Fast chess is a type of chess in which each player is given less time to consider their moves than normal tournament time controls allow. The rules specify a cumulative total time for moves for each side. In a fast chess game, each player will have less than the usual 60 minutes at their disposal, based on a 60-move game, sometimes less time. Fast chess is further subdivided, by decreasing time controls, into rapid chess, blitz chess, bullet chess. Armageddon chess is a particular variation in which different rules apply for each of the two players; the 2018 world rapid chess champion is Daniil Dubov from Russia, the 2018 world blitz chess champion is Magnus Carlsen. Ju Wenjun from China is the 2018 women's world rapid champion, Kateryna Lagno from Russia is the 2018 women's world blitz champion; the World Chess Federation divides time controls for chess into "classical" time controls, the fast chess time controls. As of July 2014, for master-level players the regulations state that at least 120 minutes per player must be allocated for a game to be rated on the "classical" list.
Games played faster than these time controls can be rated for rapid and blitz if they comply with the time controls for those categories. A fast chess game can be further divided into several categories, which are distinguished by the selection of time controls. Games may be played without time increments per move. Time controls for each player in a game of rapid chess are, according to FIDE, more than 10 minutes, but less than 60 minutes. Rapid chess can be played without time increments for each move. In a game where time increments are used, a player can automatically gain, for instance, ten more seconds on the clock after each move. In a case where time increments are used, the total time per player for a 60-move game must be more than 10 minutes, but less than 60 minutes. For the FIDE World Rapid Championship, each player will have 15 minutes, plus 10 seconds additional time per move starting from move 1; the United States Chess Federation quick chess rating for players is based on games with time controls per player greater than 10 minutes, up to a maximum of 65 minutes.
Games between 30 and 65 minutes per player are dual rated for both regular ratings. Time controls for each player in a game of blitz chess are, according to FIDE, 10 minutes or less per player; this can be sudden death, with no time increment per move, but it may be played with a small increment per move—a more recent development due to the influx of digital clocks. Three minutes with a two-second increment is preferred. In the case of time increments, the total time per player for a 60-move game must be 10 minutes or less. For the FIDE World Blitz Championship, each player has 3 minutes, plus 2 seconds additional time per move starting from move 1; the USCF define blitz chess as time controls between 10 minutes per player. The terms blitz or blitzkrieg in chess sometimes means a quick attack on the f7- or f2-square early in the game, putting the king in check; this term is not limited to fast chess. A variant of blitz chess, bullet chess games have less than three minutes per player, based on a 40-move game, this extends down to one-minute-per-player games.
Other time control options for bullet games include 2 minutes with one-second increment or 1 minute with a two-second increment. The term lightning can be applied to this variant. Online bullet chess avoids practical problems associated with live bullet chess players accidentally knocking over the pieces. Under USCF rules, bullet games are not ratable. A game guaranteed to produce a decisive result. To compensate, White has more time on the clock. Common times are six minutes for White and five for Black, or five minutes for White and four for Black; this can be played with a small increment. This is known as "time odds" and it is used in various tie breaks for quick tournaments. An example of Armageddon was played by Ian Nepomniachtchi versus Hikaru Nakamura at the 2015 FIDE World Cup. Lightning A general term for fast chess, it can refer to games with a fixed time for each move. This can be used for one-minute games. Active chess Used from 1987 to 1989, to refer to rapid chess. Before the advent of digital clocks, five minutes per side was the standard for blitz or speed chess.
