CAISSA WINTER BLITZ - March 14th (Sunday), 2-5pm

Caissa will organize a Blitz event to celebrate return to Over The Board (OTB) play The event is not FIDE rated so is open to everybody.

Limit: 32 registered players or March 12th, whatever happens first

Winter Open Blitz March 2021 - OTB.jpg


1.    The tournament will be played at Caissa Chess Club, 6/F Wing Cheong Commercial Building, 19-25 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong on March 14th, starting at 2pm.

2.    The tournament will be played according to the FIDE ‘Laws of Chess’, Blitz play.

3.    Tournament will not be valid for FIDE Rating, so registration is open for all players. 

4.    The Competition System will be Swiss System, with 9 rounds. Pairings will be done by computer system and no claim against them will be accepted, except a mistake when entering the results. Players will have 5 minutes per game, plus 3 seconds of increment after every move. Number of rounds or tournament format might change depending on the total number of players.

5.    Players who are not present in the venue 10 minutes before the first round, won't be paired in that round even if they have paid the registration fee. Players who default a game without any notification to the Arbiter won't be paired in future rounds.

6.     Players must write the correct result in the Game Result Slip that will be provided in every round. That slip should be signed. Once signed, the result will stay even if it's not correct.

7.    Mobile phones should be switched off in the playing hall, except with arbiter permission.

8.   Tie-breaks

1.    Direct Encounter

2.    Medium Bucholz

3.    Total Bucholz

4.    Sonneborn-Berger.

Armageddon game (White 5 minutes, Black 4, no increment, White must win)
Prizes will be awarded as per the exact place in the final standings and won't be shared: 1st Place - 1,000 HKD, 2nd Place - 750 HKD, 3rd Place - 500 HKD. Trophies for the top 3 players, Best U16, Best U12