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6th Online Scottish Chess Tour Weekend Event

Friday Evening Blitz - 9 Rounds
Friday 2 October 2020 - 19:30 to 21:30

Weekend Standard - 7 Rounds
Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 October

Evening Weekend Allegro - 5 Rounds
Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 October

The Allegro and Standard are Chess Scotland Allegro graded events

All events hosted on Lichess.org

Special Notes

Eligibility - All Chess Scotland rated players and those who have played in a recent Scottish Chess Tour event. Additional entries are by invitation only, enquiries for an invitation can be made through the contact page. Please read the Conditions of Entry below. If you wish to make an enquiry, please use the Contact page.

Fair Play - We use several methods to make sure you all play in a fair environment. To keep the Integrity of the tournament, we do not allow players to continue to participate in the tournament if their lichess account is closed for using computer assistance or we receive a exceptionally high ROI reading from Professor Ken Regan's FIDE Screening Tool.
A report to the Scottish Anti-Cheating Committee will be sent if any exceptionally high ROI readings from Professor Ken Regan's FIDE Screening Tool are identified. They will determine if further action is required.
Real names and Lichess handles will be displayed in the entries list and any external software we use.

Entry Fees

Chess Scotland Members - Blitz £2, Allegro £2, Standard £3. The Standard plus either the Allegro or the Blitz £2.

None Chess Scotland members add £1.

Please use the on-line entry page to add your entry, then use the Pay button to pay by either Credit or Debit Card. Entries will be automatically entered onto the Entries page when your payment has been accepted.


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After entering and being accepted, if you will need to join the "Scottish Chess Tour" Team in Lichess.org if you are not already a member, which you must be a member of in order to play in the competition.

Sections and Bye's

Everyone is in the same section. Half point byes are allowed in the standard section, rounds 1 to 4.

Ratings and Pairings

We will use the Tournament facility on Lichess.org for both the Blitz and the Rapidplay tournaments. This uses Lichess.org ratings.

We will use external pairing software for the Standard tournament where we use Chess Scotland ratings.

Games from the Allegro and the Standard are submitted to Chess Scotland for grading in the Chess Scotland Allegro list.

Rate of Play

Blitz - Each player will have 3minutes plus a 2 second increment per move from move 1

Allegro - Each player will have 15 minutes plus a 10 second increment per move from move 1

Standard - Each player will have 45 minutes plus a 15 second increment per move from move 1

Time Table

Blitz - Round 1 starts at 19:30 (7.30pm). Rounds are continuous with a 2 minute break between the end of the last game to finish and the start of the next round.

Standard

Round 1Saturday 3 October - 09:00
Round 2Saturday 3 October - 11:30*
LunchSaturday 3 October - 14:00
Round 3Saturday 3 October - 14:30
Round 4Saturday 3 October - 17:00*
Round 5Sunday 4 October - 09:30
Round 6Sunday 4 October - 12:00*
Round 7Sunday 4 October - 14:30*
* Times may vary a little if the previous games are longer than expected.

Allegro

Round 1Saturday 5 October - 19:30
Round 2Saturday 5 October - 20:20
Round 3Sunday 6 October - 19:00
Round 4Sunday 6 October - 19:50
Round 5Sunday 6 October - 20:40

Conditions of Entry

The organisers reserve the right to:
  • Enforce the platform's anti-cheating rules
  • Eject people from the tournament
  • Juniors must obtain permission of a parent/guardian before playing
  • Players must be members of the platform's Scottish Chess Tour club/team
  • Transfer entrants between events
  • Split or merge events depending on numbers
  • The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry without assigning a reason
  • Take any other measures deemed necessary to ensure the smooth running of the event
  • Change the entry requirements and the running of the event in the light of experience gained

Where can I obtain further information?
Use the Contact Form to request further information or email scotchesstour@gmail.com.