Deadline: 05/11/2020
If you want to play in this tournament,
you must provide all requested details to Steve Kee asap.
Players who do not provide these data can not play in this tournament!

If you want to play in this tournament, please contact Steve Kee and send him all required details:
full name, grade/rating, e-mail address, phone or mobile, link to your Lichess-profile

 

For all details, please visit: MCA Online 2020/2021

The MCA invites teams of 4 players to join our first MCA Online Tournament:

By registering a team for this tournament you agree to the regulations, terms and conditions.
Thank you for your understanding.
Venue: Online Tournament using Lichess.org
Players: - A player can only be a member of one team, he/she can not play in two teams
- Players must have a Lichess.org account in order to play in this tournament
- All players must have an ECF Ref number
Entry Fee: There is no tournament fee. The ECF may or may not charge a fee for online matches and/or rating. When we get the information from the ECF, we will inform everyone and ask him or her to pay the fee, if there is one.
Registration: Clubs may register teams by e-mail to the tournament controllers. A squad can have more that four players.
Requirements for registration:
Players: Full name, grade/rating, e-mail address, phone or mobile, link to his Lichess-profile
A team captain must be named.
Every team captain must be registered on the MCA website and will get all necessary rights to submit results online.
Deadline for Registration: 05/11/2020
Tournament Mode: 9 rounds Swiss system, computer-pairing (Sevilla 18.3.1 or later)
White challenges his opponent on Lichess.org.
Team Points: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a lost match
Board Points: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a lost game
In case of equal team points and board points, the ranking will be decided by first Buchholz, second Sonnborn-Berger, third number of wins (Tie Break System)
Time Control: 60 minutes plus 30 seconds increment per move
Match day and Start time The default match day is Monday, the fallback match day is Wednesday. If both days are not suitable, both team captains have to agree another day and time and get the consent of the tournament controllers.
The default start time is 7.30 p.m.
Rounds: round 1: Monday, 09/11/2020, 7.30 p.m. - Friday, 13/11/2020
round 2: Monday, 23/11/2020, 7.30 p.m. - Friday, 27/11/2020
round 3: Monday, 07/12/2020, 7.30 p.m. - Friday, 11/12/2021
- Christmas and New Year break -
round 4: Monday, 11/01/2021, 7.30 p.m. - Friday, 15/01/2021
round 5: Monday, 25/01/2021, 7.30 p.m. - Friday, 29/01/2021
round 6: Monday, 08/02/2021, 7.30 p.m. - Friday, 12/02/2021
round 7: Monday, 22/02/2021, 7.30 p.m. - Friday, 26/02/2021
round 8: Monday, 08/03/2021, 7.30 p.m. - Friday, 12/03/2021
round 9: Monday, 22/03/2021, 7.30 p.m. - Friday, 26/03/2021
Reporting match results: Team Captains shall report the match result at latest by Saturday midday after the end of the round.

Team captains shall send PGN-files to the tournament controllers at latest by Sunday after the end of the round.
Board Colour: The home team (= first-named team) plays black on odd boards, and white on even boards,
the away team (= second-named team) plays white on odd boards, and black on even boards.
Home team: black – white – black – white
Away team: white – black – white – black
Grading: This tournament is registered for ECF online grading
Tournament Controller: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fair Play: All players commit themselves to fair play and to try to solve problems in good faith together with their opponents, team captains and tournament controllers.

The success of this tournament depends on you all and on your co-operation.

 

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