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Online-Rated Scholastic Tournaments

Are Back VIRTUALLY!

Weekly Tournaments 

VIRTUAL Super Saturday Quads/Swiss

Online Rated Scholastic Tournaments
Every Saturday - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
 

Our traditional Super Saturday tournaments are back ONLINE! $27 Entry Fee, CASH PRIZES for every section!

Open for kids, K -12, and adults! Open to the public. Safe, Weekly tournaments with USCF Rating Opportunities.

 

https://new.uschess.org/news/us-chess-release-online-regular-rating

NEXT ONLINE LIVE EVENT:
 

Saturday, DECEMBER 5, 2020
Register by MIDNIGHT on Friday to participate in our virtual tournament.

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION 

 

Before registering for any tournament, you must fill out this form to verify your chess.com account with USCF. It is OK if your membership is currently expired; we will use your most recent USCF rating. If you do not have a USCF rating, please enter 00000000 for your ID, 0000 for the expiration, and your approximate strength (your chess.com rating, for example) for your rating. The TDs will use this information to put you in an appropriate section and keep a record of your performance for future tournaments. 

ALSO: TWO CAMERA RULE FOR RATINGS OF > 1000

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Tournament Details:

The entry fee is $27, and the prize for 1st place in each section is $60. We will create sections based on USCF classical ratings, aiming for four players in every section. We reserve the right to create larger sections in an effort to create better rating distributions, and there will be additional prizes awarded accordingly.

Registration will close at exactly 11:59 pm EST on the Friday before the tournament, and the tournament will begin at exactly 1:30 pm EST on Saturday. Once registration is over, you will be sent a link that will allow you to join a www.chess.com club corresponding to your section.

You will join the tournament that will be running in this club. Pairing will be provided here and updated for each round at the conclusion of the previous round. Sections with an average rating under 1,000 will play G/30;d5, and sections with an average rating of 1,000 or more will play G/45;d5.

 

All games will be observed and all communication during the tournament will be accomplished via Zoom (the link for which will be sent along with your section). Please download it before signing up for the tournament. In addition to Zoom, we will use chess.com’s cutting-edge anti-cheat protocols to ensure fair play during the tournaments.

Prizes will be paid 72 hours after the conclusion of the event (this is the amount of time it takes for chess.com to review all of the games to ensure fair play rules were observed).

IMPORTANT - TWO CAMERA RULE!

Due to recent cheating accusations that have been plaguing not only our VIRTUAL events, but virtual events all across the chess world, we will be following official recommendations to institute a 2-camera setup for our higher-rated players effective immediately (This rule will apply to all sections > 1000). What this change entails is that all players in our Over 1000 average sections will be required to set up 2 cameras during their games. It is unfortunate we need to take such measures and we realize this may be difficult for some players to abide by. Cheating is something we take very seriously and with recent events, such measures have become necessary. Please let us know if you have any questions and be aware that this rule will be enforced strictly. If you cannot conform to this setup, you will not be able to play!

 

With our new two camera rule, following are instructions on how your cameras should be set up. The two cameras must provide:

1. A full view of your face

2. A full view of your entire computer screen

 

This can be done with any device! We would recommend using your computer web camera for your face recording (as most of you are doing already) and setting up a phone or tablet on the side pointe at your screen. Here's how the cameras should be set up to record:

NOTE:

  • The Director may on occasion require that Zoom be temporarily adjusted to reveal parts of the room not otherwise displayed.  

  • A player may not leave for a bathroom break while on move (on opponents turn, notify the director and they will give you permission to go!).

  • Players are warned that improvement of play slightly after a bathroom break is considered highly suspicious and, depending on other factors, could lead to a player being forfeited or banned. 

We thank you in advance for your cooperation and compliance.

November 28 TOURNAMENT REPORT

Results for November 28th, 2020 Quads
 

This week we had 8 sections and 34 total players, and among those there were 13 first timers at our event! Here are highlights:
 

Welcome Connor, Aidan, Richard, Nihar, Rohith, Peyton, Alex W, Leo, Avital, Alex X, Benaya, Dhruv, and Everest all who played their first tournament with us!
 

Section 1: Albert trampled the competition taking first place with a perfect score! Albert is no stranger to titles and is a regular at our events. Well done on adding to your trophy case!
 

Albert also scored our Game of The Week in Round 1. You can view it here: https://bit.ly/37egBZC
 

Section 2 was a battle of thoughtful competitors! The section continued long after all the other tournament participants had logged off. In the end, Leo and Benaya tied for first place with 2.5 points each! Both played their first tournament with us! Very impressive stuff from both!
 

Section 3 once again saw Aiden Kennedy rise to the top. His perfect score was denied by Saanvi who held on for a draw, but with this victory, Aiden is on a two-time winning streak. Can he make it three?
 

In Section 4 and Section 5, several of our new competitors came out on top! Dhruv and Peyton smashed their sections with perfect scores! Looks like we have some new crushers to watch out for!
 

In Section 6 the story of perseverance shined. After weeks and weeks of tournaments and classes, the effort paid off. Leon took his first-ever win with a perfect score. Keep up the hard work!
 

In Section 7 Hovannes made his return to the top of the leaderboard by taking his section down with another perfect score! After struggling during the last event, Hovannes came back this week with something to prove!
 

In Section 8, Nihar burst through the ranks with a statement! As a first-timer, he cleaned up in his section with a perfect record! We hope you come back to play again to continue your dominance!

 
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Dr. David Ostfeld Memorial Chess LIVE Tournaments
 

Due to COVID-19, Dr. David Ostfeld Memorial Chess LIVE Tournaments are on hold until further notice. 

Summer Camp and daily Chess lesson tournaments are still being conducted, however, matches will NOT be USCF rated. Matches will be scored for the benefit of competition only.

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