The Golden Pawn IV - Online Scholastic Chess Tournament

Event Overview

THE GOLDEN PAWN IV online scholastic chess tournament will be conducted online on for K-12 scholastic players of all levels from all locations. Free USCF membership is provided for new or expired scholastic members. 

Format: 5 Round Swiss. USCF Online Quick Rated.
4 Sections: Elite, Under 1200, Under 800, Under 400.
For determining sections USCF Online Quick Rating will be used.  If not available, USCF Regular Rating will be used.  USCF Rating information may be accessed at  First time players are welcome and encouraged to participate! Unrated players may play in any section. The Under 400 Section is recommended.

Time Limit: G/15 with 10 second increment.
Entry Fee: $25, $35 after 11:00 PM EDT on 10/22, now offering the  Golden Pawn Chain Deal!  $25 for one or $40 for remaining 2,  Dates:  Oct 23  |  Nov 6

Rounds: 12pm EDT start time.  Games in all sections will be paired ASAP!
Registration: At progresswithchess/golden until 11am day of; $10 late fee after 11pm night before.
Prizes: Customized golden trophies mailed home to all players with 3.5 points or higher.  Add that to your trophy case!
Fair Play: Games of all winners will be reviewed. No cameras or Zoom required. Players using engine assistance may be flagged by lichess, reported to the USCF Ethics Committee, and removed from the tournament.
Instructions: will be emailed to all players Friday evening regarding how to access the tournament on If you do not already have a lichess account, you will need to create one free at

Contact: Stacia Pugh,, 216-346-9643 (text ok) or Ian Golias,, 440-384-9372. (text ok)


12200 Fairhill Road
Cleveland, OH 44120
United States

Sections: 4
Grand Prix Points:
Prize Fund: Trophies
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: No
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: Yes

Organizer Overview

Progress With Chess
Phone: 2163469643

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