Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

Chess Scotland

The home of Chess in Scotland

SCT – Edinburgh Blitz (OTB event)

Friday 8th April  (1 day event)

The Dean, Stewart's Melville College, Edinburgh

Time Controls: Blitz  |  Rounds: 9  |  Website

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2022 Edinburgh Blitz

A Scottish Chess Tour Event

http://congress.org.uk/congress/163/home

The Dean, Stewart's Melville College - Friday evening

8th April 2022

Please note. All players must have a FIDE Identification Number before they are allowed to play in round 1. See details below.

 

 

A 9 Round Swiss tournaments played under the rules of Chess Scotland (CS)
Entries are limited to 60 players, so please book early
A 5 Round Junior Swiss tournaments played under the rules of Chess Scotland (CS)
Entries are limited to 40 players, so please book early *

* To be confirmed

 

Sections

Section Open
FIDE Rated
Junior Blitz
FIDE Rated
Entry Fee £16 £10
1st. Prize £60 Trophy
2nd. Prize £30 Rosette
Grading Prizes £25

 

Playing Sessions - Open Tournament

Round Start Time
1 to 5 19.00
Break
6 to 9 20.30
Expected Finish 21.30

In each session, rounds are continuous.

 

Playing Sessions - Junior Tournament

Rounds Start Time
1 to 5 17.00
Expected Finish 18.30

In each session, rounds are continuous.

 

Time Control

All moves in 3 minutes, with 2 second increments from move 1.

 

Grading

FIDE Blitz ratings will be used.
We appreciate as this is the first over the board chess competition many players will have participated in since the start of Covid, there may be some anomalies. We will use gradings/ratings as we deem appropriate.

FIDE Identification Number (FIN)

All players must have a FIDE Identification Number (FIN)*. Chess Scotland can register players who are eligible for a Scotland (SCO) code – eligibility rules here. List of registered players here. Please contact Chess Scotland to request a FIDE registration and provide your full name, town of residence and year of birth.

 

*Which must be Licenced. Former FIDE Arena players who have not registered with their national federations may fall into this category. If this is the case, it is generally resolved quite quickly by your national federation. Please enquire if you are unsure of the registration rules before deciding to enter by contacting us using our contact form.

 

COVID Safety Arrangements

  • If there are government restrictions at the time of the event, they will apply at the event
  • Players must not attend if they have Covid symptoms and a full refund will be given
  • Players must not attend if they have recently tested positive for COVID and a full refund will be given

 

Spectators

Spectators and players who have finished their game, are not allowed in the playing hall and may be asked to leave.

Conditions of Entry

The organisers reserve the right to:

  • Increase or decrease prize money
  • Transfer entrants between events
  • Split or merge events depending on numbers
  • Withhold prizes from ungraded players if they play in events below their known strength
  • The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry without assigning a reason
  • Take any other measures deemed necessary to ensure the smooth running of the congress
  • Spectators, and players who have finished their game, are not allowed in the playing hall and may asked to leave the playing hall.

 

Saturday FIDE Open Allegro

A FIDE Open Allegro is also taking place on Saturday, it is open all, juniors and adults. Start time – 10.00. Finish time – 18.00 approx. Further details available soon.

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