October Club Blitz Championship

Posted: 30/09/2012 by Ian in Club News

Over the next five club nights we will have the inaugural October Club Blitz Championship.


Six Round Swiss Tournament starting at 7:20pm sharp each Tuesday in October. Time control to be 5 + 3

Each tournament open to anyone turning  up on the night (members and non members) but title of club champion only available to club members

Points aggregated from week to week (so maximum score would be 5 x 6 = 30 points over the five weeks). If you miss a week (or turn up after the tournament kicks off) then no points for that week. If insufficient numbers for six rounds on a night then a four or five round tournament

If scores are tied at the end of five weeks individual results between the tied players to decide a winner; if still inconclusive the title of Club Blitz Champion to be shared. Winners name to be immortalized on the website as Club Blitz Champion 2012

The following blitz rule to apply:

“An illegal move is completed once the opponent’s clock has been started. The opponent is entitled to claim a win before he has made his own move. However, if the opponent cannot checkmate the player’s king by any possible series of legal moves, then the claimant is entitled to claim a draw before he has made his own move. Once the opponent has made his own move, an illegal move cannot be corrected unless mutually agreed without intervention of an arbiter.” – so don’t leave your king in check!


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