Girls U14w League

Worldwide Girls U14w League will be played on Saturday February 27, 2021, at 15:00 UTC (3 pm GMT). All teams will play in the same group. Last tournament was won by Sharp Kids (Philippines).

Worldwide Girls U14w League – February 27, 2021

Online team tournament is open to all girls born in 2007 and younger.
Time control is 10+2 Tournament duration is 90 minutes. Played on Saturdays, every two weeks.

There is no upper limit to the number of players. Five best results count for the team score.

Note to all girls without team: you can join in Worldwide Girls U14w Selection and play in the tournament.


  1. Identification:
    • Worldwide Team tournaments, Girls born in 2007 and younger
    • Schools, Clubs, Academies, Associations, National teams
  2. Planning:
    • Date/Schedule: Saturdays, every two weeks
    • Time control: Rapid 10’+2”
    • Hosting server: lichess.org
  3. Invitation and Regulations:
    • Schedule: Saturday, 15:00 UTC (3 pm GMT)
    • System of play: Team Battle, Arena
    • Fair play rules: See Worldwide Fairplay Policy below
    • Registration fee: Free for all
  4. Execution & Monitoring:
    • Arbiters: As needed
    • Techical support: lichess.org
    • Zoom calls: Not needed
    • Live streaming: On occasion
    • Press results: https://worldwide-chess.com
  5. Awards:

WORLDWIDE CHESS FAIR PLAY POLICY

Many players are concerned about possible cheating on Internet events. But no event today can be absolutely secure from cheating. Online chess events encourage fair play on different levels: Prevention, Technology, Monitoring, Arbiters and Sanctions. In Worldwide events, fairplay and anti-cheat policy is built on first two levels:

1.      PREVENTION THROUGH REGULATIONS AND MOTIVATION

Standard praxis in Worldwide events is to deduct points from players (and team score) that have been detected as cheaters. This way, players can have immediate justice, and final team standings are adjusted accordingly.

Another method that is specific for this competition is cooperation with coaches. Worldwide event was built on mutual trust and cooperation between coaches, to provide a safe and motivating environment for online chess training and competition. All coaches work together in educating their players and encouraging fairplay, as well as noticing suspicious player behaviours.

2.      TECHNOLOGY: ANTI-CHEATING SOFTWARE

Number one protection in online events. Every respectable online chess server has built-in software for detecting cheaters. It works on comparing player games in progress with that player’s games database stored on the server. It also has statistical modules to detect chess engine moves.

As Worldwide is friendly competition, there is no intention to include higher levels of control for time being. If Worldwide is ever to become an official event, it would need to incorporate Zoom calls.

After the tournament is over, results on the server are not taken for granted. If necessary, winning teams pass through the verification process. Highest scoring players (leader positions) are checked for appropriate age bracket and fairplay. Arbiters can run quick checks of all suspicious results and games.

Team leaders are strongly advised to keep control over players and teams should be open only to their students or club/organisation members. They should know all players in the team, and to provide their identities upon request of organisers. Teams that do not comply with these policies are risking being banned from competition.

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