NCS Online Summer Chess

Regulations

Dates/Venue/Time Control:

Dates: August 8th 2021

Playing platform: Lichess.org

Time Control: 15min + 10sec/move

Format: 5 Round Swiss NCS Rapid rated

Entry fee/Registration:

Entry Criteria: For NCS members only (yearly or 1-time tournament members)

Entry Fee: 1,000yen ( Payment deadline – August 6th )
See <Bank account information>

Registration: email at registration@japanchess.org

Playing Schedule:

13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00

Prizes:

  • chessmood moodcoins (Great way to purchase GM online courses or lessons!!!):
    Open: 1st – 80,000, 2nd – 60,000, 3rd – 40,000 MoodCoins

  • Amazon Gift Card: 
    1st – 10,000, 2nd – 8,000, 3rd – 7,000 yen
    Top player of U1800, U1500, U1200 – 5,000 yen
    (Prize amount may change depending on the number of participants.)

  • Tie-breaks will be used to determine winners. No two players will share the prize. A winner of the open group is excluded from his/her group.

Other information:

  • Make sure your membership is valid in order to play. NCS yearly membership fee is 6300yen for adults, 4200yen for the ages between 19 and 22, 3200yen for 15 and 18 and 2200yen for 14 and under.
  • Be careful when making moves not to have a “mouse-slip! There is no way to take back an erroneous move.
  • It is possible to experience a temporary loss of internet connectivity on your computer. If that happens and you lose the game, unfortunately there is nothing we can do to change the result. Internet problems are generally your responsibility. Please check your connection before the tournament starts. We recommend refreshing the tournament page before the start as well. 
  • Tie-breaks: (1) Sonneborn-Berger on Lichess, (2) NCS rapid rating.
  • Zoom will be used to contact participants. We will send you a zoom link before the tournament so please have it ready. You do not need to have the camera. This is only used to send messages during the tournament if there are any problems.
  • Do not play any other games on the Lichess.org during the tournament.
  • The participants agree to the use of their name and username on the online platforms on NCS’s social media including Twitter and YouTube.
  • Fair Play:
    Games are subject to monitoring by Lichess.org anti-cheating software. Players must abide by Lichess.org fair play rules.  That means no assistance from any source including chess engines, databases, books, notes, other players, analysis on chess boards etc.  Fair play rulings by Lichess.org are FINAL. If some cheating is suspected and reported by Lichess.org, the player’s game’s result will be deleted and further penalty may be imposed.

Organizer

National Chess Society of Japan
(Japan Chess Federation)