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Saturday the 12th of September at 7pm
KNIGHTS ACADEMY WEEKEND EVENT (SAT 12 SEPTEMBER @7PM) ….
TOP 5 OVERALL PRIZES :
- $250 ecocash
TOP 5 JNRS U14 :
- $250 ecocash
TOP 5 LADIES :
- $250 ecocash
** And members remember to settle your registration & affiliation before Saturday 7pm to claim your prize!
( Contact for any enquiries and the password to enter the event : 0773 927 141 JC)
Please read about ;
In a Swiss tournament,
- Each competitor does not necessarily play all other entrants.
- Competitors meet one-on-one in each round and are paired using a set of rules designed to ensure that each competitor plays opponents with a similar running score, but not the same opponent more than once.
- The winner is the competitor with the highest aggregate points earned in all rounds.
- All competitors play in each round unless there is an odd number of players.
- Swiss tournaments can only be created by team leaders (For Knights Academy we have: John Chibvuri knightpower1 and Cecil Gwezere Zyso), and can only be played by team members.
- Knights Academy has joined or created a team to start playing in swiss tournaments on Lichess as this is beneficial for effective practice for all players (in need to improve their game or have fun learning 😊 ).
Comparison with other
- Predefined max rounds, but duration unknown
- Number of games decided in advance , same for all players Pairing system:
- Best pairing based on points and tie breaks
Pairing wait time:
- Slow: waits for all players
Late join & pause :
- Yes allowed but it reduces the number of rounds.
? When to use swiss tournaments instead of arenas? :
- In a swiss tournament, all participants play the same number of games, and can only play each other once.
- It can be a good option for clubs and official tournaments.
? How are points calculated? :
- A win is worth one point, a draw is a half point, and a loss is zero points.
- When a player can’t be paired during a round, they receive a bye worth one point.
? How are tie breaks calculated? :
- With the Sonneborn–Berger score.
- Add the scores of every opponent the player beats and half of the score of every opponent the player draws.
? How are pairings decided? :
- With the Dutch system , implemented by pairings in accordance with the FIDE handbook.
? What happens if the tournament has more rounds than players? :
- When all possible pairings have been played, the tournament will be ended and a winner declared.
? Why is it restricted to teams? :
- Swiss tournaments were not designed for online chess.
- They demand punctuality, dedication and patience from players.
- We think these conditions are more likely to be met within a team than in global tournaments.
? How many byes can a player get? :
- A player gets a bye of one point every time the pairing system can’t find a pairing for them.
- Additionally, a single bye of half a point is attributed when a player late-joins a tournament.
? What happens if a player doesn’t play a game? :
- Their clock will tick, they will flag, and lose the game.
- Then the system will withdraw the player from the tournament, so they don’t lose more games.
- They can re-join the tournament at any time. ? Can players late-join? :
Yes, until half the rounds have been played.
- Late joiners get a single bye, even if they missed several rounds.
Good day players 🙂♟️🏇🏽😊