UMass Spring Classic - Blitz

Student Union Ballroom, 41 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA 01002.

Event Overview

$5,000 Five-Round Open Section Classical Chess Tournament Hosted by the UMass Amherst Chess Club ($10,000 for entire event)


Prize money: 1st - 75$ per group of 6

Entry fee: $15 for everyone Registration begins at 5:30 pm and ends at 6:00 pm.

Time control: 3+2

Round times: 6:10pm, 6:20 pm, 6:30 pm, 6:40 pm, 6:50 pm, 7:00pm, 7:10pm, 7:20 pm, 7:30 pm, 7:40pm

Bye: No byes available

Details: The UMass Amherst Chess Club is proud to announce our first blitz chess tournament! It is a ten round, double round robin tournament on 14th April. It will be hosted in the Student Union Ballroom at 41 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA 01002. We expect people from all over and of all ages to compete! Please bring your own sets and chess clocks as we anticipate a shortage. Parking is free for the entire event. Unrated players are eligible for entry.

Format: The blitz tournament is a 10 round double round robin tournament with a time control of 3+2. Players based on their strength will be divided into groups of six players. From there you play 2 games with each opponent - one white and one black - getting to a total of 10 games. USCF Blitz and online chess ratings from and will be used to make the group. We can assure you will be paired will someone of similar strength to you, so don't hesitate to enter in! Between each set of 6 players, the first players win $75. Incase of tie, Armageddons with bids will be used to determine a winner. 

Please note a valid USCF membership is required to play. 


Link to registration form.

Once the above form has been filled out, you will be emailed a secured UMass link where you can pay the pre-registration fee. We will follow up on email with further steps

More information

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Contact: OR


41 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01002
United States

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

Organizer Overview

UMass Amherst Chess Club
Phone: 4132109702
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