The Big Bash
6th - 27th February 2021
The event ran over three weeks. In each week, players were organised into groups of three and all played all within that group. In week one, the groups were arranged by seeding and in the following weeks by performance.
Games were played on Skype, Zoom, by phone or on lichess.org.
Players were awarded 8 points for a win, 4 for a draw and 1 for a loss.
Ideally, when games are played on Skype, a third person runs the clock and writes down moves. Participants who acted as time keepers in this fashion were awarded 2 points but this was limited to 4 points per week.
Two winners were to be declared; an open winner and a challenger winner for those rated 1450 or below.
Steve Burnell was the open winner and, after a tense tie break, Steve Bailey won the challengers section.