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UK Blitz Championships 2022 - Belfast Qualifier - Sept 4th

Updated with map of location. An opportunity to qualify for the UK Blitz Championships. Belfast is holding one of the 8 qualifying tournaments across the UK.

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Sep 04, 2022
from 10:30 AM to 07:00 PM


NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA

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All entries and payments to be made on the ECF website

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Format and rating
All qualifier events will be fifteen round Swiss tournaments. The time limit for all events will be all moves in 3 minutes plus 2 seconds per move. Default round times will as follows subject to variation by regional organisers —

Round Time Round Time Round Time
Round 1 11.00 Round 6 13.30 Round 11 16.00
Round 2 11.25 Round 7 13.55 Round 12 16.25
Round 3 11.50 Round 8 14.20 Round 13 16.50
Round 4 12.15 Round 9 14.45 Round 14 17.15
Round 5 12.40 Round 10 15.10 Round 15 17.40

Location of the Maynard-Sinclair Pavilion:



Qualifier events will be FIDE rated.

Finals Qualification
The top two players in each qualifier will qualify for the Final. The two highest-placed female players will qualify for the Women’s Final. If a female player finishes in the top two places, then she may choose whether to play in the Open Final or the Women’s Final. If she decides to play in the Open Final, the two regional qualifying places for the Women’s Final from that event will go to the next highest placed women in the same qualifier. If there are not sufficient women in the qualifier to offer these places to, the spare place or places will be distributed to the highest non-qualifying women across the other qualifiers. If fewer than two women enter a qualifying event, then the highest-scoring female player(s) in any of the eight qualifiers who did not qualify will be invited to play in the Women’s Final. In the event of this being tied, then the player with the highest Tournament Performance Rating on that score will qualify.