Worldwide U12 Spring League starts on April 6, 2022. It will have 10 rounds, played every Wednesday, until June 8. League is open to kids born in 2010 and later.
U8 League is played on the same day, for kids born in 2014 and later.
Junior U16 tournaments continue to be played every other Saturday.
U8 Spring League
Junior U16 League
Free Saturdays will receive occasional special events, the first of which is the 2nd Anniversary Special Blitz Arena.
Novelty in Worldwide League is a creation of tournaments for novices and beginning players. To keep the competition under certain strength, a rating limit will be applied (around 1300 or 1400 Lichess rapid rating). This way, children will have a league of their own, before growing stronger and joining the main event. These tournaments will be in team battle format and played at the same time as the regular U12 League.
This is the first try at this kind of tournament. Could be good for players that are, for instance, older than 8 years so they cannot play in the Under 8 tournament but are not strong enough to play in the Under 12 tournament with success.
In U12, there will be three divisions as before, just renamed: Asia Division, the main U12 tournament is based in Europe. And Americas Division.
Tournaments are played on Wednesdays, at 11:00 UTC (Asia), 15:00 UTC (Europe), and 22:30 UTC (Americas).
Time control is 10+2. The tournament duration is 90 minutes. Platform: Lichess
Links to all the tournaments are ready:
Scoring system: First place is 10 points, second 8 points, third 6 points, fourth 4 points, fifth 3 points, sixth 2 points, seventh 1 point.
There is no upper limit for the number of players. In Worldwide League we have smaller teams, as well as big ones with 20 or more players. All teams play in one group, with a predefined number of leaders counting for the team result (usually 4-6).
Note to all players without team: you can join in Worldwide U12 Selection and play in U12 League.