Sunday, May 9th at 2 pm Eastern Time (1 pm CT, 12/noon MT, or 11 am PT)
This tournament will use Swiss pairings.
The time control will be game in 30 minutes with a 5-second increment. There will be four rounds. Rounds will be held at (Eastern Time): 2 pm, 3:20 pm, 4:40 pm, and 6 pm. The tournament will last for approximately 5 hours.
This event will be rated under the USCF online reqular (slow) rating system. The tournament will be run on lichess.org.
This tournament is open to both children and adults of any age or rating.
Before signing up for the tournament, please register for a lichess.org account (it's free!) if you do not have an existing account.
There will be four sections: Open, Under 1600, and Under 1100, and Under 700. These sections are determined by over-the-board USCF-regular rating. For example, a player with a rating of 1400 would belong in the Under 1600 section, a player rated 600 would belong in the Under 700 section, and so forth. Unrated players can play in any section. If you don't know which section you belong in, feel free to contact us.
All participants must be active members of the US Chess Federation.
Players can withdraw from the event at any time by pressing the "withdraw" button.
3 DMV Open Grand Prix points will be awarded for participation. 1 Grand Prix point will be awarded for each victory.
Prizes: Plaques for 1st, and trophies for 2nd and 3rd in every section. All plaques and trophies will be inscribed with the winner's name.
After you register, you will receive an email from us with instructions on how to join the tournament online. If you don't receive the email, please check your spam folder by typing the word instructions into your spam or junk folder.
We encourage players to complete the registration process and join the tournament online before 1:45 pm ET. If you're late to the tournament you could end up missing round 1!
Players will not be required to join a Zoom call during the tournament, but we will monitor the games very closely to ensure fair play. Lichess has an excellent algorithim for detecting cheating, and we will also do a post-tournament fair-play inspection. If a participant's account is flagged for cheating by lichess, we have the prerogative to submit the player's games as losses for USCF-rating purposes, or (in rare cases) annul the games.
Online computer analysis of all games will be possible immediately after the tournament!
The entry fee is $20 by 11:59pm ET on Saturday 5/8/2021 and $25 on Sunday 5/9/2021
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to DMV Chess at 703-415-6600 or firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTER/VIEW MORE INFORMATION HERE: https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/1018
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