- 24 May '07 00:30FWIW, the USCF classifies G/10 up to G/29 as Quick Chess. G/31 and above is classified as Standard Chess. Interestingly, G/30 can be rated under either. A player's Quick Chess rating is calculated independently of their Standard Chess rating. The USCF does not rate games played at a time control faster than G/10.
- 24 May '07 12:50In Britain the standard time control is either 30 moves in 75 minutes or 36 in 90 minutes (both => 2.5 minutes / move). Nowadays most leagues then use a wind back - on the 30th (or 36th) move both clocks have 30 minutes taken off and the players must complete the game with the time they have remaining.
- 24 May '07 13:09Well, you have several time limits. Most common for small tournaments in Portugal is 20 minutes each player.

For classical tournaments we either use 2 hours for each player (if we don't have enough digital clocks) or more commonly now 1h30 for each player with 30 second increment after each move. - 24 May '07 18:09FIDE time control http://www.fide.com/official/handbook.asp?level=C08

USCF time control http://www.uschess.org/ratings/info/time.html

ECF :- http://grading.bcfservices.org.uk/help.php

1. Rapidplay

Either

i. Each player must have a minimum of 15 minutes and a maximum of 60 minutes for all of his moves. This includes both the initial time control and any subsequent time controls or quickplay finish.

ii. When Fischer (cumulative) mode is used then, using the assumption that the duration of the game is 60 moves, each player must have a minimum of 15 minutes and a maximum of 60 minutes.

2. Standardplay

Each player has more time than the maximum defined above for Rapidplay.

For example the time control in the British Championship 2007**11 rounds, starting 2:15 pm daily, Fischer time control: 40 moves in 80 minutes, then all moves in 40 minutes, with one minute per move added from the start.** - 24 May '07 19:57

This used to be the classification; however, a couple years ago they changed these to do two different things.*Originally posted by AlboMalapropFoozer***FWIW, the USCF classifies G/10 up to G/29 as Quick Chess. G/31 and above is classified as Standard Chess. Interestingly, G/30 can be rated under either. A player's Quick Chess rating is calculated independently of their Standard Chess rating. The USCF does not rate games played at a time control faster than G/10.**

1) Quick Chess is now G/5-G/60.

2) Standard Chess is now G/30 or longer.

This had two effects; one, you could now hold rated blitz tournaments if you wanted to, and two, some events are dual rated.

http://www.uschess.org/ratings/info/time.html - has all the USCF info, although it neglects to mention that short "standard" games can also be rated as quick. - 24 May '07 20:21In my weekend OTB tournaments in which i usually play (and also in Latvia team championships in last two years) time control is 50 mins + 5 sec. In some more serious competitions time control is 90 min + 5 secs. In Latvia championship 2006 time control was 2 hours for 40 moves + 30 mins after making 40 moves.