Event Registration for 2021 Online FL State Blitz Championship


Event Summary

Name: 2021 Online FL State Blitz Championship
Desc: JANUARY 23: Florida State Blitz Championship: 10-SS, G/5, at Lichess.org. Prizes: $900/based on 80 entries. Must be on Zoom (use real name) to be eligible for prizes. Three sections: Open, U1600, Scholastic. Prizes: Open $225-100, top U2000 $100, U1800/Unr $75 U1600 $150-75, top U1400 $50, top U1200 $50, Scholastic Amazon Gift Cards: $50-$25 for first and second place. Digital chess book to top 10 finishers. (USCF Standard rating used for section purposes). Entry fee at chessregister.com: $20 by 1/21, $30 after. Current USCF required for all players and FCA required for all Florida residents (except scholastic). (USCF Membership:(https://secure2.uschess.org/webstore/member.php) FCA membership: (https://floridachess.org/join-us) Round 1 begins: EST 10:00am with a break of three minutes between each round running sequentially. Online Blitz rated (will not affect OTB ratings), USCF Regular ratings used for prizes purposes. $10 service charge for refunds. Top Florida resident gets title of Florida State Blitz Champion! After completing registration on chessregister.com log into lichess.org and request to join the team with your first and last name and USCF ID number. Players need to request to join the team of their associated section: Open Section – FL State Blitz Championship Open Section, U1600 Section - FL State Blitz Championship U1600 Section, Scholastic Section - FL State Blitz Championship Scholastic Section. Once the player is approved for the team you must join the tournament within the team to be paired (this is not automatic). WARNING: YOU MUST JOIN THE TEAM WITH APPROVAL AND THE TOURNAMENT IN ORDER TO BE PAIRED. YOU MUST BE IN ZOOM WITH AN ACTIVE CAMERA (REAR OR SIDE VIEW ANGLE) TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZES. WHAT TO DO AFTER REGISTRATION: Read the rules posted about online play: https://www.palmbeachchess.com/florida-chess-tournament-rules 30 minutes before play begins, log into lichess.org and wait on the tournament page for any messages, and wait for your pairing to pop up when play is about to begin. DO NOT LOG OFF or you may not be paired. We will provide the Zoom link to participants through email and in the lichess.org tournament chat. You must be on Zoom, using your real name, to be eligible for prizes.
Location: Lichess.org
Starts: Saturday 23 Jan 2021
Ends: Saturday 23 Jan 2021
Registration Ends: Saturday 23 Jan 2021 9 a.m.
Rounds: 9
Organizer Email: Palm Beach Chess