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The tournament will consist of a K-12 section with trophy prizes (Trophies will be delivered) and an Open Section with cash prizes The format of the tournament will be 5 Round Swiss – 15 minutes with 2 second increment. The tournament is online USCF rated - it will only affect your online quick rating. The tournament will be hosted on chess.com. You will need a chess.com account to play the tournament. Instructions on how to create an account can be found on: https://support.chess.com/article/671-how-do-i-create-an-account
Registration Fee: $15
Registration closes on December 19th at Midnight!
Top 3 in the K-12 section will get trophies. Number of trophies given out may increase based on the number of participants
1st Place: $40
2nd Place: $30
3rd Place: $20
Tournament results will be finalized after 1-2 weeks in order to give chess.com time to do a fair play analysis. If chess.com determines you have cheated then you will not be eligible for any prizes and your chess.com account might be closed. Chess.com’s decision is final.
Unfortunately due to the nature of virtual tournaments nothing can be done if you lose a match or face any other difficulties due to internet issues and other technical difficulties. Note: You will not be refunded for any loss due to technical difficulties.
Once you have registered and paid the registration fee of $15 please join the “Chess For Trees” club on chess.com. The club is private. Note: Only people who have paid the registration fee will be admitted to the club. If you played in our tournament before you will have to join the club again.
On the day of the tournament sign into your chess.com account and go to https://www.chess.com/tournaments/all?type=upcoming&sort=start_date
and then on the search bar, search for the tournament. The next round will start after all games are finished. The whole tournament will last for no more than 3-4 hours.
Please only join the tournament for your section, as if you fail to do this then you will end up playing the wrong section, and will not be counted for prizes.
If you’re playing the K-12 section then join the December Rapid – K-12 tournament, and if you’re playing in the Open section join the December Rapid – Open tournament.
Both sections will start at 11 AM CST on 12/21
A payment link is located at the bottom. If the tournament is canceled for any reason, all entries will be refunded 100% . If you decide to withdraw your entry fee will be refunded as long as you contact the organizer by email no later than 12/19.
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