ICCF World Team Cup 1st Round
Saturday, July 31, 2021: has begun
World Team Cup 1st Round
We have 28 accepted entries for the World Team cup from a mix of National Federations, Zonal Unattached and Mixed Federation Teams.
For the 1st round we have 12 matches – a mix of 3 Team and 2 Team events. This will lead to 12 Qualifying Teams (1 per group) in four matches of 3 teams in the 2nd round, 2 matches of two teams in the 3rd round and a Final of two teams.
Group 1: Benelux, Brazil, and Philippines
Group 2: Ukraine, Poland and Portugal
Group 3: Spain, Bulgaria and Anzacplus2
Group 4: Romania, Czech Republic and World Zone
Group 5: USA and Mexico
Group 6: Cuba and Indonesia
Group 7: Russia and Argentina
Group 8: Germany and Wales
Group 9: India and Italy
Group 10: England and Croatia
Group 11: France and Switzerland
Group 12: Finland and Peru
A few statistics:
Mean Rating: 2296, Median Rating 2350
13 ICCF GM
2 FIDE GM
59 ICCF SIM
107 ICCF IM
182 CCM/4 LGM
16 players rated over 2500
Teams Averages range from over 2419 down to 2056 and fall roughly into three rating bands.
Even with the slight delay in starting the ongoing timetable should be able to be maintained.
Thanks to all the TD's who responded to the call to officiate the event, we were oversubscribed many times over.
Good Luck to All
TO 1st World Team Cup
ICCF Markering Director