Curro Chess Open Online Rapid 2023

Curro Chess Open Online Rapid 2023


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 – 13:30

HIGH SCHOOL:          13:30 – 18:30


Section Year of birth Section Year of birth
Under 8 2016 and later Under 14 2010 and 2011
Under 10 2014 and 2015 Under 16 2008 and 2009
Under 12 2012 and 2013 Under 20 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007


  • 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   





Bookings are closed for this event.

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