2019 U.S. Collegiate Rapid and Blitz Championships

These two events will take place on March 16-17

Regulations

Format: The 2019 U.S. Collegiate Rapid and Blitz Championships 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.

Time Control

5.1. Rapid: The time control shall be game in 15 minutes, with a 10-second increment from move one (G/15+10).
5.2. Blitz: The time control shall be game in 3 minutes, with a 2-second increment from move one (G/3+2).

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Here is the link to register for these 2 events.

Arbitration

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Registration

  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.

Time Control:

  • 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).

Awards:

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

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