CSCA Open Events

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Membership in this team is OPEN to all Lichess members, interested in competition play and activities, and regular PRIZE tournaments. Minimum game requirements will be imposed on an event-by-event basis sufficient to accomplish Lichess FairPlay Review and discourage unethical participation.

MEMBERSHIP & REGISTRATION: All players participating in a CSCA tournament are considered "event members" of the CSCA without registration. If you would like to register your membership to obtain formal member credit and membership benefits from the CSCA, please register for events as well as join them. However, depending on format, some events may require registration. Nevertheless, unless required in the description of the tournament, registration is optional.

RATING MANIPULATION: Players intentionally lowering their rating to enter a tournament with a rating limit will NOT be eligible for prizes. Please note that such rating manipulation is considered cheating, as are similar efforts, like playing under another player's lower rated account or creating a new account to hide your actual rating strength and rating history.

PRIZES: All players winning event prizes will be contacted via Lichess message for their PayPal information. Players winning in excess of $600 in a calendar year, must submit U.S. IRS form W-9 or international equivalent to the CSCA ahead of receiving payment of event prizes. Prizes are paid at least seven (7) days after the conclusion of the event (more if needed), to allow FairPlay Review and processing. Any imposed fees or taxes may reduce the final amount of the received prize. Lichess accounts that are not in good standing are prize ineligible. Prizes not claimed within thirty (30) days after the event are deemed abandoned.

Thank you.

CSCA Admin


Bullet1.5: IM @yoseph2013*
SuperBlitz: FM @Brave_spirit12*
Super4: IM @yoseph2013
Rapid8: FM @Andrey_Klymchuk*

Ultra: @MereseBerserkNhi
Hyper3:4: GM @MeneerMandje
Bullet1.5: IM @yoseph2013
Bullet2: IM @yoseph2013
SuperBlitz: FM @tamojerry
Rapid8: IM @samisahi
Rapid10: IM @kingrunner32
Classical: @innaround*

7/11, OE SuperBlitz: FM @Brave_spirit12*
7/9, OE Bullet1.5: IM @yoseph2013*
7/4, OE Rapid8: FM @Andrey_Klymchuk*
7/2, OE Super4: IM @yoseph2013
6/27, OE Classical: @innaround*
6/25, OE Ultra: @MereseBerserkNhi
6/20, OE Rapid10: IM @kingrunner32, @Weerasekara, @magdanoz
6/18, OE Bullet2: IM @yoseph2013
6/13, OE SuperBlitz: FM @tamojerry
6/11, OE Hyper3:4: GM @MeneerMandje
6/6, OE Rapid8: IM @samisahi
6/4, OE Bullet1.5: IM @yoseph2013

Earlier winners:
TOTAL PRIZES AWARDED since Sept 2023: $8,750
( * - pending Lichess Fair Play review )


OE July Hyper1:2 Arena½+0 • Bullet • Rated • 2hInner team
OE July Rapid10 Swiss10+1 • Rapid • Rated7 rounds Swiss
OE July Bullet2 Arena2+0 • Bullet • Rated • 2hInner team
OE July Classical Swiss25+1 • Classical • Rated5 rounds Swiss
OE July Ultra Arena¼+0 • UltraBullet • Rated • 1h 30mInner team
OE August Super4 Arena4+0 • Blitz • Rated • 2hInner team
OE August Rapid8 Swiss8+1 • Rapid • Rated7 rounds Swiss
OE August Hyper3:4 Arena¾+0 • Bullet • Rated • 2hInner team
OE August SuperBlitz Swiss3+1 • Blitz • Rated11 rounds Swiss
OE August Rapid10 Swiss10+1 • Rapid • Rated7 rounds Swiss