Eligibility Criteria and Selection Policy

Eligibility Criteria

Austin Lockwood  Wednesday, May 27, 2015

  1. To be eligible to play under the Welsh flag in ICCF, a player must be either be:
    1. Born or be currently resident in Wales, or,
    2. have a family link or other strong affinity to Wales (to be approved by the WCCF Executive Committee).
  2. In order to represent Wales in ICCF international team matches or team tournaments (excluding international friendly matches), a player must normally meet criterion 1a, however, players meeting only 1b may also be considered in certain circumstances, for example:
    1. A team is in danger of not reaching full complement,
    2. they have made a significant contribution to Welsh correspondence chess,
    3. there are other compelling factors.
    Eligibility under 2a, 2b and 2c is at the discretion of the WCCF Executive Committee.
  3. Players requesting a transfer from other ICCF federations must meet the above requirements. All transfers are by agreement with the player’s original federation, and the approval of the WCCF Executive Committee.
  4. Players who have an affinity to Wales, but who play under the flags of other countries, may represent Wales in international friendly matches at the discretion of the WCCF Executive Committee.

The above criteria were approved by the WCCF Executive Committee, July 2014.

Eligibility Criteria

Updated Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by Austin Lockwood

Selection Policy

Austin Lockwood  Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Selection of players and captain for WCCF Team and representative events is led by the International Secretary.

Upon initial selection the team is proposed to the Executive Committee, who confirm the selection of the team or may suggest changes.

Selection for such events is based on the consideration of a number of factors including but not limited to:

  1. Rating
  2. Rating Progression
  3. Activity level
  4. Titles held
  5. Performance at similar or higher tournament level
  6. Player standing with WCCF (both disciplinary and financial)
  7. Player membership status*
  8. Defaults record
  9. Player acceptance of WCCF Team requirements

*Please note that selection to major international team events such as Olympiads or European Team Championships will normally be limited to premium members unless an exception has been agreed by the Executive Committee (for example for the purposes of recruitment or new player development). International friendly matches are excluded from this policy and may feature both national and international members.

Selection Policy
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