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Omagh Rapidplay 2023 – Tournament Results

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Tournament Report by event organiser/arbiter Brendan Jamison

As the 7th FIDE event in the NI Rapid Grand Prix, the Omagh Rapidplay attracted 42 players, including 8 from the Republic of Ireland. There’s now been 176 players in the 2023/2024 grand prix, with the final 3 events scheduled for Feb-March 2024.

Established in 2014, the annual Omagh competition has been a major highlight in our local chess calendar. Our thanks to Anthony White for once again securing the use of the Christian Brothers Grammar School and for the hot drinks and biscuits to make everyone feel welcome. We hope to see everyone back again next year!

This year’s 12 prize-winners:

Champion: Gatis Barbals (5.5/6)

2nd Place: Steve Scannell (5/6)

3rd Place: Ahmed Abas (4.5/6)

Grading Award: Edward Khanzharov (3.5/6)

Intermediate Champion: Calum Glendinning (4.5/6)

Intermediate 2nd: Beckett Spence (4/6)

Intermediate 3rd: Sainash Biswal  (4/6)

Intermediate Grading Award: Finn Cummins (4/6)

Junior Champion: Joe Colgan (4/6)

Junior 2nd: Kyle-Henrique Sammon-Fernades (3.5/6)

Junior 3rd: Ryan Patton (3/6)

Junior Grading Award: Caolan Haughey (2.5/6)