online chess tournaments

NCS Online Tournaments

With the worldwide spread of Coronavirus, most gatherings like races and tournaments have been cancelled or postponed. Now more than ever, online events have become almost a necessity in this world of isolation and quarantine! NCS has also decided to host some fun tournaments for its members!

The next will be on 5/30
The tournaments are part of FIDE’s Checkmate Coronavirus initiative!

Any NCS member can play there


NCS Rapid Online LeagueMay 24Rapid, 5R Swiss
NCS Online 4thMay 30Blitz Open, U1600
NCS Online 5thJune 6Blitz Open, U1600
NCS Online 6thJune 13Blitz Open, U1600
The NCS offical channel on Youtube

Please register the NCS official channel!
You do not need to be a member to watch it LIVE.
Let’s watch excellent games played by members including top rated players!


  1. Tournaments are held on every Saturday evening. (for now)
    The 4th Tournament will be held on 5/30 (Sat)
  2. Time control: 3min + 2sec/move
  3. There are 2 sections:
    17:00-17:45 U1600  (NCS rating)
    18:00-19:00 Open
  4. Email us to join the tournament.
    Please email with information below.
    Your name, Lichess ID, section(s) you want to play in (“U1600” or “Open”).
  5. Registration deadline: 5/29 22:00
  6. 3 randomly selected players will receive a 500yen Amazon gift card!


  1. You have to be an NCS member to play in the tournament.
  2. Free entry!!
  3. You need a LichessID on Ask us how to register if unsure.
  4. U1600 is based on NCS rating, not Lichess blitz rating. Just join and have fun!

Before the start

  1. We recommend you play several games on Lichess to get used to it.
  2. We will send a password to enter. Using the password, enter the tournament arena before it begins.
  3. Please sign in to the tournament page with the password 15 min before starting but no earlier than 30min

During the game

  1. A game begins automaticaly. Play as many game as you can.
  2. Time controle: 3 min + 2 sec/move.
  3. A win has a base score of 2 points, a draw 1 point, and a loss is worth no points.
  4. If you win two games consecutively you will start a double point streak, represented by a flame icon. The following games will continue to be worth double points until you fail to win a game. That is, a win will be worth 4 points, a draw 2 points, and a loss will still not award any points. For example, two wins followed by a draw will be worth 6 points: 2 + 2 + (2 × 1)
  5. The player(s) with the most points at the conclusion of the tournament’s set time limit will be announced winner(s).
  6. When two or more players have the same number of points, the tournament performance is the tie break.
  7. The tournament has a countdown clock. When it reaches zero, the tournament rankings are frozen, and the winner is announced.
  8. There is a countdown for your first move. Failing to make a move within this time will forfeit the game to your opponent.

  9. Drawing the game within the first 10 moves will earn neither player any points.

  10. See tournament rules for detail.

Lichess Tournament Rules

Results of 4th NCS Arena

prize winners are randomly chosen.
They will be uploaded after the tournament.

Results of 3rd NCS Arena

The 3 prize winners are randomly chosen.
rye7, nbrqk, Kai123480.

35 players played on 5/16
21 players played on 5/16
Live recording on Youtube

Results of 2nd NCS Arena

The 3 prize winners are randomly chosen.
Milkcocoa, antilles, Yuhi.

36 players played in the tournament on 5/9.
31 players played in the tournament on 5/9.
Live recording on Youtube

Results of 1st NCS Arena

The 3 prize winners are randomly chosen.
kumakumak, yamatoji221, ryomario.

39 players played in the tournament on 5/2.
16 players played in the tournament on 5/2.
Live recording on 5/2

The results of Trials

2nd Trial — 4/25

18 players played on 25th April.

42 players played on 25th April.

1st Trial — 4/18

Among 41 players, on 18th April.