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Connecticut Speed Chess Championships – QUICK (G/10), BLITZ (G/3), & BULLET (G/1) Championships (Willimantic, CT – Near R.I. Border) $4,000 PRIZES

GUARANTEED $4,000 PRIZES and Other Awards

SAT. APRIL 6, 2024

QUICK (G/10) Championships, BLITZ (G/3) Championships, & BULLET (G/1) Championships

Location: Eastern Connecticut State University
83 Windham Street
Student Center, Betty Tipton Room
Willimantic, CT 06226

* Very close to Rhode Island Border !!!

Quick: 5 Rounds SS G/10 d3 – Rd 1 starts at 10:00 AM (US Chess rated)

Blitz: 5 double Rounds SS G/3 d2 – Rd 1 starts at 1:30 PM (US Chess rated)

Bullet: 5 double Rounds SS G/1 d2 – Rd 1 starts at 4:30 PM (not rated)

All subsequent rounds ASAP


Quick: $300-250-200-150-100;
Blitz: $300-250-200-150-100;
Bullet: $300-250-200-150-100;
Overall Speed Bonuses: $300 to Overall Speed Champion; $100 to Overall Top Expert, Class A, B, C, D, E and U1000 players.
Champion Plaques: Top Connecticut Quick, Blitz, Bullet, Overall Speed, Senior, Women’s, Collegiate, High, Middle and Elementary School players [see Note 1]. Overall score tabulated by combined points with Quick games worth 2 points each. Event tie breaks will be combined for plaque awards. Cash prizes via PayPal. PayPal fees may apply. [For tax compliance, see Note 2 below.]

Prizes based on final placement on USCF tie breaks, NOT USCF distribution rules. Overall placement based on combined placement in all three events. Non-participating players in any event will be considered tied for last place. Cash prizes distributed via check by mail (PayPal distribution may be requested subject to PayPal fees), also see Note [4] tax requirements below. 

Discounts: General DISCOUNTS: Financial hardship, Title I students, Parents registering siblings or Seniors 65+ should email to request additional registration instructions. SEE BELOW

Out-of-state: Out-of-state players (see Note [1] below) are welcome and prize eligible, except State titles.

Entry Fee: Out-of-State: Saturday, April 6, 2024; Quick Round 1 at 10 AM, then ASAP. Online registration thru 8 PM on April 5; NO on-site registration. Eastern Connecticut State University, Student Center Betty R. Tipton Room, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226

Quick: 5 Rounds SS, G/10 +3. USCF Rated. Round 1 @ 10 AM, then ASAP
Blitz: 5 double Rounds SS, G/3 +2. USCF Rated. Round 1 @ 1:30 PM, then ASAP
Bullet: 5 double Rounds SS, G/1 +2. USCF does not rate Bullet games. ASAP. One section. ½ point byes not permitted, but players may select to skip any event. Regular ratings used for pairings and prizes. In effort to avoid identical pairing from event to event, the Tournament Director may make reasonable adjustments to computer generated pairings in the Blitz and Bullet Championships.

Register online by 8 PM on April 5; NO on site/same day registration is permitted.
All three events: $90 by Apr 1; $110 by Apr 3 and $130 by Apr 5;
Two events: $70 by Apr 1; $90 by Apr 3; $110 by Apr 5;
One event: $40 by Apr 1; $50 by Apr 3; $60 by Apr 5.
Out-of-state players welcome and prize eligible, except CT Champion plaques.

Title players:
FREE entry for GMs and IMs through April 1, then deducted from prize.
NMs-FMs take 20% off any entry level.

Credits/Discounts: Need-based: Cases of financial hardship, please email CSCA. Senior 65+:
Email CSCA before entry for 15% Senior Citizen discount. Siblings: Email CSCA before entry for 10% Sibling discount. Premium and Member Organization Members: CSCA Premium and Member Organizations Members apply 25% discount. Discount code provided. Title players: FREE entry for GMs and IMs through April 1, then deducted from prize. NMs-FMs take 20% off any entry level. Email CSCA before entry for promo code. Notes: [1] Connecticut player. For the purpose of these Championships, a “Connecticut player” is (a) any player whose state is designated Connecticut (“CT”) with U.S. Chess, or (b) any player whose state is not designated “CT” with U.S. Chess, but who (i) resides, (ii) works or (ii) attends school in the state of Connecticut. Event entrants pursuant to section (b) will provide proof of eligibility. High School is Grades 9-12. Middle School is Grades 6-8. Elementary School is Grades K-5. [2] Tax Compliance. Players exceeding $600 in CSCA prizes for 2024 shall provide W-9 form. [3] Contact. All questions/inquiries to [4] Refunds/Cancellation Policy: To withdraw registration or request a refund, email your request to no later than Apr 3 at 11:59 PM. Refund requests not received by email or received after the above deadline, will not be honored. Refunds are subject to $15 administrative fee. [5] Unauthorized solicitation is prohibited. This is a nonprofit event for the Connecticut chess community, and the CSCA event Promotion Policy at CSCA Tournaments & Events is in effect. Please contact CSCA at


April 6 @ 10:00 am 5:00 pm