US Chess announces the 2021 National Online Scholastic Championships (NOSC).
This event is intended as the online replacement for the now-canceled SuperNationals VII.
The NOSC will feature two Qualification Weekends, with a total of six divisions, and a Championship Weekend, with top finishers from each section meeting to determine a national individual champion in that division. There will be team and individual prizes awarded in each section on the Qualification Weekends; however, the only official national championship titles will be awarded to individuals on Championship Weekend.
The dates for the NOSC are as follows.
Qualification Weekend 1: April 24-25, 2021
K-12 and K-9 Divisions
Qualification Weekend 2: May 8-9, 2021
K-6, K-5, K-3, and K-1 Divisions
Championship Weekend: June 12-13, 2021
Top finishers from each Division (total number in each Division depends on the number of original entries)
All three weekends of the NOSC will be held in partnership with the Internet Chess Club (ICC).
Final details for the Qualification Weekends are being worked out now. Each Qualification Weekend will have its own website. US Chess expects to have those websites live by the end of this week. This announcement will be updated with those links..