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2019 U.S. Collegiate Rapid and Blitz Championships

The 2019 U.S. Collegiate Rapid and Blitz Championship is a national tournament open to students of a university, college or community college. It shall be treated as two back-to-back events that include a 6-round Swiss System rapid tournament and a 9-round Swiss System blitz tournament.

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Schedule

Day

Time

Event

16-Mar

8:30 - 9:30 AM

Registration

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Rapid Round 1

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Rapid Round 2

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Rapid Round 3

1:30 - 2:30 PM

Lunch Break

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Rapid Round 4

3:45 - 4:45 PM

Rapid Round 5

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Rapid Round 6

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Rapid Playoffs

 

 

Day

Time

Event

17-Mar

10:00 - 10:15 AM

Blitz Round 1

10:30 - 10:45 AM

Blitz Round 2

11:00 - 11:15 AM

Blitz Round 3

11:30 - 11:45 AM

Blitz Round 4

12:00 - 12:15 PM

Blitz Round 5

12:15 - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 - 1:45 PM

Blitz Round 6

2:00 - 2:15 PM

Blitz Round 7

2:30 - 2:45 PM

Blitz Round 8

3:00 - 3:15 PM

Blitz Round 9

3:30 - 4:30 PM

Blitz Playoffs

4:30 PM

Awards Ceremony

 

 

Arbitration

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Registration

  1. There shall be no entry fee for the 2019 U.S Collegiate Rapid and Blitz Championships.

  2. This event is a tournament open to students of any post-secondary school (university, college, community college) that meet the Eligibility Requirements as defined at www.collegechess.org/PanAms.html. Schools may register as many players as they like.

  3. The 2019 Collegiate Rapid and Blitz Championship shall use US Chess standard ratings for pairing purposes for all participants. If a player does not have a standard US Chess rating, their FIDE standard rating shall be adapted per: www.collegechess.org/Files/2017-Pan-Am-Rules-Rev-1018-Approved.pdf.

  4. All chess equipment, including clocks, sets and boards will be provided by the organizer.

Time Control

  • Rapid: The time control shall be game in 15 minutes, with a 10-second increment from move one (G/15+10).
  • Blitz: The time control shall be game in 3 minutes, with a 2-second increment from move one (G/3+2).

Awards:

The 2019 U.S. Collegiate Rapid & Blitz shall award four titles (plus trophies) to the:

  • 2019 U.S. Collegiate Rapid Champion

  • 2019 U.S. Women’s Collegiate Rapid Champion

  • 2019 U.S. Collegiate Blitz Champion

  • 2019 U.S. Women’s Collegiate Blitz Champion

Trophies shall also be awarded to the:

  • Second and third-place individuals in each event

  • 2019 U.S. Collegiate Rapid Champions (team)

  • 2019 U.S. Collegiate Blitz Champions (team)

  • The top player in each event rated under 2200, under 2000, and under 1800

March 16th, 2019 8:30 AM   through   March 17th, 2019 5:30 PM
SLU Il Monastero
3050 Olive St
Saint Louis, MO 63103
United States

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