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ICC News Item #1344

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chessclub.com 1 0 Championship starts March 19. Open to all!


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!
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