12th ICCF Veterans’ World Cup (VWC)
Monday, April 1, 2019: Tournament Announcement
The 2008 ICCF Congress in Bulgaria decided that following the great popularity of the first tournament amongst older players, that new Veterans’ World Cups would be started every year. Working in collaboration with ICCF, the English Federation for Correspondence Chess (EFCC) will organise the 12th Veterans’ World Cup tournament.
The first stage of the 12th ICCF Veterans’ World Cup will start on 1st September 2019.
As with the previous VWCs, the tournament 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. It is envisaged that groups at the preliminary stage will comprise of 11 players (10 games) or 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 about 18 months with a fixed closing date specified at the outset.
The 12th ICCF Veterans’ World Cup is open to all players who are 60 years old or more at the start date of the tournament. Therefore players have to be at least 60 years old on 1st September 2019.
Players may enter:
§ through their federation (contact your federation for the amount of the entry fee)
§ where eligible, via the ICCF Direct Entry system. The entry fee by Direct Entry will be €14.04 for each preliminary group entered.
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 for more than one place in the final.
A prize fund of €6,000 will be available for this tournament as agreed at the 2013 ICCF Congress. The exact distribution of this prize fund will be determined once the number of entries and groups are known. Trophies will also be awarded to those finishing in first, second and third place in the final.
Entries should be made via the server from the ‘New events’ page. It would be appreciated if delegates would approve entries made through their federation via the server as soon as possible after receipt rather than delay them until the closing date. Entries sent by email directly to the tournament organiser by delegates or players will not be accepted.
Closing date for entries is 1st August 2019.
All veteran chess players are heartily invited to enter this tournament, both for the enjoyment of games and for friendly contact/communication with senior players around the World.
Federations are kindly asked to give the tournament wide publicity to their veteran players.
Jörg Kracht Frank Geider Ian M Pheby
ICCF Non-Title Tournament ICCF World Tournament EFCC President
Tournament Organiser: SIM Ian M Pheby, IA