Summer Grand Prix Tournament Series (Online)

Summer Grand Prix Tournament Series (Online)

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Join our weekly Wednesday online tournaments! These tournaments (running from 6/8 to 8/10) 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, 5:30-6:30pm EST, from 6/8 - 8/10. 

Where: 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 tournaments, participants will accumulate points from games won and drawn across the month.

There will be three sections for the tournament: 

  • Grades K-3 (Lichess rated)
  • Grades 4-8 (Lichess rated)
  • Advanced 1700+ section (USCF 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 5:00pm. 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!