Just a informational note:
Southern Cal Chess Association Chess Championship is coming soon.
I have talked with their President Sean Manross, based on percentages he will award a first and second prize to Colorado players who enter. This is an opportunity for some quality games without risking regular ratings. Details follow.
Southern California Online State Championship (2020) - Checklist/Rules
- Fill out the Official USCF Form to link chess.com username with USCF ID: https://www.chess.com/article/view/us-chess-online?#Registration
- Fill out the SCCF Online Tournament Registration Form: https://forms.gle/oSXTDARQQQjKfDmi6
- Join the chess.com group for Southern California Chess Federation (SCCF) - USCF Events: https://www.chess.com/club/southern-california-chess-federation-uscf-events
- Pay $100 Entry Fee: http://www.scchess.com/
- Between 9-10AM on Saturday November 7, enter the lobby for the tournament. This will be visible on chess.com/live once you have joined the chess.com group or through the direct link to the lobby. Make sure to be on time!
Direct Link to Lobby (Opens 9AM): https://www.chess.com/live#t=1692217
Format: 6-Round (Swiss) - USCF Online Rated (Rapid/Quick) on chess.com
Time Control: 15|5 (G/15+5) - 15 Minutes + 5 Second Increment
Time: 10AM-2PM (Lobby Opens Starting 9AM)
Prize Eligibility: For prize eligibility, rating will be determined by USCF Standard Rating (or USCF Quick Rating if higher than Standard). If higher, FIDE Standard Rating will supersede both if applicable. You must use your primary chess.com account that is officially linked to your USCF ID. Any players who are found to be using secondary accounts and/or accounts not linked with USCF ID will be barred from prizes and possibly removed from the tournament. Pairings will be determined by chess.com rapid rating and automated by chess.com.
All players will be required to be on Zoom with active cameras and sharing their screens for the duration of the tournament while playing against opponents. Microphones should be muted and virtual backgrounds should be disabled. No background applications should be running aside from the Browser and Zoom. Players should have their faces be clearly visible during the duration of gameplay. The Chief TD may request players to see their immediate vicinity or turn on microphones to confirm fair play. Receiving outside assistance of any kind whether through another human or through technological means is strictly not allowed, and failure to abide by these guidelines may be met by disciplinary action by USCF and chess.com in addition to forfeiture from the tournament and barring from prizes.
The link to the Zoom Call will be e-mailed by 9AM the day of the tournament. Plan to be there at least 20-Minutes early to make sure you are properly set-up on Zoom and have joined the tournament on chess.com. Players must abide by fair play guidelines from chess.com. We reserve the right to remove players who fail to follow the rules detailed in this section or otherwise bar them from prizes. You must have access to stable Internet and players are responsible for dropped connections. Disconnects longer than a minute will result in forfeiture.
- 2020 Champion of Southern California
- 2020 Vice-Champion of Southern California
- 2020 Women’s Champion of Southern California
- 2020 Senior’s Champion of Southern California
- 2020 Disabled Champion of Southern California**
Chief Organizer/TD: Abhishek Kylasa
Chief Assistant Organizer/TD: Sean J. Manross
November 3, 2020 13:57 MST