Before the introduction of chess clocks in the mid-1950s chess club "rapid transit" tournaments had a referee who every ten seconds called out. The Washington Divan had regular weekly games and used a special clock that beeped every ten seconds to indicate the time to move. Players had to move on the bell. In 1988 Walter Browne formed the World Blitz Chess Association and its magazine Blitz Chess, which folded in 2003. In some chess tournaments and matches, the final standings of the contestants are decided by a series of games with shortening control times as tie breaks. In this case, two games may be played with each time control, as playing with black or white pieces is not liked among players; the short time controls in fast chess reduce the amount of time available to consider each move, may result in a frantic game as time runs out. A player whose time runs out automatically loses, unless the oppo
COPS (animated TV series)
COPS is an American animated television series released by DIC Animation City, distributed by Claster Television. This cartoon, which ran from 1988 to 1989, focuses on a team of trained policemen tasked with protecting the fictional Empire City from a group of gangsters led by the “Big Boss.” The tag lines for the series are “Fighting crime in a future time” and “It’s crime fightin’ time!” In 1993, the series was shown in reruns on CBS Saturday mornings under the new name CyberCOPS, due to the 1989 debut of the unrelated primetime reality show of the same name. The show was based on Hasbro’s 1988 line of action figures called C. O. P. S. ’n’ Crooks. In an indeterminate part of the future, Brandon “Big Boss” Babel and his gang of crooks are causing crime to run rampant in Empire City enough for the Empire City Police Department to be unable to stop him. Mayor Davis requests federal assistance; the FBI sends in Special Agent Baldwin P. Vess to help take down Big Boss. However, Vess suffered serious injuries in a car wreck during a fight with Big Boss’ criminal henchmen and had to be taken to the hospital.
Facing years of rehabilitation, Vess is outfitted with a cybernetic bulletproof torso that allows him to walk again. While staying at the hospital, knowing he cannot do all of this alone, sends out Empire City police officer P. J. O’Malley and rookie officer Donny Brooks to round up the best law enforcers from all over the country. With these men and women consisting of David E. “Highway” Harlson, Colt “Mace” Howards, Stan “Barricade” Hyde, Tina “Mainframe” Cassidy, Walker “Sundown” Calhoun, Suzie “Mirage” Young, Hugh S. “Bullseye” Forward, Rex “Bowser” Pointer and his robot dog Blitz, he forms a team, “the finest law enforcement agency there is in the country.” Bulletproof becomes the proud founder and commander of COPS. Together, he and his COPS team are able to take down Big Boss and his gang of crooks and thwart the first of many of Big Boss’ criminal schemes; each episode has a title that begins with “The Case of...” with a different phrase being added to it along with the COPS file number.
Bulletproof would narrate at the beginning of the episode as well as at the end, concluding by repeating the COPS file number and title, ending it with “Case Closed” with a “Closed” mark being stamped onto the file folder. The two exceptions are the first parts of each of the two-part episodes, “The Case of Big Boss’ Master Plan” and “The Case of C. O. P. S. File #1,” where the conclusion of the episode is marked with a “Case Continued” plastered on the files. In the cartoon, the COPS shouted, “It’s crime fighting time!” as a battle cry when it was time to bag the CROOKS and solve a caper. Meanwhile, the CROOKS would shout “Crime’s a-wasting!” Whenever they went to do another caper, whether it was pulling another heist, giving C. O. P. S. A hard time to the point of replacing them for good or taking captive a certain individual to be held prisoner for ransom; the music for the series was created by Shuki Levy, while the COPS theme music was written and composed by Haim Saban. Numerous characters were featured in the cartoon.
COPS is short for Central Organization of Police Specialists. They were assembled in order to combat C. R. O. O. K. S. and other bad guys. Characters include: Baldwin P. “Bulletproof” Vess —The leader of COPS as well as the only COP to appear in every single episode, Baldwin P. Vess is a Federal Agent from the FBI, called in to help take down Big Boss. During the fight, he ends up injured in a car wreck and is taken to the hospital. To save his life, Mayor Davis had the research scientists from the Overdine Institute perform an operation that gives Baldwin a cybernetic torso to save his life as it would take years for his torso to recover. Going by the name “Bulletproof” due to the cybernetic torso being able to deflect bullets, Baldwin assembles a team of trained police officers from across the country to form COPS and stop Big Boss and his gang of crooks, his cybernetic torso is computer-compatible as seen when he accessed the computer on Big Boss’s Ultimate Crime Machine to stop it from crashing into Empire City as seen in “The Case of C.
