19/12/19 – Xmas Blitz Tournament

Newport Xmas Blitz Tournament

A 7 round swiss blitz

Venue: Newport Chess Club
Start Time: 7.45

Entry Fee:

£2.50 /player
£1 for Juniors


1st Prize: 30%
2nd Prize: 20%
Grading Bracket 1: 10%
Grading Bracket 2: 10%
Grading Bracket 3: 10%
Grading Bracket 4: 10%
Newport Chess Club: 10%

Grading bracket 1 will be up to the lowest 1/5 of participating players. Grading bracket 2 will be up to 2/5. Grading bracket 3 up to 3/5. Grading bracket 4 up to 4/5.

Time Controls:

A handicap system will be employed.

Each player will start with 10 seconds on the clock but will gain additional time for every move that they make.

220+      (3 additional seconds/move)
200-219 (4 additional seconds/move)
180-199 (5 additional seconds/move)
160-179 (6 additional seconds/move)
140-159 (7 additional seconds/move)
120-139 (8 additional seconds/move)
100-119 (9 additional seconds/move)
99 and below (10 additional seconds/move)

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


If one player makes an illegal move, the opponent may stop the clocks and claim 2 minutes.
In the event of a tie, the grading prize will be awarded to the lowest graded player.


As it's Christmas, mince pies will be provided!

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