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ICC News Item #1643

NEWS 1643 (4-Oct-02)Next Previous Blitz with Inc! Championship starts October 6th.

The Blitz with Inc! Championship starts October 6th.  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, October

In response to members' suggestions, will host a
Championship with Increments.  After reading suggestions from members,
we have decided on the 3 3 time control

The 3 3 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 12 Qualifier events (8 round 3 3
Swisses) during the week of October 6th - 12th.  All Qualifiers will be
held on LittlePer in channel 225.  We have a goal of attracting
750 players to the Qualifier series with an average attendance
of 130 players.  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 October 6th - 12th
SUN (Oct 6):      6am   Noon    7pm
MON (Oct 7):                    6pm
TUE (Oct 8):             3pm    8pm
WED (Oct 9):                    9pm
THU (Oct 10):            3pm    7pm
FRI (Oct 11):            3pm
SAT (Oct 12):     7am    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

Top finishers from Stage 1 will be invited to Stage 2 which consist of
two Candidates tourneys (12 round 3 0 swisses) the weekend of October
19-20.  The top finishers in the Candidates earn spots in the 3 3
Finals which will be at 2pm on Saturday, October 26th.

For complete rules of the 3 3 Championship, please visit
web site or see finger Championship.  We hope to see you at the

Ron Cote

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