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ICCF standard time control 10 moves in 40 days with duplication after 20 days

Thomas Biedermann

Alexander Relyea

Qualification requirements
The following players have the right to participate in a Master class tournament:
(a) a player rated 2100 or above at the time of application.
(b) a player who has won a Higher-class tournament is entitled to one start in the Master class, regardless of rating.
(c) a player without an ICCF rating who is nominated by the National Federation and accompanied by a statement of qualification.
Reserved to players from World Zone.
Players have to be rated 2100 or above.


The Master Class tournament is the top level of ICCF Promotion tournaments. These are regularly started tournament sections where entries are continuously accepted. Master Class tournaments are offered via web-server playing only. Time control is 40 days/10 moves. The Master Class tournament falls under the responsibility of the Non-Title Tournaments Commissioner. The winner of one Master Class section qualifies to enter the NAPZ Championship. NAPZ tournaments are reserved to NAPZ players only.

The North America Pacific Zone consists of the following member federations:  Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand and the United States of America.


Glen D. Shields


Entry into this tournament may be made via Direct Entry or your National Federation.

Size - Master Class sections typically consist of 7 players

Rating - Games played in this tournament are rated for the ICCF rating list.

Direct Entry Considerations

  1. Your eligibility to enter via Direct Entry will depend on your country's DE program selection.
  2. Your eligibility will be verified with the following information:
    1. Present ICCF status or new to ICCF
    2. Country affiliation
    3. Meet qualification and restriction criteria
    4. Ability to pay through PayPal


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