Date: Sunday May 23 (10AM start). NOTE: DATE IS TENTATIVE!
Format: LiChess Swiss, 4 Rounds.
Entry Fee: $0.
Registration Deadline: Saturday May 22, 12PM.
Sections, Time Control, Schedule:
Open / K-12 Under 1300 / K-8 Under 900 / Family
Time Control: G/25 + 5s
Round 1: 10:00AM
Round 2: 10:50AM
Round 3: 11:40AM
Round 4: 12:30PM
Awards (Zoom): 1:00PM or earlier
K-6 Under 500 / K-5 Novice / K-1 Novice
Time Control: G/15 + 5s
Round 1: 10:00AM
Round 2: 10:40AM
Round 3: 11:20AM
Round 4: 12:00PM
Awards (Zoom): 12:30PM or earlier
Team Rooms are available: We will provide a Zoom breakout room for your team (6+). At least one adult is required in the room at all times. Please email Q300ChessTeam AT gmail DOT com to request.
Saturday 12PM: Registration ends
Saturday 2PM: Participants / parents will receive an e-mail with the check-in link
Saturday 8PM: If you have not checked-in by now, you may miss Round 1
Sunday 9AM: Zoom conference opens (see below)
Sunday 10AM: Round 1 begins
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.
Zoom: We will be running a Zoom conference on game day, open to all participants. The link will be in the check-in email on Saturday. Feel free to login as early as 9AM, and stay connected throughout. We’ll use the Zoom for many different things:
Tech support and Q&A
Select game reviews by IM Saudin Robovic
Opening / “welcome” ceremony
Team Rooms (see above)
Round times may be slightly delayed, to ensure there are breaks
Family members can play in the Open or Family section
In sections where no team exceeds 30% of the field, teammates will not be paired. You can also request not to face a sibling.
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.
A Live Standings page will be linked here the day of the tournament. It will show real player names, individual and team standings, and ongoing LiChess game links.
Please email us (Q300ChessTeam AT gmail DOT com) if you have any questions.
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