pm

Round 5: 2:55-3:45pm

Round 6: 3:50-4:40pm

Prize-giving: 4:50-5:00pm

 

SECTIONS:

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.

 

PRICE:

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 playchessni@gmail.com 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

 

PRIZES:

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.

 

RULES:

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 playchessni@gmail.com

Registration deadline: 12 noon on Wednesday 20 March 2019.

 

 

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