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Quarterly Blitz

Once a quarter J.P. Chess has a one-night blitz tournament using standard SWISS system pairing. The next blitz tournament will be Nov 14, 2024. There will be 5 rounds. In each round the players play their opponent once with the allotted color. The time controls are 5 minutes per player with zero increment. The games are not rated. Entry is free and prizes are limited. 


Nov 14, 2024

[Note August 11 - there is the 5DC Tournament in the City Hall Plaza, Civic Pavilion]


J.P. Licks, 659 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain

Time Controls:

G/5 d0 (5 mins, no increment)


5 Rounds, 2 games per round (1 game with each color).


6:00 Casual chess and in-person registration opens (4 spots)

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 2-5 may start sooner than scheduled


USCF Blitz rules will apply which include touch move and "taking of the king". Please read. 


To be determined on the day , but may include J.P. Chess mugs, chess key rings, book prizes, lesson from NM Ryan Young (categories will be announced based on the entrants)


If you feel sick or have been in close contact with someone recently with COVID please do not attend the tournament. We are meeting in a public place. Please keep your belongings safe at all times. Parental supervision is required for juniors.

Registered Players and Waitlist (CLOSED)

On-line registration will open around the start of May and close 11am on Nov 14. Your name will appear on the list below once accepted by the tournament administrator. Priority will be given to Thursday regulars. Spots are limited to 24 players, but potentially we may add 6 more spots on the evening depending on available physical space

If you are on the waitlist or wish to play please turn up on the evening when spots for no-shows will be given on a first come first served basis on the evening. 


Below is the list of approved entrants. Note that we use an established rating (or converted from rating) as not all entrants below have a USCF rating. The tournament is not rated but uses the est. rating below for the SWISS pairing. Players names marked with an * were prior winners of a lesson and are excluded from winning this prize again.

Prior Results

Summary results for prior tournaments:

Detailed results for prior tournaments:

2024Q2 (blog)

2024Q1 (blog)










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