The Royal Battle will be conducted online on lichess.org for adult and scholastic players of all levels. Free USCF membership provided for new or expired scholastic members.
Format: 4 Round Swiss. USCF Online Standard Rated.
Sections: Open, Under 1800, Under 1200, Under 700.
For determining sections, the higher of a player’s USCF Over the Board (OTB) Regular rating and their USCF Online Regular rating will be used.
Time Limit: G/30 with 5 second increment.
Entry Fee: $30, IM-GM free. Registration closes at 11:00pm, February 26th.
Schedule: Open and Under 1800 Sections: Rounds: 12-1:30-2:45-4:00.
Under 1200 & U700: All pairings created ASAP after each round ends. Next game
appears immediately! Anticipated completion before 3pm.
Registration: At progresswithchess.org/battle until 11pm, Friday February 26.
Prizes (based on 50): Open: $150-$75, U2000: $75. U1800: $100-$50,
U1500: $50. U1200: $80-$40, U900 $40. Under 700: $60-$30.
Fair Play: Players must be on Zoom with side angle camera for all games to be eligible to win prizes except U1200 and U700 Sections, face camera ok. Players using chess engine assistance will be flagged by lichess.org, reported to the USCF Ethics Committee and face disciplinary action.
Instructions: will be emailed to you regarding how to access the tournament on
lichess.org, login on Zoom and setup cameras.
Contact: Michael Joelson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 216-321-7000 or
Stacia Pugh, email@example.com
Cleveland, OH 44139