Sunday, May 28, 2017: of the 4th International Clergy Polish Correspondence Chess Championship

Węgrów, 2017-05- 27

1. Purpose:


  • To determine the Champion of Poland in correspondence chess among clergymen


  • To integrate clergy within common passion chess


  • To celebrate St Teresa of Avila, patroness of chess


  • To compete and gain chess rating benefits



2. Tournament Organizer

The Polish Correspondence Chess Commission of the Polish Chess Federation supported by the

Roman Catholic Diocese of Drohiczyn is organising the tournament.

3. Period of play

The tournament will start on 2017-09- 15 with end date 2018-12- 15. Separate announcement will be


4. Participation

This is invitational event and invited players participate in this event free of charge. Participants are

clergymen from Poland and abroad. The organizer reserves the right to reject entry without giving a


5. Playing system

This tournament is rated and it is supposed to be a single round robin event played by ICCF server. In

case of huge number of entries tournament can be Scheveningen/Swiss type event using pairings

close to Silli system. Maximum games played will not go beyond 16.

6. Time control and rules

Standard ICCF rules (Code of Conduct Guidelines, Tournament Rules, Playing Rules Server, Playing

Rules Guidelines) apply. They are available at the ICCF website under ICCF Rules tab


The event will be rated with title norms, if possible. Time control - an incremental rate of play (initial

time: 10 days per game plus increment: 1 move in 3 days with duplication after 20 days; 20 days leave

per year, no special leave).

Games are automatically scored as a loss if a player exceeds his thinking time or violates rule 3b.

Before 40th day of reflection time for 1 move player has to express his wish to continue game (in

game window by using option "Use 40+"), unless server automatically fixes forfeited game on time.

Linear conditionals can be entered. This tournament allows claims based on the six piece tablebase.

7. Tiebreaking

Standard tie-breaking will be used to determine the winner and place of tied players:

number of wins by each tied player in the tournament,

points evaluation by the Sonneborn-Berger- System,

results of the tied players against each other.

In case of Silli-like event tie-breaking will be adjusted accordingly and provided in separate


8. Prizes

Winner will receive title the 4th International Clergy Champion of Poland in correspondence chess.

Other prizes might be awarded, if applicable. Details will be provided in separate announcement.

9. Entries

Players may enter in the usual way through their National Federations.

Entries via National Federations should contain player’s name, date of birth, e-mail address, living

place, qualification background (diocese/ seminary/ order and the role performed in it), ICCF ID and

current rating and should be forwarded by e-mail to Mariusz Wojnar, e-mail:

mariusz.wojnar@gmail.com, (with a copy to Fr. Mirosław Brzoza, e-mail: brzozami@o2.pl) to reach

him before 31st August 2017. It would be appreciated if Federations send entries “as received” and

not delay them until closing date.

Registration will begin on 2017-05- 27 and will close on 2017-08- 31 to allow for pairings.

10. Final arrangements

Arbiter of the event and appeals arbiter will be appointed by the Polish Correspondence Chess

Commission of the Polish Chess Federation.

Interpretation of this regulations belongs to the organizer. Interpretation of Playing rules belongs to

arbiter (Tournament Director-TD).


ICCF Delegate to Poland

(-) Mariusz Wojnar

Roman Catholic Diocese of Drohiczyn

(-) Fr. Krzysztof Domaraczeńko

by mariusz.wojnar@gmail.com

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