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UK Open Blitz Championship 2019 : Belfast Qualifier

The winners qualify for the UK Open Blitz Championship 2019. Belfast ran one of 8 qualifying tournaments. With several Ulster Champions and top players from London.

Saturday September 7th 2019 saw players gather for a top blitz qualifier - one of 5 being run on this day in various locations, and a further 3 being run latter in September. The prizes being qualification into the UK Open Blitz Championship on 16th November with two finals an Open and a Womans championship of 16 players playing all play all.

The day started with a sun light morning and we gathered outside the beautiful Bowling Green of Ormeau Park. The aim was to set up we were faced with the challenge of getting into the Venue. Everyone was patient and eventually the Bowling Hall was opened.

The room was setup in double time and all was ready. A blitz game is quick and over - each player had 3mins on the clock and on each move gets an extra 2 seconds added - no chance to correct mistakes and very little time to think. But the play of the top players is still incredibly accurate.

Stephen Rush lead the tournament most of the rounds, beating our visitor from England Jonathan Pein in round 4 but then loosing in round 11 to our current Ulster Champion the teenage Daniil Zelenchuk and then loosing in round 14 to WFM Diana Mirza. Both Stephen and Jonathan ending on 13 out of 15.

The qualifiers will be entered into final to be held in Solihull on Saturday, November 16th. We will be watching their progress with excitement:

Qualifiers: Open: Stephen Rush; Jonathan Pein; Women: WFM Diana Mirza

More details on the Championship: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/uk-open-blitz-championship-2019-qualifying-events/

A full day of brilliant chess thanks to Ross Harris and Brendan Jamison.

The cross table of results

No. Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd 6.Rd 7.Rd 8.Rd 9.Rd 10.Rd 11.Rd 12.Rd 13.Rd 14.Rd 15.Rd Pts. Rk. TB1 TB2 TB3 TB4 TB5
1
Pein Jonathan 2176 ENG 13w1 7b1 4w1 2b0 10w1 3b1 5w0 11b1 14w1 17b1 8w1 6b1 18w1 12b1 24w1 13,0 2 0,0 96,0 121,0 134,0 1955
2
Rush Stephen 1981 IRL 14b1 9w1 24b1 1w1 3b1 6w1 13b1 10w1 5b1 7w1 4w0 11b1 17w1 8b0 18b1 13,0 1 1,0 96,0 122,0 135,0 1979
3
Marchlewicz Damian 1922 POL 15w1 8b½ 10w1 4b1 2w0 1w0 9b1 7w0 16b1 5w0 11b1 17w0 14b1 19w1 6b1 9,5 5 1,0 97,5 117,5 130,5 1742
4
Zelenchuk Daniil 1916 IRL 16b1 11w1 1b0 3w0 14b1 7w1 6b1 5b0 8w1 10w1 2b1 13w1 24b1 17b1 12w1 12,0 3 0,0 96,0 120,0 133,0 1899
5
Donaldson Thomas R 1875 ENG 17w1 10b0 8w1 24b1 6w0 11b1 1b1 4w1 2w0 3b1 7b1 14w0 12b1 13w1 21b1 11,0 4 0,0 97,0 120,0 133,0 1800
6
Lavery Robert 1875 IRL 18b1 24w0 13b1 16w1 5b1 2b0 4w0 14w0 7b0 9w1 23b1 1w0 19b1 21w1 3w0 8,0 12 0,0 89,0 107,0 120,0 1524
7
Razbadauskas Modestas 1818 IRL 19w1 1w0 14b1 10b0 17w1 4b0 15w1 3b1 6w1 2b0 5w0 21b1 8b0 22w1 11b1 9,0 9 0,0 95,0 112,0 125,0 1640
8
WFM Mirza Diana 1756 IRL 20b1 3w½ 5b0 11w0 16b1 12w1 10w0 13b1 4b0 18w1 1b0 19b1 7w1 2w1 14b½ 9,0 8 1,0 94,0 112,0 125,0 1656
9
Newman Mark 1750 IRL 21w1 2b0 15w1 17b0 19w1 10b0 3w0 12b0 20w1 6b0 22w1 18b0 23w1 24b0 16w1 7,0 16 0,0 67,0 80,5 93,5 1276
10
Bradley John 1690 IRL 22b1 5w1 3b0 7w1 1b0 9w1 8b1 2b0 12w1 4b0 14w0 16w1 21b1 11w0 23w1 9,0 7 2,0 90,0 108,0 121,0 1673
11
Wong James 1683 IRL 23w1 4b0 17w0 8b1 15w1 5w0 16b1 1w0 24b1 21b1 3w0 2w0 22b1 10b1 7w0 8,0 11 0,0 90,5 108,5 121,5 1536
12
Spackman Conor 1583 IRL 24b0 18w1 16b0 14w0 21b1 8b0 19w1 9w1 10b0 23w1 13b0 22b1 5w0 1w0 4b0 6,0 17 0,0 79,5 95,5 108,5 1346
13
Rushe Adam 1511 IRL 1b0 19w1 6w0 23b1 24w1 17b1 2w0 8w0 15b1 14b0 12w1 4b0 16w1 5b0 22w1 8,0 13 0,0 85,5 102,5 115,5 1511
14
Gormley Cathan 1490 IRL 2w0 21b1 7w0 12b1 4w0 18b1 17w1 6b1 1b0 13w1 10b1 5b1 3w0 23b1 8w½ 9,5 6 0,0 96,5 116,5 129,5 1713
15
Harris Dexter 1311 IRL 3b0 20w1 9b0 18w1 11b0 24w1 7b0 22b1 13w0 -0 -0 -0 -0 -0 -0 4,0 19 0,0 74,5 88,5 98,0 1361
16
ACM Dornford-Smith Adrian 1303 IRL 4w0 23b1 12w1 6b0 8w0 19b1 11w0 20b1 3w0 22b0 21w1 10b0 13b0 18w0 9b0 5,0 18 0,0 72,0 85,5 97,5 1293
17
Johnston Gary 1216 IRL 5b0 22w1 11b1 9w1 7b0 13w0 14b0 18w1 23b1 1w0 24w1 3b1 2b0 4w0 19b1 8,0 10 0,0 91,0 108,0 121,0 1565
18
Toogood Ben 1183 IRL 6w0 12b0 21w1 15b0 23w1 14w0 20b1 17b0 22w1 8b0 19w1 9w1 1b0 16b1 2w0 7,0 15 0,0 69,5 86,5 99,5 1368
19
Suitor Cian 862 IRL 7b0 13b0 22w1 20w1 9b0 16w0 12b0 23w0 21w0 24b0 18b0 8w0 6w0 3b0 17w0 2,0 22 1,0 72,0 86,0 95,5 1041
20
Harris Blake 770 IRL 8w0 15b0 23w0 19b0 22w0 21b0 18w0 16w0 9b0 -0 -0 -0 -0 -0 -0 0,0 24 0,0 41,0 50,5 59,5 414
21
Magennis Callum 765 IRL 9b0 14w0 18b0 22b1 12w0 20w1 23b1 24w0 19b1 11w0 16b0 7w0 10w0 6b0 5w0 4,0 20 0,0 72,0 85,5 96,5 1217
22
Boyd Joseph 0 IRL 10w0 17b0 19b0 21w0 20b1 23w0 24b0 15w0 18b0 16w1 9b0 12w0 11w0 7b0 13b0 2,0 23 0,0 70,0 84,0 93,0 974
23
Cole Ethan 0 IRL 11b0 16w0 20b1 13w0 18b0 22b1 21w0 19b1 17w0 12b0 6w0 24w0 9b0 14w0 10b0 3,0 21 0,0 71,0 84,0 93,5 1072
24
Devine Shane 0 IRL 12w1 6b1 2w0 5w0 13b0 15b0 22w1 21b1 11w0 19w1 17b0 23b1 4w0 9w1 1b0 7,0 14 0,0 82,0 99,0 112,0 1479

