Mouflon Chess Online Open

Let's Learn Together - Cyprus is happy to announce the inaugural Mouflon Chess Online Open! The event will be played using a standard time control (45+15). The event will start on Saturday, 9 May 2020 on the lichess platform.

Mouflon Chess Online Open

by Mark Bryan

by Mark Bryan

FIDE Instructor | FIDE Arbiter | ECU Certified School Chess Teacher

Let’s Learn Together – Cyprus is happy to announce the inaugural Mouflon Chess Online Open! The event will be played using a standard time control (45+15). The event will start on Saturday, 9 May 2020 on the lichess platform.

The event will be played using the 7 round Swiss System (paired by Swiss Manager). The time control will be 45 minutes per player for the game, with an increment of 15 seconds per move. The top 5 players will be invited to the next Mouflon Chess Challenge along with the top 3 players under 18. Games will be played each Saturday from 9 May, 2020 until 20 June, 2020 at 17:00 (This may change if all participants agree to play at a later time). The tournament is open to all players with a VALID FIDE ID! To obtain a FIDE ID please contact your federation or club.

To register please contact us via our Facebook Page or our FIDE Instructor Mark Bryan [mark@mouflonchess.com / +357 99 250 797]

Tournament Regulations

Organization:

The tournament is organized by Let’s Learn Together – Cyprus.

Participation:

All chessplayers with a FIDE ID may participate. Let’s Learn Together – Cyprus has the right to reject participants. The only way to register is with the above form. Registration Deadline is 1 PM. To register please contact us via our Facebook Page or our FIDE Instructor Mark Bryan [mark@mouflonchess.com / +357 99 250 797]

System of Play:

7 Rounds Swiss System.

Dates and Schedule:

The tournament will be played every Saturday at 5 PM from May 9th until June 20th 2020. 

Time Control:

45 minutes for the whole game with 15 seconds increment from move 1.

Default Time:

15 minutes

Results and Pairings:

Results and Pairings will be published on chess-results. Pairings for Round 1 will be made at 14:00 but is subject to change. Rounds 2 to 7 Pairings will be published at 7 AM on Sunday, and these pairings are final. 

Byes:

Players can request unlimited byes. Each bye requested for rounds 1 to 5, will be worth 0,5 a point. Rounds 6 and 7 byes are worth 0. Byes should be requested by informing the Chief Arbiter before the end of of the round before the one they are requesting for.

Appeals:

The Chief Arbiter’s decision is final. Players may ask the Chief Arbiter to reconsider his decision no later than 20 minutes after the game ended. This request must be in written form.

Tie-Breaks:

The final standings will be obtained by the following tie-break system in the order:

  1. Direct Encounter
  2. Buchholz Cut 1
  3. Buchholz
  4. Sonnenborn Berger
  5. Number of Wins (White & Black)
Prizes:

The top 5 players as well as the top 3 youth players (under 18) qualify to the next Mouflon Chess Challenge Quarter-Finals.

Fair Play:

All players are required to have a webcam and microphone. Players must be able to communicate with the Chief Arbiter or to be contact by him. Players may be required to be under video surveillance during games. All games will be checked for computer assisted play. Players under video surveillance can be decided both prior or to the start of each round, randomly during each round, or even by our Chief Arbiter. Players may be removed from the tournament if they breach fair play rules or refuse to adhere to the regulations.

Other Rules:

Players who are found to have breached any of the tournament regulations will be withdrawn from the tournament and will lose the right to any prize.

  1. Games shall be governed by FIDE laws of chess.
  2. Participation in the chess tournament means that participants have accepted all tournament regulations.
  3. The winners of the games, and in case of draw both players will be required to send in the result along with the game played. If no result has been notified both players will be declared lost by default.
  4. The tournament schedule is subject to change.
  5. Participants 
  6. Participation in the tournament implies acceptance by the player that his or her personal details and games’ information may be published in different media that the
    Organization considers desirable for better publicity of the event. These means include, for example, registration lists, games’ results, tournament rankings, retransmissions, etc.

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Mark Bryan

FIDE Instructor | FIDE Arbiter
ECU Certified School Chess Teacher

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