Blitz Tournament Rules

Newport Blitz Tournaments

A 7 round swiss blitz

Venue: Newport Chess Club
Start Time: 7.45

Entry Fee:

£2.50 /player
£1 for Juniors

Prizes:

1st Prize: 40%
2nd Prize: 30%
Grading Bracket 1: 10%
Grading Bracket 2: 10%
Highest cumulative score: 5%
Newport Chess Club: 5%

Grading bracket 1 will be up to the lowest 1/3 of participating players. Grading bracket 2 will be up to 2/3.

The prize for the highest cumulative score will be awarded to the player who receives the highest cumulative score over the 3 nights but any player who has been awarded any of the other prizes on any of the nights will be ineligible.

Time Controls:

A handicap system will be employed.

211-175 (3 min)
174-150 (5 min)
149-120 (7min)
119 and below (8min)

Grades will be determined using the most recent grading list and rapidplay grades will be used wherever possible.

On the 3rd evening the time control will be employing fischer time controls. Each player will start with 3 seconds on the clock but will gain additional time for every move that they make. A handicap system will still be employed.

211-175 (3 additional seconds/move)
174-150 (5 additional seconds/move)
149-120 (8 additional seconds/move)
119 and below (10 additional seconds/move)

Rules:

All standard rapidplay rules will apply with the following exception, if one player makes an illegal move, the opponent may stop the clocks and claim 2 minutes. However this exception will not be applied on the 3rd night so when using fischer time controls, the first illegal move loses the game.
In the event of a tie, the grading prize will be awarded to the lowest graded player.