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2nd Bude Open Online Swiss Tournament
  • The competition is open to chess players from Cornwall, either living here, playing for a Cornwall club, or working in Cornwall.
  • Play will take place on the Lichess platform with rated games (details of how to do this are given here)
  • Entrants must comply with the Lichess Terms of Service
  • Any violation of the Lichess terms of service will result in removal from the tournament and games played made void unless the account violation is removed by Lichess on appeal.
  • Rate of play will be 45 minutes with increments of 15 seconds per move from move 1
  • This competition will be a five round Swiss tournament.
  • The round dates are in the left hand column.
  • Pairings will be by Swiss Manager and results shown on
  • Players should give an email address to the organiser that they are happy for all the players in the tournament to have in order to facilitate any re-arrangement of matches. Please also include your Lichess user name.
  • Games will be submitted to the ECF for the online rating list.
  • ECF membership at a minimum of Supporter level is a condition of entry. Full details can be found at
  • Scheduled games will take place on Thursdays at 7.30 p.m from 29th April 2021.
  • If you are unavailable any one week you may claim a ½ point bye (Rounds 1-5) up to 13:00 on the Wednesday before the round is played. If unavailable for a second week you may claim a 0 point bye by the same time. Any further unavailability and you will be withdrawn from the tournament.
  • Please inform the organisers if you wish to withdraw from the tournament.
  • Default time is 7.45 p.m.
  • Pairings for round 1 will be published on Wednesday evening 28th April 2021. Pairings for subsequent rounds will be published on the Wednesday evening before each round along with a list of all relevant Lichess user names and emails.
  • Games will be played on the scheduled dates at 7.30pm to give us a 'club night' feel where we can watch other games still in progress or chat to other players once our games have finished.
  • Please send the result of you game to
  • The first named person in each pairing will play white and should issue the challenge to their opponent, however either player can issue the challenge.
  • One point will be awarded for a win, half for a draw and none for a loss.
  • Please enter by email to by 6 p.m., Wednesday 28th April 2021


    Last updated 22/4/2021