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2021 SC Scholastic Championships
Saturday, April 17, 2021, 09:00am - 06:00pm

2021 South Carolina Scholastic Chess Championship
Saturday, April 17, 2021
(Online)

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Sections
Primary (K-3)
Elementary (K-5)
Middle School (6-8)
High School (9-12)

Prizes in Each Section:
Plaques to Top 5 Individuals and Top 2 Teams
Medals to Individuals Places 6th-10th
All Prizes Mailed to Your Home

Format for Primary and Elementary
5 Rounds
Time Control: G/25 + 5
Round Times: 10:00am, 11:15am, 1:00pm, 2:15pm, 3:30pm

Format for Middle and High School
5 Rounds
Time Control: G/25+5 for first 3 rounds then G/40+5 for last 2 rounds
Round Times: 10:00am, 11:15am, 1:00pm, 2:15pm, 4:15pm

Entry Fees
$30.00 by April 1, $35 after
Registration Closes April 16th at 11:59pm EST
REGISTRATION LINK

Technical Details
• All players must have a lichess account – all lichess accounts are free and can be created here
Lichess is the platform that the games will be played on.
• Players must play from a computer (desktop or laptop). Tablets and cell phones not permitted.
• All games US Chess Online Regular Rated, US Chess membership required
• Top 5 Boards in Middle and High School sections must join zoom meeting with camera (fair play measure)
Tournament Rules
• All players must attend school in South Carolina and have SC as their US Chess state
• Team Rules – minimum 2 players from the same school in the same section. Top 4 scores used
• The higher of a player’s US Chess regular and US Chess online regular ratings will be used (April 2021 Supplement)
• Players should be on time to every round. Clocks will start at the designated round time.
• US Chess Pairings and Tie Breakers Will Be Used

Fair Play
• By registering and playing, players agree not to use outside assistance of any kind.
• This is a US Chess online rated tournament and state championship event. Players found to be using outside assistance will be reported to US Chess and restricted from future online events.
• Players found or believed to be using outside assistance will be ineligible for any prize and will be removed from the tournament.
• All games will be reviewed by lichess and tournament staff during and after the event.
• Players found or believed to be using outside assistance will be ineligible for any prize and will be removed from the tournament.