Walter Browne Memorial Blitz Championship

Thursday June 15th, 2017 7:30 p.m.

$5,000 Guaranteed Prize Fund


Format: 7 Round Double Swiss – Play 14 games — white and black vs each opponent

Time Control: Game/3 +2 second increment

Sections: Open and Reserve (under 1900)
    USCF Blitz Rated
    Open Section FIDE Blitz Rated

Entry Fee: $50 by May 26, $60 later

Registration: by 6:30 p.m. – Rd 1 at 7:30 p.m.
    1/2 point byes available in first 2 rounds.

We honor the memory of our friend, GM Walter Browne, by renaming our National Open Championship Blitz after him. Walter started the World Blitz Chess Association (WBCA) and always seemed to be in time trouble. His flag has fallen, but he will always be a champion to us. As long as we run this chess festival and have this blitz, his name will be on it. –Janelle & Alan Losoff


Winner of this tournament will receive the WALTER SHAWN BROWNE CUP

Open Section1st2nd3rd
Reserve Section1st2nd3rd
Under 1900$500$300$150
U2400$300- -
U1800$250- -
U1700$200- -

There must be 3 players eligible for any prize to be awarded.

Higher of June USCF Regular or Blitz Rating used.  Other ratings may used at TD’s discretion.

Membership:  U.S. Chess Federation membership is required of all players. You may join with your entry or on site. Players will not be allowed to play without a valid membership.

Bring Chess Clocks.

Walter S. Browne Memorial Cup

Walter S. Browne Memorial Cup