FREE GAME ANALYSIS: All participants will be invited to an analysis session via Zoom with titled players upon conclusion of their section!
PLAYING SITE: https://lichess.org/ Players must join lichess. Membership is free.
FORMAT AND TIME CONTROL: G/10+5. All three sections are a 5-round Swiss. Rounds 2, 3, 4, and 5 will be paired five minutes after completion of the final game in the section, so each section will run as an independent event. You must be logged in and have joined the tournament to be paired.
THREE SECTIONS: All players must have current US Chess Membership. Only US Chess Online Quick ratings are affected.
FAIR PLAY: In case any fair play violations are discovered, none of the games played by the violator will be US Chess rated. For the purposes of standings, any players who lose to someone who violates fair play rules will be given 1/2 point. Any wins or draws against fair play violators will stand, though the games will not be rated.
Any participant may be invited to a subsequent Zoom interview to confirm their identity and/or chess-playing ability.
By registering for this tournament, you agree that your child's lichess username might be revealed on player registration and prize winner lists.
2020 WCA Tour Leaders
State Champion: Erik Santarius