This year’s Christmas Lightning Tournament / Fun night will be held in the chess club on Wednesday evening 12th December commencing at 7.30pm. The evening will include raffles and spot prizes.
The tournament will be over 5 rounds and the same handicap system will apply as in previous years, to even up the chances for everyone. Current live ICU ratings will be used – if you don’t have a rating the Controller will estimate a rating for you.
Rating Band Time per game received
>1800 5 minutes
1600 – 1799 7 minutes
1400 – 1599 8 minutes
1000 – 1399 10 minutes
< 1000 12 minutes
For example, if a player rated 1850 meets a player rated 900, the higher rated player will have 5 minutes to complete all his/her moves and the lower rated player 12 minutes to complete all his/her moves.
One additional rule is that a time limit of 20 minutes applies per game, so if 2 players of ratings < 1000 are paired they get 10 minutes each. If a player with a rating of 1000 – 1399 is paired with a player rated < 1000, the time for the players are 9 and 11 minutes respectively.
Entry is free and the following prizes will be on offer:
4th – 6th €10 each