Friday, 30 January 2015

2015 ACT Blitz Championship

The 2015 ACT Blitz Championship is on Wednesday 4th February at the ANU Chess Club, Asian Studies Building, Ellery Crescent, ANU. The tournament begins at 7:45 pm, with registrations from 7:30pm. The event is open to all ACTCA Members.
Entry fee is $10 ($5 for juniors). It will be a 9 round swiss, with a time limit of G/5m

This is the traditional start of the chess year tournament for chess in Canberra, although a couple of clubs have 'jumped the gun' in recent years. It is a serious tournament for a few players, but an opportunity to play chess with friends for most.
The following week the ANU Chess Club will be holding the ANU Masters and for the first time, an ANU Challengers. Both tournaments will be FIDE Rated, which I believe is a first for a chess club in the ACT (the FIDE rating of club events that is). If this proves popular the club will look at FIDE rating other events throughout the year.

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