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ICC News Item #1516

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Chessclub.com 5 0 Championship starts June 3!


The Chessclub.com 5 0 Championship starts June 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 June 3-9.

The second stage will take place the weekend of June 16-17 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 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 Chessclub.com 5 0 Champion.
Defending champion MrUnknown 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, June 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 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.
To see server time while at Chessclub.com, type "date") 

Week of June 3-9 
SUN (Jun 3):     6am    Noon    7pm
MON (Jun 4):                    6pm
TUE (Jun 5):            3pm
WED (Jun 6):            3pm     9pm
THU (Jun 7):                    7pm
FRI (Jun 8):            3pm     8pm
SAT (Jun 9):     7am    2pm

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.  This qualifier will be held on Tomato.

No pre-registration is required for the Qualifiers.  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 Championship, please visit: 
http://www.innova.net/~diggold/newbie/champs/start.html

We hope to see you in the Championship!
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