ICCF WEBCHESS OPEN TOURNAMENT
ICCF is delighted to announce the start of the 2nd
tournament on the server.
This announcement will be posted at
the ICCF website and
distributed to all national federations.
The following Frequently Asked Questions setup clarifies all
applicable for this edition.
What is the Webchess Open Tournament?
It is a tournament open to all correspondence chess players
around the World,
with or without any previous ICCF
Who is in charge?
The responsible ICCF Officer for this tournament is
Valer-Eugen Demian (CAN), ICCF Non-Title Tournaments
Commissioner (NTTC). He will also appoint the Tournament
Directors. Please direct all general inquiries to him at:
Guido Bresadola (ITA) has been appointed Central Tournament
He is in charge of registration, pairings and other
tournament related issues.
His email address is:
How and when to enter?
Multiple entries are allowed. Go to the ICCF Webserver
click on “New Events”, find the tournament in the main list
and click “Enter”.
It allows you to
with a click of a button using one of the two methods
Contact your national federation (NF).
Provide your ICCF-ID (if you have one) and a
valid email address you will use for this tournament. Your
national federation will
forward your entry to CTL Guido Bresadola (ITA).
Qualified players may use Direct Entry
Third method available for new players to ICCF:
New players to ICCF are allowed to enter
1 group for free.
They should send their contact
name, email address and country to Valer Eugen Demian NTTC.
If they wish to enter more than one group,
all extra entries should be paid for as described above.
Registration is open as soon as DE is setup for this
tournament and it closes on May 31st, 2006.
How much does it cost?
The payment is linked to the method of registration used:
Registering via your NF.
Receiving payment of the
and confirmation of your
registration are handled by your NF.
Registering via DE. All information is
Pay the fee in one single transaction.
to ICCF play 1 group for free.
What is the time frame?
The tournament will be played in three stages:
preliminaries, semifinal and final.
Preliminaries will start in mid June 2006, with an
approximate end date of Dec 15th, 2007.
The other 2 stages will be scheduled accordingly at a later
How will I play?
Preliminaries will consist of groups of 7 (seven) players
each. All games will be rated.
The latest ICCF Playing Rules Webserver will apply for all
stages as applicable.
You can read them online at
by clicking on “Online Help” → “Server rules”.
How do I qualify from preliminaries?
Only the section winners will qualify for the semifinal
stage. Ties will be broken
according to the ICCF Tournament Rules, Article 5.
Is there a sponsor?
The sponsor for the 1,000 USD in prizes for the Webserver
is ZPR Investment Management.
ZPR is celebrating the investment theories and techniques of
Professor Zavanelli that has
resulted in its number one ranking for the best 5 year
performance for Global Equity investing
and its second place ranking for US Equity investing out of
nearly 7000 money managers.
Source is Pensions and Investments online;
and Morningstar. ZPR was
also ranked by the magazine Wall Street On-Line as having
the best risk adjusted performance
for the last 3 years. ZPR's main website is
www.zprim.com Its logo is a black chess Knight.
What are the prizes available?
Cash prizes only will be paid in the final stage
based on the following structure:
place: 250 USD
2nd place: 200 USD
3rd place: 150 USD
4th place: 100 USD
5th place: 50 USD
The remaining 250 USD will be allocated for server
Ties for the prizes will also be broken according to the
ICCF Tournament Rules.
We welcome with open arms regular ICCF players as well as
eager to test their skills with us. It is our hope you will
enjoy the experience on our
server and will use this opportunity to make new friends
around the World.
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