Trophy Battle Swiss - US Chess Online Rated Event

Event Overview

Trophy Battle Swiss - US Chess Online Rated Event




DATE & TIME: Saturday, March 13th 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).


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

PLAYING SITE: Players must join lichess. Membership is free.


PRIZES: Trophies for top three in each section, plus top grade in each section. We do not use tiebreaks, so everyone who ties for a grade prize is considered a winner. One prize per person. Free entry into a future event may be chosen instead of a trophy for those who wish. Prizes 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 tournament organizers.


ENTRY FEE: $30. Register at: Please provide correct email address during registration: 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 For this event the earliest the links and passwords will be sent is March 8th (Monday prior).

BYES and LATE REGISTRATION: Online registration closes on March 13th at 9:45am 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. 

FORMAT AND TIME CONTROL: G/10+5. All three 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 eventYou must be logged in and have joined the tournament to be paired.

THREE SECTIONS: All players must have current US Chess Membership. Only US Chess Online Quick ratings are affected.


K-12 Section (all students can enter, but grade 6/below are eligible only for top three prizes)


Trophies for




top grade 12 

top grade 11 

top grade 10 

top grade 9   

top grade 8

top grade 7


K-6 Section (students in grades K-6 can enter, but grade 3/below are eligible only for top three prizes)


Trophies for




top grade 6

top grade 5 

top grade 4 


K-3 Section (students in grade 3  and younger can enter)


Trophies for




top grade 3

top grade 2

top grade 1

top K/below


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 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:
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: No
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: Yes

Organizer Overview

International Academy of Chess
Phone: 4144396778

Share Your Feedback

We recently completed a website update. If you notice a formatting error on this page, please click here.