Austin Lockwood Friday, May 30, 2014
The Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation announce the first British Chess960 Correspondence Chess Championship.
What is Chess960?
Chess960 (sometimes known as 'Fischer Random Chess') is a variant of standard chess, which was introduced by Bobby Fischer to try to avoid players relying upon memorised opening lines. In Chess960, the starting array of the pieces is randomised into one of 960 different permutations.
What are the rules of this tournament?
The rules of this tournament are available on the website of the Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation (under "Tournament Rules")
Who may enter?
Anyone who was born in, or who is currently resident in the United Kingdom, a British Crown Dependency, or a British Overseas Territory. Additionally players must be a member of one of the three British ICCF national federations (BFCC, WCCF or SCCA), or an affiliated organisation.
Affiliated organisations are listed here for England, http://www.iccfengland.org/memberorg and here for Wales: http://www.welshccf.org.uk/p/member-organisations.html
What is the entry fee?
The entry fee is £5.00
Where will it be played?
The tournament will be played online, using the ICCF Webserver; you will play two games against each of the other players in your section in order to compensate for any starting position which favours White.
What is the time control?
The time limit will be 35 days for each 10 moves, with time doubling after 15 days.
How can I register on the ICCF Webserver?
Before you can play, you must have an account on the ICCF webserver; if you don't already have an account, you should visit the server at https://www.iccf.com/ and follow the new player link under the logon box. All new accounts will be confirmed by the relevent national delegate.
How do I enter?
Please send a cheque for £5.00, payable to the Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation to:
Russell Sherwood WCCF Treasurer 8 Pen Y Myndd Coed Y Cwm Pontypridd RCT CF37 3JG
Or by PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Each entry should include your full name, email address, and ICCF ID number. All entries must be received by 1st September 2014.
When will it start?
The tournament will start on 5th October 2014
What are the prizes?
There will be no cash prizes, however the title of “British Correspondence Chess960 Champion” will be conferred upon the winner of the championship section, and a trophy awarded.