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ICC News Item #1479

NEWS 1479 (31-Jan-01)Next Previous
Chessclub.com 1 0 Championship starts February 4!


The Chessclub.com 1 0 Championship starts February 4.  Like past
Championships, there will be three stages of the championship.  The
first stage consists of 12 Qualifiers (16 round 1 0 swisses) during
the week of February 4-10.

The second stage will take place the weekend of February 17-18 and will
consist of 2 closed Candidates events and two Class Finals (Under
2000 and Under 1600).

The last stage consists of the Chessclub.com 1 0 Finals, open to the 
top finishers in the Candidates, occurs Saturday February 24.  Twelve 
players will duke it out in a round robin event for the title of 
Chessclub.com 1 0 Champion.  Defending champion GM Crest is
seeded into the 1 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, February 10.
              
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 1 0 Champs will have two Class Champions.  The top four 
finishers rated under 2000 and under 1600 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 Chessclub.com, type "date") 

Week of February 4-10: 
SUN (Feb  4):    6am   Noon    6pm
MON (Feb  5):                  9pm
TUE (Feb  6):          3pm
WED (Feb  7):          3pm     9pm
THU (Feb  8):                  7pm
FRI (Feb  9):          3pm     9pm
SAT (Feb 10):    1am   4pm

All Qualifiers, except as noted below,  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 9pm Qualifier on Monday will replace the normally scheduled
Flash bullet event at the same time.  The Saturday 4 pm Qualifier
will take the place of the normally scheduled Flash bullet event at
the same time.  Both of these qualifiers will be conducted on Flash
instead of LittlePer.

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 
Tomato". 

For complete rules of the Chessclub.com Bullet Championship,
please visit http://www.classactwebs.com/newbie and select the 
Championship Series link  or see finger Championship.  For the
convenience of Chessclub.com members, the general rules of the Champs
has been translated into German, Italian, Dutch and Spanish.

We hope to see you in the Championship!   Good luck!
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