Curro Chess Open Online Rapid 2024

Curro Chess Open Online Rapid 2024


09:00 - 18:00


Bookings closed

Event Type



OPEN TO ALL SCHOOLS – open to learners from all schools in the country 

Sections: Format Time control
Primary school:

Under 8

5-round Rapid Swiss 20 + 5 spm
Primary school:

Under 10, 12 and 14

6-round Rapid Swiss 20 + 5 spm
High school:

Under 16 and 20

6-round Rapid Swiss 20 + 5 spm

*Organisers reserve the right to add an additional round if needed, depending on the number of participants in an age group.

** Organisers reserve the right to merge and waive criteria in all the sections



PRIMARY SCHOOL:   09:30 – 14:00

HIGH SCHOOL:          13:30 – 19:00


Section Year of birth Section Year of birth
Under 8 2017 and later Under 14 2011 and 2012
Under 10 2015 and 2016 Under 16 2009 and 2010
Under 12 2013 and 2014 Under 20 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008


  • Players may not receive ANY assistance whatsoever, including from computers/chess engines or from any other persons (i.e. parents, coaches, friends or siblings).
  • Pairings are done as per the pairing system and all regulations in respect to using computer assistance will be strictly monitored.
  • Cheating will be monitored by Any breaches of Lichess’ terms and services within 48 hours after the event will result in automatic disqualification and investigation.
  • Please inform the chief arbiter should you suspect your opponent of breaching the fair-play spirit. Please do not message the player or comment in the tournament chat.
  • Random games will be monitored by the arbiter and their findings regarding cheating are binding.
  • Please ensure that you have a good Wi-Fi/Internet connection on the day of the tournament to ensure that your tournament experience is a pleasant one.
  • Any person found guilty of cheating will forfeit their place in the rankings and will be banned from participating in future events.
  • The organisers reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this event should they consider this necessary.
  • Please use Google Chrome seeing that the platform is more effective while using this browser.
  • Players are not allowed to pause in-between rounds.
  • Players should not have multiple tabs open on the computer while playing the tournament.
  • Players are only allowed to play in either Primary School or the High School section.
  • All players must be logged in to Lichess 60 minutes before the first round starts.
  • Pairings are done as per the pairing system.
  • Players must not log out of the tournament and must be committed to play all rounds.
  • Tie Break – Lichess Sonneborn-Berger

Contact details:

General enquiries:                                                      Mercia Addinall   

Chess Hub & Lichess Technical support:                     Paul Wilson        

Chief Arbiter:                                                               Ricardo Minnaar   


NOTE: In order to find the player’s Chess SA ID, please go to the following website and search by their surname: 

If you are using a Mobile phone, please first click on the Menu icon and select “Mobile” and then search by player surname.


Bookings are closed for this event.

16 thoughts on “Curro Chess Open Online Rapid 2024”

  1. Struggling to get my Chess SA ID as the site gives the error: “ The database is being loaded and pages revamped. The website will be updated soon.
    Ratings can be downloaded using the link in the left-side menu.” I tried logging in earlier but got the same issue😅

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