O. P. S File 1” part 2 and is able to carry a six-pack of small electronic grenades as seen in “The Case of the Bogus Justice Machines.” He is representative of a Police Detective or an F. B. I. Agent. P. J. “LongArm” O’Malley —P. J. O’Malley serves as a police sergeant for the Empire City Police Department. Second-in-command of COPS, he is a compassionate officer who has the talent to convince juvenile delinquents to give up their criminal ways and become law-abiding citizens, he wears a wrist device that extends out a handcuff-like device to grab criminals escaping the law, or as an improvised grappling hook. LongArm is representative of a Beat Cop. Rex “Bowser” Pointer —A police officer who worked for the Chicago Police Department, he is the handler of Blitz. Bowser is representative of a K-9 officer. Blitz—Bowser’s robotic dog who thinks like a human being. Walker “Sundown” Calhoun —A former Texas Sheriff, he is an excellent lasso sharpshooter known for conducting special investigations. Sundown is representative of a Texas Ranger
The Bakersfield Blitz were a professional arena football team based in Bakersfield, California. They played their home games at Rabobank Arena. In 2001, the original Blitz was owned by Casey Wasserman, owner of the Arena Football League team the Los Angeles Avengers, he managed the team for two seasons. During their Inaugural season the team captured a playoff berth; the head coach for the team was announced on December 7, 2001. Head coach James Fuller came out of Portland State into the NFL where he played for the 1992–1994 San Diego Chargers and the Philadelphia Eagles in 1996–97 as a defensive back, he was head coach of the Bakersfield Blitz during their 2002 -- 2003 -- 04 seasons. He went on from his time with the Blitz to become the head coach for the AFL team Philadelphia Soul owned by Jon Bon Jovi. In 2004, the team was sold to an investment group that moved the team to Fresno to become the Central Valley Coyotes, while a new Bakersfield Blitz was formed. In 2005, the AF2 owned the team, was operated by the owner of the Bakersfield Condors.
In 2006, a combination of local Bakersfield and professional sports investors bought the franchise from the AF2. However, the Blitz unexpectedly folded after the 2007 season. Although this followed a season in which two players faced rape charges, it is unclear what role, if any, this played in the Blitz's folding. In December 2001, a new AF2 franchise was established in Bakersfield. Owner Casey Wasserman hired Brad Hoffman as the first Bakersfield Blitz General Manager. Hoffman managed the team along with staff members Todd Anderson, Mike Krause, Joel Hupp and Margo Saylor-Ivester; the team's coaching staff was led by: Head Coach James Fuller, Fullback/Linebacker Coach Steven Folmar and Offensive/Defensive Assistant Rick Van Horne. The owners at the time the Blitz ceased operations: Jeff Allen, Dr. Vip Dev, William Edwards, Scott Erwin, Dr. Todd Farrer, Scott Garrison, Scott Hacker, Clayton Koerner, Paul Press, Fred Prince, Joel Shaddy, Andrew Watkins, SportsGelt,LLC among others. General Manager Brad Hoffman along with his staff came up with the idea of creating an arena style high school All-Star game to help promote arena football in Kern County.
Hoffman's brainchild was the first arena style all-star game in the nation and continues to be the only arena style all-star game in the United States. Although the Blitz franchise changed ownership several times the huge interest in this unique game has kept it alive after the Blitz franchise folded in August 2007, it is now known as the "Bakersfield Arena Bowl." It is played every Spring....usually in April. Several of today's NFL Stars and Stars of the Future have played in the game. Most notably is Philadelphia Eagles RB #24 Ryan Mathews who still holds records for scoring in the game. Others who have played is USC QB Cody Kessler. On July 19, 2003 Blitz reported the untimely death of Bakersfield Blitz Fullback/Linebacker Julian Yearwood. Yearwood, 31, who collapsed on the team bench during the Saturday game against the Wichita Stealth at Kansas Coliseum in Wichita, Kansas. Emergency medical personnel worked on resuscitating Yearwood for over 20 minutes before he was taken off the field on a stretcher.
