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FIDE Rated U1800 Newry Summer Classic

Another event being held at Newry for under 1800 rated players with a time control of 60+0 on Sunday 14th August

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Aug 14, 2022
from 09:45 AM to 06:45 PM


Sticky Fingers Arts Centre, 10 Upper Edward Street, Newry, BT35 6AX

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Players are invited to a FIDE Rated U1800 Newry Summer Classic on Sunday 14th August.

Event times: 9:45am to 6:45pm

Event details: 4 rounds at a time control of 60+0

Entry fee: £15


Check-in at 9:45am

Take seats at 9:55am for announcements


Round 1: 10am

Round 2: 12pm

Lunch break: 1:45pm to 2:45pm

Round 3: 2:45pm

Round 4: 4:45pm


Prize-giving at 6:45pm



Sticky Fingers Arts Centre,

10 Upper Edward Street,


BT35 6AX


Players without a FIDE rating will have their ICU or UCU rating used for pairings and grading bands. Please note, due to the time control of 60+0, a player cannot compete if they have a FIDE, ICU or UCU classic rating of 1800 or higher.


Half point travelling byes available for any round bar the final round.


Limited to 16 players. Deadline to register is 10am on Tuesday 2nd August.


£15 entry fee. £30 late entry fee (after the deadline, if space is still available).


Free entry for 2nd or 3rd player from the same family. To secure a place in the competition, entry fees are due in advance. You will be emailed payment details if there is still place left in the competition. Please pay event organiser by bank transfer, Revolut or PayPal (if paying through PayPal, please send fee under the ‘Friends and Family’ setting, this avoids PayPal taking a fee).


Refunds will be issued to players needing to withdraw up to 24 hours before the event.


Remember to bring a couple of pens. Recording of moves is compulsory until your own time drops below the last 5 minutes.


All players should be seated at their board 2 minutes before the start of each round (but 5 minutes before start of round 1). All clocks will be started at the publicised start times for each round. Default time = 30 minutes, i.e. a player will be scored zero if they arrive after 30 minutes has lapsed on their clock.


Phones must be switched off before the start of play. Any mobile phone that makes a noise will lead to an automatic loss for the player, including the loss of rating points. Switched off phones can be left at the arbiter’s table. The only exception to this rule is if a doctor is playing in the tournament, they are permitted to keep their phone on silent (vibrate mode) in the event of a medical emergency.


Format: Open Swiss


Engraved trophies/shields/cups will be awarded to the Champion, 2nd place, 3rd place, Grading Award and Junior Grading Award.


Tie-breaks will be determined by Swiss Master 5.7 Build 8 in the following order: Median Buchholz, Buchholz, Progressive Score.


FIDE National Arbiter: B.Jamison


3 member Player’s Committee TBC after entries received.


As per FIDE guidelines, players should be members of their national federation. Therefore, with the exception of newcomers or players from overseas, local players should be paid-up members of the Irish Chess Union [ICU] or Ulster Chess Union [UCU]. The current membership period ends on 31st August for both the ICU and UCU. The 2022/2023 season begins on 1st September. Given this Newry event is taking place 2 weeks before the end of the season, anyone wishing to join the UCU will have their membership period valid until 31st August 2023 (i.e. your fee will cover you for 12 and a half months).


A full list of ICU membership rates are available here:


UCU membership can be paid on the day at any tournament in Northern Ireland or the PayPal link can be sent in advance. The UCU Treasurer Adrian Dornford-Smith is usually present at most of the local events.


Newry Chess Contact:

Mark Revels

Operations Manager,

Sticky Fingers Arts Centre,

10 Upper Edward Street,


BT35 6AX