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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.
||8:30 - 9:30 AM
|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
|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
||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
|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
Click here for a full list of regulations.
- There shall be no entry fee for the 2019 U.S Collegiate Rapid and Blitz Championships.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
March 16th, 2019 8:30 AM through March 17th, 2019 5:30 PM
SLU Il Monastero
3050 Olive St
Saint Louis, MO 63103