2020 AB Junior Open/Under 1300

Restriction: only Alberta Resident (for at least 6 months) Juniors born after Jan 1, 2001 are eligible.  

CFC Quick Rated. 

Tournament Director: Chief Tournament Director: International Arbiter Vlad Rekhson 

Schedule:  Sunday December 19, 2021, 1:00 pm

Format:   6-round Swiss on lichess.org 15min/5 second incremental, 2 minute breaks between rounds (except between rounds 3-4 when it will be a 6 minute break. (Estimated end time: 3:30 pm- 5 pm).

Zoom meeting infomation


Meeting ID: 263 781 7252

Passcode: ABchess

Registration: Register to the tournament on this page. Registration will close at 10pm on Dec 17th Friday!! 

Entry Fee: Before 10 PM Dec 12th $15 afterwards until registration deadline: $20.  Cancellations are possible until 10 pm, Friday, Dec 18th.  $2 fee will be deducted from the refund to cover transfer of funds cost. 


1) Open

2) U1300

Rules for Open/Under 1300: 

Players whose CFC Quick or Regular Ratings are higher than 1300 must register in the Open section! To check your rating go to: https://www.chess.ca/en/ratings/

Only one prize per player, in case that a player is eligible for more than one prize, they will win the highest amount.  In order to avoid a situation where someone can win two prizes of equal value, all prizes have been made different.  

Higher of established (24 games or more) CFC Regular or Quick Ratings will be determinded for prize eligibility.  Players who have no rating will be eligible for Open prizes only.

Prizes will be given in Amazon Gift card vouchers sent out to the email provided in the registration.  

Only one prize per player, in case of a tie the highest rank according to lichess.org tie-breaking criteria will be used to determine the prizes.

Open Section: 
     1st: $70
     2nd: $40
     3rd: $25

     Top  U1600
          1st: $20
          2nd: $15
     Top Girl: $35

U1300 Section:
     1st: $60
     2nd:  $35
     3nd: $25
     Top under 1000: $20
     2nd under 1000: $15

     Top Girl: $30

Procedures for playing

1. Join Alberta Chess Association online Team at: https://lichess.org/team/alberta-chess-association.  When joining the team please put your real name.  

2. All players must log in the Zoom room by 1 pm, December 19th which is 15 minutes before tournament start and keep LIVE VIDEO on througout the tournament. The Zoom displayed name must be changed to the "Player's name_lichess ID". Players who are in the tournament but don't show up in the Zoom room will get their score FORFEITED! The tournament directors will be monitoring and will ask the players to show themselves if their video is off. Players are not allowed to record the meeting at any time during the tournament. It's recommeded to use a PC or laptop and SHALL NOT use a cell phone to play. 

3. If using an iPad to play, it's recommended to use a separate device to log into Zoom. The preferred angle is to show the player from side and show the lichess screen. They will be muted unless requested by the TDs. 

4. Players are allowed to move around when they finish their own games or during round breaks. Bathroom and chat is only allowed during the round breaks. During play communication is only allowed with the Tournament Director and only if something is urgent.

5. FAIR PLAY AGREEMENT. Parents, please talk to your children about ethical play online. Signing up the event means the players have read and accepted the clauses in the AGREEMENT including the consequence of cheating.  The fair play agreement is listed at the end of this document.

6. All results are considered unofficial until the post-game review is done, which will take 3-7 days. All games may be reviewed by the TD's. Suspicous games will be reviewed by the Tournament Commitee designated by the Board, as well as sent to lichess for further analysis. If cheating is discovered and confirmed, the player's ID will be reported to lichess. The offending player's score in the tournament will be forfeit and the player will be referred to ACA conduct committee for further review.  The current ACA cheating policy is:

a) two year ban for first offence 

b) lifetime ban for second offence

The conduct committee may decide on a different penalty

7. Get familiar with Swiss Tournament rules at lichess.org/swiss. ACA is not responsible for any loss due to the chess platform system issues or loss of internet connection.

Sun, Dec 19, 2021

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