Online Christmas Chess Tournament 24/12/2023

December 18 2023

Online Christmas Chess Tournament 24/12/2023

Traditionally, every year we hold a School Christmas Online Tournament for children. We invite our students all over the world to take part in the final tournament of the outgoing year. Christmas Tournament will take place on December 24 2023 on LICHESS.COM. Participation in the tournament is absolutely free.


The tournament will take place on December 24 2023 on LICHESS.COM. It will start at 12:00 p.m. (GMT+3). Chess players under 15 years old are allowed to participate. Participation is absolutely free.

Procedure and format of the event:

The tournament will be held according to the Swiss system with 7 rounds. The expected duration of the tournament is two hours. Time control - 7+2 (7 minutes for a game with 2 extra seconds for each move).

Winners and awards:

The winners are determined by the highest number of points in 2 age categories: participants under 8 years old and under 15 years old. The winners will be awarded with real trophies and gifts. All packages will be shipped to the winners through Hellenic Post (ELTA).

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To participate in the tournament you need to complete the following steps:

1. Open LICHESS.ORG and Sign up. It's easy, fast and free! If you already have an account, skip this step.

2. Follow the link and join the team of our school. Only participants who have joined the team will be able to take part in the tournaments.

3. Choose the tournament in the list of available tournaments XMAS TOURNAMENT 2023. Click JOIN. After that, you will see yourself in the list of participants.

4. Send your Name, Birth Date and Lichess Nickname to your coach, on or to school administration, so we could know what nickname you are using and in what age category you will compete.


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