ICC News Item #1625
The Chessclub.com 15-0 Standard Championship starts Aug 4. This Championship like most previous events consists of three stages: Qualifiers, Candidates, and Finals. Free-trials members are invited to play in the first stage, but they cannot advance to later stages without registering for a paid membership by midnight Saturday, Aug 10. The 15-0 Champs will have an Under 2100 Champion and an Under 1600 Champion. 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 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 Swisses) during the week of August 4 to 10. All Qualifiers will be held on LittlePer in channel 225. We have a goal of attracting 750 players to the Qualifier series 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 August 4-10 SUN (Aug 4): 10am 7pm MON (Aug 5): 3pm TUE (Aug 6): 8pm WED (Aug 7): 6pm (in SLOMATO) FRI (Aug 9): 3pm SAT (Aug 10): 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 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 swisses) the weekend of August 17-18. The top finishers in the Candidates earn spots in the 15 0 Finals which will be at 2pm on Saturday, August 24. For complete rules of the Chessclub.com 15 0 Championship, please visit or see finger Championship. We hope to see you at the Championship!