Chess Challenge - Housekeeping Rules
Spectators must be passive and silent while any game is in process.
Spectators should stand or sit well away from the players and make no gestures of recognition; even a nod of the head could be misconstrued as approving a position or a move.
Due to the virtual nature of this tournament, spectators must be supervised by the on-site chess coach.
What to bring to the Chess Match
+ Kai’s Clan Create Mat plus your phone with the Kai’s Robot Tracker
+ Chess set:
Once you receive your Kai’s Chess Packlan create a mat, you can decide upon the best chess pieces that will fit within the (4-inch x 4-inch) squares. There are no requirements as to what chess sets you to use, but pieces should be easily identifiable for play.
+ Chess pieces with QR codes (for example black set) plus a set of chess pieces (for example white pieces) to use for opponents moves
+ Monitor/Screen: We recommend having a large monitor or smartboard/iPad to view gameplay on.
+ iPad: One iPad is needed to show a timer on the side of the mat. The total game time is 30 minutes.
+ Computers: Team members should all have their own computers and possibly load Zoom onto a computer in case they have technical issues and need to switch over. One computer has to zoom in and show their own mat, the reason is that your opponents can see which moves you have made.
How to play QR Chess?
Practise games in the same location
- Set up Kai’s Mat with both setup chess pieces (QR codes attached to all pieces)
- Log in, scan classroom code, set up Kai’s Eye Robot tracker on tripod positioning to look at the mat.
- Load all avatars, animations, and coding blocks
- Open up your virtual viewer (download the Kai’s Virtual Viewer from app store) on your IPad or TV screen. Scan classroom code and you are ready to play and practice.
- While both players/teams are in the same room you can see each other moves and characters on the screen.
- The game is played as normal.
- Remember to note down your moves (your team member can help you with this).
Practise games in different locations
- Set up Kai’s Chess Mat with either black or white chess pieces. These pieces need to have the QR codes attached.
- Your opponent pieces are just regular pieces on the board/mat
- Both teams log in, scan the same classroom code, set up Kai’s Eye Robot tracker on tripod positioning to look at their mat/board. The phone will be in sharing classroom mode.
- Each team load their own avatars, animations and coding blocks
- Each team open up their virtual viewer (download the Kai’s Virtual Viewer from app store) on their IPad or TV screen. Scan classroom code and you are ready to play and practice.
- Each team move their QR code chess pieces as per their strategy. They can see their chess pieces on the screen.
- When their opponent makes a move your team move the regular chess piece to the same position as what your opponent just moved to. So you copy/mirror their move.
- The rest of the game is played as normal.
- Remember to note down your moves (your team member can help you with this.)
Day of the tournament
This will be the same as above when you practiced in different locations.
How to build & setup Kai's Chess Set
Check the following to link that shows how to contruct your QR chess pieces and virtual characters.
Register your team interest here.