We wish to announce the following changes to the schedule and format of the upcoming NSI, and also to apologize for any confusion caused.
1. Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases and existing regulations from the Ministry of Education, we will not be able to organize any official over the board (OTB) inter-school competitions at the present time.
2. As such, we will organize the NSI as a purely virtual 7-round tournament on the Lichess server, and scrap the OTB Finals segment that was previously announced. The Singapore Chess Federation FairPlay guidelines (https://tinyurl.com/FairPlaySCF) will be applied to this tournament.
3. The prize winners for each age-category event will be announced 2 days after their respective events are completed. This 2-day buffer will allow the Lichess server to determine if any FairPlay violations have occurred, and any individual flagged by Lichess for such violations will have her or his results nullified.
4. The latest changes to the schedules and updates can be found in the following form: https://tinyurl.com/2022NSIDetails