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Witney Online Congress

 

7th and 8th November 2020

 

 

Congress Dates

Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 November

 

 

 

You can pay your entry fee by credit or debit card or through PayPal.

 

Sections

Open

Under 2000

Under 1750

Under 1500

 

If ECF rated players have a FIDE rating, both ratings must be below the relevant threshold in the Under 2000, Under 1750 and Under 1500 sections.

 

Playing Schedule

 

Round

1

Saturday

10.00

-

finish

Round

2

Saturday

14.00

-

finish

Round

3

Saturday

18.00

-

finish

Round

4

Sunday

10.00

-

finish

Round

5

Sunday

14.00

-

finish

 

A ½ point bye may be taken in rounds 1–4.

 

Time Control

All moves in 45 minutes plus 15 second increment per move from move 1.

 

Re-pairing will take place 15 minutes after the start of a round. Players who have not arrived will be defaulted 15 minutes after the scheduled start of a round.

 

Grades and Ratings

ECF and FIDE ratings from the September 2020 lists will be used. FIDE ratings if available will be used for players with no ECF rating.

 

Players without a current FIDE or ECF rating must give details of estimated playing strength, including any previously held grading, or current grading from another body.

 

All games will be submitted for ECF online rating.

 

Tie-Breaks

In the event of a tie on points, the following tie-breaks will be used:

  1. Direct Encounter 

  2. Median-Buchholz 

  3. Buchholz Cut 1 

  4. Buchholz

Entry Fee

£5.00 for all sections.

 

Trophies

1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place in each section.

Best performance trophy in each section.

 

No player may win more than one trophy. Ungraded or unrated players may not win a rating trophy.

 

Trophies may be changed subject to numbers of entries.

 

Using Lichess

The Witney Online Congress uses Lichess. Players new to online chess or to Lichess should read the following documents before the congress:

 

 

Lichess and Child Safeguarding

Lichess is a third party website over which the Witney Chess Congress has no direct control, and as a result parents will need to consider for themselves whether or not it is appropriate for their child to use this website to play in this congress. Parents may want to consider the following child safeguarding measures:

 

  • Setting up children’s accounts account in “Kid Mode”, which disables all site communications and is password protected;

  • Whether or not parents want to fill in a real name, provide location details, and write other details in the biography on their children’s profiles;

  • There are various other privacy options, including allowing “followers” of the account, and whether or not to allow messaging.

 

Other

The Witney Online Congress is grateful to the 4NCL for permission to use its 'Guide to Playing Matches on Lichess', 4NCL Online Disconnection Problems' and 'Online Fair Play Guidelines' documents. The Witney Congress will use the 4NCL fair play guidelines as the basis for its own fair play policy.

 

In all sections there is a pay to play fee of £5.00 for players who are not ECF members or supporters.

 

Players need an account at https://lichess.org/ in order to play in the congress.

 

The Witney Online Congress reserves the right to transfer players between sections at any time.

 

Pairings in all sections will be made using Swiss-Manager.

 

The Witney Online Congress reserves the right to refuse any entry without explanation.

 

The submission of an entry form and payment of the entry fee denotes acceptance that the Witney Online Congress’s decision is final in all matters.

 

Entries close at 10pm on Friday 6 November.

 

 

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