YOUTH $1,300 CHAMPIONSHIP - US Chess Online Rated
DATE & TIME: Saturday, May 15th at 10:00am Central Time. This event is open to K-12 students. Current US Chess membership is required (you may join or renew your membership here). Only US Chess Online Quick ratings are affected.
PLAYING SITE: https://lichess.org/ Players must join lichess. Membership is free. Lichess Rapid Ratings are used for pairings.
FORMAT: K-12 and K-6 sections with 10+5 time control. Both 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.
PRIZES: $1,300 in Amazon Gift Cards (b/100 total). In case of ties, the prize will be split equally between tied players. One prize per person. Prizes may take up to a week after the event concludes as games need to be checked for fair play violations. These checks are done through the proprietary methods used by lichess and independent analysis by the tournament organizers. Free entry into an upcoming event may also be selected as a prize.
K-12 SECTION (all students can enter)
top grade 12 $60
top grade 11 $60
top grade 10 $60
top grade 9 $60
top grade 8 $60
top grade 7 $60
top grade 6/below $60
K-6 SECTION (students grade 6 and younger may enter)
top grade 6 $60
top grade 5 $60
top grade 4 $60
top grade 3 $60
top grade 2 $60
top grade 1 $60
top grade K/below $60
FREE GAME ANALYSIS: All participants will be invited to an analysis session via Zoom with titled players upon conclusion of their section.
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 name and lichess username might be revealed on player registration and prize winner lists.
2020 WCA Tour Leaders
State Champion: Erik Santarius