Covid-19 online tournament Saturday 11th April - Saturday 18th April 2020
Who are the best chess players around Alsager?
Alsager Chess Club invited their nearest neighbours to a "Covid-19" online tournament
and were delighted to welcome the general public too.
Results were as follows:
(checkout the final tie vs CJBrewer)
2 players withdrew
Many thanks to all who took part. All found it enjoyable.
Summary of how it went:
- 4 short and quick chess games over an 8-day period arranged "Swiss style" between 11 and 18 April.
- Covid-19 themed prizes and (optional) publicity for the top scoring players in each category.
- Categories are simple: (1)chess club members; (2)non-members; and (3)junior non-members.
- Entry is free.
- It's time-flexible : arrange to play each game in a 2-day window to suit you.
- Ideal for young players to get a taste of tournament chess.
Depending on individual performances, each game could last between 1 and 40 minutes (15|10 time control).
To enter, simply create a (free) account on
and send your username to firstname.lastname@example.org
or message via www.chess.com at "ClubPaperJack" before 5pm on Friday 10 April.
Support via telephone is available if you need help getting started on the website etc.
At the start of each round, the username "handle" of your opponent is messaged to you;
challenge them on the website
or accept their challenge if they got there first.
The schedule is:
round 1 - Saturday 11th to Sunday 12th April
round 2 - Monday 13th to Tuesday 14th
round 3 - Wednesday to Thursday 16th
round 4 - Friday to Saturday 18th April