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First Weekend Showdown

The Internet Chess Club is excited to announce its new monthly tournament with CASH prizes. To be played on the first Saturday of each month, we'll host the next  Weekend Showdown prize tournament on Saturday December 5th, 2:00 PM (Eastern Time) - The time control will be 3 0!

The ICC WEEKEND SHOWDOWN is an occasion to measure your strength against super-strong players and, why not, to win one of many fantastic prizes!

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November 2020 Prizes!




Tournament report

1st Weekend Showdown Cash Prize Tournament Swiss Blitz 3 0 rated manager 
Played on
76 players, 13 rounds
Sat Nov  7 20 13:30 - Sat Nov  7 20 15:46
pear tournament #2499

    Name                      R1    R2    R3    R4    R5    R6    R7    R8    R9    R10   R11   R12   R13   Score  #g OppScore OppRating
  1 Structor99         (1704) +w47  +b9   +w3   +b4   -w27  +b20  +w55  +b5   -w2   +b15  +w6   +b7   +w16   11.0  13 106.5 1861
  2 MrNormalName       (1870) +w42  -b28  +w25  +b32  +w36  +b3   +w5   +w7   +b1   +b6   +w9   -b4   +w8    11.0  13 106.0 1819
  3 Ohanessian         (2097) +b37  +w21  -b1   +w19  +b28  -w2   +b23  +w15  +b7   +w8   +b18  Ww20  +w4    11.0  12 105.0 1778
  4 Sameir-Ramez       (1899) +b67  +w55  +b19  -w1   +b21  +w18  -b7   +w17  -w6   +w11  +b10  +w2   -b3     9.0  13 108.0 1844
  5 GrandPatzer5       (1869) +b31  +w12  +b56  +w15  =b7   +w10  -b2   -w1   -b8   +w27  =b11  +w17  +b18    9.0  13 103.0 1773
  6 Morad-Magdy        (1946) by0   +w31  +b41  -w21  +b13  +w26  +b29  +w20  +b4   -w2   -b1   +w18  +b9     9.0  12 94.5 1747
  7 koenning           (2258) +w20  +b32  +w18  +b30  =w5   +b27  +w4   -b2   -w3   -b9   +w29  -w1   +b15    8.5  13 106.5 1848
  8 RONENOSH9          (1803) by0   by0   +b73  +w59  +b37  +w28  =b10  +w55  +w5   -b3   +w33  +b15  -b2     8.5  11 81.5 1735
  9 Radja              (2304) +b41  -w1   +b13  -w27  +b19  -w15  +b18  +w21  +b34  +w7   -b2   +w12  -w6     8.0  13 102.5 1771
 10 dan910712          (1990) +w25  -b19  +w45  +b16  +w29  -b5   =w8   +b27  -w15  +b32  -w4   =b11  +w24    8.0  13 96.5 1762
 11 Chaos23            (1906) +w54  -b29  -w20  +b35  +w16  -b55  +w36  +b24  +w22  -b4   =w5   =w10  +b25    8.0  13 93.0 1675
 12 Yucheng            (1400) +w33  -b5   +w24  +w56  -b18  -b36  +w49  -b16  +w39  +b42  +w25  -b9   +w23    8.0  13 86.5 1667
 13 Abix4              (1616) +w70  -b30  -w9   +b14  -w6   +b54  +w39  -w23  -b25  +b59  +b34  +w19  +b26    8.0  13 84.0 1649
 14 QuieroAprender     (1417) by0   +w60  -b23  -w13  +b66  -w41  +b53  -b38  +w46  +b54  +w42  +b27  +w29    8.0  12 66.0 1534
