1. What happens if there is a sudden internet connection interruption?
    • You should try to reconnect as fast as possible. It’s usually between 30 seconds to 3 minutes before the game auto-resigns.
    • If you lost a game due to disconnection, you can still play the next game as long as you reconnect before the next round begins. 
  2. What if two or more teams scored the same number of points?
    • Final standings will be determined based on tiebreak points.
    • If tiebreak points don’t determine the champion, there will be an additional match organized.
  3. How to ensure that players will not help each other or cheat otherwise during the tournament?
    • ChessKid platform uses an advanced algorithm to determine if players are using external help during the games.
    • SCA Coaches spot check games to see if there are any abnormalities or red flags otherwise.
    • The organizer may request a Zoom call during the tournament if there is any suspicion of foul play.
  4. Are boys and girls playing together?
    • Yes, all participants are playing in one group.
  5. Do we continue playing if we lost a game?
    • Yes, each participant will play the same number of rounds, regardless to the score. It’s a swiss system tournament, not a knock-out format.
  6. Can a student who is currently homeschooled join the school team?
    • Only currently enrolled students can join the school team.
  7. How much does it cost to join the league?
    • The first year for each school is for free. Every subsequent year costs RMB1000 or USD150.
  8. Can SCA run an after school chess club in my school?
  9. What if on the tournament day we end up having less than 4 players in a team, can we still play?
    • Yes, you can still play with less than 4 players.