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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Scottish Chess Blitz in Edinburgh on June 15

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Hi everyone, 
The 2nd Scottish Blitz Championship will be held at Surgeons' Hall, Edinburgh, on Saturday 15th June from 9:00am until 5:00pm. Entry fees: Adult £20 and Student/Junior(U18) £10. Please note the revised adult entry fee. The event will be Fide Blitz rated with official Fide blitz rules applying. The time control will be 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment. There will be 13 rounds with a tentative time schedule detailed below:

Prize Fund £1500:
1st £600, 2nd £400, 3rd £200, 4th £100.
Best Under 2000: 1st £50, 2nd £25.
Best Under 1700: 1st £50, 2nd £25.
Best Junior (u18): 1st £50, 2nd £25.

Additional Rules:
a) Eligiblity for grading prizes will be determined by the player's assigned rating. (i.e. with FIDE blitz rating taking priority over CS grade)
b) The tournament organiser reserves the right to alter prize money as all prizes quoted are based on a satisfactory number of entries.
c) Should a player miss registration, then they will receive a half point bye for round 1.
d) The arbiter's decision is final on matters relating to play.
e) The Scottish Blitz Champion title will be awarded to the highest placed Scottish player. In the event of a tie, the Champion will be decided by i) Head to Head ii) Highest TPR.

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