Barbosa Elite School of Chess Sunday Quads Spring Season

Every Sunday from March 1, 2021 - May 31, 2021 at 3 pm - 5 pm Eastern time ( 2 pm - 4 pm CT or 12 pm - 2 pm PT)

This tournament will use Quad system where participants are grouped into 4 according to their ratings and everyone will play everyone else. On a case where the total participants is not a multiple of 4, the last group will be a 3-round swiss system where the students are paired according to their points.

The time control will be game in 20 minutes play to finish, no increments or delays. There will be three rounds. Rounds will be held at (Eastern Time) 3 pm, 3:40 pm, and 4:20 pm. The tournament finishes in two hours. Players can withdraw from the event by using the "exit" button within the platform.

This tournament is open to both children and adults of any age or rating. Tournament will be rated under the USCF online quick rating system. It will be run on our Chess platform integrated into our website. USCF Membership required. Contact us at [email protected] or +13476182580 for new USCF Membership application or renewal.

We will be lending you an account on our integrated platform so you can play. Our school optional membership will launch soon and one of the perks is you get to keep your account on our platform. Please watch out for this!

Scoring system

Though the platform gives 1 point for a win, half point each for a draw and none if you lose, we employ a different scoring system as your points for the season. A win earns you 3 points, 1.5 points each if the game ends in a draw, and 1 point even if you lose! Total points will be calculated after the season and that would determine the final standings. Current points standings will also be posted on our site on a weekly basis.

Prizes

Top 3 on final standings gets trophies, 4th to 10th place earns medals. Top performers from our regular classes (Pawns, Knights and Bishops, Rooks, Queens) will also be given trophies. Winner's name will be inscribed on trophies.

Registration closes at 12 am of Sunday and you will receive an email from us about the instructions and links by 7 am of the day's event. Please check your spam/promotions folder for our email.

Fair Play Policy

Players are required to join a Zoom meeting during the tournament. We have an integrated "bot" watching the moves' algorithms and we will closely monitor the games. If your account is flagged for fair-play violation, we have the right to ask for a screen share during your game or just submit your games as losses. We also might have to report to US Chess about the incident and of course to your parents.

Entry fee is $15 for one Sunday event.

If you have any question, please reach out to Barbosa Elite School of Chess at 347-618-2580 or email us at [email protected]

Notes:

* We offer online after-school programs and private sessions with package rates for children and adults of any age and rating.
* We offer Online Chess Camps whenever schools are out and of course we're all excited for our Online Summer Camps!
* Please visit us at https://gmbarbosachess.com/ for more information.

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