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MCC Tournament: Fall Rapid & Blitz ’23

The Miramar Chess Club will hold a two U.S. Chess Federation (USCF) rated Tournaments. A Rapid 5-round Swiss (G/20+5d) and a Blitz 7-rounds (G/5) tournament for up to 50 players.

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Date: October 22nd, 2023
Location: Sunset lakes community center (2801 SW 186th Ave, Miramar, FL, 33029)
Rapid Sections: U1900 & U1400
Blitz Sections: OPEN
Prize Money: All Cash Prizes based 40 participants or more. RAPID = U1900 (1st $300 + Trophy; 2nd $150 + Medal; 3rd $100 + Medal). U1400 (1st $100 + Trophy;2nd $75 + Medal; 3rd $50 + Medal). BLITZ (1st $200 + Trophy; 2nd $100 + Medal; 3rd $50 + Medal).

Some details and rules

  • All USFC rules will be applicable.
  • US Chess membership required and can be done when you sign-up for the tournament. 
  • Chess set, boards and clocks WILL be provided.  
  • Rated players may play in eligible sections as shown in above Section prize details.
  • In the spirit of Fair play, MCC and the TD may place Unrated & Provisional Rated players in the correct section if their reported strength does not align with actual playing strength
  • Sections may be merged or changed for pairing purposes.  
  • No Smoking. No computers. No electronic devices during play.
  • No food or outside open container beverages are allowed in the playing hall or any of the other meeting rooms used for the chess tournament and side activities.
  • COVID-19 POLICY: Masks are optional. At the discretion of the organizer, based on evolving health conditions, masks may be required. Any changes to the mask guidance will be posted to this website.
  • All games will start at their scheduled time without delay.

Entry Fee

  • Early Registration
    • Both (Rapid & Blitz) $70 USD until October 15th;
    • For Rapid Only $60.
    • For Blitz Only $20.
  • Late Registration (After October 15th)
    • Both (Rapid & Blitz) $90
    • For Rapid Only $75
    • For Blitz Only $35.
  • Registration closes on October 19th at 5pm EST
  • No Onsite Registration

Refund Policy

  • Withdraw before October 12th, Full Refund
  • After October 12th, 50% Refund.
  • No Refunds after October 19th.

Agenda & Round times: 

  • 8:30am – Doors Open
  • 9:00am – Opening Ceremony and TD announcements
    • Rapid Tournament (Tentative Schedule as we will start next round as All Games finish)
      • 9:30 am – Round 1
      • 10:30 am – Round 2
      • 11:30pm – Round 3
      • 12:30pm – Round 4
      • 1:30pm – Round 5
      • 2:30pm – Rapid Award Ceremony
    • Blitz Tournament (Tentative Schedule as we will start next round as All Games finish)
      • 3:00 pm – Round 1
    • After all 7 rounds – Blitz Awards & Closing Ceremony

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