The Blitz Tournament consists of two stages, a group stage and a knock-out stage. Six players per group play a 5 rounds robin tournament, the best 32 players qualify for the knock-out stage.
- Monday 28 July, qualifications, 16:30 to 22:00;
- Tuesday 29 July, knock-out stage, 18:00 to 22:00.
If there is a big number of player the knock-out stage can be extended to 64 players and 6 rounds.
All the games will be played with a reduce handicap of 4 stones. The thinking time is 10 minutes.