2021 Oregon Girls Championship – May 22
The 2021 Oregon Girls Championship will be held online on May 22. This is the qualifier for the Haring Tournament which will be held July 31 through August 3.
Eligibility: Open to all K-12 girls living in Oregon.
Format: 5-round Swiss in one section. NWSRS ratings are generally used for pairings and prize eligibility. One half-point bye is available if requested before round one.
Time Control: G/40;inc5 (forty minutes per player with a five second increment each move).
Schedule: The rounds are scheduled for 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm. Players who have a game go long can request extra time off before the next round.
Entry Fee: $20. Send the money via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail a check to OCF Treasurer Mike Morris at 2344 NE 27th Ave, Portland, OR, 97212.
Rated: NWSRS rated.
Prizes: Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 1st U1200/unrated, 1st U1000/unrated, and 1st U800/unrated. If there is a tie for first, the top two finishers based on the US Chess recommended tiebreaks will play a playoff to determine first and second place. See below for the playoff format. All other ties will be broken using the US Chess recommended tiebreaks. Trophies will be mailed to the winners after the fair play analysis is complete.
Title/Haring Qualifier: The winner (determined through the playoff if necessary) receives the title of 2021 Oregon Girls Champion and will be given the opportunity to represent Oregon at the prestigious 2021 Ruth Haring National Tournament of Girls State Champions. The Haring representative will receive $100 in monetary support from the Oregon Chess Federation to attend the tournament if the tournament is held in-person.
Location: Onine at lichess.org. Players must have a lichess account, which is free.
Registration: Contact David Murray via email, email@example.com, or phone, 919-475-6529, with the players name, lichess handle, and NWSRS ID (if unrated in the NWSRS, include the players grade and school). Registration deadline is Friday, May 21 at 7pm.
Fair Play Procedures: All players must sign the fair play agreement (this will be emailed out before the start of the tournament). All the games will be monitored via zoom. Each player must have a zoom account, which is free (the zoom link will be emailed out before the start of the tournament). All the games will be analyzed for fair play after the event.
Notes: 1) This tournament uses the rules from the 7th edition of the US Chess rulebook. 2) US Chess and OCF memberships are not required.
Playoff Format: If there is a tie for first, the top two finishers based on the US Chess recommended tiebreaks will play a playoff to determine first and second place. The playoff will consist of two G/10;inc5 games, one with each color. If the players are tied after these two games, they will play two G/5;inc3 games, one with each color. If they are still tied after these two games, they will play an Armageddon game in which White starts with 5 minutes, Black starts with 4 minutes, and Black has draw-odds. The player who had the better tiebreaks gets to choose which color they will play. The default time for the playoff is Sunday, May 23 at 1pm but an alternate time may be selected by agreement of both players and the TD.