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[Online] Scholastic Fall Chess Fest

October 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

[Online] Scholastic Fall Chess Fest

SENECA is hosting a free online scholastic regular-rated tournament on Saturday, October 24, via chess.com. The tournament is for players in grades K-12. Active USCF membership is required.

Format:
4SS, G/25 + 5 inc. (regular-rated)

Sections:
1000+ rating section (based on chess.com rating)
U1000 rating section (based on chess.com rating)

Location:
Online at chess.com

Entry Fee:
Free

Start Time:
10:00 AM. Please make sure you join the event before then.

Registration:
Please complete steps 1 and 2:
1. Join the SENECA Scholastic group on chess.com via these instructions. (This can be done ASAP.)
2. Join the tournament no later than 9:50 AM the morning of the event via these steps.

Round Times:
First round at 10:00 AM. Others ASAP.

Prizes:
Plaques to the top four finishers in each section.

Standings:
All results from this tournament (and the distribution of prizes) will be pending until chess.com completes its fair play analysis. Official final standings will be released approximately one week after the event concludes.

Tiebreaks:
This tournament will not use chess.com’s tiebreaks for determining the top four finishers. Instead, the following tiebreaks (in order) will be used:
1. Head-to-Head (only if two players are tied and played each other during the tournament; this tiebreak is not used if three or more players are tied);
2. Modified Median;
3. Solkoff;
4. Cumulative;
5. Cumulative of Opposition

Additional Information:
Contact Ben Swiszcz (benswiszcz@yahoo.com).

Note:
1. Active USCF membership is required.
2. A chess.com account is also required, but this can be created for free.
3. We need a minimum number of players (2x the number of rounds) in each section to run the tournament.
4. The tournament will have two USCF-rated sections. There will be no unrated online sections.
5. Players who have already joined the SENECA Scholastic group on chess.com need not do so again when registering for a subsequent tournament. Simply join the tournament online the day of the event.
6. When requesting to join the SENECA Scholastic group on chess.com, please be sure to complete this form. We will only add players to the group after they have completed that form.
7. For general information about our online scholastic events, click here.

Details

Date:
October 24, 2020
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Southeast New England Chess Assn.
Phone:
617-872-8190
Email:
benswiszcz@yahoo.com
View Organizer Website

Venue

Online – chess.com
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