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NEJCA 2022 Online tournament - 3

Sunday 26 June 2022

Starting at 2:00 pm

NEJCA is pleased to announce its third 2022 online tournament on Lichess. This event is open to all young people attending school in Scotland. The player’s current (live) grade on Chess Scotland allegro list will be used to enter the event sections. New players will be entered in the list based on the details they supply.

All games will be graded on the Chess Scotland Allegro list.


Date: 26 June 2022

Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (approx.)

Tournaments on Lichess (Novice, Intermediate, Open).

15 mins + 5 s increment per player, 6 rounds on Lichess.org platform using Swiss pairings.

Once players finish a game, they should wait for all other players to finish their games in the round. The next round will start automatically within a gap of one minute after the last game.

Entry to the event is online via the NEJCA section on the Congress.org.uk website.

Please use the online entry page ('Enter' tab above) to add your entry, then use the Pay button to pay by Paypal. Players will need to create a Lichess account if they haven't already. The Lichess userid will be required in the entry form on this website. Please provide your email within the form (Please do not enter the school email of the child).

Entries will be automatically entered onto the Entries page when the payment has been accepted.

There is no fee for participants who claim free school meals. If you wish to claim free entry, please fill out the form and instead of pressing the pay button at the end and let us know via the contact page that you have filled out the form.

Once successful, the player's name will be displayed on the 'Entrants' list on this website. Please follow the following steps after you have enrolled for the tournament here.

To enter, players will need to log into their Lichess account and join


Click the "JOIN TEAM" button within the Lichess team and let us know your FULL NAME AS PER THE ENTRY IN THIS WEBSITE in the “Message” box. Once accepted in the North-East-Junior-Chess-Association-NEJCA team, players should join the correct tournament on Lichess from Novice, Intermediate and Open as per their entry form.

Please ignore the FIDE details requested on the entry form. These details are not required.

Conditions for entry:

The organizers reserve the right to:

1. Enforce anti-cheating rules. Internet chess provider anti-cheating detection will be in place. To keep the tournament’s integrity, we will not allow players to continue to play the tournament if their Lichess account is closed for using computer assistance.

2. Merge tournaments into one if there is an insufficient entry.

3. Transfer entrants between groups as per their ratings.

4. Take measures deemed necessary to ensure smooth running of the event.

5. Juniors must obtain the permission of a parent/guardian before playing.

6. We will use the Tournament facility on Lichess.org for the novice, intermediate and open tournaments. Lichess.org Swiss pairing system will be used.

7. All data will be held in compliance with the Chess Scotland Data Protection policy.

If you wish to make an enquiry, please use the Contact page.

More updates about NEJCA events can be found on the nejca.co.uk website and the North East Junior Chess Association Facebook page.