Chess Tournaments

  • DateTournamentVenueInformation and Registration
    30 January 2021Ekurhuleni Online Tournament (Open)Lichess.orgCompleted
    6 February 2021Ekurhuleni Online Tournament (Closed)Lichess.orgCompleted
    13 February 2021Ekurhuleni Online Tournament (Closed)Lichess.orgCompleted
    27/28 February 2021Inter RegionalsLichess.orgCompleted
    27/28 March 2021Ekurhuleni Fide/Chessa Rated TournamentLaerskool Edleen
    27/28 March 2021
    14 August 2021 Ekurhuleni Online
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    Online Tournament (OPEN) 14 August 2021

    This tournament will be rated by CHESS SA

    Entries close Wednesday 27 January 2021 (No late entries will be accepted)
    It is the responsibility of the player to ensure that he/she is entered into the correct section. Families with more than two children will only pay for two children.
    The Organiser reserves the right to move a player to the appropriate age group.
    Payments to be made online, proof of payment to be uploaded with your entry.
    Only players with confirmed payments will be added to the draw published on . The draw will be published by Friday 29 January @ 19:00.
    Prizes will only be presented to qualifying players after the results have been verified by the Arbiters.
    Any person found guilty of cheating will forfeit any prize money won, and will be banned from participating in future Ekurhuleni online tournaments.
    Ekurhuleni Chess cannot be held liable for players unable to connect due to connection problems, power failures or loadshedding.
    Players are allowed to play up on special request.


    ROUND 1: 08:30 – 08:45       ROUND 2: 09:00 – 09:45
    ROUND 3: 10:00 – 10:45       ROUND 4: 11:00 – 11:45
    ROUND 5: 12:00 – 12:45        ROUND 6: 13:00 – 13:45
    ROUND 7: 14:00 - 14:45

    EFT Pay into account: Ekurhuleni Chess Absa 4050675403 Branch: 632005 Ref: Initial and Surname or use our convenient ZAPPER payment option below

    How will the tournament work?

    Once your payment has been confirmed in our account, you will be added to a Whatsapp group for the tournament. More details to follow on this group.
    Payments need to reflect in account by closing date of 27 January , it is important to upload proof of payment with entry. We cannot accept any entries/payments after closing date.
    Pairings will be published on
    Players will then challenge each other, white challenges within 2 minutes before the start of round. If white doesn’t sent the challenge then Black must sent the challenge after 2 minutes.
    Players are not allowed to have another physical chessboard next to them for extra analysis. No earphones and no headphones allowed.
    Players may not play with a chess engine during the tournament.
    Players must not get assistance of any sort – we expect fair play and honesty from all players.
    The arbiters reserves the right to repair players in the first round due to no-show of opponents. Playing time will be adjusted accordingly, as advised by the arbiter.
    The top 5 boards in all sections will be requested to play on Microsoft Teams, their camera must be positioned in such a way that the Arbiter can see the player and their screen).
    The other boards may also be requested to play on Microsoft Teams should the Arbiter request player.

    I hereby acknowledge that I have read and taken notice of the selection criteria attached to this document and that I fully understand the content thereof

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