2019 U.S. COLLEGIATE RAPID AND BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIPS

For the first time, Saint Louis will host the 2019 U.S. Collegiate Rapid and Blitz Championships, a brand new event for collegiate chess players. The tournament shall be treated as two back-to-back events that include a 6-round Swiss System rapid tournament and a 9-round Swiss System blitz tournament. The tournament is open to any students at post-secondary schools that meet eligibility requirements.

At the end of competition, the 2019 U.S. Collegiate Rapid Champion 2019 U.S. Women’s Collegiate Rapid Champion 2019 U.S. Collegiate Blitz Champion, and2019 U.S. Women’s Collegiate Blitz Champion will be decided. The event will determine invididual winners, as well as two teams: 2019 U.S. Collegiate Rapid Champions (team) and 2019 U.S. Collegiate Blitz Champions (team).

At A Glance
Dates March 16–17, 2019
Location Saint Louis University
Format 6-round Swiss System rapid tournament and a 9-round Swiss System blitz tournament
Regulations Download regulations  
Registration REGISTER HERE! 

 

 

Day

Time

Event

16-Mar

8:30 - 9:30 AM

Registration

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Rapid Round 1

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Rapid Round 2

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Rapid Round 3

1:30 - 2:30 PM

Lunch Break

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Rapid Round 4

3:45 - 4:45 PM

Rapid Round 5

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Rapid Round 6

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Rapid Playoffs

17-Mar

10:00 - 10:15 AM

Blitz Round 1

10:30 - 10:45 AM

Blitz Round 2

11:00 - 11:15 AM

Blitz Round 3

11:30 - 11:45 AM

Blitz Round 4

12:00 - 12:15 PM

Blitz Round 5

12:15 - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 - 1:45 PM

Blitz Round 6

2:00 - 2:15 PM

Blitz Round 7

2:30 - 2:45 PM

Blitz Round 8

3:00 - 3:15 PM

Blitz Round 9

3:30 - 4:30 PM

Blitz Playoffs

4:30 PM

Awards Ceremony