WP Online Open 2021

WP Online Open 2021


14:00 - 19:00


Bookings closed

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Please carefully read the following event details and register below. Please ensure you are logged into your profile before proceeding to register.

N.B. Please note that payment must be made using Payfast (credit/debit card or instant EFT) immediately when registering to avoid having to register again.

WP Online Open 2021

Date:  08 May 2021 @ 2pm

Platform:  Lichess.org


Entry fees:  R50 for Adults & non-CWP players / FREE for CWP Youth Players
Format: 5 Round Rapid Swiss
Time Control:  20 + 5 sipm
Registration closing date:   Friday 08 May 2021 at 7pm.

Sections * Criteria **
A Section Chessa rating 1500 and above
B Section Chessa rating 1200 – 1499
C Section Chessa rating 900 – 1199
D Section Chessa rating below 900

* Organizers reserves the right to merge and waive criteria in all the sections
** Higher of Chessa OTB and Hybrid rating to used
*** Tie Break: Lichess (Sonneborn-Berger)


  • Round 1: 14h00
  • Round 2: 15h00
  • Round 3: 16h00
  • Round 4: 17h00
  • Round 5: 18h00
  • Players MAY NOT RECEIVE ANY ASSISTANCE whatsoever including from computers/chess engines or from any other persons (i.e. parents, coaches, friends or siblings).
  • Cheating will be monitored by Lichess.org.  Any breaches of the Lichess Terms and Services within 48 hours after the event will result automatic disqualification and disciplinary investigation.
  • Please inform the Chief Organizer, Paul Wilson, should you suspect your opponent of breaching the fair play spirit.  DO NOT message the player or comment in the tournament chat. You reserve the right to report the player to Lichess.
  • Random games will be scrutinized by the arbiters and their findings regarding cheating is binding on this event.
  • Any person found guilty of cheating will be banned from participating in future CWP events.
A Section 1st  –   R 500                       4th  –  R 200

2nd –   R 400                       5th  –  R 100

3rd  –  R 300

B to D Section Medals for top 3 players.
CWP Youth Wild Card: The top 3 CWP youth players in each section will be invited to the Level 2 Hybrid tournament to be held in May 2021.
  • Upon registration and payment you will receive an automated confirmation email from SA Chess Hub that will contain the LINKS to the Lichess Teams as well as the tournament links.
  • Click on that link to start the JOINING process.

Please JOIN the Lichess team no LATER than 10pm on 7 May 2021

  • These tournaments will be CHESS SA Rated (online).

Chess SA Ratings Database:  https://chessa.co.za/ratingsdatabase/ratingsdatabase.aspx

  • Players may apply to the LOC to play up in higher rating division.
  • All players must be logged into Lichess no later than 13:30 to ensure that they are paired in the first round.
  • Pairings are done as per Lichess pairing system.
  • Players must not log out of the tournament and must be committed to play all 5 rounds. Players may be penalised if they abandon the tournament without the prior consent of the organizer or arbiter.
  • The organizers reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this event should they consider this necessary.
  • No Refunds if players do not join from the start or are disconnected during the tournament. This includes an inability to play due to load shedding.
Chief Organizer: Paul Wilson
email: youthdirector@chesswesternprovince.co.za
Mobile: 083 461 8742Chief Arbiter: Ricardo Minnaar
email: ricardo.minnaar@gmail.com
Mobile: 081 546 2221

CWP Youth Players can register for free at https://chesshub.org.za/events/wp-online-open-2021-cwpyouth/


Bookings are closed for this event.

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