Russell Sherwood Saturday, March 18, 2023
The WCCF is pleased to announce the Welsh Grand Prix. This series of events is only open to Welsh flagged or resident players and will be played over a series of Events
- Welsh Championships
- Welsh Rapid play
- Welsh 960 Championships
- Welsh Thematic
- Welsh Team Championship
- Welsh Friendlies
- States and Regions Team
Whilst the scoring in each event will be to the ICCF standard, an independent scorecard will be maintained combining scores for all the events.
Events will either be All play all or Silli format depending on the entries for each event. The Entry fee will be free to Welsh flagged players to all events except the States and Regions, which will have an entry of £15 per 4 player team.
1 – Entering each event – 1 pt
2 – A win in each event – 4 pts in Top or only tier of the event or 2 pts in other tiers
3 – A loss in each event – 0.5 pts in the Top or only tier of the event, 0.25 pts in other tiers
4 – Winning each event (after tie break) – 5 pts (shared if players equal after tiebreak applied)
At the end of the Grand Prix, the player with the most points overall is declared Welsh Grand Prix Champion.
Any issues not covered in these rules will be decided by the WCCF Executive Committee.
Events will start in rapid succession, with the Rapid play starting in Early April.
Welsh Championship – Already started.
Welsh Rapid play – Unrated – This will utilise a 1/1 time control, 5 days leave, doubling after 5 days and will go to adjudication after 120 days it is not completed. [Note: This does not mean that the player has to make a move every day but will a day onto the clock for every move they make – this is not an ideal approach but TriBi is not really suitable for events being played at such a rapid pace)
Welsh 960 Championship – 960 rated - Triple block time control
Welsh Thematic – Unrated – Theme(s) to be announced but will be
Welsh Team Championship – rated – this will encompass 3 player teams, in an all play All format, with Tier allocation being dependent on Average team rating.
Welsh Friendlies – participation in each Welsh Friendly starting in 2023 will give the player a maximum of one point per friendly event.
States and Regions – the next iteration of this popular event
We are running these events (except for the States and Regions) to utilise our allocation of free ICCF games and utilising an experimental scoring approach.
Play one event or the lot, but who will come out on top?!
If you have questions or wish to enter - please contact Russell Sherwood
Updated Saturday, April 1, 2023 by Russell Sherwood