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Chesterton Academy of Ottawa will host an international online chess tournament for students in Grades 9 to 12. Tournament starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 29.  This free three-hour tournament will test your skills, nerve and discipline. Games are 10 minutes each and the tournament will be hosted by lichess.org.

To sign up, register as a user at lichess.org and then send an email by Thursday, May 27 to tournament co-ordinator Santiago Pascual-Meagher at santiagojpascualmeagher@gmail.com. Include your name, your grade, your school and your tournament game name.

You will receive an email the evening before the tournament with all details about how players will meet up at lichess.org.

Tournament rules:

Games are 10 minutes each. The winner is determined by most points awarded

How points are awarded:
Win = 2 points (3 points awarded for each win immediately following the third win in a row and until the winning streak is broken)
Draw = 1 point (2 points awarded for each draw immediately after the third draw in a row and until the drawing streak is broken)
loss = 0 points

For those with nerves of steel: Beserk option
You can choose the beserk option, which cuts your time in half, but adds a point to your win or draw. Acquaint yourself with the lichess.org website to view this option. Note: the beserk option must be executed before your first move in a game.
The tournament will last three hours. You can play as many games as you can squeeze into the time available. You can complete a game that starts 2:59:59 into the tournament.
Please email Santiago if you have any questions. The week of the tournament you can also call tournament director Patrick Meagher at 613-853-3276.
The tournament winner will be posted on the Chesterton Academy website.

Contact Info

415 Piccadilly AveOttawa,
ON K1Y 0H3


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