Wolverhampton Chess Club Xmas Blitz

Wolverhampton welcome all players to our christmas blitz event. Entry is open to all players in the Wolverhampton league and neighbouring leagues.

Venue: Forty Four Club, Spring Rd, Wolverhampton, WV4 6LQ
Start Time: 7.30
Date: Monday 11th December 2023

Entry Fee:
1st Prize: 35%
2nd Prize: 25%
Grading Bracket 1: 10%
Grading Bracket 2: 10%
Grading Bracket 3: 10%
Grading Bracket 4: 10%
Grading bracket 1 will be up to the lowest 1/5 of participating players. Grading bracket 2 will be up to 2/5. Grading bracket 3 up to 3/5. Grading bracket 4 up to 4/5.
Time Controls:
A handicap system will be employed.
2350+ (1.5 min)
2200-2349 (2.5 min)
2050-2199 (3 min)
1900-2049 (4 min)
1750-1899 (5 min)
1600-1749 (6 min)
1450-1599 (7min)
1450 and below (8min)
Grades will be determined using the November grading list and blitz/rapidplay grades will be used wherever possible although provisional “p” grades will be ignored.
All standard blitz rules will apply with the following exception, on the first 2 occasions if one player makes an illegal move, the opponent may stop the clocks and claim 2 minutes. On the 3rd occasion that player loses the game.

Posted on behalf of
Phil Bull, Wolverhampton Chess Club