ICEA 2021 Spring Break Scholastic Online Tournament
ICEA 2021 Spring Break Scholastic Online Tournament
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Tournament Information


ICEA Kids Chess Club is an incubator for kids who love and have a passion for chess, to help kids achieve their flaring “chess king” dream. 

When:  Saturday, March 27, 2021

Start Time:

The Tournament Begins at  9:30am Pacific/12:30pm Eastern and should end before 1:30 pm PST.



  • 4 round Swiss tournament based on the higher of US Chess regular and US Chess online regular ratings
  • Standard US Chess pairing systems will be used. Accelerated Pairings May Be Used If Needed
  • This tournament is US Chess online regular rated

Time Control:

  • G/25 Minutes; Increment 5 seconds
  • Each player receives 25 minutes plus a 5 second bonus each move to complete each game.

Round Times:

  • Round 1: 9:30am PST (or 10:30AM MDT, or 11:30AM CDT, or 12:30PM EDT. )
  • Round 2: 10:30am PST (or 11:30AM MDT, or 12:30PM CDT, or 1:30PM EDT. )
  • Round 3: 11:30am PST (or 12:30PM MDT, or 1:30PM CDT, or 2:30PM EDT. )
  • Round 4: 12:30pm PST (or 1:30PM MDT, or 2:30AM CDT, or 3:30PM EDT. )

Please be on time to every round. If students have not started games within 5 minutes, they will be marked as a no-show.


  • This is a completely open scholastic tournament – K-12 players from any state or country may play
  • All players must have a lichess account – all lichess accounts are free.  If you do not have an account yet, please register for a account (it's free!) before signing up for the tournament and please provide your lichess username in the "Online Username" field when you complete the registration form. 
  • Players must play from a computer (desktop or laptop). Tablets and cell phones not permitted.
  • An active USCF membership is required. You can join the USCF or renew an expired USCF membership at this link:

Fair play:

  • All standard chess fair play rules apply , hence no external assistance by computer or any source is allowed. If any of a player's lichess accounts have ever been marked as using chess computer assistance, we reserve the right to annul or submit as rated forfeit losses any of that player's games at our sole discretion. Our hope is that this strict policy will further discourage cheating in our online events.

Trophies will be mailed to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

Entry Fee:

Early Bird: $5.00 Prior to 3/12/2021 

$10.00 by the Thursday (3/25/2021) prior to the event

$15.00 after Thursday (3/26/2021)