About the Blitz

The Bristol Chess Blitz is held once a year (November) in the 6th Form Common Room at Bristol Grammar School (BGS), University Road, Bristol.  

The Blitz is an Bristol Chess Grand Prix  11 round Swiss tournament in 1 section

The Open Section is FIDE rated


Entry Fees:      Open £12

Make cheques payable to Bristol & District Chess League and

post the entry to Igor Doklestic, 81 Reedley Road, Bristol, BS9 3TB

or pay by bank transfer! (see the entry form for all details)

Prize money

1st prize of £40 is guaranteed

1st under FIDE 1800 rating £30

1st under FIDE 1600 rating £20

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

If ties occur, prize money will be shared equally.


Round Times

Round 1: 10:20 (last entries at 10:00)

Round 2: 10:50     Round 3: 11:20     Round 4: 11.45     Round 5: 12:10     Round 6: 12:35

Round 7: 14:00     Round 8: 14:25     Round 9: 14.50     Round 10: 15:15     Round 11: 15:40

All moves to be completed in 5 minutes plus 3 seconds increments

Pairings will be effected using the FIDE approved Program