The Hastings Congress Blitz Tournament will take place this evening, 3rd January, at the White Rock Hotel. Play will start at 20.30. Tournament details are as follows and we give a link to the player list as at time of writing –http://chess-results.com/tnr157346.aspx?lan=1
Prizes: All entry fees will be returned as prizes.
Rate of Play: All the moves in 3 minutes, plus two seconds per move from the first. Once again we are running an event where players can have a good time and improve their rating and unrated players can get a Blitz rating in one evening.
Standard Play ratings will not be affected by the Blitz or Rapid Play results. Where players are already FIDE rated but do not have a Blitz rating, their Standard Play rating will be used initially.