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2022 Livingston Blitz

A Scottish Chess Tour Event

Mercure Livingston Hotel - Friday evening 13th May 2022

A 9 Round Swiss tournaments played under the rules of Chess Scotland (CS)

Entries are limited to 40 players, so please book early



FIDE Rated

Entry Fee£14
1st. Prize£60
2nd. Prize£30
Grading Prizes£25

Playing Sessions

RoundStart Time
1 to 519.00
6 to 920.30
Expected Finish21.30
In each session, rounds are continuous.

Time Control

All moves in 5 minutes, with 2 second increments from move 1.


FIDE Blitz ratings will be used.
We appreciate as this is the first over the board chess competition many players will have participated in since the start of Covid, there may be some anomalies. We will use gradings/ratings as we deem appropriate.

FIDE Identification Number (FIN)

All players must have a FIDE Identification Number (FIN)*. Chess Scotland can register players who are eligible for a Scotland (SCO) code – eligibility rules here. List of registered players here. Please contact Chess Scotland to request a FIDE registration and provide your full name, town of residence and year of birth.

*Which must be Licenced. Former FIDE Arena players who have not registered with their national federations may fall into this category. If this is the case, it is generally resolved quite quickly by your national federation. Please enquire if you are unsure of the registration rules before deciding to enter by contacting us using our contact form.

COVID Safety Arrangements

  • If there are government restrictions at the time of the event, they will apply at the Rapidplay
  • Players must not attend if they have Covid symptoms and a full refund will be given
  • Players must not attend if they have tested positive for COVID in the last 7 days, or are required to self-isolate
  • Spectators, and players who have finished their game, are not allowed in the playing hall.

Conditions of Entry

The organisers reserve the right to:
  • Increase or decrease prize money
  • Transfer entrants between events
  • Split or merge events depending on numbers
  • Withhold prizes from ungraded players if they play in events below their known strength
  • The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry without assigning a reason
  • Take any other measures deemed necessary to ensure the smooth running of the congress
  • Spectators, and players who have finished their game, are not allowed in the playing hall and may asked to leave the playing hall.

Sunday FIDE Open Allegro

A FIDE Open Allegro is also taking place on Sunday, it is open all, juniors and adults. Start time – 10.00. Finish time – 18.00 approx. Further details available soon.