He was transported by ambulance to Via Christi St. Francis Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:37 p.m. CT on July 19, 2003, his body was transported to the Sedgwick County Coroner's office to have an autopsy performed to determine the cause of death. The passing of Yearwood rocked the AF2 family; the game was tied 7-7 in the first quarter when Yearwood came out of the game after blocking a field goal claiming that he wasn't well. He collapsed on the field shortly thereafter; the league declined to comment on the cause of death, pending an official autopsy, though some reports in the local media indicated it may be heart related. Nick Onaindia – FB/LB Bobby Pesavento – QB Rennard Reynolds – OS Alex Wallace – DS Leo Sullivan – OL Chad Elliot – QB Maurice Troutman- DL Eric Mahanke – WR/LB DeRonn Finley- WR/DB Nathan Munson- WR/DB Ben R. McCombs- DL Wil Goff- DL Gabriel Crecion-OL/DL Kevin Lacey – OL/DL Delvin Myles- DS Steve Wofford- OS Julian Yearwood- LB/FB Ryan Sloth- WR/DB J'Sharlon Jones- DS Jaret Johnson- K While in Boise, Idaho playing the Boise Burn, two members were arrested and charged with crimes related to the July 8, 2007 rape of a young woman in a hotel room in Boise.
The players arrested were Maurice Ronald Troutman, 25 and Rennard Reynolds, 30 both of Long Beach, California. Boise police arrested Troutman on July 8, for the alleged rape and Reynolds on July 9, for an alleged burglary connected to the alleged rape; the Blitz team cooperated with Boise police and delayed leaving Boise until the investigation was completed. Maurice Troutman's rape case was overturned by the Supreme Court. Documents show he never tried to take advantage of the woman. Court documents show she never was tested to see if she had taken Ambien and Alcohol. In Idaho it is illegal to engage in sexual intercourse with someone under the influence of alcohol, drugs etc. because they cannot give consent while having these things in their system. Bakersfield Blitz's Main Site Bakersfield Blitz at arenafan.com
Beanie Babies are a line of stuffed toys created by American businessman H. Ty Warner, who founded Ty Inc. in 1986. Notably, the toys are stuffed with plastic pellets rather than conventional soft stuffing, giving Beanie Babies a flexible feel; the "babies" part of the name does not refer to an infant. In an interview, Warner said, "The whole idea was it looked real because it moved."Although created in 1993, during the last half of the 1990s, Beanie Babies emerged as a major fad and collectable. They have been cited as being the world's first Internet sensation in 1995, they were collected not only as toys, but as a financial investment, due to the high resale value of particular ones. Nine original Beanie Babies were launched in 1993: Legs the Frog, Squealer the Pig, Spot the Dog, Flash the Orca, Splash the Whale, Chocolate the Moose, Patti the Platypus, Brownie the Bear, Pinchers the Lobster, they were not in factory production until 1994. Sales were slow at first to the point that by 1995 many retailers refused to buy the products in the bundles Ty offered them while others outright refused to buy them in any form.
Their popularity soon grew however, first starting locally in Chicago before growing into a national craze in the USA. In 1996, Ty Inc. released a new product called Teenie Beanies, a miniature offshoot of the original Beanie Babies line. They were sold alongside McDonald's Happy Meals to celebrate that product's 17th anniversary. Ty, Inc. stopped producing the product in December 1999. Production restarted in 2000 with a Beanie Baby named "The Beginning." In early 2008, Ty released a new version of Beanie Babies called Beanie Babies 2.0. The purchase of a Beanie Baby 2.0 provided its owner with a code to access an online Beanie Babies interactive website. The website has since been shut down. By 2017, Beanie Baby incarnations of characters from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic were available. Beanie Babies are deliberately under stuffed; this led to a criticism that the toys looked "cheap". Ty Warner has said that this understuffing method made the toys look "real". Another important design element is the tag.
Since the beginning, Beanie Babies have included two tags for identification: a heart-shaped "swing tag" at the top, a fabric "tush tag" at the bottom. Both tags have been redesigned over time. Between 1994 and 1996, the swing tags had "To" and "From" blanks in them for use as gifts. Starting in early 1996, the tags include four-line poems related to the Beanie Baby, a date of birth for the toy; the poem and birthday concept was created by Lina Trivedi, credited as authoring the poems on the first 136 Beanie Babies that were introduced to the marketplace. It was not uncommon for Beanie Babies to be accidentally shipped out with incorrect or misspelled tags, which sometimes increased the toy's value. On occasion, the poems, birth dates and the names have been changed on certain Beanie Babies. Beanie Babies began to emerge as popular collectibles in late 1995, became a hot toy; the company's strategy of deliberate scarcity, producing each new design in limited quantity, restricting individual store shipments to limited numbers of each design and retiring designs, created a huge secondary market for the toys and increased their popularity and value as a collectible.
