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Omagh Rapidplay 3rd Dec 2022 - tournament report by B. Jamison

Omagh Rapidplay 3rd Dec 2022 - tournament report by B. Jamison

104 players have now taken part in the NI Rapid Grand Prix, with Omagh the 7th out of 10 tournaments in the series. On 3rd December, 30 players gathered at the Christian Brothers Grammar School on a beautiful Winter’s day. With 2 sections and 6 rounds, players had 25 minutes each per game. It was great to welcome players from far and wide, especially some very talented newcomers!

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December 2022 FIDE rating report - 14 more players make a debut

Report by B. Jamison, FIDE National Arbiter The month of November saw a big wave of FIDE-rated events, with 14 players making a debut on the 1st December - 6 classic, 2 rapid and 6 blitz. Very well done to everyone who made a breakthrough

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London Junior Chess Championships, Belfast Qualifier 1st Oct 2022

London Junior Chess Championships, Belfast Qualifier 1st Oct 2022

Methodist College series of Monthly tournaments kicked off with the qualifier for the prestigious London Junior Chess Championships. Six rounds of excellent chess.

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Eddie Hanzharov wins Gold Coast Blitz with 6/6

Eddie Hanzharov wins Gold Coast Blitz with 6/6

On 17th November, Bangor Chess Club held its last FIDE-rated event of 2022, the Gold Coast Blitz.

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