Colorado State Chess Association

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2020-2021 Summit School of Chess Tournament Series #8May 29, 2021Tornelo website

2020-2021 Summit School of Chess Tournament Series #4

5 Round Swiss Tournament
DateJanuary 9, 2021
Time ControlGame in 24 minutes + 5 second increment
CityTornelo website
SiteOnline via Tornelo website.

Kindergarten - 3rd Grade Under 800 Rating (K-3 U800)
4th - 6th Grade Under 800 Rating (4-6 U800)
7th - 12 Grade Under 800 Rating (7-12 U800)
Under 1000 Rating (U1000)
Under 1400 Rating (U1400)
Open - open to players of any age and skill level.

Please note that while Tornelo does have its own rating system - players will initially enter their ratings to conform with their United States Chess Federation (USCF) "Regular Rating". You can look up your current rating at - If you do not currently possess a USCF rating, please enter your initial rating as 600 (if you are playing in the scholastic division) or 1200 (if you are playing in the OPEN division).

Entry FeeParticipants will register/pay directly through the Tornelo website. Early Fee (registered MORE than one week prior to tournament date) K-3, 4-6, 7-12, U1000, U1400: $25 Open: $35 Late Fee (registered LESS than one week prior to tournament date) K-3, 4-6, 7-12, U1000, U1400: $30 Open: $40
PrizesK-3, 4-6, 7-12, U1000 & U1400 1st Place - $40 Amazon eGift Card 2nd Place -$30 Amazon eGift Card 3rd Place - $20 Amazon eGift Card Open - 80% of entry fees!! late fee charges not included (based on 20 participants) 1st Place - $224 2nd Place - $168 3rd Place - $112 U1500 - $56
RegistrationAnytime before the tournament begins at 9 AM. Late joins are also allowed.
Round Times9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM
EntriesJesse Cohen
Bye Policy

A half-point bye may be requested for any round prior to the start of a tournament. After the tournament has begun a player may only request half-point byes for Rounds 1-3 and zero-point byes for Rounds 4 & 5.

You can find a list of all upcoming Summit School of Chess Tournaments at

Here's a list of all 2020-2021 Summit School of Chess Tournament Series dates:

October 24th, 2020 - SSC #1
November 7th, 2020 - SSC #2
December 5th, 2020 - SSC #3
January 9th, 2021 - SSC #4
February 6th, 2021 - SSC #5
March 6th, 2021 - SSC #6
April 10th, 2021 - SSC #7
May 29th, 2021 - SSC #8


Cheat Detection/Prevention
1) All participants must be on Zoom with video turned on at all times. This will allow us to ensure that each participant is actually playing as themselves and not receiving advice from other people.
2) The Tornelo website has an automatic cheating detection program built in that will scan every game played. I will review this information every tournament prior to the distribution of prizes.
3) The number one reason players cheat is anonymity. The wonderful thing about Tornelo is that all participants are listed by their actual names and not aliases. Furthermore, this is a tight nit community of players. We know each other. 
4) Anyone caught cheating will be banned from Summit School of Chess Tournaments for a minimum of one year (both online & in-person) and not receive prize monies.

Fair Play: (taken from the website)

  • No chess programs or engines (e.g. Chessmaster, Fritz, Komodo, Houdini, Stockfish, Chessbase with any active UCI engine, etc.) can be used to analyze positions in ongoing games at any time.  
  • No outside assistance OF ANY KIND is permitted.
  • Fixing game results by arranging games, playing with multiple accounts, or losing intentionally is also against the rules.
  • Do not let anyone else play on your account! This is strictly against the rules!