Worldwide U8

Online competition and training ground for young champions!! Kids born in 2012 and younger.
Time control is 10+2 Tournament duration is 90 minutes. Played on Thursdays.
Team tournaments are played every two weeks. Other weeks will be individual tournaments.

There is no upper limit for number of players. In Worldwide you can find smaller teams, as well as big ones with 20 or more players. But each Group has a predefined number of scorers counting for team result (usually 4-8 best players, depending on group strength and age category).

Organisational team on lichess.org


  1. Identification:
    • Worldwide Team tournaments
    • Worldwide Individual tournaments
  2. Planning:
    • Date/Schedule: Wednesdays, every two weeks
    • Time control: Rapid 10’+2”
    • Hosting server: lichess.org
  3. Invitation and Regulations:
    • Schedule: Three Divisions, starting at 12:00, 16:00, 21:00 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 (anti-cheat comission)
    • Techical support: lichess.org
    • Zoom calls: Not needed (remains as an option)
    • Live streaming: On occasion
    • Press results: https://velivrh.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.


July 30 – Worldwide U8 (8th edition)

New winners of Worldwide U8 Group A are players of Chess_Profi (St. Petersburg), in front of ШШК-Челны (Chelny) and Шахматная Школа “Наставник” (Rostov-on-Don).

Read more: https://velivrh.com/2020/07/30/worldwide-u8-july-30/


July 16 – Worldwide U8 (7th edition)

Another double win for ШШК-Челны (Chelny, Russia) – in Group A and Eastern Division. Cuba Masters won América Division. 7th edition of U8 saw 35 teams and 268 players. Read more…

11 pm CET6.30 pm CET2.30 pm CET
U8 AméricaU8 Group AU8 Eastern
U8 Group B

July 2 – Worldwide U8 (6th edition)

Fantastic performance from ШШК-Челны, winning both Eastern divison and Group A. And in America division another splendid win by Ajedrez en Perú-sub 08. Four divisions saw 31 teams and total of 280 players.

18.6.2020. Worldwide U8 (5th edition)

36 teams, 328 players!! Congratulations to Sakarya Analiz Satranç Kulubü for winning Group A. Another triumph for Gazovik-Orenburg in Eastern division! And new winner in America division: Ajedrez en Perú- sub 08


11.6.2020. Worldwide U8 (4th edition) – 34 teams, 314 players


4.6.2020. Worldwide U8 (3rd edition) – 35 teams, 324 players


28.5.2020 Worldwide U8 (2nd edition) – 31 teams, 378 players

Worldwide U8 Group A https://lichess.org/tournament/GyarPvQq
1 Chess Club G-2
2 R.G.Nezhmetdinov chess club
3 ESCUELA MUNICIPAL DE AJEDREZ ESTEPONA
4 CUBA MASTERS
5 ШШК-Челны
6 ΕΣ ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΗΣ – ΕΣ ΚΑΛΑΜΑΡΙΑΣ
7 Arriba PERÚ
8 Trojanska Hästen
9 Mexico Jovenes Promesas
10 Chess Chile escolar U8

Worldwide U8 Group B https://lichess.org/tournament/XI7LPzAE
1 Derzhava Chess Club
2 Sakarya Analiz Satranç Kulubü
3 Sport School #5 Zelenodolsk
4 Club de Ajedrez UOM San Luis
5 Peiraikos Omilos Skakistwn

Worldwide U8 Eastern https://lichess.org/tournament/RCGREaqW
1 Maestro Chess
2 Школа шахмат гроссмейстера Кирякова| GM Kiriakov’s School
3 ШШК-Челны
4 R.G.Nezhmetdinov chess club
5 Gazovik-Orenburg
6 Этюд
7 Шахматный клуб “Королевская пешка” (г.Магнитогорск)_V
8 Ekb_Intellect
9 Strategy_club_2012
10 Success Chess Academy U8

Worldwide U8 America https://lichess.org/tournament/m9YsOw5V
1 Ajedrez en Perú- sub 08
2 CUBA MASTERS
3 MORONA SANTIAGO AJEDREZ
4 Chess-Ecuador
5 Chess Chile escolar U8
6 Mexico Jovenes Promesas


21.5.2020. Worldwide U8 (1st edition) – 20 teams, 271 players

Worldwide U8 Group A https://lichess.org/tournament/1YhGlYA6
1 R.G.Nezhmetdinov chess club RUSSIA
2 ШШК-Челны RUSSIA
3 Chess Club G-2 RUSSIA
4 ΕΣ ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΗΣ – ΕΣ ΚΑΛΑΜΑΡΙΑΣ GREECE
5 ESCUELA MUNICIPAL DE AJEDREZ ESTEPONA SPAIN
6 CUBA MASTERS CUBA
7 Arriba PERÚ PERU
8 Chess Chile escolar U8 CHILE
9 Trojanska Hästen SWEDEN
10 Mexico Jovenes Promesas MEXICO

Worldwide U8 Eastern https://lichess.org/tournament/rWmrOeez
1 R.G.Nezhmetdinov chess club RUSSIA
2 Этюд RUSSIA
3 Gazovik-Orenburg RUSSIA
4 ШШК-Челны RUSSIA
5 Maestro Chess KAZAKHSTAN
6 Ekb_Intellect RUSSIA
7 Шахматный клуб “Королевская пешка” (г.Магнитогорск)_V RUSSIA
8 Strategy_club_2012 RUSSIA
9 Success Chess Academy U8 SRI LANKA
10 Школа шахмат гроссмейстера Кирякова| GM Kiriakov’s School RUSSIA