The State Schools Online Chess Championships 2021, organised by Maharashtra Chess Association (MCA), will be held from June 25.
The MCA has invited all the district associations (any syllabus) in State to participate in the event to be conducted in Under-7, Under-9, Under-11, Under 13, Under-15 and Under 17 open and girls categories.
Players are eligible to participate in only one group and one category only. While enrolling to the championship, players must accept all the following rules and regulations of the championship and abide by that.
For the first three days-June 25-27, the event will be held for Under 17, 13 and 19/only.
On each day three rounds will be played. For the remaining three age groups, the action starts on June 28. The tourney ends on June 30.
Players meeting will be held on the opening day at 11:00 am while the first round begins at 1 pm followed by second and third at 2:30 and 4:00 pm.
Eligibility for participation
Only Individuals who are school students and who are Indian nationals are only eligible to participate in this championship. Players who are foreign nationals and who have PIO or OCI card cannot participate.
Participation in State school championships is mandatory for playing in national schools chess championships.
Titled players (GM/IM/WGM/WIM) can give direct entries to nationals if they want to do so by sending an official email to AICF regarding this.
Titled players are requested to mark a copy to MCA while sending their applications for nationals.
The player should be a bonafide student of a school (any syllabus). In case that one girl group is less than 10 participants then it will be merged with the same open age group category.
Each participant must produce a valid certificate to prove his/her age. Certificates from schools enough.