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ICC News Item #1699

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ICC 5 0 Blitz Championship WITH PRIZES starts June 8

The ICC 5 0 Blitz Championship starts June 8th.
The Championship will consist 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, June 14th.

The 5 0 Champs will also have an U2000 Champion and an U1600 Champion.
The top 4 finishers rated under 2000 and the top 4 finishers rated
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.

ICC is giving out membership extensions for the winners:

1st: 3 months, 2nd: 2 months, 3rd: 1 month.

The Under 1600 and Under 2000 Class Final winners earn 2 months of
free membership each!

The first stage will consist of 12 Qualifiers during the week of
June 8-14.  The Qualifiers will be 8-round 5 0 swisses, held on
LittlePer in channel 225.

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 (times listed are server time):

Week of June 8-14
SUN (June 8):     6am   Noon   7pm
MON (June 9):                  6pm
TUE (June 10):           3pm
WED (June 11):           3pm   9pm
THU (June 12):                 7pm
FRI (June 13):           3pm   8pm
SAT (June 14):    7am    2pm

To see server time while logged on ICC, type: date

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 consists of
two Candidates tourneys (8-round 5 0 swisses) the weekend of June 21-22.
The top 5 finishers in each Candidates tourney earn a spot in the
5 0 Final which will be held at 2pm on Saturday, June 28.

For complete rules of the ICC 5 0 Championship, please visit or see finger Championship.  We hope to see
you at the Championship!
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