Back to School Grand Prix Series 8/17-9/28 (online)

Back to School Grand Prix Series 8/17-9/28 (online)

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Wednesday Grand Prix Tournament
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Join our weekly Wednesday online tournaments! These tournaments (running from 8/17 to 9/28) are run as a Grand Prix, which means that the more tournaments kids play in, the more points they gain throughout the series. The tournaments will be divided by age and/or skill level to make sure that everyone (including beginners) get fair games.

The tournament is free for our online academy members (if you're an online club member and you have questions then email online@chessacademy.com).  

When: Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm EST/3:30pm-4:30pm PT, from August 17th to Sept 28th

Where: On the Magnus Academy Team page on lichess.org, and you can create an account here, and we suggest enabling "kid mode" here.)

Prizes: Our top players in the Grand Prix will get the chance to play in a simul (simultaneous game play) with a Master or Grandmaster at the end of the summer! 

How a Grand Prix works: Over the course of the tournament series, participants will accumulate points from games won and drawn across the months.

There will be three sections for the tournament: 

  • Grades K-3 (Lichess rated)
  • Grades 4-8 (Lichess rated)
  • Advanced 1700+ section (USCF quick rated): only recommended for students who have a Lichess blitz or rapid rating of at least 1700. 

We'll have a zoom room open to help kids join as well before the tournament, which will begin at 6:00pm EST. Once you sign up here, you'll receive an email with zoom links and instructions for how to join. If you don't receive that email within an hour, feel free to reach out to online@chessacademy.com.

We hope to see you there!