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Galway Rapidplay (Online)
Saturday 19 June 2021
The tournament will be played on the lichess server. You must join lichess (at lichess.org) and choose a username before entering the tournament. Information on how to register on lichess for the Galway Rapidplay will be emailed to you on acceptance of your entry.
Start time: 11.00 a.m. (sharp)
Expected finishing time: 7 p.m.
There will be a lunch break after round 3
Rate of play
15 minutes per player per game, plus a 10 second increment per move.
Number of rounds: 7
Trophies will be awarded to the first, second, and third placed players. There will also be trophies for the best performance by rating, and also to the highest-placed junior and female players who do not win another prize. Additional awards may be made, dependent on entry numbers. Cash prizes will not be awarded.
Trophies will be posted to winners (within Ireland only) as soon as is possible after the event.
Note: The Junior and Female prizes will only be awarded if there are a minimum of 5 entrants in the category. A junior is anybody under 18 on the date of the tournament: i.e. born on or after 19 June 2003.
Round 1: 11 a.m.
Round 2: 12 noon
Round 3: 1 p.m.
Round 4: 3 p.m.
Round 5: 4 p.m.
Round 6: 5 p.m.
Round 7: 6 p.m.
The start time of a round will be delayed if any games from the previous round have not finished by the scheduled start time. The round will then start 5 minutes after the last game in the previous round has finished.
Fill in THIS FORM (opens in a new window), then pay the €10 entry fee by clicking the “Buy Now” PayPal button below.
All money left over after trophies have been purchased and posted will be donated to Croí, the Galway-based West of Ireland Cardiac and Stroke Foundation.
Entry fee: €10
Entry will close on Friday 18 June at 6.00 p.m.
In accordance with standard international practice, the organizers have the right to refuse any entry without giving a reason.
The submission of an entry will be taken as indicating an agreement to accept and abide by the tournament rules, including our GDPR policy.
Name Lichess name Rating (Lichess)
Denis O'Connell Lescurragh 2154
Christopher Woods Magunya 2100
Ronan Zalatel ronan_zal 1999
Robert Senzel Kugelblitz_47 1993
Joe McDonnell The_Terrorist 1949
Barry Foran Deepwaterman 1931
Bill Delee Billdelee 1910
Lukasz Daros luke1982 1909
James Scarry ScarryJ 1842
Andrew Barber Harry-Longshanks 1792
Zoran Dragic EnpassantCastling 1708
Colm O Riordan colmor 1693
Markus Senzel proxyrook 1687
Eduardo egd001 1682
Cyril Feerick CFeerick 1641
James Lee james5561 1507
Maureen Gallagher MaureenG 1450
Bruno Senzel gojira54 1337
Vihan Patil Vihan2010 966
Other Tournament Rules
The tournament will be held on the lichess server and will be governed by their own conditions, which are available here.
When playing you are not allowed to use assistance from any other person, book or device.
Anybody who is flagged by lichess as being in breach of lichess’ terms will be removed from the tournament and will not be eligible for any prize. The organizers have no say in how lichess conduct their business, and if any player has any complaint it must be addressed to lichess and not to the organizers.
Unfortunately there is nothing that we can do if anybody loses a game due to internet failure or mouse-slips. Please note that take-backs are not allowed.
Enquiries are welcomed to GalwayChess@gmail.com (preferably),
or to Pete on 086 8701483