February 15-26. The vPlus Festival is an online festival from Potential Plus UK, full of workshops, webinars and discussions for young people with enquiring minds, their families and schools.


Lichess Chess Tournament – 1 Hour – Ages 18 and Under

Lichess chessboards

Lichess Chess Tournament – 1 Hour – Ages 18 and Under

Ages Under 18

Love Chess – want to play against new people?

Join our online tournament!

Due to popular demand (lovely to hear people enjoyed it!) we are running further online chess tournaments where you can challenge each other using https://lichess.org/.

Lichess is a free, online open source chess server that allows people to play against friends or against a computer. We will be holding a 1 hour chess tournament on this server for anyone aged 18 or under.  This online tournament will operate with chat turned off.

What you need to know:

  • Preregister with lichess.org
  • Log into the Festival Noticeboard
  • At 3.45pm we will post up a link to the lichess tournament. These will be on the relevant day pages – Wednesday and Friday – and the top of the noticeboard page.
  • You must be in the tournament waiting area on lichess.org by 4.25pm
  • At 4.30pm the Lichess computer will assign you to a chess match.

All matches will be limited to 5 minutes. The computer will automatically reassign you to a new match if your match finishes faster than this, or it will happen once 5 minutes have passed. You will be reassigned matches throughout the 1 hour period.

As you win more matches you will be assigned other people who also have won matches, thus matching you to people at your chess level.  The person who wins most matches during this hour will head the leader board at the end of the tournament.

This event will be running on the lichess.org server and matches managed automatically. It does not have a presenter. Chat will be turned off and therefore contact between chess players will not be possible during the tournament

Event Hours(3)

  • Sun 21st Feb

    10.00 - 11.00

  • Wed 24th Feb

    16.30 - 17.30

  • Fri 26th Feb

    16.30 - 17.30

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Potential Plus UK is a leading UK charity in the field of High Learning Potential (gifted/more able) and Dual or Multiple Exceptionality (gifted/more able + special educational need or disability). If you would like to find out more about how we support children and young people, their families and schools please see our parent website Potential Plus UK

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We are grateful to the Government for funding this festival free through the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund


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