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The Lockdown 2021 Summer Tournament :Week3 - Thursday

This weeks Summer tournament is to be held on Thursday - not the Usual Weds. Due to controllers work commitment.

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May 20, 2021
from 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM



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This is a new way of running the tournament - so the arrangements may be subject to change. Depending on how the tournament goes.

This tournament is usually run at the Civil Service Social Club - but due to circumstances with Covid we will start it running as a virtual tournament.

If circumstances change the format may change as it would be good to play face to face.

Hope this finds you all well in these strange times.

Venue : Online :

Please email me by 6:30pm on the evening of the tournament. to let the controller know to be included in the draw. Any emails after recieved after this time will not be included in the draw.

Need your lichess userid included in your email and your actual name - will do pairings according to a review of UCU classic ratings/Lichess rating.

Please note Games will not be UCU rated.

We trust players wont use any tools to assist them in their games.

I will email players at 6:30pm to get confirmation that they are ready to play - please respond immediately and you will be included in the draw.

I will email a draw to the players at 7:00pm and the player with White play will challenge their opponent to a game with time limit of 1hr 30mins each.

At the end of the games - both players to email me the results. :

I will publish a weekly report of the results.

Starting Wednesday  5th May 2021 and continuing every Wednesday.

Ending Wednesday 29th September 2021. Prize Giving and mini tournament. (setup to be determined and announced).

Times : End time to enter the draw 6:30 pm. Draw emailed to players 7:00pm. The player with White to challenge their opponent.

Format The tournament is flexible – players play whichever nights suit them with pairings being made on the evening. Players are usually paired with opponents within their own grading band but late comers may get a difficult draw or may not be paired – so please be prompt.

Time limit Each player gets 1 hour 30 minutes for the complete game.

Prizes This is run free so no prize money - just the fun in playing and a certificate and for the winner the name on the perpetual trophy.There will be grading bands, again depending on entrants.

Entry Fee Free

Controller: Mark Newman Telephone 07872544868. email:

1. Players must complete 10 games to be considered to qualify.
2. If a player does not play in two of the last three rounds they will be assumed to have played and lost 2 games. If they play only one then they will forfeit one game.
3. However if a player has played 14 or more games then they are exempt from rule 2.
4. Scores will be calculated on a percentage basis.