CONTINENTAL CHESS ASSOCIATION ON ICC
4th annual CCA August Open, August 5, 2023
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AUGUST 5: 4th annual CCA August Open on ICC
5-SS, G/40+10, at Internet Chess Club. $2000 guaranteed prizes. Must be on Zoom (use real name) to be eligible for prizes; see ccazoom.com. $80 prize limit if no Zoom side/rear camera angle. In 3 sections; higher of Online Regular or OTB Regular rating used. Major Section: Open to 1800/over (see peakrating.us). $400-200-100, top U2200 $140, U2000 $120. Under 1900/Unr Section: $250-130-70, top U1700 (no Unr) $120. Under 1500/Unr Section: $200-100-50, U1300 (no Unr) $120; unrated limit $80. Entry fee at chessaction.com: $48 by 8/3, $65 by 10 am EDT 8/5. New players (first CCA event on ICC) enter by 8/3 or risk not being paired for rd 1. GMs $40 from prize. Log into playcca.com 30 minutes before game, rounds begin EDT 11 am, 1:15 pm, 3:30 pm. 5:45 pm, 8 pm. Half point byes: Available all rounds, limit 2 byes, must be claimed with registration & cannot be changed. USCF membership required; may join with registration. Online Regular rated (will not affect OTB ratings). Foreign players, see foreignratings.com. Online Regular ratings used for pairings & prizes (OTB Regular used if no Online Regular). $15 service charge for refunds. Ent: Chessaction.com. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT TO DO AFTER REGISTRATION:
1) At chessaction.com, go to the row for the tournament and click on "entry list" to make sure you are listed. If not, notify us at email@example.com.
2) If you are a current ICC member with a user name linked to your USCF ID number (like those who have played in our online tournaments), you are all set. If not, go to register.chessclub.com/cca to register with ICC. If you are unable to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
3) Read the rules posted HERE.
4) Log into Zoom at CCAZOOM.COM. You must be on Zoom, using your real name, to be eligible for prizes.
5) 30 minutes before play begins, log into playcca.com, wait for any messages, and wait for your pairing to pop up when play is about to begin. DO NOT LOG OFF or you may not be paired.