|Ranking.||Name.||ECF.||Bye Requested.||FIDE Rating.||Fed.|
|1.||Henrik Fabri.||Gold.||Round 2.||1877||Isle of Man.|
|2.||Neil Davies.||Gold.||Round 2.||1819||England.|
|3.||Alan Ormsby.||Gold.||–||1806||Isle of Man.|
|4.||Brian Woodard.||Gold.||–||1659||Isle of Man.|
|5.||Howard Dobson.||Gold.||Round 4.||1648||Isle of Man.|
|6.||Vincent Hodgson.||Gold.||Round 3.||Isle of Man.|
|7.||Ben Bosworth.||Gold.||–||Estimated.||Isle of Man.|
Manx Chess Championship 2021
(Terms & Conditions)
6 round, FIDE-rated Swiss, incorporating the Candidates and Challengers events,
organised by the Isle of Man Chess Association
Venue: Braddan Church Hall
Friday 3 December – Sunday 5 December 2021
No entry fees.
No prize money but we intend to offer tangible prizes.
Open Tournament (three Zones of competition)
Tournament Director: Alan Ormsby
Controller: IA David Sedgwick (in person, subject to any COVID restrictions)
Friday: Opening Ceremony 6.15pm / Random Draw for Round 1.
Friday – Round 1 – 6.30pm clocks.
Saturday – Round 2 – 9.30am clocks / Round 3 – 2pm clocks / Round 4 – 6.30pm clocks.
Sunday – Round 5 – 9.30am clocks / Round 6 – 2pm clocks / prize giving & buffet – 7pm.
(30 minutes after the start of each round, a new pairing may be made for any player whose
opponent has not arrived or for any player who was initially awarded a bye, with an
appropriate adjustment to the rate of play to ensure the game finishes on time.
Missing players will be defaulted after 30 minutes).
The December 2021 FIDE ratings will be used; players without a FIDE rating will have an
estimated rating given for the purpose of the tournament.
Once entries close, players will be zoned to either the Open, Candidates or Challengers
depending on playing strength and numbers for the purpose of zone prizes. Any player can
win the Open section and will be declared Manx Chess Champion 2021.
IOMCA member (2021/22 subs paid) . For ECF
grading purposes, a minimum of ECF Bronze membership.
Entries will open 20 October 2021 and close 30 November 2021.
Please enter via email only to email@example.com
Rate of Play
100 minutes for 40 moves, with 20 minutes for the rest of the game. (Note that this is
subject to change if IA David Sedgwick is not able to travel to the island. We would then use
a small increment to avoid the possibility of quickplay finish rules applying.)
½ point bye can be taken Saturday either round 2, 3 or 4 and MUST be confirmed when
entering the tournament.
Round 1 – Random Draw
Random draw to be made by the Isle of Man Chess Association Chairman and the
Tournament Director, 15 minutes before the start of Round 1.
Winners of the Open, Candidates & Challengers
All players can win the Open title. Players zoned in the Open cannot win the Candidates or
Challengers titles. Players zoned in the Candidates cannot win the Challengers title. Players
in the Challengers can win the Candidates title. No player can win more than one title.
If players tie for first place in any zone a tie break will only be held to determine the Open
champion. (Challengers / Candidates titles will be shared)
In the event of two players tying for first place in the Open, the winner of the tournament
will be decided by a play-off on the evening of 5 December, after the completion of all
round-6 games. The play-off will consist of two blitz games with a rate of play of 5 minutes
plus an increment of 2 seconds a move, with colours to be determined by the toss of a coin.
If the blitz match finishes equal then the winner will be determined by Armageddon with 5
minutes for White and 4 minutes for Black, plus an increment of 2 seconds a move from
move 61, Black having draw odds. A toss of a coin will determine colours.
In the event of three or more players tying for first place, the top two will be determined by
tie-break, in the following order of priority, and will enter the play-off described above:
• The results between the players involved in the tie
• Sum of progressive score
• Sum of opponents’ scores (Buchholz)
• Number of won games
Parking at Braddan Church
The car park will be unavailable on Sunday 5 December until after 12.30pm. Therefore, on
Sunday morning please park at Braddan Bridge