29th annual North American Blitz, December 31
At Internet Chess Club
For new CCA online players, this event includes a free two month membership in ICC.
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NEW RATING POLICY, EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 25, 2020:
Online Regular rating used for section eligibility, pairings, and prizes. OTB Regular used if no Online Regular. Online tournaments do not affect OTB Regular ratings.
DECEMBER 31: 29th annual North American Blitz
11-SS, G/3+2, Internet Chess Club. $2000 guaranteed prizes. Must be on Zoom (use real name) to be eligible for prizes (side/rear camera angle). In 2 sections. Open Section: Open to all, $400-240-120, top U2200/Unr $200-100. Under 2000/Unr Section: $250-125-75, top 1600-1799/Unr $140-70, U1600 (no Unr) $120-60, U1400 (no Unr) $100. Entry fee at chessaction.com: $42 by 12/29, $60 by 7 am PST 12/31, no entry after 7 am PST 12/31. New players (first CCA event on ICC) enter by 12/29 or risk not being paired for round 1. GMs $40 from prize. Log into playcca.com 30 minutes before game. Round 1 begins 9 am PST, 10 am MST, 11 am CST, 12 noon EST. Other rounds ASAP; 15 minute break after round 6. Should finish by 12 noon PST. Half point byes: Available all rounds, limit 2 byes, must be claimed with registration & cannot be changed. Online Blitz rated (will not affect OTB ratings), Online Regular rating used for section eligibility, pairings & prizes (OTB Regular used if no Online Regular). $15 service charge for refunds. WARNING: YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN WHEN PAIRINGS ARE ISSUED, OR YOU WILL NOT BE PAIRED.
WHAT TO DO AFTER REGISTRATION:
1) At chessaction.com, go to the row for the tournament and click on "entry list" to make sure you are listed. If not, notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) If you are a current ICC member with a user name linked to your USCF ID number (like those who have played in our online tournaments), you are all set. If not, go to register.chessclub.com/cca to register with ICC. If you are unable to register, contact email@example.com.
3) Read the rules posted HERE.
5) 30 minutes before play begins, log into playcca.com, wait 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.