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ICC News Item #1822

NEWS 1822 (7-Sep-05)Next Previous
ICC Holds Tournament for Disaster Relief!

In an effort to do what we can to help raise money for Hurricane
Katrina Disaster victims, on September 11, 2005 at 12:30 PM EDT, the
Internet Chess Club and the Tomato Tournament Volunteer TD Team will
hold a 5 2 TC Blitz Rated 9 round Swiss tournament.  To enter the
tournament, we ask that you make a chekel donation of any amount,
100% of which will go the Red Cross disaster relief fund;
no sum is too small or too large.  If you have unused chekels in
your account, this is a perfect opportunity to put them to good use,
support an important cause, and have fun playing chess in what
should prove to be an exciting and competitive tournament.

ICC will match all donations up to a total of US$1,000 as well as
offer a free year membership to the winner, with six months and four
months to second and third, respectively.  In addition, best u2000
and u1500 will be awarded six months each.  For specific details
regarding Event Rules, ICC's cheating policy and how the ICC
Tournament System works, see help KatrinaRelief.

How to donate:

To obtain chekels (the ICC currency -- 1 chekel equals 1 USD)
simply type "c-buy" in the main console window while connected
to ICC.  This will open the secure web page for purchasing
chekels.  This page can also be found on the web at


To donate, type: "c-offer KatrinaRelief <amount> Tourney Entry"
or "c-offer KatrinaRelief <amount> Donation" depending on whether
you wish to enter the tournament or just to make a donation.

Example 1: "c-offer KatrinaRelief 5 Tourney Entry" -- this will give
5 chekels for the good cause and allow you to enter the tournament.

Example 2: "c-offer KatrinaRelief 10 Donation" -- this will
make a donation of 10 chekels without entering you in the tournament.

Remember that any donation--no matter how small--will be gratefully

To join the tournament once you've made your donation, all you need
do is to log on to ICC 10-15 minutes before the start time and be
ready to play.  The "pear" tournament bot will host and make the
pairings.  Watch channel 227 for information and direct questions
there during the tournament.  ICC tournament manager "autobot" will
run the tournament.

All donations and matching funds will be donated to the American Red
Cross ( ) designated for Hurricane Katrina.
Thank you for your support.  Good luck all and remember to Have Fun!
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