Love Chess – want to play against new people?
Join our online tournament!
Due to popular demand (lovely to hear people enjoyed it!) we are running further online chess tournaments where you can challenge each other using https://lichess.org/.
Lichess is a free, online open source chess server that allows people to play against friends or against a computer. We will be holding a 1 hour chess tournament on this server for anyone aged 18 or under. This online tournament will operate with chat turned off.
What you need to know:
- Preregister with lichess.org
- Log into the Festival Noticeboard
- At 3.45pm we will post up a link to the lichess tournament. These will be on the relevant day pages – Wednesday and Friday – and the top of the noticeboard page.
- You must be in the tournament waiting area on lichess.org by 4.25pm
- At 4.30pm the Lichess computer will assign you to a chess match.
All matches will be limited to 5 minutes. The computer will automatically reassign you to a new match if your match finishes faster than this, or it will happen once 5 minutes have passed. You will be reassigned matches throughout the 1 hour period.
As you win more matches you will be assigned other people who also have won matches, thus matching you to people at your chess level. The person who wins most matches during this hour will head the leader board at the end of the tournament.