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ICC News Item #1359

NEWS 1359 (13-Apr-00)Next Previous 3 0 Championship starts April 16. Open to all!

The Tomato team of managers is hosting the 3 0
Championship starting April 16.  The 3 0 Championship consists of
three stages: Qualifiers, Candidates, and Finals.  Free-trials members
may play in the first stage, but they cannot advance unless they 
register for a paid membership by midnight Saturday, April 22.

The 3 0 Champs will have an Under 2000 Champion and an Under 1500
Champion.  The top four finishers rated under 2000 and under 1500 in
each Qualifier will be invited to the respective Class Finals.  Please
see the web page listed below for eligibility requirements and other
details about the class championships.

The first stage will consist of 12 Qualifier events (12 round 3 0
Swisses) during the week of April 16-22.  These Qualifiers will be
held on LittlePer in channel 225 unless otherwise noted.  We have a
goal of attracting 750 players to the Qualifier series with an
average attendance of 140 players.  Play in as many Qualifiers as
you can!!

The top 3 finishers in EACH individual Qualifier and top 6 in overall
Qualifier "series" (cumulative score from all qualifiers combined)
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 EDT.  To see
server time while at, type "date")

Week of April 16-22
SUN (April 16):   6am  Noon   7pm
MON (April 17):               6pm
TUE (April 18):         3pm
WED (April 19):               8pm
THU (April 20):         3pm   7pm
FRI (April 21):   1am   5pm
SAT (April 22):   1am   2pm

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 1am Qualifiers, type "tell Cooly join !".
For general info about tournaments, see help Tomato.

Top finishers from Stage 1 will be invited to Stage 2 which consist of
two Candidates tourneys (12 round 3 0 swisses) the weekend of April
29-30.  The top finishers in the Candidates earn spots in the 3 0
Finals which will be at 2pm on Saturday, May 6th.  MrXYZ2 is seeded
into the 3 0 Finals as the defending 3 0 Champion.

For complete rules of the 3 0 Championship, please visit or see "Finger 
Championship".  We hope to see you at the Championship!
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