The Washington Chess Federation presents a tournament open to all students registered in grades K-12, especially from the greater Northwest region including WA, OR, ID, and British Columbia. Their goal is to provide an opportunity for scholastic chess players to compete in a large-scale online tournament at a time when many local and national events have been cancelled.
Format: A 5-round Swiss in six sections: K-1 U800, 2-3 U800, K-3 Open, 4-8 U900, 4-8 Open, 9-12 Open.
Eligibility: Open to all students registered in grades K-12. A Chess.com and Zoom account are required.
Schedule: 9:15am, 10:30am, 11:45am, lunch break, 1:30pm, 2:45pm. Entry fee: $25 before 5/13, $30 after.
Time Control: Game in 25 minutes with a 5-second increment per move starting from move 1.
Prizes: Trophies and medals will be available for pick-up or mailed after the tournament, awarded to the top scoring individuals in each section. Medals for first timers that don’t earn a trophy.
Rating: NWSRS Rated. Higher of NWSRS or US Chess rating will be used to determine section and pairings. US Chess membership not required.
Procedure: Pairings will be released prior to the start of each round. Players will be paired automatically by the TD in the Live Chess area. Players will inform the TD of their result upon completion of the game.
Fair Play Policy: All players and parents are required to sign the WCF Fair Play Agreement prior to the start of the tournament. WCF’s Fair Play Committee will review any suspicious games on a case-by-case basis. Cheating of any kind is strictly prohibited.
Online Registration: https://nwchess.com/OnlineRegistration/ – pay by Credit/Debit/PayPal. Registration deadline Fri. May 15 @ 5:00pm. No registrations or payments will be accepted after the deadline. No checkin since this is an online tournament. Unpaid players will receive a zero-point bye for round 1.
Questions? Jacob Mayer | WCF Tournament Coordinator | 206.697.5625 | Jacob.Mayerchess@gmail.com