IM NORM QUALIFIER
An Online Qualifier with a Guaranteed Spot in Any 2021 CCCSA IM Norm Invitational ($800 value)!
The CCCSA has organized 16 GM/IM Norm Invitational tournaments thus far and has produced 43 norms and 21 titles!
Friday, May 21, 2021
Tournament Begin at 6:30 pm Eastern / 3:30 pm Pacific
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
6 round Swiss tournament based on USCF regular ratings
Standard US Chess pairing system will be used.
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
In case a player does not want the spot, they may choose to accept a prize of $500.
2nd-3rd Place - based on USCF tiebreaks - place gets free entry into next qualifier AND eligibility for paid entry into an IM norm tournament
The qualifier spot is not transferable to another player.
In the case of a tie for first place, the top 2 players on USCF tiebreaks will play pairs of blitz games (G/3+2) until there is a clear winner.
Tiebreak games will also be rated (blitz).
Eastern Daylight Time
G/10 Minutes; Increment 2 seconds
Each player receives 10 minutes plus a 2 second bonus each move to complete each game.
$65.00 by Wednesday before the tournament
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.
NEW ZOOM MEETING REQUIREMENTS
• To be eligible for a prize, players must be in the tournament Zoom meeting using their real name for the duration of the tournament with a side or rear camera angle (see picture below).
• You may not join the Zoom meeting using a front-facing webcam view from the playing computer, you must have a side or rear angle showing the player and the computer screen.
• While they are playing, players must always have video enabled in the Zoom meeting.
• 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.