Yes2Chess has been designed to allow the participation of as many children as possible within the regions where support is available. To access free online chess or enter the tournament, schools must:
- Complete and submit a registration form
- Have an internet connection suitable for hosting the matches
- Be from one of the following eight countries:
- The USA
- If entering a team into the tournament, at least one member of each team must be female
Access to the chess playing zone and entry to the tournament is open only to children between 7 and 11 at 1 January 2016.