2023 October FIDE Blitz

When: Oct 14, 2023

Where: Delta Hotel by Marriott, 200 N Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201

Format: 5-round Swiss System (single game per round)  Time Control: G/3 + 2 sec increment

One Section: Open (open to players of all ratings)

  • USCF and FIDE Rated.
  • USCF membership required prior to registration (may be purchased or renewed on site).
  • FIDE ID required PRIOR to registration!
    • FIDE IDs are free. USA-based players can request one here: FIDE ID Request Form
    • It can take as long as a week to get a FIDE ID assigned so request yours ASAP!
  • October 2023 US Chess ratings will be used for section eligibility, pairings, and prize eligibility.
    Other ratings may be used if higher. The decision of the Chief Tournament Director regarding
    eligibility, rating adjustments, conversions, unofficial ratings, or other rating issues is final.
  • Boards, sets, AND clocks will be provided for blitz play.

Prizes: Total Prize Fund $250 based on 20 paid entries.
    1st: $100, 2nd: $60, Top U2000: $50, Top U1400: $40

Entry Fee: $20

Registration: On-site only. Available from 4pm Friday, Oct 13, to 7pm Saturday, Oct 14.
                       Players registering after this time may be given a half-point bye for Round 1.

Schedule: Round 1 Starts at 7:30pm or at conclusion of Round 3 of 2023 October FIDE Classic,
                  whichever is later. Other rounds paired as soon as possible.

Refunds: Refunds may be requested until one hour before the start of Round 1. No refunds will be given after that time.

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