Swiss Blitz Championship 2023

Swiss Blitz Championship (CHB)

Main Arbiter
FA Florian Zarri
July 29, 2023
Concert Hall, Biel Congress Center.
Smoking is strictly prohibited within the whole building.
Tournament type
13 rounds, Swiss system.
Time control
3 minutes + 2 seconds increment per move.
Rounds 1-5: 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Rounds 6-10: 3:45 – 5:15 pm
Rounds 11-13: 5:30 – 6:15 pm
Prize giving: 6.30 pm
CHF 200, 150, 100, 80, 60, 50, 4*40.
Best Swiss: CHF 200, 150, 100.
Non-cash prize fot the best woman, the best veteran (1963-) and the best U16.
Total prize fund: CHF 1'250 + non-cash prizes.
Prizes will be allocated according to the final ranking ("Hort System" won’t be applied).
Eligible for the title as best Swiss are Swiss citizens as well as settled foreigners (settlement permit C) with FIDE Federation SUI.
In order to receive their prizes, the top three finishers are required to stand on the podium during the prize-giving.
1. Points scored
2. Truncated Buchholz (worst score excluded)
3. Truncated sum of Buchholz (worst score excluded)
Players who like to participate, but don’t have yet a FIDE ID, should contact the corresponding officer of their federations or the tournament arbiter by e-mail, in order to receive in time the FIDE code needed for the online registration.
The admission of a player is decided solely by the organization. This decision is final.
CHF 40 (born 2007+: CHF 20; GM/IM/WGM/WIM: CHF 20), by bank transfer until July 26, 2023, based on the invoice received by e-mail during the online registration. After this date, cash payment on site with a surcharge of CHF 20. Deadline: July 29, 12:30 noon.
Participants with the status "unpaid" or those who do not appear at the online players list should come to the tournament desk until no later than 12:30 noon on July 29, 2023.
All participants with the status "paid" on the players list of our website are expected to confirm their presence at the check-in desk, until no later than 1 pm on July 29, 2023. This will ensure their integration in the first round pairings. 
Laws of chess
Art. 6.7.1 Any player arriving at the board more than 2 minutes after the start the round will lose by forfeit, except in cases of force majeure.
Art. It is forbidden to enter the playing area with electronic devices.
According to the anti-cheating guidelines of the FIDE, there is a suitable detector available in the tournament hall.
Pairings and results
The start list is based on the July 2023 FIDE blitz list.
Players have to enter the result at the provided desk. Otherwise the result of the game will be counted as 0-0.
An arbiter's decision may be appealed orally to the main arbiter immediately in case of disagreement. The decision of the main arbiter is final.
The tournament counts for the FIDE blitz rating.
Declaration of consent
With your registration you agree that photographic material may be recorded and used.



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