Your Opportunity to Make a Mark.
Open for All Ages. 5 years or older.
Top 3 Winners Get Trophies
5 medals in special category -
Best player U-7
Best player U-10
Best player U-15
Best player U-19
Best Female player
All participants get a 10% Discount on all CHESS KLUB Coaching.
What are the tournament rules & formats?
What are the tournament formats?
Chess KLUB will use the Swiss System. In this system, players in each section will play against each other. No one is eliminated. In fact, as you continue to win games, you face progressively stronger opposition players and those who were not so successful play against each other. Towards the end of the event, you are likely to face players at your level.
Also, in the Swiss-system events, players are paired with each other according to the following general principles:
How do you ensure a touch & move-in online tournament?
Just like the touch and move rule in the real world, in the online chess tournament once a move has been made, there is no take back. No request for take backs will be entertained.
What are the time controls for the tournament?
Time Control for this tournament is 15 minutes per player. There is no increment. If a player is late for a round, the opposing player may start the game when the Tournament Director announces it is time for the round to begin.
How are scores determined?
For every win, you receive 1 point. For draw, you receive ½ point and for every loss, you receive 0 point. Trophies will be given to the top 3 scorers in each section based on points and tie-breaks.
How will you ensure that discipline is maintained, and no one is taking any help?
We trust every player to be honest. We will have Zoom session open for all. It is mandatory for you to have the video on. Anyone not following the video rule will be disqualified. Our internal systems will detect if you try to take outside help.
Where can I locate the pairings?
This tournament will be conducted on Lichess.org and hence all the pairings will be conducted by Lichess
What should I do when something is wrong?
The player must call the attention of the TD (Tournament Director) immediately if there is any problem or disagreement between players by raising their hand on Zoom. Please wait patiently for the TD and avoid making unnecessary noises. Please mute your audio if you do not have any issues.
Which ratings do you consider?
This is an UNRATED Tournament.
How are tiebreakers determined?
Lichess automatically calculates the Tie-breakers. In general, if one’s opponents’ scores are higher, that means they played stronger opposition and therefore deserves a higher place on the standings.
What time will the tournament start?
The Tournament will start exactly at 9 AM EST on 17th April 2022.
When should we check in online?
You should check-in at least 1 hour before to ensure that you don’t lose out on the initial pairing. The check-in time is 8 AM EST and is open till 8:45 AM EST.
What should I do first when I arrive?
You should join the tournament on Lichess at least 1 hour before to ensure that you don’t lose out on the initial pairing. The check-in time is 8 AM EST and is open till 8.45 AM EST.
When and where is the awards ceremony?
All trophies will be sent via courier in 7-10 business days from the date of the tournament. All digital certificates will be emailed to you, directly within 1 week of the tournament. We will not be printing any certificates.
Can I use the restroom while my game is still in progress?
Yes! However, note that you are not allowed to pause your virtual clock or video while the game is going on.
What restrictions are there in place?
You can not do the following
What browser do you recommend?
We recommend using Google Chrome
What should I do when my game is finished?
Please wait for everyone to finish their game, your scores will automatically be noted by the computer. Your next round will start within 1 minute of everyone finishing the game.
Will you publish the results? How?