Announcing the Mouflon Chess Challenge May 2020

by Mark Bryan

by Mark Bryan

FIDE Instructor | FIDE Arbiter | ECU Certified School Chess Teacher

Let’s Learn Together – Cyprus is organizing the second Mouflon Chess Challenge! The tournament will take place from the 21st of April until the 22nd of May 2020.

Broadcasting & Streaming

All Mouflon Chess Challenge May 2020 Matches will be broadcasted and streamed live with our commentators on our YouTube Channels.


Qualification Tournaments

April 21: 1st Qualification Tournament at 7 PM

April 23: 2nd Qualification Tournament at 7 PM

Last 16

May 1: Last 16 Match 1 at 8 PM

May 2: Last 16 Match 2 at 8 PM

May 3: Last 16 Match 3 at 8 PM

May 4: Last 16 Match 4 at 8 PM

May 5: Last 16 Match 5 at 8 PM

May 6: Last 16 Match 6 at 8 PM

May 7: Last 16 Match 7 at 8 PM

May 8: Last 16 Match 8 at 8 PM


May 11: Quarter-Final 1 at 8 PM

May 12: Quarter-Final 2 at 8 PM

May 13: Quarter-Final 3 at 8 PM

May 14: Quarter-Final 4 at 8 PM


May 18: Semi-Final 1 at 8 PM

May 20: Semi-Final 2 at 8 PM


May 22: Final at 8 PM

Qualification Tournament

  • The tournament format will be the Lichess Arena Format
  • The time control will be 3+2
  • 3 players of each Qualification Tournament will qualify for the Mouflon Chess Challenge 2020
  • The three players who qualify from each Qualification Tournament will be selected by Mark Bryan's own discretion

Knock-Out Format


  • The 16 players who will play in the knock-out stages will be selected by Mark Bryan's own discretion.
  • 6 will be selected from the two Qualifiers Tournament, 3 will be selected from the Pafos Online Chess Championship, and 7 players will be invited.
  • Matches consist of 6 games of 5+3 blitz games.
  • The White player will challenge the Black player for the first game. Players are then expected to rematch until the last game.
  • Players who score the most points after six games wins the match and moves onto the next round
  • If the match is tied, a tie-break of four games of 3+2 will be played.
  • If the match is still tied, then a single Armageddon will be played. White gets five minutes and Black gets three minutes. Black has the draw odds. The lower-seeded player chooses between White and Black.


  • Players are not allowed to listen in to the official commentary team.
  • Players are required to be comfortable with's online board and pieces, guarantee they have a stable connection, and be familiar with the interface. As no mouseslips, takebacks, and reversals of results will be accepted.
  • If a player experiences connection problems between games, we will wait a maximum of 10 minutes.


  • Players must log on to Zoom 15 minutes before match start to test connection and webcam.
  • Players must log on to 15 minutes before match start
  • Players might be required to be on open call for match security.
  • Players are required to join the commentators after the match for interviews. Interviews will take place no later than five minutes after match conclusion.

Further Information

You can find further information on our website’s blog, facebook page, and instagram page.

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