DSM Chess February Scholastic Blitz & Bughouse

Saturday, February 8th, 2020

Staybridge Suites

6905 Lake Dr

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Description:

FREE US CHESS MEMBERSHIPS FOR NEW AND EXPIRED PLAYERS!

DSM Chess is holding a Blitz Chess tournament in the morning and a bughouse chess tournament in the afternoon. Players are welcome to play in either one tournament or both tournaments. Both tournaments will be 5 round swiss system tournaments.

The Blitz tournament will be US Chess Rated and players will need a US Chess membership. Chess it up Iowa is sponsoring us, and is covering the cost of new memberships. You must sign up for your membership through us in order to receive a free membership. This can be done in person at the tournament, or by emailing Katie@dsmchess.com

Morning Blitz 

5 round Swiss  

Each round consists of 2 games each, they play one game and then switch colors and play the same opponent again as the opposite color.

Entry Fee:

Entry Fee:

$20 For Blitz only, $35 for both Blitz & Bughouse

Registration:

On Site 9:00am - 9:50am

Online: Through the form below

Time Control: 

G/5 d2

(both players get 5 minutes on their clocks and there is a 2 second delay before the time starts at the beginning of each move)

Rounds: 

Round 1: 10:00am

Round 2: 10:20am

Round 3: 10:40am

Round 4: 11:00am

Round 5: 11:20am

Awards: 11:45am

Prizes:

Trophies 1-5th place Overall,

Class prizes for the top two scores in each rating category U1200, U1000, U800, U600, U400, U200 and Unrated

Afternoon Bughouse

5 round Swiss  

Bughouse is 2 Player team chess. For the full rules of Bughouse click here.

Each round consists of 2 games each, they play one game and then switch colors and opponent.

Entry Fee:

$20 For Bughouse only, $35 for both Blitz & Bughouse

Registration:

On Site 12:00pm - 12:50pm

Online: Through the form below

Time Control: 

G/5 d0

(both players get 5 minutes on their clocks)

Rounds: 

Round 1: 1:00pm

Round 2: 1:20pm

Round 3: 1:40pm

Round 4: 2:00pm

Round 5: 2:20pm

Awards: 2:45pm

Prizes:

Trophies 1-5th place Overall,

Class prizes for the top score with the average team rating in each rating category U1200, U1000, U800, U600, U400, U200 and Unrated

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