 15 A4-H5              (1891) +w35  +b24  +w29  -b5   =w55  +b9   +w27  -b3   +b10  -w1   +b17  -w8   -w7     7.5  13 105.5 1850
 16 RdgMx              (1920) +b22  +w38  =b27  -w10  -b11  -w19  +b31  +w12  -b20  +w28  +b21  +w32  -b1     7.5  13 95.0 1667
 17 Smallerville       (1840) by0   +w57  +b37  -w28  +b41  +w21  +b22  -b4   =w29  +b30  -w15  -b5   +w32    7.5  12 81.0 1698
 18 kartheek24         (1821) +b57  +w36  -b7   +w22  +w12  -b4   -w9   +b28  +w23  +b20  -w3   -b6   -w5     7.0  13 101.0 1774
 19 siddhu             (1702) +b53  +w10  -w4   -b3   -w9   +b16  +w45  -b22  +w38  -b29  +w30  -b13  +w40    7.0  13 95.0 1788
 20 CKGhosh            (1571) -b7   +w58  +b11  +w71  +w30  -w1   +b60  -b6   +w16  -w18  +b22  Lb3   by0     7.0  11 92.0 1829
 21 fearlessone        (1701) +w48  -b3   +w66  +b6   -w4   -b17  +w25  -b9   =w28  +b36  -w16  +b45  =w30    7.0  13 92.0 1712
 22 ptcdragon          (1545) -w16  +b49  +w33  -b18  +b71  +w34  -w17  +w19  -b11  +b23  -w20  -b24  +w39    7.0  13 91.5 1710
 23 eternalwarrior     (1708) -w43  +b74  +w14  -b36  +w56  +b30  -w3   +b13  -b18  -w22  +b28  +w35  -b12    7.0  13 89.5 1571
 24 Mormegil           (1651) +b69  -w15  -b12  +w44  -b34  +w57  +b26  -w11  +b60  -b33  +w40  +w22  -b10    7.0  13 84.0 1654
 25 LeonieHelm         (1552) -b10  +w53  -b2   -w64  +b44  +w58  -b21  +w56  +w13  +w34  -b12  +b33  -w11    7.0  13 82.5 1574
 26 lebesgue           (1750) +w46  -b56  +w35  -b55  +w45  -b6   -w24  +b54  -w32  +b48  +w36  +b29  -w13    7.0  13 82.0 1559
 27 dragonking         (1711) +b44  +w43  =w16  +b9   +b1   -w7   -b15  -w10  Wb55  -b5   -w32  -w14  +b41    6.5  12 98.0 1771
 28 ivancele           (1620) +b65  +w2   -w30  +b17  -w3   -b8   +w33  -w18  =b21  -b16  -w23  +b36  +w46    6.5  13 94.5 1690
 29 Pearlknight        (1698) +b64  +w11  -b15  +w34  -b10  +b33  -w6   +w60  =b17  +w19  -b7   -w26  -b14    6.5  13 93.0 1790
 30 The7thGuest        (1885) +b59  +w13  +b28  -w7   -b20  -w23  -b41  +w67  +b37  -w17  -b19  +w50  =b21    6.5  13 88.0 1646
 31 hartsville54       (1445) -w5   -b6   +w48  -b33  =w43  +b35  -w16  -b40  +w72  -b51  +w47  +b56  +w45    6.5  13 87.0 1593
 32 mdbgaccp           (1706) +b58  -w7   +b59  -w2   +b53  -w60  +b37  =w41  +b26  -w10  +b27  -b16  -b17    6.5  13 85.5 1715
 33 pagoda             (1759) -b12  +w44  -b22  +w31  +b67  -w29  -b28  +w59  +b41  +w24  -b8   -w25  =b35    6.5  13 85.0 1551
 34 B9                 (1819) -w56  +b75  +w54  -b29  +w24  -b22  +w38  +b36  -w9   -b25  -w13  =b46  +w43    6.5  13 80.5 1582
 35 TheOrcaPro         (1497) -b15  +w69  -b26  -w11  -b58  -w31  +b66  +w53  +b44  +b38  +w39  -b23  =w33    6.5  13 72.5 1517
