LIPEAD 40-year Anniversary Tournament
Monday, January 16, 2012: Registration is open for Preliminary stage
In celebration of its 40-year anniversary LIPEAD (Peruvian Correspondence Chess Federation) is organizing an International Open Tournament. The event will be played in three stages: Preliminaries, Semifinals and Final; webserver mode only. ICCF rated in all stages.
Registration is now open for the Preliminary stage. Deadline for registration to Preliminaries is 4/15/2012
This stage will start on May 1st, 2012. Groups will be composed of 7 players, time control will be 10/50 and there will be 30 days of leave per year as stated in the ICCF playing rules. The winner of each group will advance to the Semifinals, ties in points for first place will not be broken and both players will advance. Conditional moves will be allowed as well as live display with a 5-move delay.
Newsflash: Entry fees have been reduced as of February 5, 2012!
Entry fee for the Preliminary stage will be 10 euros or 13 USD when registering for 1 group only. Fees have been reduced even further for multiple entries: 2 groups for 15 euros or 20 USD, 3 groups for 22.5 euros or 30 USD, 4 groups for 30 euros or 40 USD.
Entries may be sent by Paypal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Alternate methods of payment may be considered under special circumstances prior approval by the tournament organizer. Contact the tournament organizer here.
To be started soon after the qualifiers from the Preliminaries are recognized. Winners of preliminary groups will not pay any more entry fees to finish the event at any stage. Players ICCF rated equal or greater than 2200 will be allowed direct entry to the Semifinals upon payment of an entry fee. The entry fee for these players will be 20 euros or 26 USD. Semifinal groups will be composed of 7-9 players and the top 15 players from this stage (group winners and perhaps some best second placed players) will advance to the Final stage.
Clarification: If a player rated 2200 or higher plays the preliminaries (one or multiple groups) and fails to qualify, he/she may register directly into the semifinals by paying an additional fee of 10 euros or 13 USD (and NOT the 20 euros or 26 USD that he/she would have paid had he/she not played the preliminaries).
The Final tournament will start soon after the qualifiers from the semifinals are determined. The Final event will be composed by 17 players, 15 of them will advance from the semifinals, and the other two will be high rated players (ICCF GM's rated equal or greater than 2600) invited by the organizer to ensure a high tournament category and titles/norms.
The top 3 players in the Final (winner, second and third place) will receive cash prizes. Prizes will be determined based on the total number of entries. Prizes will be paid out within 2 weeks after the top 3 players are determined. Prizes will be paid by Paypal or Bank transfer. Delivery and currency conversion costs will be substracted from the prize amount.
Do not delay registration in this special event and contact us now!
Tournament pages in english and spanish
Gino Figlio, Tournament Organizer