Iceni Live Classic

stephenl64

The Iceni Live Classic gives an opportunity to play chess online in a friendly tournament at a classical time control (45 minutes with 15 second increment) in preparation for when other-the-board chess resumes after the Covid lockdown. It is open to players from Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Lincolnshire.

 

This tournament is a development of the Norfolk Live Classic, the 3rd iteration of which is currently in progress as a 6-week Swiss with 22 players and we are looking to start a 4th iteration from 8th September.

 

It would be good to get some new players into the tournament and we are therefore extending a invitation to players in our neighbouring counties.

 

Details of the tournament are given below and you are cordially invited to enter. See https://www.chess.com/clubs/forum/view/players-entered-in-the-iceni-live-classic-so-far for an up-to-date list of the entries so far.

 

TOURNAMENT TIMETABLE

 

There will be 1 round per week, with the game usually played on Tuesday evening.

In exceptional circumstances the game may be rearranged by mutual agreement between the players. This is to allow players to take part in the tournament even though they are not available on all the scheduled dates.

 

Round

Tuesday

1

8 Sep

2

15 Sep

3

22 Sep

4

29 Sep

5

6 Oct

6

13 Oct

 

All games to commence at 7.30 pm. Time control 45 minutes with 15 second increment. There is no entry fee.

 

HOW TO ENTER

 

The deadline for entry at Round 1 is Friday 4 September. If you have missed the deadline you can still enter at Round 2 or 3. Once you have entered you will automatically be included in the following rounds.

 

If you would like to take part you must first create a chess.com account if you have not already done so. See https://support.chess.com/article/671-how-do-i-create-an-account

 

Contact the Administrator (see below) requesting entry and giving the following information:

  1. Chess.com username
  2. Email address. We ask for your email address so that we can announce pairings and issue other tournament communications by email rather than relying on the chess.com messaging system
  3. Real name (optional). We ask for your real name only because it makes the games more personal when you know who you are playing

 

DATA PROTECTION

 

In submitting your application for entry you will be agreeing that we can use the information you provide for the purpose of organising this event, in particular entering names and ratings into SwissSystem.org to generate the pairings, and publishing of the results. Your email address will only be used to communicate with you as a player in the tournament.

 

BYES

 

You can request a bye in any round except the last round. Backdated requests will not be granted. Contact the Administrator with your request.

 

If there are an odd number of players entered in a round, one player will be given a bye.

 

HOW TO START THE GAME

 

You and your opponent should go to Live Chess https://www.chess.com/live at the scheduled date and time. 

 

The simplest way to issue the challenge is for the white player to type a command in the game chat window as follows:

  1. Go to Live Chess https://www.chess.com/live
  2. Select the Game Chat tab (it has a speech bubble icon) in the lower right hand corner of the Live Chess screen
  3. Find the message line at the bottom of the game chat window
  4. Type the following command, substituting the black player's username:

 

     /challenge  username  45  15  white  rated

 

  1. The black player should then accept the challenge and play will begin

 

An alternative method is for the white player to use the "Play a Friend" facility as follows:

  1. Go to Live Chess https://www.chess.com/live
  2. Select the "Play" tab but DO NOT click the "Play" button
  3. Select "Play a Friend"
  4. In the "Option 2 - Choose a Chess.com member" text box type the username of your opponent. Their name should appear beneath the text box and should confirm that they are online.
  5. Click on their username. The "Custom Game" dialog will appear.
  6. Select "Time", and under "Live (Total time per side)" select "More"
  7. Select "Custom Time"
  8. In the minutes (min) box enter 45 and in the increment (inc) box enter 15
  9. Select OK
  10. Select the "Type" as Standard (small chess board icon)
  11. Turn "Rated" on to ensure your game counts towards your rating
  12. Select "Options", and under "I Play As" select "White"
  13. Select "Play"
  14. The black player should then accept the challenge and play will begin

 

RESULTS AND STANDINGS

 

We will be using SwissSystem.org for the tournament pairings, results and standings. A link to the tournament in SwissSystem.org will issued by email.

There is no need to report the result of your games. The Administrator will find completed games on chess.com and enter the results into SwissSystem.org

 

ARBITRATION

 

The Iceni Live Classic is constituted as a friendly tournament. There is an assumption of innocence, that issues will only arise by accident not design. We therefore ask that issues are addressed amicably between players and there is no recourse to a tournament arbiter.

 

FEEDBACK

 

Any feedback you may will be gratefully received. Post your feedback on this forum, or contact the Administrator.

 

ADMINISTRATOR

https://www.chess.com/member/stephenl64

stephenlivermore64@gmail.com

barrenelly

Yes please, Stephen, please accept my entry for this event.

Thank you!

Heather / barrenelly

OldWelshBloke

Thanks Stephen

I would like to play in this one,

 

David

Broadsword79

Yes i would like to join please

Mike

SpokChess

Unfortunately, there is a clash with the 4NCL Season 2 event, which is also on a Tuesday. Is there any flexibility as to when these games can be played?

stephenl64

Yes there is. The tournament rules allow games to be re-arranged, and the guidance we will be giving is as follows:

RE-ARRANGING YOUR GAME IF NECESSARY

It is becoming clear that Tuesday nights will regularly clash with Iceni Live League and other event fixtures for some of you.
  
In such cases you can re-arrange your game for another date and time by mutual agreement with your opponent. We ask all players to be flexible in this regard.
  
We will aim to make the pairings for the each round available as early as possible, so re-arranged games should be played as early as is mutually convenient, and no later than the Sunday before the Tuesday scheduled for the next round!
 

Jamestherookster

Hi Stephen, yes please count me in. 

SeanClark

Stephen can you please add me to this? Thanks

Sean