Nationwide Fall Scholastic III - US Chess Online Rated

Event Overview

Nationwide Fall Scholastic III - US Chess Online Rated


DATE & TIME: Saturday, October 30th 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: Players must join lichess. Membership is free. Lichess Rapid Ratings are used for pairings.


FORMAT: K-12, K-7, and K-4 sections with 10+5 time control. All 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: $40 Early bird entry fee is $35 until October 28th. Enter at: 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 October 25th (Monday prior).


DISCOUNT ENTRY FEE: Enter any three events and the entry fee is only $30 each! To do so, send $90 via PayPal to Please also send the following information:

Player name:




Registration email (where to send passwords and links):

Address (where to ship the trophy to in case a prize is won):

prize choice if a grade prize is won (trophy, $20 Amazon gift card, or free entry into future event):

lichess username:

events entering:

If you do not use PayPal, please contact the organizers at for info on how to pay using Zelle or Venmo.


PRIZES: $390 in Amazon gift cards and at least 15 trophies will be awarded. No tie-breaks: money prizes are split equally and each player tied for the grade award will be awarded a trophy. Free Entry into one of our future events or a $20 Amazon Gift Card can be selected instead of a trophy. 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 $80

2nd $50

Trophies to top non-money finishers for:

top grade 12

top grade 11

top grade 10

top grade 9  

top grade 8

top grade 7/below


K-7 SECTION (students grade 7 and younger may enter)

1st $80

2nd $50

Trophies to top non-money finishers for:

top grade 7

top grade 6

top grade 5

top grade 4/below



K-4 SECTION (students grade 4 and younger may enter)

1st $80

2nd $50

Trophies to top non-money finishers for:

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 October 30th at 9:15am Central Time. Contact 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. 


REFUND POLICY: If a refund is requested, the amount of the entry fee less the fees we pay for the entry and payment processing will be refunded. Entry to a different event can also be selected without penalty.


QUESTIONS: Please email any questions to


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.


International Academy of Chess
Milwaukee, WI 53222
United States

Sections: 3
Grand Prix Points:
Prize Fund: 390
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: No
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: Yes

Organizer Overview

International Academy of Chess
Phone: 4144396778

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