2020 Lichess.org Fundraiser Tournament

REAL: Youth To Youth

Presents an online chess fundraiser featuring cash prizes!

Format: 5 round Swiss Tournament through lichess in 3 sections: U1000, U1400 and Open. Play up into higher sections is allowed. Sections may be modified by tournament director based on number of participants

Eligibility: Open to all regardless of skill and location

Rounds: 9:15, 10:30, 11:45, lunch break, 1:30 pm, 2:45pm. Check in at 8:30

Entry Fee: $15. All profits will be donated to REAL: Youth To Youth*

Time Control: Game in 25 minutes with a 5 second increment per move

Prizes: 25% of entry fees will be returned as prizes. With 100 players (maximum) the prize fund is $50 for first place, $40 for second place and $35 for third place in each section. With 50 players, the prize fund is $30 for first place, $20 for second place, $12.50 for 3rd place. The prize fund will be adjusted at tournament directors discretion based on the number of players

Rating: NWSRS rated. NWSRS ratings will be used to group players into sections but lichess ratings will be used for pairings

Fair Play Policy: All players must follow the following Fair Play Agreement: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zhNk6ESSAB59jm2VdxuEkRKlSoZYL2H1XqYoYGA-g6U/edit


  1. Register and pay at: https://tinyurl.com/realchesstournament by July 24th 5 pm PDT
  2. Request to join the REAL:Youth To Youth Lichess team at: https://lichess.org/team/real-youth-to-youth-fundraiser-tournament
  3. Once accepted into the team, join the appropriate section. Section assignments and zoom link will be emailed the day before the tournament to the email provided during registration

Contact: Please contact nikhil@realyouth.org with any questions

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