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DATE: 18th June 2023
START TIME: 11:00 AM EST
CHECK IN TIME: 10:00 AM EST
TIME CONTROL: 5+0 Minutes
VENUE: 14045 Ballantyne Corporate Pl, Ste 101, Charlotte 28277
Top 3 winners will get trophies.
Next 5 winners will get Medals.
All participants will get Grandmaster signed certificates.
Blitz Chess is a fast-paced version of chess where each player has only a few minutes on the clock to make all their moves.
The Ballantyne Blitz Tournament has a Time Control of 5 minutes and 0 second increments.
There will be a minimum of 5 rounds and a maximum of 9 rounds. This will depend on the # of players participating in the tournament.
The winner of a Blitz Chess Tournament is determined by the total number of points earned throughout the tournament. Points are typically awarded for a win, a draw, or a loss. 1 point for a win, 0.5 point for a draw and 0 point for a loss.
If two players have the same number of points at the end of a Blitz Chess Tournament, tiebreaks may be used to determine the winner. At the Ballantyne Blitz Tournament we will decide the winner based on the Play Offs, instead of the Tie-Break scores.
Yes, the players can request a draw. However, a draw will only get 0.5 points.
If you have registered for the tournament and do not show up, you’re denying someone an opportunity to participate in the tournament. Hence we do not encourage “No Shows”, unless there are exceptions.