Q300 and NYChessKids invite you back for the 4th edition of our “virtual home” tournament.



  1. Date: Sunday September 13 (10am start).
  2. Format: LiChess Swiss, 4 Rounds.
  3. Entry Fee: $0.
  4. Sections / Time Control / Schedule:
    • Open, K-12 U1300, K-8 U900, Parents/Family
      • Time Control: G/25 + 5s
      • Rounds: 10am, 11:10am, 12:20pm, 1:30pm
      • Awards: starting at 1:45pm
    • K-6 U500, K-5 Novice
      • Time Control: G/15 + 5s
      • Rounds: 10am, 10:50am, 11:40pm, 12:30pm
      • Awards: starting at 12:45pm
  5. Winners: Top 10 players + Top 3 teams (3 scores) in each section will be recognized. (Note: LiChess doesn’t prohibit teammates from playing one another).
  6. Registration Deadline: Saturday 9/12 12pm.
  7. Logistics:
    • You must be a member of the “Q300 Home Tournaments” team to participate – please join: https://lichess.org/team/q300-home-tournaments. Note: this step is needed since LiChess only allows intra-team Swiss tournaments. We are not going to sell you anything.
    • On Saturday at 12pm, you will receive an e-mail with the link to check in. Do this right away, or risk missing round 1.
    • On Saturday from 8-9pm, we will host a Zoom Q&A session. Come in if you have any questions. Look for the link in the Saturday email.
    • On Sunday at 9am, the Zoom room opens. Come in for any questions or just to hang out.
    • On Sunday at 10am, the games will start automatically. All players must be logged into LiChess and ready to go.
    • A Live Standings page will be linked here the day of the tournament. It will show real player names, individual and team standings, and live LiChess game links.
  8. Note on Cheating: It is very important that you watch your kids.  Cheating is a very common problem for internet chess, and LiChess is especially good at catching it.  We have 0 tolerance – any players caught will be removed from the tournament and permanently banned.
  9. Fun Side of Things: Starting at 9am on Sunday, we will be running a Zoom conference together with world class IM and NYChessKids owner Saudin Robovic. The link will be emailed to you on Saturday. Participants can join before the event, between rounds and afterwards for that elusive feeling of connection to everyone else. And we’ll do a virtual award ceremony at the end.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Links to our past events: