Sixth ICCF Veteran’s World Cup
Sunday, April 28, 2013: Announcement
The ICCF Congress in Bulgaria in 2008 decided that, following the great popularity of the first tournament amongst older players, new Veteran’s World Cups would be started every year.
The German Organisation Deutscher Fernschachbund (BdF) offered to organise the 6th VWC tournaments on behalf of ICCF working in collaboration with ICCF. Special trophies will provided by the BdF to ICCF for winners of each tournament.
The first stage of the 6th ICCF Veteran’s World Cup will start on 1st September 2013.
As with the previous VWCs, the event will be organised in three stages, which will allow several players from each group stage to advance to the Semi-finals and Final. The number of promotions will depend on total entries received, but it is envisaged that groups at each stage will comprise of 13 players (12 games) played by webserver with a rate of play of 10 moves in 40 days. Playing time in each stage will be 18 months, with a fixed closing date specified at the outset.
ICCF Veteran’s World Cups are open to all players who are 60 years old or more at the start date of the tournament. Although the number of preliminary groups which each player may enter is unlimited, no player will qualify for more than two Semi-final groups or more than one place in the Final.
Players may enter through their National Federations (contact MF for amount of the entry fee) or, where eligible, via the ICCF Direct Entry system.
Entries via National Federations should contain player’s name, date of birth, Email address, ICCF ID and current rating and should be forwarded by email to the Tournament Organiser Wilhelm Moedl (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), to reach him before 1st August 2013. It would be appreciated if Federations send entries “as received” and not delay them until closing date.
Closing date for Direct Entries will also be 1st August 2013.
All veteran chess players are heartily invited to enter this tournament, both for the enjoyment of games and friendly contact/communication with senior players around the World.
Member Federations are asked to give the tournament wide publicity to their veteran players.
Dr. Uwe Staroske Andrew Dearnley, Frank Geider.
President of the ICCF NonTitle Tournament World Tournament
German CC-Federation Commissioner Director
Tournament organizer: Andreas Bartsch, Wilhelm Moedl, Hartmut Höbel, Thomas Schwetlick, Uwe Staroske