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Chess tournament introduction

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For the 2020 tournament, we are once again using the popular online correspondence chess site RedHotPawn.com which is free to join and makes it possible to play matches without having to be online at the same time as your opponent. You can play either from your browser or via your mobile phone and it is possible to have several matches going at the same time.
Structure and scoring

If we get enough signups, the tournament will typically be divided in to three rounds. 

For round one, participants are organized in to groups of 5. Each player in each group plays against every other player in their group twice (once as white, once as black). The scoring is 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for a loss.

For round two, the top 3 scoring players from each group, are put in to a pool and randomized again in to groups of 3. The top scoring players from round 1 are each placed in a different group for round 2. Each player will again play each other player within their own group twice with the same scoring system.

For round three, the top scoring players from each group in round two will be put through in to a final group. They will then play each other again twice - with the winner being the player with the highest score at the end.

Note that if there are too few signups, we may simply have a single group rather than a round-based elimination system, so we'll have to see how things go.

Who can take part ?

Absolutely anyone who is a registered forum member. 

If you'd like to participate you can register your interest - here.

Please note however that you must be available to play over the next few months. Although the games won't necessarily take up a large amount of time in of themselves, there must be a reasonable expectation that you will be available throughout the tournament, so if you disappear for weeks and are holding things up then your spot may be given to someone else.
 

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