Fundraiser Tournament for REAL: Youth to Youth on July 25 (NWSRS Rated! G/25)

NWSRS Rated and 2021 OSCF State Championship Qualifier

REGISTER NOW. Registration closes on Friday, July 24 at 5 pm PST

OSCF player Nikhil Samudrala presents a Chess Tournament to raise funds for and REAL: Youth To Youth (Rural Education And Literacy), a non-profit organization with a mission of supporting the education and literacy of underpriviledged youth in rural India and supporting STEM education in Oregon.

Format: 5 round Swiss Tournament through lichess in 3 sections: U1000, U1400 and Open. Play up into higher sections is allowed. Sections may be modified by tournament director based on number of participants.

Eligibility: Open to all regardless of skill and location.

Rounds: 9:15, 10:30, 11:45, lunch break, 1:30 pm, 2:45pm. Checking in at 8:30 am is mandatory and players may forfeit if they do not check in on time.

Entry Fee: $15. All profits will be donated to REAL: Youth To Youth

Time Control: Game in 25 minutes with a 5 second increment per move.

Prizes: 25% of entry fees will be returned as prizes. With 100 players (maximum) the prize fund is $50 for first place, $40 for second place and $35 for third place in each section. With 50 players, the prize fund is $30 for first place, $20 for second place, $12.50 for 3rd place. The prize fund will be adjusted at tournament directors discretion based on the number of players.

Rating: NWSRS rated. NWSRS ratings will be used to group players into sections but lichess ratings will be used for pairings.

Fair Play Policy: All players must follow the following Fair Play Agreement: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zhNk6ESSAB59jm2VdxuEkRKlSoZYL2H1XqYoYGA-g6U/edit

Registration

  1. Register and pay at: https://tinyurl.com/yaw3ysz4  by July 24th 5 pm PDT
  2. Request to join the REAL:Youth To Youth Lichess team at: https://lichess.org/team/real-youth-to-youth-fundraiser-tournament
  3. Once accepted into the team, join the appropriate section. Section assignments will be emailed to the email provided during registration

Contact: Please contact nikhil@realyouth.org with any questions