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. 
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
Click here for a full list of regulations.
  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.
  • 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).
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

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