InterContinental ChessKid FIDE Challenge - Western Edition
Online registration for this event will not be available after January 19, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST.
On-site registration is not available for this event.
|When:||Saturday, January 23, 2021, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST|
This is a virtual event where participants experience the event and its content online rather than gathering in-person.
Online registration only. No on-site registration.
|Schedule:||The "Western" edition will begin January 23, 2021 at 9am Pacific/12pm Eastern/5pm UK/6pm CET.|
|Time Control:||The time control will be 10+2 (10 minutes starting time plus 2 seconds added per move) and will be 7 rounds.|
|Event URL:||Click for more information|
Announcing the first-ever global ChessKid.com tournament
that's recognized by the World Chess Federation, FIDE!
The first-ever Intercontinental ChessKid FIDE Challenge will take place January 23, 2021 and is open to any child aged 12 and below (as of Jan 21, 2021) on Earth or in any place in the Milky Way galaxy!
The event will take place entirely on the ChessKid live server with fantastic prizes, including:
To best accommodate as many time zones as possible, there will be two distinct tournaments, both taking place on January 23, 2021.
Children are eligible to play in either one, or both, whichever is more convenient for you.
Both will have fun and insightful commentary on Chess.com/TV with FM FunMasterMike and other famous chess commentators and guests.
Every single kid aged 12 and under on all seven continents is eligible to join. Although we don't know if there are any 10-year-old scientists living at the South Pole for winter, if your internet connection is decent, you can play, too! For those living on Mars by then, please add about 15 minutes to each time for radio signals to get back and forth. For Pluto, add 4.5 hours.
The time control will be 10+2 (10 minutes starting time plus 2 seconds added per move) and each of the two editions will be 7 rounds. The expected length for each tournament is three hours.
Each of the two editions will be played in two sections: 12 and Under and 8 and Under. Ages are as of January 1, 2021. ChessKid and FIDE reserve the right to ask for proof of age upon qualification for any prize.
There will be a Western edition warmup event on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 9am Pacific/12pm Eastern/5pm UK/6pm CET. It is highly encouraged for kids to play and practice using the site. This tournament will be 5 rounds of 5+1 and will only take one hour. (There are no prizes -- the intention is to test your computer, internet, and get used to registering and playing in an event.) Registration before January 10, 2021 is highly encouraged so that you are eligible to play in the warmup event on January 16.
The Intercontinental ChessKid FIDE Challenge will be focused mostly on participation and fun, but of course who doesn't like prizes? As such, the top prizes will be awarded in a unique way to take pressure off of kids.
In the spirit of participation, every child will have a chance to win prizes!
For every half point earned, a player receives one "raffle ticket" into a drawing. For every win, a ChessKid receives two "raffle tickets" into a drawing. In addition, any player finishing the tournament receives a bonus raffle ticket.
For example, a player finishing with 4.5/7 receives 9+1=10 raffle tickets. A player with 6.0/7 receives 12+1=13 raffle tickets.
Upon the conclusion of each tournament, raffle tickets will be drawn for these prizes:
The drawings for both events will take place on January 28, 2021 and winners will be informed via their email address on file. You may only win one prize, so once you win any prize, you are not eligible for a second prize.
ChessKid and FIDE expect that all children and their families will abide by the rules governing fair play. Both the child and the parent/guardian will have to agree to our fair play policies when registering for the event.
This is what will be agreed to upon registering for the event:
Good luck to everyone and we hope kids from all over the world enjoy the Challenge!