NCS Online Blitz Tournament

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!  (2020/4/18)


The final NCS Online Blitz tournament

… was finished.
Top 3 players in both Open and U1600 receive a gift card from Amazon!
Take this final opportunity to play,
Have fun and win a prize!
1st place – 2000yen,
2nd place – 1500yen,
3rd place – 1000yen


Online Blitz Schedule

No.1 May 2
No.2 May 9
No.3 May 16
No.4 May 30
No.5 June 13
No.6 July 4
No.7 Aug 29
No.8 Sep 26
No.9 Oct 24

No.9 will be the last. No.10 was canceled.
Above schedule may change without notice 


Tournament Details:

  1. Usually held every month on a Saturday  Next one is on October 24 
  2. 3min + 2sec/move – Blitz time control
  3. 2 sections: NCS rating U1600 5pm-5:45pm, Open 6pm-7pm
  4. Email your name, Lichess ID, and section to
  5. Deadline for No.9 – 10pm October 23
  6. We will randomly select 3 players to receive Amazon gift card!

Who can play?

  1. Any NCS members <NCS membership
  2. Free entry
  3. Have your licess ID ready before signing up
  4. Beginners and players who are new to chess are all welcome

Before registering…

  1. Try playing a few games online on Lichess platform to practice. 
  2. Make sure you know how to log in and where to enter the password
  3. Please log in 15 min before the start (tournament starts automatically when the time comes)
  4. Set a timer so you don’t forget to log in on that day!

Rules on lichess…

  1. Games are done according to lichess arena tournament rules
  2. Time control: 3min+2sec/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. That is, a win will be worth 4 points, a draw 2 points, and a loss will still not award any points
  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. Games in progress must be finished, however they don’t count for the tournament.
  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

Details on


Tournament Results