North Carolina Blitz and Rapid Championship (Online)

North Carolina Blitz and Rapid Championship (Online)

Rapid Four rounds, G/30+5 and Blitz Seven Rounds, G/3+2.

Friday, April 30, 2021 and Sunday, May 2, 2021


Offical North Carolina Blitz and Rapid Championship

This event is endorsed by the North Carolina Chess Association

Chess2All and Chess Kings & Queens in cooperation with Chessstream and lichess.org have conducted over 40 online events using a system that keeps the pairings and format of tournaments familiar. Individual prizes will be awarded, more details below: 

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This is the official championship used to determine the 2021 North Carolina Blitz and Rapid Champion. 

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Requirements: 

  • Tournament limited to NC Players only
  •  All players must have a lichess account – all lichess accounts are free  
  • Players must play from a computer (desktop or laptop). Tablets and cell phones not permitted.
  • All games are US Chess Online Regular Rated, US Chess membership required
  • All players must join the zoom; the zoom will be sent out the day prior to the event via email

PLATFORM:
-GAMES: Lichess.org 
-PAIRING + REGISTRATION: 
https://nc.chess.stream/blitzrapid/Pairing

BYES:

You may request up to three half-point byes before the tournament.  Any changes once the tournament begins will count as 0 point bye.

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Blitz Championship Tournament 
 
When: Friday, April 30th, 2021
 
Sections: Blitz Championship (U1500 +), Blitz U1500
 
Time Control: G3+2 (3 minutes with a 2-second increment every move)
 
Entry Fee$15 for U1500, and $25 for Championship Section before 4/24/2021.
 
Round Times: 7 PM EST Start, the following rounds will start immediately after the previous round, 7 rounds total
 
Prizes ( For top three players):
Under 1500: $50, $30, $20
 
Over 1500: $100, $75,$50. 1st Place will be announced the 2021 North Carolina Blitz Champion
 
**Winners will be contacted**

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Rapid Championship Tournament
 
When: Sunday, May 2nd, 2021
 
Sections: Rapid Championship (U1800 +), Rapid U1800, Rapid U1200, Rapid U800, Rapid U400
 
Time Control: G30+5 (30 minutes with a 5-second increment every move)
 
Entry Fee:  $25 for lower sections (U1400, U800, U1200) and $35 for higher sections (U1800 and Open) before 4/24/2021.
 
Round Times: 10 AM EST Start, the following rounds will start immediately after the previous round, 4 rounds total
 
Prizes ( For top three players):
U1800: $100, $60, $40
 
Open Section: $200, $100, $50. 1st Place will be announced the 2021 North Carolina Rapid Champion
 
**Winners will be contacted**
 
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Pairing System: 
  • Standard US Chess pairing system will be used. Accelerated Pairings May Be Used If Needed

  • Pairings will be uploaded to the parings tab and players can join their game at the right time with just one click!

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Tournament Rules:

Players must be apart of North Carolina to compete.

  • Ratings will be used for the higher of a player’s US-Chess regular and US Chess online regular ratings 

    • In some cases, the TD may assign a different rating for any player.

  • USCF standard tiebreaks are used for all prizes.

  • Players should be on time for every round.  Clocks will be started shortly after the scheduled round time.

  • This tournament is played on lichess.org (all accounts are free). 

    • Lichess built-in rules are used, and players should familiarize themselves with the lichess platform and setting.

  • No cheating. Help from friends or families or usage of engine assistance will not be tolerated. This can result in a lifetime ban from all online USCF tournaments. 

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Zoom Requirements:

In order to be eligible for a prize, participants must join the zoom. Zoom links will be sent out a day before the event. 

Once joined, please make sure your camera is on. 

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ONLINE FAIR PLAY RULES

This event treats fair play very seriously. Parents and players should read these conditions carefully to ensure a fair and enjoyable tournament for all.

Our principal goal with online events is to ensure a fair and enjoyable experience for all.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at [email protected] We will get back to you shortly. 

  • By registering and playing, players agree not to use outside assistance of any kind.

  • This is a US Chess online-rated tournament and state championship event.  Players found to be using outside assistance will be reported to US Chess and restricted from future online events.

  • Parents are asked to “check-in” on their children during the tournament to ensure fair play.

  • Players are only permitted to use their playing computer during the game.  Playing from a tablet or phone is not recommended.

  • Players may not use a physical board or anything else during their games. 

  • Players found or believed to be using outside assistance will be ineligible for any prize and will be removed from the tournament.

  • All games will be reviewed by lichess and tournament staff during and after the event.

  • Tournament staff may expel a player from the tournament, make a player ineligible for a prize, or adjust the standings, prizes, or USCF rating report, even if lichess does not close the account.

  • Players may not listen to music, wear headphones, or have another electronic device near them while playing.

  • We will remove cheaters from the tournament during and/or after the tournament and adjust tournament results and standings accordingly.

  • All fair play adjustments made by tournament staff or lichess are final and are not appeal