Swiss Blitz Chess Championship (BTO)
|Date / Time||July 28, 2018; 2:00 p.m.|
|Mode of playing||13 rounds Swiss system.|
|Time control||3 minutes + 2 seconds per move|
|Playing schedule||Rounds 1-5: 2.00-3.30 p.m. |
Rounds 6-10: 3.45-5.15 p.m.
Rounds 11-13: 5.30-6.15 p.m.
Prizegiving: 6.45 p.m.
|Prizes||CHF 1'000, 750, 600, 500, 400, 300, 250, 200, 150, 100, 2x50; best woman, best senior (1958-), best junior (1998+): each CHF 100, best child (2002+): CHF 50; best Swiss players (with CH-passeport): CHF 300, 200, 150, 100, 50; best players with Elo <2000 et <1800: CHF 100, 60, 40. Total prize fund: CHF 5'900 + prizes in kind, up to 8 points.|
|Final standings will be established according to number of points scored, truncated Buchholz and truncated Sum of Buchholz. The worst score in each case will be disregarded. Prizes will be shared upon the final ranking (“Hort System” won’t be used).|
|Special prizes are only granted to players scoring 50% or more. This restriction isn't valid for Elo category prizes.|
|For rating band prizes and pairing calculation, FIDE rating is considered first. The rating of July 2018 shall prevail.|
|Prizes are valid from 100 participants. With fewer participants, they are reduced pro rata.|
|Admission||Open to every player, rated or unrated.|
|Inscription||CHF 30 (1998+: CHF 20; GM/IM/WGM/WIM: CHF 20), by bank transfer until July 18, 2018, based on the invoice received by e-mail during the online registration, or on-site before July 28, 12:30 p.m..|
|Miscellaneous||The tournament won’t be rated.|
|Smoking strictly prohibited within the building.|
|It is forbidden to enter the playing hall with electronic devices.|
|In case of disagreement with an arbiter's decision, the player must contest orally without delay by the main arbiter. The decision of the main arbiter is then final.|