 36 AdityaBang         (1437) +b60  -b18  +w38  +w23  -b2   +w12  -b11  -w34  +b45  -w21  -b26  -w28  +b48    6.0  13 90.5 1683
 37 MIEMBR             (1566) -w3   +b48  -w17  +b43  -w8   +b56  -w32  +b49  -w30  -b39  -w46  +b58  +b47    6.0  13 82.5 1534
 38 fredericton        (1680) Ww49  -b16  -b36  +w57  -b60  +w59  -b34  +w14  -b19  -w35  +b41  -b39  +w50    6.0  12 81.0 1550
 39 JUGGERNOT          (1737) by0   by0   -b58  +w48  +b64  +w67  -b13  +w57  -b12  +w37  -b35  +w38  -b22    6.0  11 61.5 1437
 40 schastlivchik      (1813) by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   +w62  +b69  +w31  +b57  +w41  -b24  +w48  -b19    6.0   8 43.0 1420
 41 Indiana-Fats       (1591) -w9   +b47  -w6   +b46  -w17  +b14  +w30  =b32  -w33  -b40  -w38  +b42  -w27    5.5  13 89.0 1702
 42 toktok             (1457) -b2   +w65  -b71  -w60  -b49  +w66  +b58  =w45  Wb67  -w12  -b14  -w41  +b59    5.5  12 75.5 1425
 43 Jeffchess          (1369) +b23  -b27  -w55  -w37  =b31  -w44  +b61  -w58  +b53  +w57  -b45  +w59  -b34    5.5  13 72.5 1500
 44 weakfish           (1371) -w27  -b33  +w65  -b24  -w25  +b43  -w54  +b50  -w35  -b47  =w56  +w57  +b49    5.5  13 71.0 1394
 45 Casopis            (1604) by0   +w73  -b10  +w58  -b26  +w53  -b19  =b42  -w36  +b56  +w43  -w21  -b31    5.5  12 69.5 1503
 46 Schachspieler      (1396) -b26  -w71  +b69  -w41  -b59  +w70  -b67  +w64  -b14  +w58  +b37  =w34  -b28    5.5  13 65.0 1428
 47 jewels2            (1218) -b1   -w41  -b67  -w49  +b50  +w61  -b59  -w48  +b69  +w44  -b31  +b51  -w37    5.0  13 77.0 1380
 48 krankenstein       (1157) -b21  -w37  -b31  -b39  +w69  +w65  -b57  +b47  +w58  -w26  +w59  -b40  -w36    5.0  13 69.0 1429
 49 shripadb           (1052) Lb38  -w22  -b57  +b47  +w42  +w64  -b12  -w37  -b59  -b50  +w53  +w54  -w44    5.0  12 67.5 1403
 50 Ernie1             (1241) by0   by0   by0   by0   -w47  +b72  +b65  -w44  +b61  +w49  +w51  -b30  -b38    5.0   9 50.5 1375
 51 Tavo               (1547) by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   +b62  +w66  +b64  +w31  -b50  -w47  +b56    5.0   7 33.5 1265
 52 bokula         (IM)(2323) by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   +b63  +w61  +b64  +w65  +b57    5.0   5 22.0 1201
 53 blackjack721       (1196) -w19  -b25  Ww76  +b54  -w32  -b45  -w14  -b35  -w43  +b72  -b49  =w63  +w58    4.5  12 81.0 1470
 54 missed-chance      (1517) -b11  +w64  -b34  -w53  +b73  -w13  +b44  -w26  =b56  -w14  -b57  -b49  +w62    4.5  13 75.0 1446
 55 Vubxbuv            (1639) +w66  -b4   +b43  +w26  =b15  +w11  -b1   -b8   Lw27  by0   by0   by0   by0     4.5   8 66.0 1670
 56 Rakib-Hasan        (1410) +b34  +w26  -w5   -b12  -b23  -w37  +b64  -b25  =w54  -w45  =b44  -w31  -w51    4.0  13 83.0 1561
