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Belfast Rapidplay Championships - April 28th

Belfast Rapidplay Championship, Good Shepherd Centre, Friday 28th April. 5 Rounds, 20mins per player.

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When

Apr 28, 2017
from 06:45 PM to 10:45 PM

Where

Good Shepherd Centre, 511 Ormeau Rd, Belfast BT7 3GS.

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BELFAST RAPIDPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS

EVENT: Belfast Rapidplay Championships

DATE: Friday 28 April 2017

START TIME: 6:45pm for registration. Round 1 at 7pm.

END TIME: 10:45pm (Prize-giving at 10:40pm).

REGISTRATION: Please email Brendan Jamison at playchessni@gmail.com by noon on Thursday 27 April 2017. Entries through other people will not be accepted so please make direct contact.

ENTRY FEES:

£5 per player.

SPECTATORS: £5 each. (Must register in advance for keycode access to the building)

AIM: The final event to help raise funds to bring 4 children to Russia to compete in a 12 player chess match of Saint Petersburg v Belfast (18-25 August 2017).

ARBITER: Brendan Jamison

FORMAT: Open tournament with 5 Rounds

TIME CONTROL: 20 minutes per player for all the moves therefore games will last a maximum of 40 minutes.

EARLY ENTRIES:

SENIOR BAND (over 1300)

SEED

PLAYER

RAPIDPLAY RATING

1

Mark Newman

1605

2

Mikhail Pavlov

1504

3

John O'Doherty

1494

4

Richard Morrow

1452

JUNIOR BAND (under 1300)

5

Barney McGahan

1045

6

Paul Anderson

1012

7

Adam Fitzsimons

702

9

Rhys McLean

692

6 PRIZES:

Small engraved trophies and medals will be awarded across both bands. In cases where a player does not have a rapidplay rating, their standard UCU rating will be used.

BELFAST RAPIDPLAY

CHAMPION

Small engraved trophy

BELFAST RAPIDPLAY

2nd Place

Silver medal

BELFAST RAPIDPLAY

3rd Place

Bronze medal

BELFAST RAPIDPLAY

JUNIOR CHAMPION

Small engraved trophy

(highest score by a UCU rated player under 1300)

BELFAST RAPIDPLAY

Junior 2nd Place

Silver medal

(2nd highest score by a UCU rated player under 1300)

BELFAST RAPIDPLAY

Junior 3rd Place

Bronze medal

(3rd highest score by a UCU rated player under 1300)

TIMETABLE:

REGISTRATION

6:45pm

ROUND 1

7:00pm to 7:40pm

ROUND 2

7:45pm to 8:25pm

ROUND 3

8:30pm to 9:10pm

ROUND 4

9:15pm to 9:55pm

ROUND 5

10:00pm to 10:40pm

PRIZE-GIVING

10:40pm to 10:45pm

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.

LOCATION: Ground floor conference room, Good Shepherd Centre, 511 Ormeau Rd, Belfast BT7 3GS.

CAR PARKING: Ample free spaces are available in the church car park which players will drive through to get to the building.

KEY CODE: Players must register in advance to get the key code to enter the pedestrian gate after parking their vehicles in the church car park.

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