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ICC News Item #1452

NEWS 1452 (28-Nov-00)Next Previous 5 0 Championship starts December 3!

The 5 0 Championship starts December 3.  Like other
blitz Championships, there will be three stages of the Championship.
The first stage consists of 12 Qualifiers (8 round 5 0 swisses)
during the week of December 3-9.

The second stage will take place the weekend of December 16-17 and
will consist of 2 closed Candidates events and two Class Finals
(Under 1900 and Under 1500).

The last stage consists of the 5 0 Finals, open to the 
top finishers in the Candidates.  Twelve players will duke it out in
a round robin event for the title of 5 0 Champion.
Defending champion bazar-wokzal is seeded into the 5 0 Finals.

The Qualifier stage is open to all, but qualification is needed to
advance to later stages.  Free trial members are invited to play in
the first stage, but they cannot advance to later stages without
registering for a paid membership by midnight on Saturday, December 9.
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 5 0 Champs will have two class champions.  The top four finishers 
rated under 1900 and under 1500 in each Qualifier will be invited to 
the respective Class Finals.  Please see the web site listed below
for eligibility requirements and other details about the Class Finals.

The schedule of Qualifiers is as follows (all times are server time
or EDT.  To see server time while at, type "date") 

Week of December 3-9 
SUN (Dec 3):     6am    Noon    6pm
MON (Dec 4):                    6pm
TUE (Dec 5):            3pm
WED (Dec 6):            3pm     9pm
THU (Dec 7):                    7pm
FRI (Dec 8):            3pm     8pm
SAT (Dec 9):     7am    12:30pm

All Qualifiers will be held on LittlePer in channel 225.  There are no
limits to the number of Qualifiers you can participate in.  Play in as
many Qualifiers as you can!!

The 8pm Qualifier on Friday will replace the normally scheduled Blitz 
event at the same time.

No pre-registration is required for the Qualifiers.  There is no limit 
to the number of Qualifiers you can play in.  To play in a Qualifier 
tourney, just show up and type "tell LittlePer join !" when the 
Qualifier is open.  For general info about tournaments, see "help 

For complete rules of the Championship, please visit or see finger Championship.  
For the convenience of members, the general rules of 
the Champs has been translated into German, Italian, Dutch and Spanish.

We hope to see you in the Championship!
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