Girls from Years 7 to 13 will be able to compete online in The Girls Schools Chess League, which begins Wednesday 26 January at 5.30pm and we encourage students to take part and represent Woodbridge in the She Plays To Win girls online chess league. She Plays To Win is a UK girls chess project led by current England women’s coach and International Master (IM) Lorin D’Costa. The aim of this league is to encourage more girls to learn, play and benefit from chess.
Games will be 5+3; five minutes each plus three seconds added per move per player. Regardless of level girls can play online via the Lichess website, which is used by adults and children all around the world.
Parents can quickly and easily set up an account (we recommend parental involvement due to the fact that Lichess is used by children and adults from all around the world, safety while using the site has been suggested below) using the following instructions:
Visit https://lichess.org/signup and set up an account for free (if you don’t already have one)
Join the School Lichess team (SPTW Secondary Girls 3 Team Battle • Woodbridge School • lichess.org), and once joined you can enter the event via this link: https://lichess.org/tournament/JSWBb3W9
Once the account is set up and the above recommended settings are in place (please see below), your child is ready to participate on Wednesday 26 January 2022, between 5.30pm and 6.30pm as confirmed.
You can also sign up to She Plays To Win and the weekly free coaching and events here: https://www.sheplaystowin.co.uk/join-sptw
We strongly recommend not using your child’s full name as their username, for privacy reasons.
We also strongly recommend setting your child’s preference for privacy and security reasons. Once set up, log into your child’s account, on the top right hand side go to ‘Preferences’ and we strongly recommend to set the privacy and/or child mode settings as applicable. We would also recommend setting the ‘Let Other Players Message you’ to either ‘Never’ or ‘Friends Only’ to avoid strangers messaging your child.