Report#3 on Match Witold's Friends - Rest of the World
Saturday, December 24, 2011: Please see below for the latest update. Don't wait! Apply for entry immediately!
Details of the match in the announcement (http://kszgk.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Announcement-match-Witolds-Friends-v.-Rest-of-the-World-updated.pdf).
The Polish Chess Federation, with support of ICCF, is the organizer of the friendly match Witold’s Friends – Rest of the World.
This match is organized in a standard format with one opponent for each player and two games to play (one game with white and one game with black) and will be played on the ICCF webserver with a rate of play of 10 moves in 50 days or by post with a rate of play of 10 moves in 30 days. The event will be rated.
The tournament will start on 01.03.2012 with no end date.
Registration will close on 01.02.2012 to allow for pairings.
With just 5 weeks remaining before 1st February 2012 closing date, we have 206 qualified entries from 203 players from 45 countries, including 42 entries from titled players (7xGM, 21xSIM, 13xIM, 1xILM), with the highest rating 2579. World Champion Dr. Fritz Baumbach has favoured us as well, in addition twice: by server and by post!
Those countries with 10 or more entries are: Poland 17, Czech Republic 23, USA 14, England 11 and Germany 11.
Detailed report on the entries you can find at Polish cc website subpage (http://kszgk.com/bielecki/?page_id=36), especially designed for that purpose. Reports are published regularly and here you can find various summary tables.
All players are invited to apply. Players may enter in the usual way through their National Federations (NF) or, where eligible, directly to the match organizer. Entry is free of charge.
After creating possibility to register through ICCF webserver (see New Events) we have received huge number of entries. That's great!
In gratitude for Witold’s effort let us participate in this friendly match!