Friday Night BLITZ at the Fredericksburg Open!

Country Inn & Suites Fredericksburg-South

Event Overview


Oct. 28, Virginia

Hotel & Playing Site: Country Inn & Suites Fredericksburg-South, 5327 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, VA 22408.

Format: 4 Double-rounds, Swiss System (this is not an elimination tournament). Time Control is Game in 5 minutes. No half-point Byes allowed.

Sections: Two Blitz Sections.
    - Championship: Players rated over 1600
    - Under 1600: Players rated below 1600 or are Unrated
An “Unrated” player is someone who does not have a US Chess rating or a rating in a system recognized by the US Chess Federation (e.g., FIDE and many foreign countries). A player who has a rating in a recognized system is NOT Unrated. Ratings in, Lichess, Chesskid, ICC, Tornelo, etc., are not used.
         + Chief TD will pair players and award prizes for BLITZ based on the higher of each player’s Over-the-Board and Online Regular ratings. These ratings also determine players’ section eligibility. The Chief TD is the final authority on ratings used.

Prizes: We will pay out at least 85% of the entry fees as 1st-3rd place prizes in each Blitz section. We may add additional prizes and increase payout based on the number of entries.

On-Line Registration & Fees: Register online at
    - $30 through Wednesday Oct 26th
    - $40 starting Thursday Oct 27th and at the tournament site

On-Site Registration: At the hotel.
    - Friday, Oct 28th, 4 pm to 6:30 pm. Round 1 of Blitz starts at 7 pm.
    - Credit cards, checks, cash accepted

Ratings Used for Sectioning and Prizes: For section determination and prizes we use the higher of a player’s Over-the-Board and Online Regular and Blitz ratings from the October 2022 US Chess Rating Supplement. Established ratings trump provisional ratings, and “stale” over-the-board or online ratings will be reviewed by the Chief TD. Players who lack US Chess ratings, but have ratings in other recognized systems, will have their ratings converted by the Chief TD to a US Chess equivalent.


5327 Jefferson Davis Highway
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
United States

Sections: 2
Grand Prix Points: 0
Prize Fund: TBD based on entries
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Michael E Hoffpauir
Phone: 7578464805

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