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ICC News Item #1759

NEWS 1759 (6-May-04)Next Previous
May Tournament Marathon on ICC and new Monthly Standard with Prizes!

On Saturday, May 8, the Tomato family of automated TDs
on the Internet Chess Club will begin a 24-hour Marathon of
Tournaments.  These tournaments will be divided into 5 sections.
There will be 2 classes (1600+ and U1600, both 5 0) for the
blitz players and 2 classes for the bullet players (1800+ and
U1800, 1 0) as well as a 15 0 standard section.

The first tournaments will begin at exactly 12:00 noon server time
(EDT) on Saturday, May 8 and the Marathon will conclude at the
end of any tournaments ongoing at 11:59 am server time Sunday
May 9.

The winners in each of the 5 sections will receive prizes.  Winners
will be determined by cumulative number of points scored in the event.
There are also prizes for most games played in the 5 sections.
For more information about prizes and complete rules of the Marathon,
please read help Marathon on ICC, or visit

Moreover, there is a new type of tournament: Play Standard each
Saturday at 12 noon for the whole month! The difference is that there
is no series of 4-5 single tournaments, but the tournament is paused
each week after 3 rounds and resumed on the next.  Prizes will be given
to overall winners and players who take part in every round! Read
help Monthlystandard for information about this.

If you have any questions, message Kiebitz on ICC or email to
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