The Suffolk Junior Chess team is looking for new recruits! This weekend Suffolk face Essex and KEGS (King Edward Grammar School in Chelmsford – not Bury St Edmunds) in a fun online chess “battle blitz”. Do you know any junior players who might be interested in representing Suffolk this weekend? If so, here’s what they need to do to join in:
- Register an account on https://lichess.org or skip to the next step if you already have an account setup.
- Join the Suffolk Junior Chess Team by going to https://lichess.org/team/suffolk-junior-chess. A short message to prove how you’re affiliated with Suffolk will speed-up the registration.
- Once a Suffolk Junior Chess Organiser has admitted the Suffolk Junior into the team, join the Essex vs Suffolk Team Battle by going to: https://lichess.org/tournament/P1cSD2Vm
Date and time:
- 10am-11am, Sunday 22nd November (aim to join the battle at 9:45 so there’s a bit of time to get your brains into battle mode!).
- Play as many games as you can within 60 minutes.
- Each player will be given 5 minutes each per game plus 3 seconds per move.
- Once you’ve finished playing you can re-join the tournament waiting area until you’re automatically paired against someone else also waiting for their next pairing.
- If you’re brave, you can optionally choose to go into ‘berserk mode’. This will reduce the amount of time you get to play each game, but if you win you’ll score more points for the team. This is only normally recommended if you’re playing against someone lower rated.
- lichess.org is a free open-source chess platform, and is now the second most popular platform behind chess.com. It’s very simple to use.
- This online event and other online Suffolk Junior Chess events are all about having fun and learning about the great game of chess together as a team.
- Suffolk Junior Chess is also exploring other online options such as holding an online simultaneous exhibition involving one of the country’s strongest masters.
- If you have any questions, feel free to contact Suffolk Junior Chess Organiser, Tim Kent, via http://www.suffolkjuniorchess.org/contact.html.