Please email – email@example.com to confirm your entry and the website will be updated accordingly.
Entries – Closed.
|Ranking / Zone.||Name.||Federation||ECF Grade||Bye|
|Open / Major.|
|1.||Li Wu.||Isle of Man||2293|
|2.||Keith Allen.||Ireland||2144||Rnd 1. (TDD)|
|4.||Henrik Fabri.||Isle of Man||1936|
|5.||Neil Davies.||England||1896||Rnd 3.|
|8.||Glenn Cross.||Isle of Man||1775||Rnd 3.|
|09.||Howard Dobson.||Isle of Man||1742||Rnd 3.|
|10.||Paul Smith.||Isle of Man||1729|
|11.||Brian Woodard.||Isle of Man||1668||Rnd 3.|
|13.||Colin Watkinson.||Isle of Man||1555|
|15.||Vince Hodgson.||Isle of Man||1540||Rnd 3.|
|16.||Antony Jackson.||Isle of Man||1460||Rnd 3.|
|17.||Kyle Cross.||–||1445||Rnd 3.|
TDC – Tournament Directors Discretion.
IOM Chess Association, Weekender 2023
(Terms & Conditions)
5-round, ECF-rated Swiss,
Venue: Braddan Church Hall
Saturday 13 May – Sunday 14 May 2023
No entry fees.
No prize money but we intend to offer tangible prizes.
Open Tournament (two Zones of competition)
Saturday: Opening Ceremony 9.45am / Random Draw for Round 1.
Saturday: Round 1 – 10.00am clocks / Round 2 – 1.30pm clocks / Round 3 – 5.00pm clocks.
Sunday: Round 4 – 10.00am clocks / Round 5 – 1.30pm clocks / Prize giving & buffet – 5pm.
(15 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 15 minutes).
The May 2023 ECF ratings will be used. Players without an ECF rating will have an estimated
rating given for the purpose of the tournament.
Once entries close, players will be zoned to either the Open or Major depending on playing
strength and numbers for the purpose of zone prizes. Any player can win the Open section.
IOMCA member (2022/23 subs paid).
For ECF grading purposes, a minimum of ECF Bronze membership.
Entries will open immediately and will close 2 May 2023.
Please enter via email only to firstname.lastname@example.org
Rate of Play
60 minutes, plus 30 seconds a move for the whole game.
½ point bye can be taken on round 3 but MUST be confirmed by 2 May. (However, see Tie
Break rules below.)
Round 1 – Random Draw
Random draw to be made by the Isle of Man Chess Association Chairman, 15 minutes before
the start of Round 1.
Winners of the Open & Major
All players can win the Open title. Players zoned in the Open cannot win the Major. No
player can win more than one title. If players tie for first place in either zone a tie break will
be held to determine the champion.
In the event of two players tying for first place in the Open or Major, the winner will be
decided by a play-off after the completion of all round-5 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 number of games played.
(A 1-point bye will count as a game that was played).
• 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 14 May until after 12.30pm. Therefore, on
Sunday morning please park at Braddan Bridge.