Ty systematically retired various designs, many people assumed that all "retired" designs would rise in value the way that early retirees had. The craze lasted through 1999 and declined after the Ty company announced that they would no longer be making Beanie Babies and made a bear called "The End"; some time after the original announcement that the company would stop production, Ty asked the public to vote on whether the product should continue. At its height of popularity people would flip Beanies at as much as ten-fold on eBay. Indeed, at the height, Beanies made up 10% of eBay's sales; some collectors insured their purchases for a price in the thousands. Following are key factors that contributed to the collectible nature of Beanie Babies: Unique Creative Elements - each product contained a unique birthday and poem, printed on the tag of every Beanie Baby Supply/Demand - Scarce availability fell short of the product demand Availability - Beanie Babies were only sold in individually-owned small gift and specialty shops New Releases / Retirements - Several times a year, Beanie Babies would retire and the production of those characters would cease to make room for new designsWarner was keenly aware that the Beanie Babies bubble could burst and started requiring retailers who sold Beanies to stock other product lines by his company if they wished to continue selling Beanies.
None of these lines did as well as Beanie Babies, although they kept the company alive after the fad ended and some became successful in their own right. Ty, Inc. was the first business to produce a business to consumer website designed to engage their market. This is a major contributing factor to the early and growing popularity of Beanie Babies. By the time the first iteration of the Ty Web site was published in late 1995, only 1.4% of Americans were using the Internet. In tandem with the launch of the Ty Website, all Beanie Baby hangtags had the Ty Website URL and a call to action printed underneath the poems and birthdays that commanded audiences to visit the company website with text that read: Visit our web page!!! As a result
Blitz (video game)
Blitz is an arcade-style game for the VIC-20 personal computer. The first game of this genre was written for the Commodore PET by Peter Calver and published under the name Air Attack by his company, Supersoft, in 1979. At that time it was common for computer magazines to publish games listings which readers could type into their own computer, Air Attack was published as a listing in the December 1979 issue of Personal Computer World. For a short period a 4-coloured transparent overlay was available which simulated colour on the black-and-white screen of the PET computer. However, when Commodore switched from black-and-white to green screens the effect was no longer as convincing, the overlay was discontinued. Although the game was prompted by a verbal description of the arcade game Canyon Bomber, it was not until many years that Peter Calver saw the original game; the inspired change from a canyon filled with rock pillars to a city of skyscrapers was copied by all clones including Blitz, City Bomber and City Lander.'Blitz' was published by Commodore themselves for the Vic-20 Blitz-64 for the Commodore 64 and Blitz-16 for the Commodore-16.
Blitz was taken by Commodore from'Vic New York' written by Simon Taylor/TaySoft. Taylor produced versions for the CBM-64, CBM-16 and Epson HX-20 portable computer. A plane moves across the screen at a steady speed; when the plane reaches the end of the screen it moves to the other side and drops down one line, with the speed increasing each time the plane drops a line. Below is a cityscape composed of blocks; the player has to drop bombs from a plane, each bomb which hits a building removes one or more blocks. As the plane descends it risks hitting any remaining blocks so priority has to be given to bombing the tallest "buildings"; the level is completed when all blocks are removed and the plane has descended safely to the bottom of the screen
Mona the Vampire
Mona the Vampire is a children's animated television series, created by Sonia Holleyman. Mona the Vampire is based on a series of 1990s children's books of the same name, written and illustrated by Sonia Holleyman and also by Hiawyn Oram, it is produced by Cinar, Alphanim, YTV, TiJi, Fancy Cape Productions, for season 3, Animation Services, in association with Agogo Media, France 3, Canal J, is produced with the participation of the Independent Production Fund, the Shaw Children's Programming Initiative, Telefilm Canada, produced with the assistance of the Quebec Film and television tax credit, the Canadian Television Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Centre National De La Cinèmatographie. The series follows the adventures of Mona Parker, who refers to herself as "Mona the Vampire", as well as her two best friends, Lily Duncan and Charley Bones, her pet cat, Fang, as they imagine themselves confronting a new supernatural foe, or solving a supernatural mystery, in every episode, but there are always rational explanations for what they see.
