May Flowers Trophy Swiss - US Chess Online Rated

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Event Overview

May Flowers Trophy Swiss - US Chess Online Rated

 

This event takes place on a Sunday.

 

DATE & TIME: Sunday, May 9th at 10:00am Central Time. This event is open to K-12 students. Current US Chess membership is required (you may join or renew your membership here). Only US Chess Online Quick ratings are affected.

 

PLAYING SITE: https://lichess.org/ Players must join lichess. Membership is free. Lichess Rapid Ratings are used for pairings.

 

FORMAT: K-12 and K-6 sections with 10+5 time control. Both sections are a 5-round Swiss. Rounds 2, 3, 4, and 5 will be paired five minutes after completion of the final game in the section, so each section will run as an independent event. You must be logged in and have joined the tournament to be paired.

 

ENTRY FEE: $30. Register at: https://www.kingregistration.com/register/MayFlowers. Please provide a correct email address during registration: the link and password for the tournament will be emailed to that address. If the link is not received by 8:00am the next morning, please contact the organizers at td@ia-chess.comFor this event the earliest the links and passwords will be sent is May 3rd (Monday prior).

 

PRIZES: At least 20 trophies will be awarded. In case of ties for grade prizes, each player tied will be awarded a trophy. One trophy per person. The final list of prize winners may take up to a week after the event concludes as games need to be checked for fair play violations. These checks are done through the proprietary methods used by lichess and independent analysis by the tournament organizers.

 

K-12 SECTION (all students can enter)

1st

2nd

3rd

top grade 12

top grade 11

top grade 10

top grade 9  

top grade 8

top grade 7

top grade 6/below

 

K-6 SECTION (students grade 6 and younger may enter)

1st

2nd

3rd

top grade 6

top grade 5

top grade 4

top grade 3

top grade 2

top grade 1

top grade K/below

 

FREE GAME ANALYSIS: All participants will be invited to an analysis session via Zoom with titled players upon conclusion of their section.

 

BYES AND LATE REGISTRATION: Online registration closes on May 9th at 9:45am Central Time. Contact td@ia-chess.com if you wish to register after registration is closed. Players may request a 1/2 bye in round one (players who "late join" after 10:00am will also receive a 1/2 bye). No other 1/2 byes can be requested. 

 

QUESTIONS: Please email any questions to td@ia-chess.com

 

FAIR PLAY: In case any fair play violations are discovered, none of the games played by the violator will be US Chess rated. For the purposes of standings, any players who lose to someone who violates fair play rules will be given 1/2 point. Any wins or draws against fair play violators will stand, though the games will not be rated.

Any participant may be invited to a subsequent Zoom interview to confirm their identity and/or chess-playing ability.

By registering for this tournament, you agree that your child's name and lichess username might be revealed on player registration and prize winner lists.

Address:

International Academy of Chess
Milwaukee, WI 53222
United States

Sections: 2
Grand Prix Points:
Prize Fund:
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: No
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: Yes

Organizer Overview

International Academy of Chess
Email: td@ia-chess.com
Phone: 4144396778

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