a. Only the top two players listed in order of Median Buchholz score(and Buchholz if further tie-break is necessary) will contest the Blitz match
b. The Blitz match will be sudden death, first player to win a game, wins the match
c. The time control for the Blitz games will be 3:00 minutes per game per player + 2 seconds per move
d. Players will draw for colour before game 1, reversing the colours for all subsequent games if required
a. Their current ICU Rating.
b. Their FIDE Rating.
c. Their National Federation Rating. (if verified)
d. Any other matter he believes is in the interest of fair play and the orderly running of the tournament.
play up. Players with a FIDE rating of over 2000 may play in the Masters.) However they must notify the Tournament Director in written form of their request to move up a section in advance of entry.