There are a total of 65 full episodes of Mona the Vampire. Each episode is 20 minutes long, not including the theme song and the credits theme, each full episode contains two 10-minute episodes. Four seasons of Mona the Vampire were produced; the first season contains 26 full episodes, while seasons 2, 3, 4 each contains 13 full episodes. Mona Parker - A ten-year-old girl with a vivid imagination and a naive personality who claims to be a vampire superhero, she believes her hometown is overrun with supernatural monsters and she plans to stop them all and save the town on a daily basis. Although Mona's imagination can cause trouble at times, her imagination has more than not proven to be helpful. Fang - Mona's pet cat and sidekick that she ties fake wings around during missions. Fang is her accomplice in the nether realms of her imagination, he always follows Mona everywhere. Charles "Charley" Bones - One of Mona's best friends, he wears glasses, is an intelligent but sometimes scared boy in real life.
His alter ego is Zapman, who wears a green costume and is armed with a Zapp-A-Rama gun and other types of guns. Charlie is bullied by George at school frequently. Lily Duncan - One of Mona's best friends, she has a timid and paranoid personality at times, but she is still helpful to the team. Mr. and Mrs. Parker - Mona's parents. Mrs. Parker is shown to be a stricter parent, while Mr. Parker is more light-hearted and clumsy and has an imagination like Mona, allowing her to continue her fantasy life. Angela Smith - Mona's snobbish rival. Angela boasts about her wealth to her classmates and enlists George in her schemes to cause problems for Mona, her parents won the lottery, explaining her spoiledness. She plays the role of a female bully in the series. George Jamell - A school bully, who bullies Charlie, but bullies several other characters, he plays the role of a male bully in the series and is seen talking to and negotiating with Angela as a friend. Madeleine Gotto: Mona's teacher, she is stern, yet has a habit of falling in love easily.
She is exasperated by Mona's strange ideas and arguments for supernatural occurrences which are ordinary events. Principal Shawbly: The strict principal of Mona's school, St. Faith's Elementary, he grows tired of Mona's behavior and is quick to discipline her. Officer Halcroft: The chief of local police. He's become used to Mona's antics, is quick to offer a more rational explanation to Mona's stories, which Mona finds rather outlandish and unbelievable. Mayor Rosenbaum: The town's mayor. Mrs. Bryerson: Mona's elderly neighbor, she has a poodle named Blitzy. Lawrence: One of Mona's classmates. Reverend Gregory: The local reverend; the following is a list containing voice actors and the characters they voice: Emma Taylor-Isherwood as Mona Parker Justin Bradley and Evan Smirnow as Charley Bones Carrie Finlay as Lily Duncan Carole Jeghers as Mrs. Parker Marcel Jeannin as Mr. Parker Tia Caroleo as Angela Smith Oliver Grainger and James Harbour as George Jamell Louis Negin as Reverend Gregory Gary Jewell and Richard Dumont as Officer Halcroft Jennifer Seguin as Miss Gotto Rick Miller and Stephen Spreekmeester as Principal Shawbly Sonja Ball as Mrs. Bryerson John Stocker as Mayor Rosenbaum Michael Yarmush as Lawrence Jonathan Koensgen as Robin Ricky Mabe as Morris Al Gravelle as Big Al Holly Gauthier-Frankel as Belinda The first public announcement of the production of the television series was in a news article published in June 9, 1998 by the New York City news agency PR Newswire.