 57 mkueppers          (1416) -w18  -b17  +w49  -b38  +w65  -b24  +w48  -b39  -w40  -b43  +w54  -b44  -w52    4.0  13 80.5 1544
 58 Z313               (1279) -w32  -b20  +w39  -b45  +w35  -b25  -w42  +b43  -b48  -b46  +w62  -w37  -b53    4.0  13 78.5 1477
 59 vpeichev           (1481) -w30  +b70  -w32  -b8   +w46  -b38  +w47  -b33  +w49  -w13  -b48  -b43  -w42    4.0  13 75.5 1440
 60 ulfbert            (1845) -w36  -b14  +w74  +b42  +w38  +b32  -w20  -b29  -w24  by0   by0   by0   by0     4.0   9 58.5 1547
 61 onti               (1277) by0   by0   by0   by0   +w70  -b47  -w43  +b65  -w50  -b52  +w66  -b62  +w64    4.0   9 41.5 1229
 62 RonnieBurton       (1398) by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   -b40  -w51  +w70  +b66  +w64  -b58  +w61  -b54    4.0   8 37.0 1276
 63 jaquechess         (1421) by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   -w52  +b65  +w70  =b53  +b69    3.5   5 18.5 1178
 64 Cramagica          (1151) -w29  -b54  Ww75  +b25  -w39  -b49  -w56  -b46  -w51  -b62  -w52  by1   -b61    3.0  11 75.5 1525
 65 coreenjansen       ( 741) -w28  -b42  -b44  +w69  -b57  -b48  -w50  -w61  +b70  -w63  Ww72  -b52  -w68    3.0  12 72.5 1371
 66 jkpoet777          ( 997) -b55  +w67  -b21  -w73  -w14  -b42  -w35  -b51  -w62  by1   -b61  -w69  +b70    3.0  12 68.5 1365
 67 fisherino          (1509) -w4   -b66  +w47  +b70  -w33  -b39  +w46  -b30  Lw42  by0   by0   by0   by0     3.0   8 48.5 1442
 68 BillietheKid       (1304) by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   +b69  +w70  +b65    3.0   3 5.5 791
 69 DuckyBirdLover     (1002) -w24  -b35  -w46  -b65  -b48  by1   -w40  -b72  -w47  -b70  -w68  +b66  -w63    2.0  12 65.5 1285
 70 robbonz            ( 630) -b13  -w59  by1   -w67  -b61  -b46  -w72  -b62  -w65  +w69  -b63  -b68  -w66    2.0  12 63.5 1312
 71 stef65             (1749) by0   +b46  +w42  -b20  -w22  by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   by0     2.0   4 25.5 1492
 72 Goodmull45         (1604) by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   -w50  +b70  +w69  -b31  -w53  Lb65  by0   by0     2.0   5 23.0 1042
 73 lporterjr100       (1307) by0   -b45  -w8   +b66  -w54  by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   by0     1.0   4 22.5 1480
 74 dwhite48           (1311) by0   -w23  -b60  by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   by0     0.0   2 13.0 1776
 75 SadieL12           (1400) by0   -w34  Lb64  by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   by0     0.0   1 8.5 1485
 76 PawnQueen34        (1400) by0   by0   Lb53  by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   by0   by0     0.0   0 4.0 1196   


