• What is sandbagging?

    Sandbagging involves deliberately losing rated games in order to lower one's rating so that one is eligible to enter the lower-rated section of a tournament with substantial prize money.

  • What is a Quickplay?

    This is the term that we use in the Glasgow Polytechnic Chess Club for a Rapid Swiss Tournament that has a time control of 15 minutes and no increment, and consists of 5 rounds.

  • What is the Ken Stewart Quickplay?

    This is the online version of our normal OTB Ken Stewart Quickplay which is run by the Glasgow Polytechnic Chess Club.

    The main event will take place on April 30th, at 7pm. The tournament will automatically start at this time.

    It is a 5 round Swiss tournament. Every round is 15 minutes. No increment.

    All the pairing will be decided by the programs of Chess.com. There is no control over this. It will be based on your Chess.com ratings.

    The tournament is free. Unlike the OTB event there are no prizes.

    For those of you new to Chess.com there will be three TEST tournaments of same format, but only two rounds.

    See the videos section of this website on how to join a tournament.

  • What is sandbagging?

    Sandbagging involves deliberately losing rated games in order to lower one's rating so that one is eligible to enter the lower-rated section of a tournament with substantial prize money.

  • What is a Quickplay?

    This is the term that we use in the Glasgow Polytechnic Chess Club for a Rapid Swiss Tournament that has a time control of 15 minutes and no increment, and consists of 5 rounds.

  • What is the Ken Stewart Quickplay?

    This is the online version of our normal OTB Ken Stewart Quickplay which is run by the Glasgow Polytechnic Chess Club.

    The main event will take place on April 30th, at 7pm. The tournament will automatically start at this time.

    It is a 5 round Swiss tournament. Every round is 15 minutes. No increment.

    All the pairing will be decided by the programs of Chess.com. There is no control over this. It will be based on your Chess.com ratings.

    The tournament is free. Unlike the OTB event there are no prizes.

    For those of you new to Chess.com there will be three TEST tournaments of same format, but only two rounds.

    See the videos section of this website on how to join a tournament.

           

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