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The Civil Service 2019 Summer Tournament :Week2

The UCU Civil Service Summer Tournament is open to all chess players and provides regular competitive chess during the summer months when many chess clubs are closed.

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May 08, 2019
from 05:30 PM to 08:30 PM


NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA

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Please note we are playing in the PlayBall Room for the first 3 weeks - located to the right of the main building overlooking the Hockey pitches.

We need to vacate the room by 10:30pm - so please arrive on time. The clocks maybe adjusted so we can end at this time.

Venue NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road Belfast BT4 3TA

Please arrive by 7:30pm. If you are coming late please let the controller know in advance to be included in the draw.

Starting Wednesday  1st May 2019 and continuing every Wednesday.

Ending Wednesday 25th September 2019. Prize Giving and mini tournament.

Start Time for the draw 7:30 pm. The aim is to start each round at 7.45 pm sharp.

Format The tournament is flexible – players play whichever nights suit them with pairings being made on the evening. Players are usually paired with opponents within their own grading band but late comers may get a difficult draw or may not be paired – so please be prompt.

Time limit Each player gets 1 hour 30 minutes for the complete game. (unless we need to vacate the room early).

Prizes will depend on number of entrants.There will be grading bands, again depending on entrants.

Entry Fee £20.

Controller: Mark Newman Telephone 07872544868. email:

1. Players must complete 10 games to be considered for prizes.
2. If a player does not play in two of the last three rounds they will be assumed to have played and lost 2 games. If they play only one then they will forfeit one game.
3. However if a player has played 14 or more games then they are exempt from rule 2.
4. Scores will be calculated on a percentage basis.