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ICC News Item #1607

NEWS 1607 (29-May-02)Next Previous 5 0 Championship starts June 2

The 5 0 Championship starts June 2.  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 2-8.

The second stage will take place the weekend of June 15-16 and will
consist of 2 closed Candidates events and two Class Finals (Under
2100 and Under 1600).

The last stage consists of the 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 5 0 Champion.
Defending champion flinkfinger 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 8.
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 2100 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, type "date")

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

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

For complete rules of the Championship, please visit:

Also, see finger Championship while logged on to

We hope to see you in the Championship!
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