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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Helpful tips and a guide to online chess

 

HOW DOES IT WORK ?

The tournaments are set up to run automatically on lichess.org. 

It is free to register for a lichess account.

Links to join the correct team are sent in the booking confirmation.

ARE THERE PRIZES?

Yes there are medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each Qualifying event and Cups for the Winners of the Cup Finals. 
Additional prizes include books and free places at GM chess camp.
We are actively seeking sponsorship to enhance the prizes.

CAN MY CHILD PLAY IN MORE THAN ONE QUALIFYING EVENT?

Yes. Participation in more than one qualifying event is encouraged.
The highest score in any of the three Qualifying events in one Cup Challenge will be counted for the Grand Prix.
Players have the chance to play again and improve their score.

CAN MY CHILD PLAY IN MORE THAN ONE AGE GROUP?

Yes participation in more than one age group is encouraged for the more experienced players.
The schedule is designed to be able to enter two age groups.
Please purchase an additional ticket for the age group you require.

FULL RULES AND HELP GUIDE