Russell Sherwood Monday, September 14, 2020
ICCF Europa is delighted to announce new tournament at chess 960 - the second EU Chess 960 Individual Championship.
The tournament will be played by server and will be organized in three stages (might be in two stages depending from the number of the entries). The sections of the preliminary round will have 5 to 6 players (8 or 10 games) with 2 qualified for the next round. All sections will be with double round-robin (players will have the same position with Black and White but all positions will defer from one opponent to another). Time control will be Triple Block (Duration of Tournament: 302 days, Initial Clock: 50 days, Initial Bank: 51 days, Increment: 1 day). The event will be rated for Chess 960 rating system.
Players may enter the usual way through the ICCF Server Entry System. The closing of the registrations is 15th of October 2020. A player may apply for more than one preliminary section.
Allocation of players to their sections will be made as random as possible; however, geographical distribution as well as an achievement of reasonable equality of the average rating will be taken into account.
The tournament will start on November 15, 2020. The closing of the registrations is October 15, 2020 to allow for pairings
The semifinal stage is expected to be started not later than September 15, 2021.
The final is expected to be started not later than August 15, 2022.
The winner and the runner-up of each preliminary section will qualify for the next round. Qualifications to the Final depend on number of semifinal sections.
Although the number of preliminary sections which each player may enter is unlimited, no player will qualify for more than two semifinal sections or more than one place in the final.
Member Federations are asked to give the tournament wide publicity to all their players.
We wish all participants many interesting games and new connections with CC friends in other countries, based on the spirit of friendship and the ICCF motto AMICI SUMUS.
Tournament Organiser: SIM Andrey Pavlikov, IA, EU Zonal Director