Once a quarter JP Chess has a one night blitz tournament using standard SWISS system pairing. The next blitz is in February 2023. Typically there are 5 rounds. In each round the players play their opponent twice, once with white and once with black. The time controls are 5 minutes per player with zero increment. The games are not rated. Entry is free and prizes are limited. Spots limited to 24 entrants.
February 16, 2023
J.P. Licks, Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
G/5 d0 (5 mins, no increment)
5 Rounds, 2 games per round (1 game with each color)
6:00 Casual chess
6:20 All players should be present (inform Tournament Director)
6:20 Spots freed up and first round pairings done
6:30 Round 1
7:00 Round 2
7:30 Round 3
8:00 Round 4
8:30 Round 5
9:00 End of Tournament
Rounds may start sooner than scheduled
USCF Blitz rules will apply which include touch move and "taking of the king". Please read.
NM Ryan Young will give a free one hour long lesson to the highest placed individual with a blitz rating 1500 (chess.com) or 1800 (lichess.org) or less. Tournament Director/Administrator will examine entrants' individual historic ratings on-line before the tournament and determine the rating to be used for the tournament. Thank you Ryan for donating this prize.
If you feel sick or have been in close contact with someone recently with COVID please do not attend the tournament. Please bring a mask and wear if your opponent requests.
Registered Players and Waitlist
For registration please click complete and submit the following on-line form. Note that your name will not appear in the list below until the entry has been accepted by the tournament administrator.
Summary results for prior tournaments: