The International Correspondence Chess Federation
7th Chess 960 World Cup
The tournament will be played by server and will be organized in three or four stages, depending from the number of the entries. The sections of the preliminary round will have 6 players (10 games) with 2 qualified for the next round. All sections will be with double round robin (players will have the same position with Black and White but all positions will defer from one opponent to another). Time control will be 10 moves for 30 days. The event will be rated for Chess 960 rating system.
Players may enter in the usual way through their National Federations or, where eligible, via the ICCF Direct Entry system.
· All the finalists of the 4th Chess 960 World Cup can start the 7th Chess 960 World Cup from the Semi-Finals (starting approx. in the first half of 2019), entering via National Federation up to 30.11.2018.
Entries via National Federations should contain player’s name, e-mail address and ICCF ID and should be forwarded by e-mail to the Tournament Organizer, Leonardo Madonia, (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) to reach him before 28th February 2018. It would be appreciated if Federations send entries “as received” and not delay them until closing date.
A player can apply for more than one preliminary group.
Allocation of players to their sections will be made as random as possible; however, geographical distribution as well as an achievement of reasonable equality of the average rating will be taken into account.
The tournament will start on 15.03.2018.
Registration will close on 28.02.2018 to allow for pairings.
Prize 1000 € for the first 3 players (500 €; 300 €, 200 €), no tie break.
The winner and the runner-up of each preliminary section will qualify for the next round.
Although the number of preliminary groups which each player may enter is unlimited, no player will qualify for more than two semifinal groups or more than one place in the final (in the case of four stages the qualification to the second round is unlimited).
In case the total number of players is not a multiple of 6, the players with the highest ELO (up to a maximum of 5, no multiple entries) will be moved directly to the next round.
· The winner of the 7th Chess 960 World Cup will qualify for a World Championship Candidates (tie break applies);
Member Federations are asked to give the tournament wide publicity to all their players.
We wish all participants many interesting games and new connections with CC friends in other countries, based on the spirit of friendship and the ICCF motto AMICI SUMUS.
Central Tournament Leader
ICCF Non-Title Tournaments Commissioner
World Tournament Director