Online Chess Tournament
Typhoon Mangkhut - Tuesday September 18th, 2018
10am and 3pm
There is no cost to play in our online chess tournaments, but you need to have an account on chesskid.com to play in our online tournament.
1. If the player doesn’t have a chesskid.com account, please go to www.chesskid.com/signup/scholasticchesshk and sign-up for one. At the time of sign-up, you will get a temporary username. Please email the temporary username, the student's name, year in school, school name, and the parent's email address (if you are in primary school), or the student's email address (if you are in secondary school).
2. If the player already has a chesskid.com account created by Scholastic Chess, you are all set. You should login from your PC/Mac 15-20 minutes before the start of the tournament to join the tournament. (Sorry mobile devices are not compatible with the online tournament platform). This LINK provides detail step-by-step instructions on how to join the tournament.
3. If you have a chesskid.com account, but we didn’t create it for you, the primary guardian on your chesskid.com account needs to add as a guardian. Only the primary guardian on the existing chesskid.com account has this privilege. Please allow up to 3 days for this process. The good news is you only have to do this once, and you are good to go for all our future tournaments.
4. For Step-by-Step instructions on how to join our tournaments (after you have a chesskid.com account in our chess club) CLICK HERE.
The tournament will run from 10am - about 12pm online. The second tournament that starts at 3pm shall end at about 5pm. There will be up to 5 rounds of chess in each section. Each round will be 15 min + 10 sec per move. All players play all rounds. If a section has few players, the system would automatically reduce the number of rounds. The next round starts IMMEDIATELY when the last game in the previous round finishes, so please do not walk away too far from your PC after you finish your game. Please do not navigate away from the tournament page after you finish your game. Please do not open multiple tabs and windows for chesskid.com either. Taking these actions would cause the system to think you have left the tournament.
Please let us know if you have any questions.