UWI Chess club in collaboration with the TTCA presents the UWI CHESS CLUB REPUBLIC DAY RAPID. This tournament is the beginning of an annual rapid tournament event carded for the 24th of September each year. As the pandemic has limited movement and engagement in Trinidad and Tobago, Chess has continued to thrive in an online aspect. This Tournament is an initiative to reintroduce the UWI Chess Club in a Nationwide sense as well as to build membership and awareness to the club for future and present members of the UWI St. Augustine Campus.

Date: 24th September 2021
Venue: Tornelo and Zoom
Tornelo Link: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/uwi-chess-club/events/republic-day-rapid-open/summary
Time Control: 10 min + 3 sec
Rounds: 6 Rounds.
Registration fee:
$50 (non UWI Students)
UWI Students: $30 (must submit UWI Student ID No.)

Registration closes: 23rd September at 4pm
Chief Arbiter: Ms. Sadiqah Razark (NA)
Deputy Chief Arbiter: Mr. David Martin (NA)

Payment due the day of the tournament up to 8:30 am, payments can be made directly to the TTCA’s  First Citizen’s Account:
Account number: 2016302
Bank: First Citizens Bank
Address: 1 Woodbrook Place

All players are required to have an account on Tornelo. Players are advised to use their real name when populating their Tornelo account. An account can be created by clicking on the following link: https://tornelo.com/account/new

Tournament Details.

The competition:
The tournament will be one category, however at the end prizes will be distributed by 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, as well as Best Female Performance, Best UWI Student Performance and Best Under 12 Performance. Players are expected to log into the Zoom and Tornelo Link by no later than 12:30pm

Persons are only eligible for one prize. For example, if the overall 3rd place is also a UWI student, they will receive the 3rd place prize and the next best placed UWI student will receive the Best UWI Student Performance Prize.

Prize allocation:

Sponsored by

Republic Bank

1st Place – $500
2nd Place – $450
3rd Place – $400

Best Female Performance – $300
Best UWI Student Performance – $300
Best Under 12 performance – $200

Monitoring of Games and Participants
Once roll call is completed, players will be separated into break out rooms consisting of no more than 10 players per group. Arbiters should then ask all participants to properly position and turn on cameras as well as begin screen share. Players ideally should be located in a room by themselves, however, if this is not possible players should inform their breakout room arbiter.

Rules and Regulations.
Players must have cameras screen share on at all times. As much as possible players should not have other persons present in the room, they are playing in. Participants are required to use a laptop or desktop to access the event. No cell phones or additional electronic devices are not allowed while the games are being played.

Fair Play Panel.
Sadiqah Razark (NA), David Martin (NA). 

Keelan Hunte


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