Sunday, May 28, 2017: of the 4th International Clergy Polish Correspondence Chess Championship
Węgrów, 2017-05- 27
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
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.
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
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.
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org, (with a copy to Fr. Mirosław Brzoza, e-mail: email@example.com) 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