2019 U.S. Collegiate Rapid & Blitz, Saint Louis, March 16-17

The beautiful SLU campus

Mark your calendars for a new National event, with the premiere edition taking place at SLU, a couple days prior to the U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championships in Saint Louis.

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.

Click here for the full list of regulations and click here to register. 

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

Click here for a full list of regulations.

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

When

March 16th, 2019 8:30 AM   through   March 17th, 2019 5:30 PM

Location

SLU Il Monastero
3050 Olive St
Saint Louis, MO 63103
United States

Comments

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