Instructions and Guide for Participants – KICKOFF 2021: 1st Yuhua CSC Online Speed Chess Championship


Dear Challengers,

Below are some administrative notes and steps on how to join the Championship for your reference – especially for players who are new to online chess competition on  For those who are familiar, thank you for your patience.  We hope you will still read through the notes below with care.

A) Re-cap : Tournament Details:

  • Format – 11 Rounds Individual Swiss on
  • Start Time : Round 1 will start sharp at 2.00pm
  • Time Control : 3 min/ 2 seconds increments per move from move 1 
  • NOTE:  
    • There is no predetermined start time for each round (except for Round 1).  
    • Time interval between rounds is 3 minutes ie the next round will begin promptly 3 minutes from the end of the last game of the previous round.  You will be able to see the number of active games in the round (Fig 1 below) and the count-down time to start of next round on the upper right hand corner of the tournament page Fig 2.
    • Please be ready 1 minute to start of new game.

Fig 1 – Showing number of remaining active games in the Round

Fig 2 – Showing count down timer to start of next Round

B) KICKOFF 2021 Championship Programme – 9 January 2021

1.15pm – 1.30pm : Participant’s Check-in to Zoom Meeting [Refer to email for Zoom Meeting details] and login to lichess. org account.
1.30pm – 1.40pm : Technical Briefing & Rules, Prizes Updates by Chief Arbiter
1.40pm – 1.55pm : Join GM Kevin Goh Live on Twitch.TV for Opening Address by Dr Ang Hak Seng, Chairman, Yuhua CC Management Committee & Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Community & Youth.
1.55pm -1.59pm : Players prepare to start Round 1. Players to stay on the Zoom meeting throughout Championship for announcements & communications with arbiters.
2.00pm : Start of Round1
4.30pm : Estimated end time of Championship. Players to to Zoom meeting
4.30-4.45pm : Lucky Draw, Results and Closing.

Step 1 – Join the dedicated lichess team at the URL below.  Please do not wait until the last minute.  

Do ensure that you join the Team using the same lichess account as in your registration.  Otherwise you will not be admitted into the Championship Team.

Step 2 – Wait for Tournament Coordinators to accept you into the team.  Check your account again by end of the day. If you have not been admitted into the Team by then, please email us. ([email protected])

Step 3 – After admission into the Team, please join the Tournament via this link: or if you are logged in to at the Team’s page click on “Tournaments” (refer to red Arrow in Fig 3 below). IMPORTANT :  Please do join the Tournament by Friday, 8th of January 23 59Hrs. 

Fig 3 – Link to Join the Championship tournament. This will bring you to the page as shown on Fig (4).

Fig 4 – Click the green [JOIN] button to confirm your participation in the Kickoff2021 Championship.

Congrats! You have successfully joined the Championship once you see your username reflected on the C’ship start list page.

C) Link to Live Games Commentary by Grandmaster Kevin Goh. Please close this tab/window once when you are playing your game.-

D) Interested to Join the Yuhua Chess Club? Sign Up at :

LATEST! Here are the Prizes List.

Here’s wishing all Challengers and supporters a healthy, safe and purposeful Year 2021! Have an enjoyable Championship.

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