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04-06-2020, 07:08 PM
NSC Chess 4 Charity - Online Allegro - Monday 8th June

Purpose of the event: To help raise funds for the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal. (https://donate.vinnies.org.au/appeals-nsw/vinnies-nsw-bushfire-appeal-nsw?_ga=2.24289530.1769334537.1575581947-884847529.1575581947)

A lot has been accomplished in supporting families and individuals through the initial period after the 2019-20 bushfires. However, there are long term problems in bushfire affected communities across Australia. Many people will need ongoing support. Please see here for more details about what this charity is about. (https://www.vinnies.org.au/page/Find_Help/Vinnies_Bushfire_Appeal/?_ga=2.78911380.1075349279.1591254611-934187172.1591254611)

Organiser: _.Northern Star Chess (https://www.northernstarchess.com/)
Time: ______First round starts at 12pm, finish time 3:45pm to 4:00pm (approx.)
Format:____ 7 round Swiss, 15 minutes per player per game
To enter:___ Register on Trybooking.com (https://www.trybooking.com/BJWLN), wait for the confirmation email, donate $20 or more to Vinnies online (https://donate.vinnies.org.au/appeals-nsw/vinnies-nsw-bushfire-appeal-nsw?_ga=2.24289530.1769334537.1575581947-884847529.1575581947) and email your receipt according to the instructions in the email.

Briefly about NSC online tournaments:

We use our own application to manage the tournament, it is highly integrated with Lichess (http://lichess.org/) for a simple to use yet feature rich experience for players and spectators.
Games are played on Lichess. (http://lichess.org/) At registration you can choose to:
- use your own Lichess account (you will need to provide an access token. Watch video on how to do this (https://www.dropbox.com/s/3furgqvnuoktw20/HowTo-Lichess%20Create%20Token.mov?dl=0))
- use an NSC Managed account on Lichess (we will set up the token for you)

On the day of the tournament:

Sign into your Lichess (http://lichess.org/) account
Open the NSC Tournament Home Page (https://northernstarchess.com/pyrus/?tournament_id=c4c_200608) for this event.

Some useful links:

All about NSC Online tournaments (https://northernstarchess.com/e-Tourney.html)
All about the NSC Tournament Home Page (https://northernstarchess.com/e-Tips_NSC_trn.html)
How to quickly find and play your game each round (https://northernstarchess.com/e-Tips_NSC_trn.html#t_rounds)
Watch a video on finding and playing your game (https://www.dropbox.com/s/wlx83mewomkzpij/Tournament%20Homepage%20-%20Pairings%20Games%20and%20Highlights%20v2.mp4?dl =0)
All about Lichess tokens and NSC online events (https://northernstarchess.com/e-Tips_lichess_token.html)
Watch a video on creating the Lichess access token (https://www.dropbox.com/s/3furgqvnuoktw20/HowTo-Lichess%20Create%20Token.mov?dl=0)
List of NSC Online tournament rules (https://northernstarchess.com/e-Tourney.html#Rules)

07-06-2020, 10:18 AM
NSC Chess 4 Charity – Online event – Monday 8th June

During the 2019-20 Summer bushfires in NSW, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia 34 people died, 3000 homes were destroyed, hundreds of thousands of livestock killed and many thousands of businesses were affected. The recovery from the devastating affects will take years for many rural communities. The reduction in tourism firstly due to the fires and then due to the Covid-19 restrictions have added to the financial suffering. St Vincent de Paul's Vinnies Bushfire Appeal is focussed on assisting those most in need and the funds collected are used for their long term support.

So we are offering this opportunity for chess players to make a contribution and have some fun at the same time. We welcome players from all over Australia to take part. The tournament is set up in Trybooking.com (https://www.trybooking.com/BJWLN)as a free event, but a minimum donation of $20 per player to Vinnies Bushfire Appeal (https://donate.vinnies.org.au/appeals-nsw/vinnies-nsw-bushfire-appeal-nsw?_ga=2.24289530.1769334537.1575581947-884847529.1575581947)is required to confirm your entry. Please see the post above for details.

07-06-2020, 06:22 PM
Chess 4 Charity event rescheduled for Sunday 21st June

Hi everyone,

We have decided to reschedule the event to Sunday 21st June. The short lead time proved to be a problem in getting sufficient registrations for a viable event.

Hopefully more people are available to join in at the new time in 2 weeks. The details of the event is the same, just a new date.

Please note: the donation process we've set up is directly to the Vinnie's appeal. This ensures that 100% of your generosity goes to Vinnies.

To avoid confusion, I've put the full details of the rescheduled event with the updated links in this new thread. (http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?18058-NSC-Chess-4-Charity-Allegro-Sunday-21st-June)