70th ICCF Jubilee World Elite section C
ICCF standard time control of 30 days, followed by 1 moves in 3 days with duplication after 20 days
A minimum rating is required to participate in World Elite event: 2550+ in section C (cat.13).
No multiple entries.
Players have to be rated 2545 or above.
Annex 2. The 70th ICCF Jubilee World Elite event (webserver)
It will be one stage event carried out in 3 sections (A, B, C) to which players will be assigned according to the rating. There will be special provisions for promotion as specified below. Depending on section and number of entries it will be either (double/ single) round robin or Silli tournament. All sections will be rated with title norms.
The tournament will be played by webserver with an incremental rate of play (30 days per game, plus 3 days every 1 move, duplication after 20 days; 45 days leave per year, no special leave). Linear conditionals can be entered. The public can see the games live after 10 games are finished in the event; live transmission delayed by 5 moves.
It is expected that section A will consist of 6-7 top players and they will play 10-12 games in double round robin tournament, section B will consist of about 13-14 players and they will play 12-13 games in single round robin tournament, section C will consist of about 40-60 players and they will play 12 games in Silli tournament.
The tournament will start on 2021-03-15. No end date.
A minimum rating is required to participate in World Elite event: 2640+ in section A (cat.16-17), 2600+ in section B (cat.15), 2550+ in section C (cat.13).
Players may register in the usual way through ICCF registration system or via National Federation. Players aspiring to section A or B might be contacted directly by the organizer. There is no entry fee in this event.
Registration will begin 2020-08-15 and will close on 2021-01-15 to allow for pairings.
Players whose rating on the 2021/1 Rating List has dropped below the requirement will be accepted at the organizer's discretion.
The total prize fund for this event is 3,000 EUR (1,000 EUR per section).
Cash prizes of 600 EUR, 300 EUR and 100 EUR will be awarded to the top 3 players in each section. Tie-breaks will not be applied in respect of these cash prizes and instead those players scoring equal points will equally share any prize money due.
All monetary prizes will be paid by Paypal. If the winner of a monetary prize cannot make arrangements for receiving the money through Paypal, that person will forfeit the prize; and the money will go to the player next in line.
Also, occasional medals and certificates will be awarded to the top 3 players (tie-break applies).
The following special qualification provisions can be achieved in the 70th ICCF Jubilee World Elite event (required result above 50%):
section A: winner and runner-up (tie-break applies) will qualify for a World Championship final;
section B: winner and runner-up (tie-break applies) will qualify for a World Championship final;
section C: winner (tie-break applies) will qualify for a World Championship final;
section C: players from places 2-5 (tie-break applies) will qualify for a World Championship Candidates (upon payment of the entry fee).
Remark 4. It was decided to set up an additional tie-breaking procedure for jubilee tournaments, which is a lower rating (details below). This tie-breaking procedure will be indicated under cross table, where applicable.
Additional tie-breaking procedure
If a tie persists after the standard tie-breaking procedures (single/double round robin event: number of wins, then Sonneborn-Berger, then direct encounter among tied players; Silli event: Buchholz cut 2, then Buchholz cut 1, then Buchholz, then Buchholz 2nd stage, and then number of wins), then the order is decided by the lower rating (fixed or unfixed) at the end of the tournament for normal chess or chess 960, respectively. If the tie still remains, the order is determined by the lower rating (fixed or unfixed) in previous ranting lists until broken. If players are still tied after all relevant tie-breaking procedures have been used, the players will be considered equal.
A FIDE rating (for chess 960: an ICCF rating and only then a FIDE rating) will be considered equivalent to an unfixed rating, where applicable.