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ICC News Item #1416

NEWS 1416 (2-Sep-00)Next Previous 3 0 Championship starts September 10. Open to all!

The Tomato team of managers is hosting the 3 0
Championship starting September 10.  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, September 16.

The 3 0 Champs will have an Under 1800 Champion and an Under 1400
Champion.  The top four finishers rated under 1800 and under 1400 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 September 10-16.  These Qualifiers will be
held on LittlePer in channel 225 unless otherwise noted.  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 September 10-16:
SUN (September 10):   6am   Noon   7pm
MON (September 11):                6pm
TUE (September 12):         3pm
WED (September 13):                8pm
THU (September 14):         3pm    7pm
FRI (September 15):   1am   5pm
SAT (September 16):   1am   8am

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 September
23-24.  The top finishers in the Candidates earn spots in the 3 0
Finals which will be at 2pm on Saturday, September 30.

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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