The Kenya national blitz championships will take place on Wednesday 12 December 2007 at the checkkmates club. Mehul Gohil will be defending his title aganaist the likes of Magana and Nguku. More details follow below
VENUE: Downtown Pub & Rest.
DATE: 12th DECEMBER
TIME: 12pm onwards
ENTRY: Kshs 200 (incl. lunch)
This is going to follow the same format as the 1st blitz championship. It's gonna be grueling and will test anyone's chess stamina.
All players will be put into 4 seeded pools. The seeded players are as follows: Seed 1 - Mehul Gohil, Seed 2 - Ken Omolo, Seed 3 - Ben Magana, Seed 4 - Ben Nguku. The remaining players will be chosen randomly via secret ballot. Depending on turnout it may be that the seeded pools do not contain the same number of players.
Players will play a double round robin and the TOP 2 from each pool qualify into PHASE 2.
All those who are knocked out in phase one will take part in a patzer championship which will be a all play all double round robin. The winner will be declared Kenya Patzer blitz champion and bag Kshs 1,000. The 8 players who make it to PHASE 2 cannot take part with the patzers.
The 8 players will be divided into 2 pools. The players in this pool will not have met each other in PHASE 1. This will again be a double round robin and the TOP 2 from each pool will qualify for the finals.
The four finalists will play each other in a quadruple round robin which will eventually crown the new Kenya Blitz Champion 2007.
ALL FIDE BLITZ RULES WILL APPLY. THE RULES WILL BE DISCUSSED AND AGREED UPON BEFORE THE START OF THE TOURNAMENT. THERE WILL BE A 5-10 MINUTE BREAK AFTER EACH ROUND ROBIN CYCLE...AND IN THE CASE OF THE PATZER CHAMPIONSHIP, THERE WILL BE A BREAK AFTER EVERY 6 ROUNDS PLAYED.