K-12 CHAMPIONSHIP

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Sponsored by Chessable and the Charlotte Chess Center

140 Individual and Team Prizes and Awards

Over $1,200 in Prizes Sponsored by Chessable

US Chess Rated Event -  Grades K-12 - Hosted on Lichess.org

When:

April 3, 2021

Requirements:

  • All players must have a lichess account – all lichess accounts are free .

  • Players must play from a computer (desktop or laptop). Tablets and cell phones not permitted.

  • All games US Chess Online Regular Rated, US Chess membership required.

Format:​​​

  • All sections – 6 round swiss tournament based on the higher of April 2021 US Chess Regular OTB rating and Online Regular rating.

  • Time control for all sections – G/25, inc/5: 25 minutes, plus a 5 second increment.

  • Open to all K-12 players.

 

Sections:

  • K-1 Championship

  • K-3 Championship

  • K-5 Championship

  • K-8 Championship

  • K-12 Championship

 

Play Schedule (EDT):

​K-1, K-3 and K-5 Championship

10:30am, 11:45am, 1:00pm, 2:15pm, 3:30pm, 4:45pm

K-8 and K-12 Championship

11:00am, 12:15pm, 1:30pm, 2:45pm, 4:00pm, 5:15pm

Time Control:

G/25, Increment 5

Each player receives 25 minutes in addition to a 5 second bonus every move.

Byes:

You may request up to three half point byes before the tournament.  Any changes once the tournament begins will count as 0 point byes.

Byes should only be requested for rounds that the student is unable to attend.

Medals and Plaques:

Plaques to Top 10 Players in Each Section

Plaques to Top 3 Teams in Each Section

Medals to 11th-20th Place in Each Section

 

US Chess Standard Tiebreaks Used for All Prizes

All prizes mailed to your home or school

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Chessable Prizes:

K-12 Championship

1st - 2nd place -  Art of Attack w/ video by Everyman Chess and GM Simon Williams  
3rd - 5th place -  100 Endgames You Must Know (MoveTrainer only)  
 

K-8 Championship

​1st - 2nd place -  Checkmate Patterns Manual w/Video by Crafty Raf and IM John Bartholomew   
3rd - 5th place -  1001 Chess Exercises for Club Players   

K-5 Championship

​1st - 2nd place - Winning Chess Strategies (with video) by Everyman Chess and GM Yasser Seirawan
3rd - 5th place -  Checkmate Patterns Manual (no video) by Crafty Raf and IM John Bartholomew

K-3 Championship

​1st - 2nd place -  Winning Chess Tactics (with video) by Everyman Chess and Yasser Seirawan
3rd - 5th place -  Chess Endgames for Kids by GAMBIT

K-1 Championship

​1st - 2nd place -  Chess Tactics for Kids by GAMBIT
3rd - 5th place -  Chess Strategy for Kids by GAMBIT

US Chess Standard Tiebreaks Used for All Prizes

 

 

Entry Fees:

$40.00 by March 23, 2021 

$50.00 by March 30, 2021

$60.00 after March 30, 2021

Refunds: All withdrawals must be requested by March 4, 2021 and are subject to a $5 transaction fee. No refunds after March 4, 2021

REGISTER HERE

 

Pairing System:

  • Standard US Chess pairing system will be used. Accelerated Pairings May Be Used If Needed

  • Pairings will be uploaded to Chessstream and players can join their game at the right time with just one click!

    • This is a custom program integrated with lichess directly. The CCCSA has hosted over 50 high profile events with this system.

Tournament Rules:

  • Team rules – minimum 2 players from the same school in the same section.  Top 4 scores used.

    • Teammate pairings will be avoided as long as legally possible

  • The higher of a player’s US Chess regular and US Chess online regular ratings (April 2021 supplement). 

  • Players should be on time to every round.  Clocks will be started shortly after the scheduled round time.

  • This tournament is played on lichess.org (all accounts are free). 

    • Lichess built-in rules are used, and players should familiarize themselves with the lichess platform and settings.

Zoom Requirements:

  • For every round, players on the top 10 boards of K-5 Championship, K-8 Championship, and  K-12 Championship sections are required to join Zoom, preferably with a side or rear angle showing the computer screen and playing area (see image below).

  • Players in K-1 and K-3 sections are not required to Zoom unless requested to by tournament staff.

ONLINE FAIR PLAY RULES

This event treats fair play very seriously.  Parents and players should read these conditions carefully to ensure a fair and enjoyable tournament for all.

 

Our principal goal with online events is to ensure a fair and enjoyable experience for all.

  • By registering and playing, players agree not to use outside assistance of any kind.

  • This is a US Chess online rated tournament and state championship event.  Players found to be using outside assistance will be reported to US Chess and restricted from future online events.

  • Parents are asked to “check in” on their children during the tournament to ensure fair play.

  • Players are only permitted to use their playing computer during the game.  Playing from a tablet or phone is not recommended.

  • Players may not use a physical board or anything else during their games. 

  • Players found or believed to be using outside assistance will be ineligible for any prize and will be removed from the tournament.

  • All games will be reviewed by lichess and tournament staff during and after the event.

  • Tournament staff may expel a player from the tournament, make a player ineligible for a prize, or adjust the standings, prizes, or USCF rating report, even if lichess does not close the account.

  • Players may not listen to music, wear headphones, or have another electronic device near them while playing.

  • We will remove cheaters from the tournament during and/or after the tournament and adjust tournament results and standings accordingly.

  • All fair play adjustments made by tournament staff or lichess are final and are not appealable.

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