The format of the Multi-Round Tournament:
a) Each tournament is set for a different difficulty level
(1-Beginner, 2-Novice, 3-Intermediate, 4-Advanced, 5-Expert)
according to the Player Information's Skill Level set in Stan's
Pages. Only players with skill level 5 will be allowed in
Tournament Level (TL) 5, only players with skill level 4 will be
allowed in TL4, and so fourth. Please try to be as honest as you
can when setting your Skill Level in Stan's Pages.
b) The format for each tournament is multi-round robin.
Each section will contain 4 players, and each player-pair will
play both black and white. So for each section you will have a
total of 6 games: 2 games each against 3 opponents. Only the
winners of each round will advance to the next round. In case of a
tie the head to head matches between the two players will
determine who passes to the next round. If still there is a tie,
then there is an extra match between two players with black and
white being randomly selected.
c) The winner of each tournament will play against
eachother to determine the Tournament's Champion. The winner of
TL1 will play against the winner of TL4 (with the winner of TL4
choosing the color of his/her pieces). The winner of TL2 will play
against the winner of TL3 (with the winner of TL3 choosing the
color of his/her pieces).
The winners of this two matches and the winner of TL5 will play
another round, with each player-pair playing both black and white.
So for this last round there will be a total of 4 games: 2 games
each against 2 opponents. The winner will be the Tournament
d) The tournament directors will post on this site the
matches. It is the duty of the player with the white pieces to
challenge the player in black. After the black player has accepted
the challenge the white player will report the match number in the
report page. If after the time limite (see point number 4)
the black player didn't accept the challenge, then the match will
be awarded to the white player.
The format of the KnockOut Tournament
players will be randomly matched with randomly set colors. The
winner of each match will pass to the next round. The winners will
then be again drawn against eachother. The winner of the Final
Match will be the Knock-Out champion.
When a game is completed, the winner (or white, in the case of a
draw) should report the game result in the reporting page so that
points may be awarded.
A game is forfeited if a player fails to move in the appropriate
time limit. The appropriate time limit for sending moves is 2
moves in seven days week. Any player who has this problem with
another member should send a reminder and ask this member if there
are problems. After another five days you can send a time
complaint in the report page. Send the full details. After the
directors have mailed the player involved he or she will have four
days to respond. Failure to respond will result in the game being
awarded to the other player.
is as follows: (Multi-Round Tournament only)
Two points for the winner
Draw: One point for each player
Loss: No points!
In order to enroll in each tournament you have to have a valid id.
You can get this in Stan's
Net Chess pages.
Only one userid allowed per person per tournament. If anyone is
found using more than one userid per tournament, they will be
disqualified from that tournament. One same person can enroll in
Using computer software assistance in the tournament is not
allowed. Since we have no way of checking up on this, we'll leave
it to the honor system to enforce this. There's no prize money at
stake here, so there's really no reason to cheat (wouldn't you
rather win on your own anyway, rather than having your computer
software win?) Use of books is OK.
These rules are subject to change at any time.
The decision of the tournament directors is final.