Yorkshire Chess Association


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UK Open Blitz Championship 2019


“Blitz” chess traditionally meant “5-minute” chess, though in this case the time limit is an incremental one: 3 minutes per player plus 2 seconds per move, which works out to the same thing over a 60-move game.


Essentially, 8 qualifier events are being held around the UK, 5 in England, and one each in N Ireland, Scotland and Wales, variously on the 7th, 8th and 14th of September (but you can enter only one).  Manchester, Newcastle and Birmingham are the nearest venues for Yorkshire residents.


The players finishing in the top two places in each qualifier so qualify for the (Open) Final on 16th November 2019, at St John’s Hotel, Solihull. The two highest-placed female players in each qualifier so qualify for the concurrent Women’s Final.


For more details see https://www.englishchess.org.uk/uk-open-blitz-championship-2019/.