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ICC News Item #1733

NEWS 1733 (2-Dec-03)Next Previous
ICC 4 2 Thematic Championship with PRIZES starts Dec 7!


The ICC 4 2 Thematic Championship starts Sunday Dec 7th.  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 Friday Dec 12.

The Thematic Champs will also 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.

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 (7 round 4 2
Swisses) during the week of Dec 7-13.  Openings moves will vary in
each qualifier 1 through 6 and be repeated in 7 through 12.
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 90 players.  Play in as many Qualifiers as you can!!

The opening positions may be found in the first 6 library spots
in the Championship account.  Type in "liblist Championship" for a
complete listing.  Then, to view a position,
type in: spos championship %nn     where nn is in the range of 00-05.

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 Chessclub.com, type "date")

Week of Dec 7-13
SUN (Dec 7 ):     6am   Noon    7pm
MON (Dec 8 ):                   6pm
TUE (Dec 9 ):            3pm    8pm
WED (Dec 10):                   8pm
THU (Dec 11):            3pm    6pm
FRI (Dec 12):            3pm
SAT (Dec 13):     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
Tomato".

Top finishers from Stage 1 will be invited to Stage 2 which consist of
two Candidates tourneys (7 round 4 2 swisses) the weekend of December
20-21.  The top finishers in the Candidates earn spots in the 4 2 Thematic
Finals which will be at 2pm on Saturday, Dec 27.

For complete rules of the Chessclub.com 4-2 Thematic Championship,
please visit our web site www.Littleper.com.  We hope to see you
at the Championship!
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