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Tournament Schedule

All tournaments are online this year.

Tournament 1
Sat., December 19, 2020

Tournament 2
Sat., January 23, 2021

Evanston Girls' Tournament
Sat., February 6, 2021

Tournament 3
Sat., February 27, 2021

Tournament 4
Sat., March 20, 2021

Signing Your Child up for ES Chess Online Tournaments

To participate in our tournaments, parents need to 1) enroll their players in the ESChess team on lichess, and 2) submit the new 2020-2021 ESChess lichess registration form for their players. Participation is open to any child in grades K-8 who either lives in Evanston or attends an Evanston school.


  1. New members
    1. Get a free account at https://lichess.org/signup for your child. Feel free to choose a creative and anonymous username if you like.
    2. Login to lichess using your child’s account, visit https://lichess.org/team/eschess, click JOIN TEAM, solve the puzzle on the second page, and click JOIN TEAM.
  2. All members: Please fill and submit the 2020-2021 ESChess lichess registration form: https://forms.gle/4fmhfRggFZJxRSDM6

If you have more than one child who would like to participate, please repeat steps 1 and 2 for each child. 

Note that steps 1 and 2 need to be completed only once during this academic year. Tournament registrations are separate. We will provide tournament instructions as we get closer to the tournament. 


In the meantime, we recommend that players play “Classical”, “Rapid”,  and “Blitz” games on lichess (available through the Quick Paring tab on the main page), at least until their ratings are no longer provisional (https://lichess.org/faq#provisional). Lichess calculates ratings for new players based on whether they win or lose their games. The first games one plays are likely to be hard; if your children lose their early games, let them know that lichess is still adapting to their skills and not to be discouraged. As your child's rating adjusts, they will get more evenly matched games from the chess server. 

New to chess? These practice tournaments are for players who know the rules of chess and know how to checkmate an opponent. If your child is new to chess, please contact your school’s chess coordinator to discuss the best options for your child to learn chess. Also, check out https://lichess.org/learn#/ and https://www.chesskid.com/lessons