ICC News Item #1344
The Tomato team of managers is hosting the chessclub.com 1 0 Championship starting March 19. The 1 0 Championship consists of three stages: Qualifiers, Candidates, and Finals. Free-trials may play in the first stage. Only paid chessclub.com members can advance to later stages. The first stage will consist of 12 Qualifier events (12 round 1 0 Swisses) during the week of March 19-25. These Qualifiers will be held on LittlePer in channel 225 unless otherwise noted. The top finishers in individual Qualifiers and overall Qualifier series earn invitations to the Candidates Stage. Alternate spots will be given to those who just miss out on qualifying. The schedule of Qualifiers is as follows (all times are server time or EST. To see server time, type "date") Week of March 19-25 SUN (March 19): 2pm 9pm MON (March 20): 9pm(Flash) TUE (March 21): 3pm 8pm WED (March 22): 10pm THU (March 23): 3pm FRI (March 24): 5am 3pm 10pm SAT (March 25): 5am 4pm(Flash) This Championship will also feature a Under 1800 Champion. The top four finishers rated under 1800 in each Qualifier will be invited to the Under 1800 Finals at 1pm on Sunday, April 2. Please see the web page listed below for eligibility requirements. No pre-registration is required for the Qualifiers. There is no limit to the number of Qualifiers one may play in. To play in a Qualifier tourney, just show up and type "tell LittlePer join !" when the Qualifier is open. For the Flash events, type: "tell flash join !" when they are open. For general info on tourneys, see help Tomato. Qualifiers from Stage 1 will be invited to Stage 2 which consist of two Candidates the weekend of April 1-2. The top six finishers in each Candidates earn spots in the 1 0 Finals at 2pm on Saturday, April 8th. theconquerer is seeded into the 1 0 Finals as the defending chessclub.com 1 0 Champion. For complete rules of the chessclub.com 1 0 Championship, please visit http://users.erols.com/sbisbey/1-0_Champ.htm or see finger Championship. We hope to see you at the Championship!