NEWS 1544 (21-Sep-01) Chessclub.com Blitz with Increment! Championship!
The Chessclub.com 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 Chessclub.com, 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 Chessclub.com Blitz with Increment! Championship,
please visit http://www.innova.net/~diggold/newbie (the web site for
the Championships) or see finger Championship. We hope to see you
in the Championship!