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An Official US Chess National Championship for all Players in Grades K-12

PAIRINGS CAN BE FOUND HERE

Remember, pairings will be posted 15-30 minutes before the start of each round.

Dates:

January 29-30, 2022

Eligibility:

  • The National Online Scholastic Quick Championship (National OSQC) is a completely open K-12 scholastic tournament held online on lichess, over a single weekend.

  • All players must have a lichess account and must be eligible to play on lichess – all lichess accounts are free

  • US Chess membership required

Format:

  • 7 round Swiss tournament in 4 sections.

  • This is an individual tournament with individual and (school) team prizes. You do not have to be part of a school chess club or team to play.

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

Ratings and Pairings:

  • The 2022 National Online Scholastic Quick Championship is a US Chess online quick-rated tournament. The OSQC does not affect US Chess over-the-board (OTB) ratings.

  • Players will be paired using the highest of the following January 2022 US Chess supplement ratings:

    • Over-the-Board Regular Rating

    • Over-the-Board Quick Rating

    • Online Regular Rating

    • Online Quick Rating

  • Per US Chess Scholastic Regulations 18.1, accelerated pairings may be used in early rounds for any section with more than 256 players.

  • Per US Chess Scholastic Regulations 18.1.3, teammate pairings possible in rounds 6 and 7.

Schedule:

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STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND EVERY ROUND LISTED ABOVE WIN, LOSE, or DRAW

IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND A ROUND, REQUEST A BYE TO SKIP THAT ROUND

Time Control:

G/20 Minutes; Increment 5 seconds

Each players receives 20 minutes plus a 5 second increment (bonus) per move to complete each game.

Sections:

High School (K-12)

Middle School (K-8)

Elementary (K-6)

Primary (K-3)

Byes:

  • Can't make it to all the rounds? Byes allow a player to skip a round they cannot otherwise attend.

  • You may optionally take one (1) half point bye in any round if requested before the tournament starts.

  • One half point bye permitted, all other byes are 0 points.

Individual Prizes:

This is an individual national championship event offering individual and team prizes, based on the number of players per section. 

All players who tie for first place in each OSQC section are considered co-winners and National Champions.  Awards are presented based on standard US Chess mathematical tiebreaks – see US Chess Scholastic Regulations, 20.3.1.

Individual Prizes per Section

Individual prizes will be engraved with the player’s name and mailed to the address provided at registration.

Team Prizes:

This is an individual national championship event offering individual and team prizes, based on the number of players per section. 

 

All teams who tie for first place in each OSQC section are considered co-winners and National Champions.  Awards are presented based on standard US Chess mathematical tiebreaks – see US Chess Scholastic Regulations, 20.3.2.

 

  • There are team prizes for the top school per section.  No “club” teams are permitted.

  • The top 4 scoring players count towards the team’s score.  There is no maximum number of players who may be part of a team.

  • The minimum team size is 2 players.

  • No player is allowed to play on more than one school team.  Players are not allowed to compete for any school other than the one they currently attend.

Team Prizes per Section

Team prizes will be engraved with the school’s name and mailed to the school, team coach, or other address as specified by the winners.

Zoom Requirements:

  • For every round in all sections, all players on the top 20 boards must be on Zoom with video on to play and will be monitored full-time by tournament directors.  These players will have a Zoom link next to their board on the pairings page.

  • Players who are not on the top 20 boards per section should not join Zoom.  All players are still subject to the Fair Play requirements below.

  • Players on the top 20 boards must join Zoom at least 15 minutes prior to the round.  Players who are on the top 20 boards but do not join Zoom will be forfeited.

  • Read more in the terms and conditions document below.

Registration and Entry Fee:

  • Online Registration only – no mailed, phone, team/group, or manual entries.

  • Due to the lichess authorization process, each player must register online individually for the tournament.  No team, bulk, group entries, or mailed/phoned/manual entries or “swaps.”  Coaches, schools, etc. cannot register their players – each player and/or parent must register separately online.

  • $49 by January 10, 2022

  • $59 by January 20, 2022 (recently extended from Jan 17)

  • $75 by January 24, 2022

  • All registration closes January 24 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

  • Withdrawals / refunds will incur a $5 transaction fee and must be requested by January 28.

 

 

Live Streaming:

Side Events:

The optional OSQC warmup tournament will be announced soon.  The warmup is an unrated, no prize, online blitz tournament which is strongly recommended for OSQC players to get familiar with the Chessstream tournament system.

 

 

Contact:

MUST READ: Terms and Conditions of Registration

FAQ Document