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The Civil Service 2019 Summer Tournament :Week20

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. We are now into the last 3 weeks of the tournament.You need to play 2 out of the 3 weeks or potentially loose points.

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Sep 11, 2019
from 05:30 PM to 08:45 PM


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

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We are in the main building in the Mac Suite for the rest of the evenings - unless otherwise specified.

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.