OSCF is moving online for March and April!
The OSCF Blitz Battle Arena will run on Lichess.org. Kids and adults both welcome! These events are free and open to everyone regardless of age or residency, though you need a password to join. The password is OSCFCHESS. The schedule is as follows:
Monday, March 23 at 2 pm – 4 pm – We had 57 participants including beginners, strong club players, and two National Masters!
Wednesday, March 25 at 2 pm – 4 pm – Record turnout of 73 players! NM b_6 again took first place, giving a masterclass on flank openings.
Friday, March 27 at 6 pm – 8 pm – Click here to join the match! *NOTE: There is a chat feature. KEEP YOUR COMMENTS POSITIVE, EXPLETIVE FREE, AND SHOW GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP, or you’ll be booted from the tournament!
- Create a free Lichess account. You can do this by going to Lichess.org or by downloading the mobile app.
- You can join by clicking on the links above.
- You will need a password to enter the tournament. The password is “OSCFCHESS.”
- If you get logged out mid-tournament, it can be hard to get logged back in. Search for the username of someone you know is playing (such as CaptainDubious), then watch the game they are playing. You might be able to click on the game and get back to the tournament that way.
- Parents, please do not use your kids’ real names online. Practice sensible precautions for minors.
Note: This tournament is not NWSRS rated and is not a OSCF state qualifier, BUT IT WILL BE GREAT FUN FOR YOUR PLAYER(S)!