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ICC News Item #1531

NEWS 1531 (1-Aug-01)Next Previous 15 0 Championship starts August 5. Open to all!

The Tomato team of managers is hosting the 15 0
Championship starting August 5.  The 15 0 Championship consists of
three stages: Qualifiers, Candidates, and Finals.  Free-trial members
may play in the first stage, but they cannot advance unless they 
register for a paid membership by midnight Saturday, August 11.

The 15 0 Champs will have an Under 2000 Champion and an Under 1600
Champion.  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 page listed below for eligibility requirements and other
details about the class championships.

The first stage will consist of 8 Qualifier events (6 round 15 0
Swiss) during the week of August 5-11.  These Qualifiers will be
held on LittlePer in channel 225 unless otherwise noted.  Play in as 
many Qualifiers as you can!!

The top 4 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 New York time.
To see server time while at, type "date")

Week of August 5-11
SUN (August  5):   10am             7pm
MON (August  6):             3pm
TUE (August  7):                    8pm
WED (August  8):                    6pm
THU (August  9):             
FRI (August 10):             3pm
SAT (August 11):    4am      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 Wednesday Qualifier, type "tell Slomato
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 (6 round 15 0 swiss) the weekend of August
18-19.  The top finishers in the Candidates earn spots in the 15 0
Finals which will be at 2pm on Saturday, August 25.  germanicus is 
seeded into the 15 0 Finals as the defending 15 0 Champion.

For complete rules of the 15 0 Championship, please visit  We hope to see you at the 
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