Online Chess Opportunities for Worthing Knights Players

Worthing Knights Online tournaments

I am continuing to run our weekly online tournaments on Thursdays; 5:15 – 6:45pm.

These are free and you can join in for as long as you wish; you do not have to play the whole 1.5 hours.

You will need a lichess account –  https://lichess.org/ – for safeguarding reasons you MUST contact Dave with both your real name and your Lichess name.

For those of you keen to improve and to widen the players you can compete against, I will be assisting David Fryer of Crowborough Chess Club with some of his online offering, which is now open to Worthing Knights to join if you wish:

Crowborough Chess Club Online Chess Events

Nominal joining fee of £10 (covering September to December) gives access to the following:

Thursdays 5:30pm – 6:00pm – online training (beginners) via Zoom. Players may then join in with the Worthing Knights tournaments above.

Saturday Fortnightly – Under-16s can play as part of the Crowborough team in the Worldwide Junior event which takes place every other Saturday at 4:00pm with Zoom commentary (the next one is Sat 10th Oct)

You will also be able to play in the following events (open to juniors and adults):

  • the weekly chess variant tournament Wednesdays at 6pm
  • the weekly tournament on Fridays 6:30pm-9:00pm on lichess (with ZOOM call alongside for chat and banter)
  • occasional Special Events such as commentary and participation in talks on world chess events, like the successful recent David Howell talk

Apply through Crowborough Chess Club website or contact me and I will put you in touch with David Fryer of Crowborough CC.

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Autumn Term 2020 – Worthing Knights Online Tournaments

Thursday September 3rd – Thursday October 22nd Inclusive, 17:15 – 18:45

Join for as long as you wish, you do not have to play the whole 1.5 hours

Sadly, chess over-the-board cannot resume at the Durrington Community Centre yet so the Knights will continue online until half-term at least.

If you are new to the club, please set-up a lichess account on https://lichess.org/ using the SIGN IN button and let me know your user name.

Each week there will be 2 tournaments set-up on lichess – experienced players should play in the Premiership and less experienced players (and players who can only play for part of the time) should choose the Championship.

I will email out the lichess URL for the tournaments on Tuesdays.

If you are not sure which tournament to enter, just get in touch.


PREMIERSHIP

For more experienced players.

6 rounds, SWISS pairing, 5 minutes plus 3 seconds increment per player

Schedule

Before Thursday (new players)

If it is your first PREMIERSHIP tourney you will need to join the team, see instructions below

Before 17:15

Login to lichess and find the tournament using the URL in the email being sent on Tuesdays, then JOIN

17:15

Round 1 begins, pairing is automatic

17:15 to about 18:45

Rounds 2 to 6 – each one likely to take about 15 minutes. The next round begins 2 minutes after the last game of the previous round ends

18:45

Results are displayed on lichess soon after the last game of the last round ends


CHAMPIONSHIP

For less experienced players (and players who can only play for part of the time)

4 minutes plus 3 seconds increment per player, pairing is automatic, normally very soon after your previous game ends

Schedule

Before Thursday (new players)

If it is your first tourney you will need to create a lichess account on https://lichess.org/ using the SIGN IN button and let me know your user name.

Before 17:15

Login to lichess and find the tournament using the URL in the email being sent on Tuesdays, then JOIN

17:15

Round 1 begins, pairing is automatic

17:15 to about 18:45

As soon as you finish a game, lichess will soon pair you automatically for the next game

18:45

Results are displayed on lichess soon after the last game of the last round ends


If it is your first PREMIERSHIP tournament:

Create a lichess https://lichess.org/ account if you have not got one already (use the SIGN IN button on the top right of the screen)

Once signed-in to lichess, ask to join the team Worthing Knights Chess Club Online Tournament (if you have not already joined):

Select COMMUNITY, TEAMS

Select All teams

Search for Worthing Knights

Select Worthing Knights Chess Club Online Tournament

Select JOIN TEAM, solve the puzzle, select JOIN TEAM

Dave will then approve your request to join the team (you may have to remind him to do this!)

Once Dave has approved your request you can join the tourney:

Select COMMUNITY, TEAMS

Select Worthing Knights Chess Club Online Tournament

Select Worthing Knights Blitz

Select JOIN

or use the URL https://lichess.org/swiss/wnqBIrG2 (and JOIN)

Any problems then contact Dave

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Online Blitz Tournament – Wednesday 26th August 2020

Thank you to everyone who took part in the tournament.

Some terrific battles and a close-run thing for first place – congratulations to Barnaby who kept his nerve in the last round to win.

Results:

1stBarnaby Wreford – 5/6
2nd=Toby Appleton & Alec Hedger 4.5/6

Toby gets the consistency award for a second consecutive 4.5/6 and share of 2nd place.

We had several less experienced players competing, led by Louisa who finished on 3/6, and they were competitive against the stronger opposition gaining valuable experience.

Full results can be found at:  https://lichess.org/swiss/wnqBIrG2

Feedback on the event, good and bad, is welcome.

Sadly, chess over-the-board cannot resume at the Durrington Community Centre yet – the current regulations just leave me too many hoops to jump through to make it worthwhile. So the Worthing Knights will continue online, resuming Thursday 3rd September, and I will send out details soon.

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