December 12 and 19 WOCC Blitz Tournaments

Katz Community Center
weekly on Tuesday, starting from Tuesday, December 12, 2023, 2 times

Event Overview


Tournament information

  1. This event consists of two blitz tournaments.
  2. Start time for both events is 7pm.
  3. Entry fee is $8.  Cash only.
  4. All games will be USCF-rated.  A USCF membership is required to participate.
  5. Registration for each tournament will close on tournament day at 6:45pm.  Late registrations will likely be turned away.  I strongly recommend not attempting to sign up in person unless you will be on site by 6:30pm.
  6. Time control for both events is G5 d0 ("five minutes per player per game").
  7. Byes and make-up games are not possible.
  8. The structure of the tournaments will depend on the number of players that sign up.  4-6 players = Double round-robin.  8-10 players = Round robin.  12+ players will be split into multiple sections.
  9. Prize fund.  $5 per player.  50% of the pool goes to 1st place.  30% to second place.  20% to third place.  When the number of players necessitates a split into multiple sections, each section will have its own pool and prize winners.
  10. All games will take place at the West Orange Chess Club, located at the Toby Katz Community Center, 650 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange.  (It's tricky to find -- take the access road between the high school and baseball fields.  Look for a little building at the end of the road.
  11. Boards, sets, and clocks will be provided.
  12. Players may register via our online registration form.

December 12 - Beginning and Intermediate players

  1. This event is restricted to players whose regular, quick, and blitz ratings are all less than 1200.
  2. This event may not be appropriate for very young beginners.
  3. Players in this section may be new to blitz chess.  The differences in the rules will be briefly discussed before the event begins.  A list of rules differences will also be posted.

December 19 - Advanced players

  1. This event is restricted to players who have a regular OR quick OR blitz rating above 1200.
  2. Players in this section are expected to be familiar with blitz rules.  (A list of rules differences will be posted for those in need of a refresher.)

650 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052
United States

Grand Prix Points:
Prize Fund:
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Stephen Lorimor / West Orange Chess Club
Phone: 9082860720
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