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ICC News Item #1670

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ICC 1 0 Bullet Championship starts Feb 2.

The Internet Chess Club 1 0 Bullet Championship starts Feb 2.  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 Sunday Feb 9.

The 1 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 12 Qualifier events (16 round 1 0
Swisses) during the week of Feb 2 - 8.  All Qualifiers will be
held on LittlePer in channel 225 with the exception of Feb 3 9pm and 
Feb 9 4pm which will be on Flash in channel 49.  We have a goal of
attracting over 1,000 players to the Qualifier series with an average
attendance of 125 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 ICC, type "date")

Week of February 02-08
SUN (Feb 02):     6am   Noon    6pm
MON (Feb 03):                       9pm (Flash)
TUE (Feb 04):            3pm
WED (Feb 05):          3pm    9pm
THU (Feb 06):                       7pm
FRI (Feb 07):            3pm     9pm
SAT (Feb 08):          1am     4pm (Flash)

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 (16 round 1 0 swisses) the weekend of Feb
15-16.  The top finishers in the Candidates earn spots in the 1 0
Finals which will be at 2pm on Saturday, February 22.

For complete rules of the ICC 1 0 Championship, please visit or see finger Championship.  
We hope to see you at the Championship!
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