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Lisburn October Blitz and Bullet tournament

On 12th October enjoy the Lisburn Blitz and Bullet tournament.

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When

Oct 12, 2019
from 10:30 AM to 04:00 PM

Where

Level 2, Lisburn City Library, 23 Linenhall Street, Lisburn, BT28 1FJ

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Lisburn October Blitz and Bullet tournament - 12th October 2019

LOCATION:

Level 2, Lisburn City Library, 23 Linenhall Street, Lisburn, BT28 1FJ

BLITZ TIMETABLE:

Check-in / pay entry fees: 10:30am-10:45am.

Round 1 - 11:00am to 11:20pm

Round 2 - 11:25pm to 11:45pm

Round 3 - 11:50pm to 12:10pm

Round 4 - 12:15pm to 12:35pm

Round 5 - 12:40pm to 1:00pm

Lunch break: 1:00pm to 1:45pm

Food and drinks provided by host chess club (Sandwiches, teas and coffees).

Round 6 - 1:45pm to 2:05pm

Round 7 - 2:10pm to 2:30pm

Prize-giving - 2:35pm to 2:45pm

BULLET TIMETABLE: (please note, several players will only play in blitz)

6 rounds - 2:50pm to 3:50pm

TRAVELLING BYES:

Players are permitted to take a half point travelling bye for round 1 and round 6 of the blitz. Any players unable to compete in round 7 will be scored zero (to avoid affecting those playing for a medals in round 7). If you need a travelling bye, please inform Arbiter at point of registering.

SECTIONS:

 

Senior (over 1500)

Intermediate (1000-1500)

Junior (Under 1000)

Please note we may adjust the rating levels of each section, dependent on entries. We may also combine Intermediate and Junior sections if needed to balance the numbers.

One open section for Bullet.

TIME CONTROL:

10 minutes per player for blitz. No increments. Each round will last 20 minutes.

1 minute per player for bullet. No increments. Each round will last 2 minutes.

PRICE:

£5 entry fee for the whole day (includes free sandwiches and tea/coffee)

ELIGIBILITY:

Because the blitz is a UCU rated tournament, if you wish to play in the tournament, you must be a member of either Lisburn Chess Club, the Ulster Chess Union or the Irish Chess Union.

The only exception to this rule is for visiting players from other countries who do not need to pay membership to play.

MEDALS:

9 medals will be awarded for:

Champion

2nd Place

3rd Place

Intermediate Champion

Intermediate 2nd Place

Intermediate 3rd Place

Junior Champion

Junior 2nd Place

Junior 3rd Place

 

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. For blitz, 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.

In blitz, if your opponent makes an illegal move, you are entitled to claim an extra 1 minute on the clock. In such cases, immediately pause the clock and call over the arbiter.

In bullet, if your opponent makes an illegal move, you are entitled to claim the win. In such cases, immediately pause the clock and call over the arbiter.

Remember FIDE rules about mobile phones is very strict. If your phone makes a noise during the game (be it a text, phone call or any other audio distractation), you will automactially lose the game therefore always remember to have your phone switched off. If you are a doctor on call, please notify Arbiter in advance.

 

To register please email UCU Tournament Director B. Jamison at playchessni@gmail.com

Registration deadline: 12 noon on Tuesday 8th October 2019. Late entries will not be accepted.