Originally posted by woodypusher
When I used to play in clubs back in the 1980's rapid chess was 15 mins per side and blitz was 5 mins per side. Lightning was 2-mins and bullet was 1-min (not sure why because lightning is much faster than bullets). I used to be a tournament director and our quick chess games were 1 hour limit...or maybe 1/2 hour. Been so long I can't remember . But I think these time controls may have changed since then.
The maximum length for quick rating now for USCF is 45 minutes. A 45 minute game will get a double rating because it is also the minimum length for a regular rating. I guess I am wrong on that. I just looked on the internet and found this info on the time controls:
It seems to state that the quick ratings are 5 minutes to 29 minutes and regular ratings are for 30 minutes and above. I know we play 20 minute games that are quick rated and I thought someone told me that the 45 minute games we played were double rated. I guess he was wrong or I misunderstood him.
P.S. I guess he was correct after all, but it is still a little different than I was told.
"In general, the organizer is free to set the time control. To obtain regular USCF ratings, the time control must be 30 minutes or greater. Games with time controls between 5 - 29 minutes inclusive are considered to be "QuickChess," and are treated as a separate entity by USCF. They are rated under a different system. Games with time controls from 30-60 minutes are dual rated. They are rated as both a regular and a quick rating."