UK Open Blitz Championships 2023 qualifying events

The UK Open Blitz Championships for 2023 followed the format used in previous years’ events. There were eight regional one-day qualifier events at locations across the country as follows —

London – Saturday 23rd September – St Luke’s Church, Kidderpore Avenue, Golders Green NW3 7SU
Midlands – Saturday 23rd September – Quinborne Community Centre, Quinborne, Birmingham B32 2TW
North West – Saturday 30th September – Bolton Arena,  Arena Approach, Horwich, Bolton BL6 6LB
South West – Sunday 1st October – Bristol Bridge Club, Grenville Hall, Oldfield Road, Hotwells, Bristol BS8 4QQ
North East – Sunday 8th October – Gosforth Empire Club & Institute, 32-34 Salters Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE3 1DX

Edinburgh – Saturday 30th September – Novotel Edinburgh Park, 15 Lochside Avenue, Edinburgh EH12 9DJ

Bridgend – Saturday 30th September – Best Western Heronston Hotel, Ewenny Road, Bridgend CF35 5AW

Northern Ireland
Belfast – Saturday 30th September – NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 3T

Entrants and pairings on Chess-results

North East:
North West:
South West:
Liveboard Broadcasts
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Click here to view the entrants’ list

Format and rating
All qualifier events were fifteen round Swiss tournaments. The time limit for all events will be all moves in 3 minutes plus 2 seconds per move. Default round times were as follows:

Round Time Round Time Round Time
Round 1 11.00 Round 6 13.30 Round 11 16.00
Round 2 11.25 Round 7 13.55 Round 12 16.25
Round 3 11.50 Round 8 14.20 Round 13 16.50
Round 4 12.15 Round 9 14.45 Round 14 17.15
Round 5 12.40 Round 10 15.10 Round 15 17.40

Qualifier events were all FIDE rated.