The Portland Chess Club plans to hold a BLITZ tournament with G/5 time control on the Third Thursday of each month. The first one was held on March 21 with 8 players taking part. Mike Morris of Portland was the tournament director. Yaman Tezcan of Portland finished in 1st place with an 11-3 score. BLITZ is a new rating system started by USCF. It appears that your regular USCF rating is used for your first rating.