MSEL Chess Rules

  • Updated

The rules contained on this page only cover this specific game, please review the MSEL General Competition Rules for information covering all official tournaments. 

 

1. Match Procedures

Supported Platforms

  • PC
  • Mobile (Android/iOS)

1.1. Series Lengths

Preseason & Regular Season - Best of 3 

Playoffs/Finals - Best of 5

1.2. Game Lobby

Matches will be played on chess.com. The home player will create the lobby and share the invite link with the away player.

  • Played on Chess.com
  • Setting: Custom Game
  • Time: 10 min Standard
  • Game Type: Standard

1.3 Draw Game

If the match ends in a draw, a new match must be played until a winner is decided. Draw games will not count towards the matches in a "best of" series.

 

2. Match Streaming

2.1. Spectators

Spectators are prohibited in the game lobby for any reason during official matches. 

 

3. Stoppage of Play

If a player were to disconnect from the match at any time they will be issued a forfeit for that round. If a player is unable to play all the required rounds for whatever reason, they will forfeit the remaining rounds.

 

4. Organization Rosters

Only one roster is required for all Chess players on a School Organization. Each player on the roster will be given their own match when they queue up at the designated match time. No player substitutions can be made at any point during the match, as the matches are set to be played 1v1.