Tournament Rules for
to be played on Friday, March
As of October 21, 2018
If you were looking for the Main
Event Rules, CLICK HERE.
Blitz will be played using
in all sections. It's just like Regular chess, except a
valid claim of an Illegal Move is an instant win for the claimant.
CLICK HERE to see the
Scholastic Blitz Rules. One "round" of Blitz is two games, you
play one game with each color.
You need a CHESS CLOCK
to play Blitz!!
Every Blitz game MUST
have a chess clock at the board.
Register Online for
Blitz, select the REGISTRATION TAB on the left or click the link
below. The Entry Fee for Blitz is $20 if you register and pay
by midnight on Saturday, March 2nd,
2019. Starting on Sunday March 3rd and at the tournament site,
the entry fee increases to $30.
If you prefer to Register
click here, the
Mail-in Registration Form is on Page 2
of the document you will open. Please put your registration in the
mail by Saturday, March 2nd to ensure we receive it on time!!
ALL BLITZ GAMES WILL BE PLAYED
ON FRIDAY EVENING.
Round 1 is at 6:00 PM
SHARP, follow-on Rounds will start 10-15 minutes after the
previous round ends. Blitz should be done by about 8:30PM
ANY Scholastic or Collegiate player can play in
the Blitz event. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A RESIDENT OF
VIRGINIA to play. All other eligibility requirements (except
for VA residency) apply to the Blitz tournament as given in the
Main Event Rules.
Players not registered and paid for Blitz
by 5:15 PM Friday
not be paired for Round 1 of the Blitz tournament.
Players who arrive too late to enter by 5:15 can still enter for
Blitz Awards will be handed out Saturday
the main playing hall, 10 minutes before the start of Round 4 (e.g. 5:50 PM). The
following awards will be distributed for Blitz:
1st-5th Individuals and Teams in the K5 and K12 Blitz Sections.
1st and 2nd Individual and
Teams in the College Blitz Section.
Blitz is an Individual Event with team points calculated as described on
Main Event Rules page.
For Blitz, teams are formed in the same manner as for the main
event ... but only the
TOP 3 PLAYERS points count toward the Team
Points. (Last year it was the Top 4 Players.)
Blitz is played in 3 Sections: K-5 and K-12,
and College. K-5 players can "play-up" into the K-12 Section, but
no Scholastic player may enter the College Section.
If the College
Blitz Section has fewer than 5 players, or if all 5 players are from
two or fewer teams, then the College Section will be combined into the
High School Section ... but College awards will be kept separate
from the K-12 awards.
We will play
4 or 5 Rounds
of chess in Blitz, depending on how many players are registered.
More than 48 players in a section means that section will play 5 Rounds.
Time Control is
Game-in-5 minutes, with NO TIME DELAY.
Players play two games each round,
one game as White and one game as Black.
You may not request a Bye, although a Bye will be assigned by the computer if the
section has an Odd Number of players.
UPDATED as of Jan 1, 2018: For other Blitz rules,
CLICK HERE to see the
US Chess Scholastic Blitz Rules.
Chess Sets and Boards
will be provided at
YOU MUST HAVE A CHESS CLOCK TO PLAY BLITZ!! We do not have enough clocks
to loan them out for the tournament.
in Blitz. Aren't you glad!
Mike Hoffpauir by email, or phone 757-846-4805