Swisslandia is a series of USCF and NWSRS rated four-round swiss paired tournaments. Winners receive Powell’s Gift Cards and typewritten congratulations. Swisslandia will be online during the month of January, with hopes of adding an in-person option in February.
February 13, 2022 (online only)
February 27, 2022 (online and in-person)
Location: Lichess and Zoom
Registration: 100% preregistered by 12:00pm the day of the event. Note the earlier deadline! Register here.
Ratings: USCF Online, NWSRS, and Lichess Classical. USCF membership is required and can be purchased/renewed during registration for $13/year (this is a discounted rate courtesy of Rose City Chess).
Equipment: Players must use a computer or Chromebook with a functioning camera and microphone. Tablets and phones often have problems joining teams and tournaments. Chrome is the best browser. Firefox, Safari, and Edge are known to glitch.
Format: Section assignments and Zoom link sent at 1:00pm day of tournament. Players join their section at https://lichess.org/team/rose-city-chess. Sections may be split by USCF/NWSRS rating. Everyone plays four rounds of G/25+5. Each rounds starts 10 minutes after previous round. Pairings by Lichess Swiss Pairing Software. For most accurate seeding, participants should establish their Lichess Classical Rating by playing several games prior to the tournament. Lichess Tiebreaks used in event of tie.
Fair Play: Video monitoring and cheat detection provided. Participants must agree to the OSCF Fair Play Agreement. Standings and awards not official until the completion of post-tournament fair play review.
Awards: 1st – 3rd place in each section receive Powell’s Gift Cards and a typewritten letter of congratulations. Portion of every entry donated to non-profits.
12:00PM: Registration Closes
1:00PM: Check email for Zoom Link and Section Assignments
3:30PM: Zoom Call Opens
3:45PM: Players must be logged on to Lichess and join the Zoom Call
4:00PM: Round 1 Begins
5:00PM (approximate): Round 2
6:00PM (approximate): Round 3
7:00PM (approximate): Round 4
8:00PM (approximate): Tournament Complete (usually finishes early)