Sunday 7 February 2021

Scaling up

The current boom in online and OTB chess is starting to cause some issues for organisers. Street Chess has seen close to a 100% increase in entries over the last month, and as a result the event is now starting to run overtime. Moving to an online pre-registration system has been suggested, as has a bulk pre-payment offer, so the time taken to handle cash is cut down.

Another event that is looking to be over-subscribed is the first FIDE Online Corporate World Chess Championship. This team of 4 event already has around 300 teams entered, and organising the arbiting team is going to be a big task. The tournament is only 2 weeks away, so it may be all hands to the pumps to get this one going. 

(** Disclaimer: I will be a paid official for this event)

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