3rd Bristol League Open Blitz Championship

Entries are limited to 50 players

Saturday 2nd April 2022


Full Tournament Rules


Owen Room, Bristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol, BS8 1SR

(Opposite the Great Hall)


Covid Regulations (if any) for this tournament will be announced closer to date.

There will be nine rounds and play will commence at 13.00.

Each player has 5 mins + 3 seconds per completed move.


List of Entries


Entry fee: £12

Entries on the day are not possible for this event.


Prize money:

1st £50, 1st under FIDE 1800 rating £35, 1st under FIDE 1600 rating £25

All entry fees will be distributed as prize money after expenses deduction

The top Bristol League player will be the Bristol Blitz Chess Champion!


Playing Schedule

Round 1   13:00; Round 2   13:30; Round 3   14:00; Round 4   14:25

Round 5   14:50; Round 6   15:15; Round 7   15:40; Round 8   16:05; Round 9   16:30

This is a FIDE rated event with one section. A player’s initial seeding will be determined in the following order:

(1) FIDE Blitz Rating (March 2022)

(2) FIDE Rapid Rating (March 2022)

(3) ECF Rapid Rating (March 2022)

(4) FIDE Standard Rating (March 2022)

(5) ECF Standard Rating (March 2022)


For players without any of these ratings, the rating allocated for pairings will be determined by the Organiser on a case-by-case basis.


Send an email to chessinbristol@gmail.com to enter the tournament and you will receive the bank details!

Entries on the day are not possible for this event.


Hot & cold refreshments will NOT be available during the event.

Smoking is not permitted on the premises. Limited free parking on site.