THE GOLDEN PAWN V online scholastic chess tournament will be conducted online on lichess.org 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 https://new.uschess.org/player-search. 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 Fri 11/5
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 lichess.org. If you do not already have a lichess account, you will need to create one free at https://lichess.org/signup.
Contact: Stacia Pugh, firstname.lastname@example.org, 216-346-9643 (text ok) or Ian Golias, email@example.com, 440-384-9372. (text ok)
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