US Chess Morning Membership Events on Chess.com

The US Chess Morning Membership Events will give you the opportunity to play in an online rated event on Chess.com while giving you the chance to win a one-year renewal of your current US Chess membership!

Events will be held at 11:00 am Eastern/8:00 am Pacific every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning, starting next Monday, June 15, and the format will be a 4-round Swiss, US Chess online blitz rated event with a time control of Game/5 minutes +2 second increment per move.

For every 10 entries we receive, there will be a random drawing for a player to receive a one-year US Chess membership extension, so if we get 10-19 entries there will be one drawing, if we get 20-29 entries there will be two drawings, etc.

All events and drawings will be streamed live on the US Chess Twitch channel at http://twitch.tv/uschess. With the surplus entries (those beyond a multiple of 10) we will do further random drawings giving free entries into the next Morning Membership Event scheduled, giving you another event to participate in and another chance to win an extension to your US Chess membership. So, if we get 17 entries for an event, there will be one drawing for the US Chess membership extension and then seven more drawings for free entries into the next event!

Here is the event format and important information for participation:

  • Registration Link: https://www.events4chess.com/USChess
  • Registration Cutoff: One hour prior to the start of each event, this allows time to process the entry, confirm US Chess membership and setup in Chess.com (join Club, join tournament).
  • Format: 4-rounds Swiss, US Chess online blitz rated, US Chess membership required for participation.
  • Time Control: Game/5 minutes +2 second increment per move.
  • Start Time: 11:00 am Eastern/8:00 am Pacific (event will start promptly on time!).
  • Entry Fee: $5.00 per event
  • Chess.com Instructions: You will need to join a Club in Chess.com and then join the tournament. Instructions/links will be provided for each specific event after your registration is processed. You will need to submit your request to join the Club at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the tournament and then join the tournament in the Chess.com Live Chess system before the start time. Late join's will be permitted but no byes are allowed and if you disconnect from the event, Chess.com may remove you and it may not be possible for you to rejoin the event.
  • Prizes: Random drawings for US Chess membership extensions at current membership level plus random drawings for free entries into the next Morning Membership Event, based on number of entries.
  • Live Coverage: http://twitch.tv/uschess Each event will be live streamed along with the random drawings to be held upon the completion of each event. Participation in the event is required to be eligible for the random drawing.
  • Anti-Cheating: Each event will be screened using Chess.com's anti-cheating measures. Players found to be in violation will have their results adjusted accordingly, any prizes won will be revoked, will be subject to Chess.com's disciplinary process, up to and including removal from Chess.com, and possibly be subject to a US Chess ethics complaint.

We would like to thank both Events for Chess and Chess.com for their assistance in making these events possible!

Comments

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

Looks like a great thing you've started. Hopefully this will expand to weekends and evenings. Thanjs

In reply to by JAMES M HAMLETT (not verified)

There are many online events out there right now thanks to the efforts of our our online partners and affiliates, thus the scheduling of these particular events to avoid potential clashes with those events.

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

Will webcam video be necessary for participation in this event?

In reply to by Miguel Garcia (not verified)

At this moment in time, no, we are not enforcing the use of a webcam for participants.

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

Could you please consider having online chess games with longer time controls, say G in 30? Thanks!

In reply to by Matt Keefe (not verified)

With our recent announcement at https://new.uschess.org/news/us-chess-release-online-regular-rating/ I imagine there will soon be many such events you will be able to participate in.

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

Is it mandatory to play 3 times a week, or we can pick the day we like? Thanks for making these available!

In reply to by Fabrizio Ferrari (not verified)

Each event is run separately. You can play in one event or multiple events, your choice! Please note the entry fee of $5 is per event.

In reply to by cbird

Great. Thank you!

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