Once a quarter JP Chess has a one-night blitz tournament using standard SWISS system pairing. The next blitz tournament will be February 15, 2024. 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.
February 15, 2024
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 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 prior prizes have included 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. Please bring a mask and wear it if your opponent requests.
Registered Players and Waitlist (on-line closed)
Registration will open February 1, 2024. Priority will be given to Thursday regulars. Spots are limited to 26 players, but potentially we may add 4 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 (from 6:20pm). If there is more physical space available we may also increase the number of spots, but this will not be known until the evening of the tournament.
Summary results for prior tournaments:
Detailed results for prior tournaments: