CHARLOTTE FAIR PLAY G/10

The CCCSA Online Fair Play Open has a guaranteed $1200. Open to all players with a US Chess membership.

When:

Sunday, October 11

Tournament Begin at 6:00 pm Eastern / 3:00 pm Pacific

Requirements:

  • This is a completely open tournament – both adults and scholastic players from any state may play

  • 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.

  • US Chess membership required

Format:

  • 6 round Swiss tournament based on USCF regular ratings (October)

  • 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 tournament is US Chess online quick rated – brand new USCF online rating system

 

 

Prizes/Sections:

$1,200 Guaranteed in Prizes

Championship Section (Must be Rated 1600+ to Play)

$250-$150-$75, top U2300 $100, top U2100 $100, top U1900 $75

Under 1700 Section

$150-$100-$50, top U1500 $75, top U1300 $75

Round Times:

Eastern Time

6:00pm

6:30pm

7:00pm

7:30pm

8:00pm

8:30pm

Please by on time to every round. If players have not started games within 5 minutes, they will be marked as a no-show.

Time Control:

G/10 Minutes; Increment 2 seconds

Each player receives 10 minutes plus a 2 second bonus each move to complete each game. 

Byes:

Can't make it to all of the rounds? You may take a (3) half point byes in any round

1/2 point byes must be requested before the the tournaments starts.

Byes allow a player to skip a round they can not otherwise attend.

 

Entry Fee:

$25.00 by Tuesday, October 6

$35.00 by Thursday, October 8

$45.00 after Thursday, October 8

GM/IM Free Entry - $20 from Prize

10% Discount to CCCSA Members

Join the CCCSA and Save - Only $40 a Year for Locals and $25/Year for Travelers

REGISTRATION, PAIRINGS, ENTRY LISTS

PLEASE READ - CCCSA TAKES FAIR PLAY VERY SERIOUSLY

The CCCSA, along with the help of online chess servers fair-play algorithm, has reported and banned over 75 player accounts in our online tournaments. Please read these conditions carefully.

 

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

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

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

  • Players found or believed to be using outside assistance will be ineligible for a prize.

  • 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 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 are final and are not appealable.

Zoom Meeting

  • To be eligible for a prize, players must be in the tournament Zoom meeting using their real name for the duration of the tournament.

  • While they are playing, players must always have video enabled in the Zoom meeting. Players without webcam capabilities are not eligible for a prize.

  • Players must agree to Zoom requests by tournament staff, including turning on audio, giving a scan of the area around a player, adjusting the camera angle, etc.

 

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