Class Prizes


There will be six (6) class prizes and each class prize winner will receive six (6) months of membership! The winners of the prizes will be determined by comparing their results in each tournament. For each class, the prizes will be announced ahead of the tournament when available. See the class prize rules below for more information on eligibility.

Random Draw prize system:

From each ICC First Weekend Showdown tournament grid, 12 players will be randomly chosen for a 3-month membership. If a player already won a prize, he/she is not eligible for a random draw prize. If a winning player’s number is Randomly drawn, another player will then be chosen. All Random Draw Winners will be announced directly at the completion of each ICC First Weekend Showdown.





How to take part

No preregistration is necessary for this tournament. The fastest, easiest way to join regardless of your user interface is to login into our server about 10 minutes before the scheduled start:

DASHER users can go to WINDOW->MY TOURNAMENTS->JOIN TOURNAMENT and click on the green join button next to the ICC OPEN tournament.
BLITZIN users can go to WINDOW->EVENTS and in the list search for the ICC OPEN tournament, click on the green join button.
ICC for MAC and ICC for Windows users can go to TOURNAMENTS and click on Join ICC OPEN Tournament

Alternatively, in the chat area type: /tell pear join

Disconnecting before the start will remove you from the tournament. If you disconnect after the start, you will not be removed automatically, but you need to return as soon as possible, or the manager will forfeit you. You can follow the tournament in channel 227. Participants will automatically be placed in this channel.

During the tournament, the standings and pairings will be available at websites which will be communicated after the start by the tournament manager. Those sites show updated info when the refresh button is pressed.


Class Prize Rules

The following tiebreaker will be used to determine the winners:

  1. Score (in the best qualifier played)
  2. Average score of opponents played (in that best qualifier)
  3. Own blitz rating at start of the best qualifier, lower wins.

(1), (2) and (3) will be used as reported by the tournament bot after the qualifier finishes. In the unlikely case that there is still a tie after those tiebreaks, prizes will be split.

Special Rating Rules Restrictions (Class Prize Rules)

Class prize eligibility is based on rating being below limit BOTH at the start of the ICC First Weekend Showdown, AND upon its conclusion. In addition, the "best" rating must not be higher than 200 points above the rating class limit already established by the player. Furthermore, management reserves the right to deny a prize to anyone for any reason, who does not belong in a rating class section.

In order to prevent abuse of any type, ICC will implement strict rules regarding class prize eligibility. Please understand that in any case, the decision by ICC management regarding this is FINAL and cannot be appealed.

By entering the tournament, you acknowledge that you have read and understood these rules:

1. You can win only one class prize.

One player only wins the highest prize he achieves in any class he is eligible to. In case there are two prizes in the same amount a player could win, he wins the one in the highest rating class. To illustrate this, consider the following order:

  Player    Rating       Best Score
  Player A    1950              8.0
  Player B    2100              7.5
  Player C    2150              7.0
  Player D    1850              6.5

Here, Player A would be eligible to win the first prize in U2200 and U2000. He receives the first prize in U2200, and is disregarded in the U2000 standings. 
Player B thus finishes second in U2200, Player C finishes third in U2200, and Player D wins U2000. In contrast, in this situation:

  Player    Rating       Best Score
  Player B    2100              8.0
  Player A    1950              7.5
  Player C    2150              7.0
  Player D    1850              6.5

Player B here wins U2200, and Player A, although second in U2200, is disregarded in that class, as he wins U2000. Player C finishes second in U2200 and Player D finishes second in U2000.

2. Your blitz rating must be below the class limit at both the start of the qualifier and the reference date.

In order to minimize abuse, ICC requires that in order to be eligible for a class, the rating of a player must have been below the class limit not only when the tournament is played but also immediately before this tournament was announced, at the reference date. The reference date is June 21, 2018. Please note that this implies that your account must have existed on the reference date in order to be eligible for any class prizes.

3. To be eligible for Class Prizes, you must have played at least 100 rated games in the Blitz category before the start of your qualifier. (Other similar rating categories, 3-min and 5-min pools, may be considered)

4. Your best (Blitz) rating must not be more than 200 points over the class limit.

Best ratings achieved more than 1 year ago are disregarded for this rule. Instead, a best rating from within the last year, as determined by the rating graph, will be used to establish eligibility. On the other hand, all best ratings you have achieved on previous accounts used by you in the past year do count. Example: You are rated 1650, your best rating is 1950, but on another account you have achieved 2050 two months ago. You will not be eligible for the U1800 class (but might still be eligible for the U2000 class).

5. You are ineligible for ANY class prizes, if you have abused the rating system within the last 12 months.

On top of (2) through (5), note that ICC management reserves the right to declare any player ineligible for a certain class. Their reasoning need not be given, and there is no appeals process. We appreciate the cooperation of all participants in keeping this contest friendly, honorable, and running smoothly.