Russell Sherwood Sunday, May 12, 2019
ICCF Europa is delighted to announce new tournament at chess 960 - the first 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). The 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 in the usual way through the ICCF Server Entry System. The closing of the registrations is 5th of June 2019. A player may apply for more than one preliminary section.
Entry fee is 6.00 Euro to be paid via National Federation; 9.00 Euro to be paid via DE Program.
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 15 June 2019. The closing of the registrations is 5th of June 2019 to allow for pairings
The semifinal stage is expected to be started not later than 1 May 2020.
The final is expected to be started not later than 15 March 2021.
The winner and the runner-up of each preliminary section will qualify for the next round. Qualifications to the Final depend on the 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.
Andrey Pavlikov, Zonal Director for Europe