The 2019 SSCC Blitz Championship consisted of the following 3 blitz tournaments, held throughout the year:
Autumn Blitz Tournament: 26th March
Winter Blitz Tournament: 9th July
Spring Blitz Tournament: 8th October
Players were awarded points for each tournament they participated in, according to a Grand Prix System (1st in category: 10 points, 2nd: 8 points, 3rd: 6 points, 4th: 4 points, 5th: 3 points, 6th and below: 2 points). Once the 3 tournaments were completed, the points were tallied and the respective SSCC Blitz Championship titles awarded to the leading players in each category.
Cash prizes were awarded for performances in the individual tournaments, as is the case for all events held at the club. No Grand Prix cash prizes were offered. Thus, players did not need to participate in all 3 tournaments to be in the running for prizes.
The entry fee for each tournament was $10. Fischer time controls (3 minutes initial time, with 2 seconds increment per move) were used for all blitz events in 2019, as are used in ACF and FIDE blitz events.
2019 SSCC Blitz Championship Titleholders
The 2019 SSCC Blitz Championship is now complete. Congratulations to all of the following players:
2019 SSCC Blitz Champion: Tim Hare 2019 SSCC Blitz Runner-up: Ihsan Ferozkohi 2019 SSCC Blitz 1st Under 1850: Ian McAteer 2019 SSCC Blitz 1st Under 1550: Marco Gunawan 2019 SSCC Blitz Under 18 Champion: Marco Gunawan 2019 SSCC Blitz Under 12 Champions: Oscar Gao, Barath Harirajesh & Harry Geronimo
SSCC Blitz Championship: Final Standings as at 8th October
The final points tally (updated after the Spring Blitz Tournament) can be viewed here:
2019 SSCC Spring Blitz Tournament
The 2019 Spring Blitz Tournament was contested by 16 players and was won by Ihsan Ferozkohi (9.0/9). Congratulations to all of the following prizewinners:
1st: Ihsan Ferozkohi (9.0/9) -- $50 2nd: Tim Hare (7.0/9) -- $30 Equal 3rd, and 1st Rating Group A (1600-2000 ACF): Brent Geronimo (6.0/9) -- $30 Equal 3rd: Edward Calado (6.0/9) -- $20 1st Rating Group B (Under 1600 ACF): Harry Geronimo (4.0/9) -- $30