Register for Tournament
Registration opens approximately two weeks before a tournament. It is strongly preferred that players be registered by midnight the night before a tournament, which allows us to verify that all steps have been completed and make any adjustments to the tournament format. We cannot guarantee that players who register late or do not follow the registration process below will be able to participate.
Step 1: Register with Lichess.org
Visit lichess.org and register for an account, if you do not have one already. You will need a Lichess username to register for WISCL tournaments.
Step 2: Join the WISCL Team
Go to the WISCL page at Lichess and click on "Join Team".
Step 3: Register for the Tournament
You must register for the tournament using the above google form ("Register Now"). Players who have requested to join the WISCL team on Lichess but who have not completed the registration form will not be added to the tournament.
Step 4: Get the Password
At the registration confirmation page, you will be given a password for the tournament. Make sure to write down the password. If you forget, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on Lichess.
Step 5: Practice
Visit Lichess.org prior to the day of the tournament and familiarize yourself with the website and format. Try a couple practice games. This is especially helpful if you have not played online chess before.
On Tournament Day
Visit the WISCL team page on Lichess or Click Here to join the tournament. Enter the password.
Players can join tournaments starting one hour before it begins. The first round will be paired automatically by the computer at the tournament start time (9:00). If you are late, you will not be paired, but can still play in subsequent rounds. Rounds 2 & 3 will begin five minutes after all games of the previous round have finished.