Nol van't Riet Team Tournament Announcement - Update

Wednesday, March 31, 2021: An update to the player ratings is announced.

Please note the update in red at the bottom.


On behalf of the ICCF, I’m pleased to announce the IV. ICCF Team Tournament for players rated <2300 – here in memoriam Nol van't Riet.

All ICCF member federations (that are not currently suspended) are invited to enter their teams to this event, which will be played on the ICCF webserver on two rounds: semifinal and final.

The first three teams in the final will receive medals.

Each federation may enter two teams. All team players must be rated at <2300 on the ICCF rating list 2021/2 or the current FIDE list. In addition, all players must be full members of the federation they represent or be registered on the ICCF server for the county of the federation they represent for the tournament duration.

The preliminaries will start on July 4st, 2021 (that was the birthday of Nol van't Riet!).

There will be 6 players on each team. A maximum of 3 players may be replaced during the tournament.

The right to be promoted from the preliminaries shall be determined by the ICCF Non-Title Tournaments Commissioner and approved by the Executive Board at the start of the tournament. The intention will be for a 13 Team final.

The entry fee will be at the rate of € 5 per player, i.e., € 30 per team. There will be no further entry fee for the final.

The time control will be Triple Block (Duration of Tournament: 700 days; Initial Clock: 50 days; Initial Bank: 50 days; Increment: 5 days).

Team entries have to be sent by the national federations to the Non-Title Tournament Commissioner Jörg Kracht (nttc@iccf.com) not later than June 12th, 2021. No replacement or board change will be allowed after that date unless exceptional circumstances occur. All entries should include the following details:

    board order
    name, ICCF code, and e-mail address of the players
    name, ICCF code, and e-mail address of the Team Captain

FIDE Ratings will be treated as "unfixed“ for title norm purposes. If at least 75% of an event's players are rated, then the average rating of the rated players shall be applied to the players with an unpublished rating. If less than 75 % of an event's players are rated, the assumed rating shall be 1.800 without any exception. In a team competition, the relevant “event” is the single board on which the player is playing, not the entire set of players across the various boards.

Jörg Kracht
Non-Title Tournaments Commissioner

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