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Ulster Rapidplay Championships 2017 - report

The 2017 Ulster Rapidplay Championships were held in the ambient Belfast room of the Ulster museum.

Apologies for the lack of images due to a technical problem.  Further images may be uploaded if resolved.  This event really did happen, I promise!

Continuing his rise in Ulster chess,  1st place this year went to the 5th seed Daniil Zelenchuk who finished on 5/6.  As well pocketing the most prize money, the UCU junior now holds the crown of Ulster Rapidplay Champion.

Following a tense blitz playoff between Robert Lavery (4.5/6) and Modestas Razbadausk (4.5/6), Robert secured 2nd place and Modestas 3rd.

Adding to an exciting end to the day, the under 1500 grading prize was also determined by a blitz play off between Ram Rajan (3.5/6) and William Storey (3.5/6).  With already an apparent advantage on the board, Ram secured the win on time.  Despite his loss, William was awarded the under 1300 grading prize for his overall performance.

Congratulations to the prize winners, Daniil Zelenchuk,  Robert Lavery, Ram Rajan and William Storey.

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