 

The Final standings

From the Tournament-Database of Chess-Results http://chess-results.com
UK Open Blitz Championship: Belfast
Last update 07.09.2019 17:45:09
Final Ranking after 15 Rounds
Rk. Name sex Gr FED Rtg Pts. TB1 TB2 TB3 TB4 TB5 K rtg+/-
1 Rush Stephen A IRL 1981 13 1 96 122 135 1979 40 49.6
2 Pein Jonathan A ENG 2176 13 0 96 121 134 1955 20 -13.2
3 Zelenchuk Daniil A IRL 1916 12 0 96 120 133 1899 20 17.4
4 Donaldson Thomas R A ENG 1875 11 0 97 120 133 1800 20 47.6
5 Marchlewicz Damian A POL 1922 9.5 1 98 117.5 130.5 1742 0 0
6 Gormley Cathan B IRL 1490 9.5 0 97 116.5 129.5 1713
7 Bradley John A IRL 1690 9 2 90 108 121 1673
8 Mirza Diana w A IRL 1756 9 1 94 112 125 1656 20 15
9 Razbadauskas Modestas A IRL 1818 9 0 95 112 125 1640 20 -2.8
10 Johnston Gary B IRL 1216 8 0 91 108 121 1565
11 Wong James A IRL 1683 8 0 91 108.5 121.5 1536 20 -10.2
12 Lavery Robert A IRL 1875 8 0 89 107 120 1524 0 0
13 Rushe Adam B IRL 1511 8 0 86 102.5 115.5 1511 20 4
14 Devine Shane B IRL 0 7 0 82 99 112 1479
15 Toogood Ben B IRL 1183 7 0 70 86.5 99.5 1368
16 Newman Mark A IRL 1750 7 0 67 80.5 93.5 1276 20 -29
17 Spackman Conor A IRL 1583 6 0 80 95.5 108.5 1346 0 0
18 Dornford-Smith Adrian B IRL 1303 5 0 72 85.5 97.5 1293
19 Harris Dexter B IRL 1311 4 0 75 88.5 98 1361 20 -11.6
20 Magennis Callum B IRL 765 4 0 72 85.5 96.5 1217
21 Cole Ethan B IRL 0 3 0 71 84 93.5 1072
22 Suitor Cian B IRL 862 2 1 72 86 95.5 1041
23 Boyd Joseph B IRL 0 2 0 70 84 93 974
24 Harris Blake B IRL 770 0 0 41 50.5 59.5 414
Annotation
Tie Break1: Direct Encounter (The results of the players in the same point group)
Tie Break2: Buchholz Tie-Breaks (variabel with parameter)
Tie Break3: Buchholz Tie-Breaks (variabel with parameter)
Tie Break4: Buchholz Tie-Breaks (variabel with parameter)
Tie Break5: Performance (variable with parameter)
You find all details to this tournament under  http://chess-results.com/tnr467054.aspx?lan=1
Chess-Tournament-Results-Server: Chess-Results

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