Open to students from The National Scholastic Chess Foundation and The Sunrise Chess Center for Excellence in Chess, this is a free online tournament using Lichess. The tournament is in Arena format, which means players do not have to wait between rounds; the system does pairings based upon who else has finished play. The tournament begins at 12 noon. Game analysis for one hour after the tournament beginning at 2 PM
THERE ARE 2 SECTIONS: One for younger/beginner players that will be 60 minutes. This section is for novice players. No one with a Lichess rating over 1700 or a USCF rating over 900 should be entering this section. Older and/or more experienced players will play for 120 minutes.
You must register here AND also have a Lichess account. On Saturday afternoon, all registrants will be sent the entry code/information for the applicable tournament. Details on how an arena tournament are available here: https://lichess.org/tournament/help?system=arena We WILL NOT be using the Berserk option. This event is a fun way to put your chess knowledge to the test.
No trophies, just bragging rights PLUS…
In the older age group: Top score will receive a Forward Chess digital copy of the book "Great Moves: Learning Chess Through History" from Mongoose Press. (For info about the book, click here.)
In the younger group, top score will receive a certificate.
ZOOM Info: The TD's will be on zoom for 30 minutes prior to the start of the tournament to help anyone with set-up. You do not need to remain on ZOOM during the tournament, you can just log back in at the end of play (either after the 60 minutes, or after the 120 minutes... Lichess will say the competition has ended.).
NEXT; If players would like to have their games analyzed, we will have one of our Master Chess Teachers on zoom at 2 pm to spend an hour or so going over games. We will go through as many as we can fit in, and even if your game is not selected, you can listen in and learn!
This event is made possible in part by the City of Sunrise and the City of Sunrise Police Department.
Good luck everyone and have fun!