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ICC News Item #1688

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ICC 3 0 Blitz Championship WITH PRIZES starts April 6!

The ICC 3-0 Blitz Championship starts April 6.  This Championship
like most previous events consists of three stages:
Qualifiers, Candidates, and Finals.  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 Saturday, April 12.

The 3 0 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 championships.

NEW: ICC is giving out PRIZES for the winners of the championship:
1st( = winner of Final): 3 month of free membership,
2nd: 2 month, 3rd: 1 month.
Winners of under1600 and under2000 Class Finals earn 2 months of free
membership each!

The first stage will consist of 12 Qualifier events (9 round 3 0
Swisses) during the week of April 6-12.  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 5 finishers in EACH individual Qualifier and top 6 in overall
Qualifier "series" (cumulative score from all qualifiers combined)
earn invitations to the Candidates Stage. 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 April 6-12
SUN (April 6):     6am   Noon   7pm
MON (April 7):                  6pm
TUE (April 8):           3pm
WED (April 9):                  8pm
THU (April 10):          3pm    7pm
FRI (April 11):   12:45am       5pm
SAT (April 12):   12:45am       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 (9 round 3 0 swisses) the weekend of April 19-20.  
The top finishers in the Candidates earn spots in the 3 0
Finals which will be at 2pm on Saturday, April 26.

For complete rules of the ICC 3 0 Championship, please visit 
or see finger Championship.  We hope to see you at the Championship!

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