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ICC News Item #1544

NEWS 1544 (21-Sep-01)Next Previous Blitz with Increment! Championship!

The Blitz with Increment! Championship starts October 7.  
This Championship Series will consist of tournaments with a 3 3 time
control.  Like most previous events, this Championship consists of 
three stages: Qualifiers, Candidates, and 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, Oct 13.
The 3 3 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 Finals.

The first stage will consist of 12 Qualifier events (8 round 3 3 
Swisses) during the week of October 7-13.  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 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 Oct 8-14: 
SUN (Oct 7 ):     6am   Noon    7pm
MON (Oct 8 ):                   6pm 
TUE (Oct 9 ):            3pm    8pm 
WED (Oct 10):                   9pm 
THU (Oct 11):            3pm    7pm 
FRI (Oct 12):            3pm
SAT (Oct 13):     7am    2pm 

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 

Top finishers from Stage 1 will be invited to Stage 2 which consist of 
two Candidates tourneys (8 round 3 3 swisses) the weekend of October 
20-21.  The top finishers in the Candidates earn spots into the Finals
which will be on Saturday, October 27. 

For complete rules of the Blitz with Increment! Championship,
please visit (the web site for 
the Championships) or see finger Championship.  We hope to see you 
in the Championship! 
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