AJEC - 09.01.2013 - International open tournament Russia CCA - 20 years
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09.01.2013 - International open tournament Russia CCA - 20 years

Invitation

an international CC Open tournament “RCCA 20 years”

Celebrating its 20-year anniversary The Russian Correspondence Chess Association (RCCA) organizes an International Open Tournament. The event will be played in three stages: Preliminaries, Semifinals and Final; All stages are played on ICCF web server only.

Time control is 40 days for 10 moves at each stage.

Preliminaries. The start date is April 24 2013 which is  the day of the RCCA foundation. The preliminaries are played in groups of 7-11 players (round robin system). The play is limited by 18 months. Unfinished games are to be adjudicated. Allocation of players to the preliminary groups will be made as random as possible; however, geographical distribution as well as an achievement of reasonable equality of an average rating will be taken into account. The winners of each group qualify for the semifinal stage. Other qualifications will depend on the number of entries for the first stage. Any tie breaking, necessary to decide qualification to the next stage will be done in accordance with the ICCF rules principally making use of the number of wins, then the Sonneborn-Berger method.

Although the number of preliminary groups for each player is unlimited, no player will be able to qualify for more than two semi-final groups and for more than one place in the final.

Entry fee for the Preliminary stage is 12 Euros.

Semifinals. The start date will be announced later. The groups are to be started soon after the qualifiers from the Preliminaries are determined. The semifinals are played in groups of 9-13 players (round robin system). The play is limited by 24 months. Unfinished games are to be adjudicated. Allocation of players to the semifinal groups will be made as random as possible; however, geographical distribution as well as an achievement of reasonable equality of an average rating will be taken into account.

Players having a Title of ICCF GM or ICCF SIM and players rated equal or greater than 2400 are allowed to entry to the Semifinals as well as the winners of the Preliminaries.

There is no entry fee for the Semifinals for the winners of the Preliminary stage.

Entry fee for the Semifinals for players having a Title of ICCF GM or ICCF SIM and players rated equal of greater than 2400, who are not the winners of the Preliminaries, is 12 Euros.

Clarification. If a player has a Title of ICCF GM or ICCF SIM or rated equal or greater than 2400 he/she may begin play at the Preliminaries or at the Semifinals as he/she wishes. If he/she prefers to play the Preliminaries and wins a group he/she pays no entry fee for the Semifinals. If he/she prefers to play the Preliminaries and fails he/she pays an entry fee for the Semifinals if he/she continues playing the tournament. If he/she skips to play the Preliminaries and begins to play at the Semifinals he/she pays an entry fee for the Semifinals.

The winners of each semifinal group qualify for the final stage. Other qualifications will depend on the number of entries for the second stage. Any tie breaking, necessary to decide qualification to the next stage will be done in accordance with the ICCF rules principally making use of the number of wins, then the Sonneborn-Berger method.

Final. The start date will be announced later. The Final group is to be started soon after the qualifiers from the Semifinals are determined. The Final is played with 15-17 players (round robin system).

All tournaments will be rated. ICCF title norms will be available in accordance with the ICCF rules.

The three winners of the final stage will be awarded with gold, silver and bronze medals accordingly.

A special web page is created on the Internet – www.rcca20.narod.ru. There will be published all the necessary information on the event.

Entry fee may be transferred to the RCCA bank account on Moscovskiy Bank Sberbanka Rossii. Details as following:

• Addressee : Obcherossiskaa obchestwennaa organizachia "Russiskaa assochiachia zaochnyx chaxmat" Gogolevski Bul., 14 MOSCOW, 119019, RUSSIA

• SWIFT: SABRRUMM

• Invoice: 40703840938170200179

Entry fee must be paid via national correspondence chess federations. For qualified players there are no additional entry fees at semifinal/final stages.

Entries to include

• first name and surname,

• date of birth,

• the ID-number from the ICCF rating system,

• number of entries,

• email address

should be submitted via national CC federations. Applications via national correspondence chess federations must reach the CTL not later than March,15 2013, by email at Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

We ask that first applications should be sent as soon as possible and thereafter on a weekly basis.

We wish all participants many interesting games and new connections with CC friends in other countries based on the spirit of friendship and the ICCF motto:

AMICI SUMUS

Grodzensky, Sergey Yakovlevuch, RCCA President

Pavlikov, Andrey Nikolaevich, RCCA Vice-President, Central Tournament Leader

Pour tous renseignements concernant cette compétition contacter : Alain ROGEMONT