Before Mona the Vampire and Alphanim, two of the series' main production companies, had partnered in several other television series, including Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Lassie. The leaders of both of these companies predicted that Mona the Vampire would be a great success, hoped to further the relationship between the two companies with this production. Mona the Vampire is based on a series of books of the same name that were each published in the early to mid 1990s and were written and illustrated by Sonia Holleyman, partnered with Hiawyn Oram in the writing of that same book series. Holleyman's original idea of Mona, as represented in her first three Mona the Vampire books, led more towards a girl with a great imagination who, like many children, likes to experiment with multiple different obsessions. However, after Oram join
The Bristol Blitz was the heavy bombing of Bristol, England by the Nazi German Luftwaffe during the Second World War. Due to the presence of Bristol Harbour and the Bristol Aeroplane Company the city was a target for bombing, was found as enemy bombers were able to trace a course up the River Avon from Avonmouth using reflected moonlight on the waters into the heart of the city. Bristol was the fifth most bombed British city of World War II. Between 24 November 1940 and 11 April 1941 there were six major bombing raids. In total Bristol received 548 air raid alerts and 77 air raids with: 919 tons of high-explosive bombs plus many thousands of incendiary bombs dropped in clusters 1,299 people killed, 1,303 injured and 697 rescued from the debris of bombed buildings 89,080 buildings damaged including 81,830 houses destroyed and over 3,000 rendered unusable and demolished. In a night raid on 2 November 1940, 5,000 incendiary and 10,000 high explosive bombs were dropped on the old city. On 24 November 148 Luftflotte 3 bombers left Germany to bomb Bristol.
The attack started at 6.30pm, with waves of two or three bombers passing over Bristol dropping around 12,000 incendiary bombs and 160 tons of high-explosive bombs. Park Street was "smashed" and the Bristol Museum hit, 207 people were killed and thousands of houses were destroyed or damaged; the area, now Castle Park was extensively damaged. The Jacobean St Peter's Hospital was destroyed, the 17th century timber-framed Dutch House was damaged and subsequently demolished. Four of Bristol's ancient churches were badly damaged; the St James' Presbyterian Church of England, Bristol was gutted. The Lord Mayor of Bristol, Alderman Thomas Underwood, described the effect of the raids as "The City of Churches had in one night become the city of ruins." On 3 – 4 January 1941 Bristol had its longest raid, lasting 12 hours. It was nicknamed "Satan", weighed 2,000 kilograms, measuring over 8 feet long, 26 inches in diameter, it did not explode, was recovered in April 1943. The bomb disposal crew had to dig down 29 feet to get to it.
The bomb was paraded through the streets of London during the VE Day Victory Parade at the end of the war. The infamous Good Friday air raids caused further damage to the centre of the city, Hotwells and Filton, caused the permanent closure of the Bristol Tramways. Winston Churchill visited the ruins on 12 April 1941; the last air raid of the Blitz on Bristol was on 25 April 1941, when Brislington and Knowle were bombed. It is speculated that these suburbs were not the targets themselves but that bombs intended for Filton's manufacturing areas were mistakenly dropped on other areas. One of the common types of bomb dropped on the city was a canister containing a large number of incendiaries; the last raid on Bristol was on 15 May 1944. Bristol was in danger of being hit by V-1 flying bombs, by the A4/V2 rockets, whose launching platforms had been built on the Cotentin peninsula in France in 1944. However, the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944 saw these launching platforms on Cotentin being overrun and no V1 or V2s landed on Bristol.
In the early years of the Second World War following the bombing of Coventry in November 1940, a large number of decoy sites were built with the intention of drawing enemy bombing raids away from the major cities. The main decoy for Bristol was at Black Down on the western end of the Mendip Hills, about 15 miles southwest of Bristol. A smaller one was in the parish of Chew Magna; these were known as starfish sites, were designed to simulate Bristol under blackout conditions to the extent of mimicking the flickering lights of railway marshalling yards. In the event of an imminent air raid, beacons were lit at the decoy sites. Archaeological research at the Black Down site has not found any evidence that it was bombed. "WW2 People's War". BBC. Retrieved 3 November 2011. An online archive of wartime memories contributed by members of the public and gathered by the BBC. Bristol Blitzed Bristol Blitz timeline Bristol Blitz timeline Extracts from the Western Daily press 1940–1944 Bibliography and Resources: Bristol at War Extracts from English Heritage's Record of Scheduled Monuments A documentary about the Bristol Blitz and its effect on Castle Park