CONTINENTAL CHESS ASSOCIATION ON ICC
CCA September Blitz, Sept 25, 2020
NOTE CHANGE: Online Regular rated (will not affect OTB ratings), Online Regular rating used for section eligibility. pairings & prizes (OTB Regular used if no Online Regular).
For new CCA online players, these events include a free two month membership in ICC.
See bottom of page for what to do after registration.
SEPTEMBER 25: CCA September Blitz
11-SS, G/3+2, at Internet Chess Club. $1300 guaranteed prizes. Must be on Zoom (use real name) to be eligible for prizes (side/rear camera angle). In 2 sections. Open Section: Open to all, $200-120-70, top U2200/Unr $140-70. Under 2000/Unr Section: $160-80-40, top 1600-1799/Unr $100-50, U1600 (no Unr) $100-50, U1400 (no Unr) $80-40. Entry fee at chessaction.com: $32 by 9/24, $50 by 5 pm EDT 9/25, no entry after 5 pm 9/25. GMs $30 from prize. Log into playcca.com 30 minutes before game. Round 1 begins: EDT 8:00, CDT 7:00, MDT 6:00, PDT 5:00. Other rounds ASAP; 15 minute break after round 6. Should finish by 11 pm EDT. Half point byes: Available all rounds, limit 2 byes, must be claimed with registration & cannot be changed. Online Blitz rated (will not affect OTB ratings); Online Regular ratings used for pairings & prizes (OTB Regular used if no Online Regular). $15 service charge for refunds. WARNING: YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN WHEN PAIRINGS ARE ISSUED, OR YOU WILL NOT BE PAIRED.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.