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City of Belfast Championships 2018

City of Belfast Championships on May Bank Holiday weekend. Three days of two games a day. May 26th to 28th.

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May 26, 2018 09:30 AM to
May 28, 2018 06:30 PM


NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont

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Venue: NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont

Format: 6 round swiss

Entry Fee: £20 (£15 if made prior to Wednesday 23rd May 2018).  Players must be registered with UCU or ICU.

ALL Players MUST REGISTER to play in advance. Registration will close on Friday 25th May 5:00pm - Contact tournament director to register (Mark Newman 07872544868).

In the event of players finishing on equal points a tie-breaking system will be applied for titles and prize monies. (First tie-break will be Median Buchholz followed, if necessary, by Buchholz, then most wins and then progressive scores.)

Time control:
1 hour 30minutes and 30 seconds increment.  All moves must be recorded. 

Players will be defaulted if they arrive more than 30 minutes after the start of the round.

Timetable: Saturday, Sunday & Monday 26th, 27th, 28th May 2018

Check-in: 9.15am - 9.45am.  1st round start time 10.00am.

1st Round Draw: 9.45-9.50am

Saturday 26th May Round 1 10.00am Round 2 3.00pm
Sunday 27th May Round 3 10.00am Round 4 3.00pm
Monday 28th May Round 5 10.00am Round 6 3.00pm

Sections: there will be 2 sections - the Nemtzov Cup (over 1600) and Henderson Cup (under 1600) The actual format/rating split will be subject to number of entries.

Prize money: To be confirmed

Rules: FIDE rules will apply

Entry: contact Mark Newman  07872544868