CAWA Long play

First seven week-long online tournament

First CAWA online junior tournament was played during June - July 2020 with one round played every Sunday



  1. Jamie Laubbacher

  2. Iker Hernandez Mendez

  3. Alistair Berry


  1. Oscar Gao

  2. Alex Pimenov

  3. Aarnav Gupta


  1. Emily Zhang

  2. Timothy Kaempf

  3. Daniel Levin

Best Girls:

U18: Annoushka Gupta

U13: Emily Zhang

U10: Mia Kohen

Full list of winners and all the results can be found here:

Best game prize winners:

Jamie Laubbacher for the game vs Iker in round 5

Eamon Harris for the game vs Oliver Tran in round 2

Alexander Smyth for the game vs Windson Tang in round 6

The tournament rules and regulations archive

TournameNt info

Format: The tournament is played over 7 weeks with one game played every week. It's a swiss system tournament with mixed aged and gender groups. You can see tournament standings and pairings here:

Joining the tournament: you can join at any stage, you will receive up to two half point BYE's for the missed rounds

Time control: 30 minutes + 20 second increment

Entry Fee: No entry fees for this tournament

Prizes: Trophies will be given to the best performing players

Please note this our first tournament of such a format and some problems may occur. Please bear with us!

TournameNt mechanics

You can only play on the browser! App won't work!

The pairings for every round will be done on Friday at 7 pm

The regular starting time for the tournament games is 4 pm every Sunday. To start your game you need to:

  1. Go to and click on Your Pairing

  2. Log in with your username and password

  3. Press on "Join the game" button and wait for your opponent to join.

  4. If your opponent hasn't arrived by 4:15 pm, please let us know (John or Paul) and contact your opponent using the provided phone number.

You can play it earlier on that Sunday if you like, and your opponent agrees.

If you can't play on Sunday at 4 pm you need to reschedule the game with your opponent. Let us know and then contact your opponent. If you play any other day of the week, please talk to Paul and John so we can set up a new game for you.

All the games must be played by next Friday 4 pm so we can make a draw for the next round on Sunday. You have five days to play your game from Sunday to Friday at 4 pm, but we would prefer most games to be played on the first day (Sunday) at 4 pm.

We wanted to emphasize this one more time:

You need to let us know if you want to reschedule the game and then contact your opponent. After setting up a new time with your opponent, let us know the details and we will create a new game for you! If a player doesn't turn up for the game without notice it will be a loss of the game for him.

Joining the tournament

You can join the tournament at any point even if you missed a couple of rounds.

New players who joined after the tournament started will be given up to two BYE's of 0.5 points. In other words, if you started the tournament in round three you will already have 1 point instead of 0.

Skipping rounds

Any player can skip rounds if they can't play on that particular week. A player can take up to 2 BYE's during the tournament, which means a player will get 0.5 points even if the game wasn't played. Skipping more than two round will not give a player any free points. The organisers should be notified before 4 pm on Saturday.

Computer assistance

The assistance of any kind is forbidden during the game. Using computer engines and chess programs is cheating, will figure this out and the player's account will be permanently blocked. The player will also be banned from the tournament with further restrictions on playing in CAWA online events.

No shows

If a player doesn't turn up for the game without letting the opponent know, it'll be recorded as a loss for the player (0 points)

Tournament arbiter

Any decisions about problems or issues that may occur during the tournament will be made by the arbiter Alan Wolstencroft