Introducing the European and Rest of the World Championships
Wednesday, January 25, 2023: ... under the Super Regional Tournament Commission (SRTC)
Since the dissolution of both Zone 1 (Europe) and World Zone, ICCF has established the Super Regional Tournament Commission (SRTC). The SRTC are responsible for two tournament cycles:
The European Championship: This is a continuation of the European Championship formerly organised by Zone One. The European Championship cycle is open only to players who play under the flag of a European country, and,
The Rest of the World Championship: This is a new tournament cycle, which mirrors the European Championship cycle, replaces the former World Zone Championship cycle, and which is open to players who play under the flag of non-European countries (if you have a qualification for the former World Zone Championship, we will honour this for the new tournaments, please contact the tournament organiser for more details).
The two tournament cycles have exactly the same format, structure, entry fees, and rating requirements for each stage. The only difference in entry requirements is that the European Championship is for European players only and the Rest of the World Championship is for non-European players only (determined by the flag you play under).
The only other difference is that the European Championship still provides an option for postal entries, but the Rest of the World Championship is currently played exclusively on the ICCF webserver. We would be interested to hear from non-European postal players if there is a demand for a RoW postal section.
The rules of both tournament cycles are attached.
The various qualification sections are:
Open Rounds: for players rated under 2100, starts when filled
Preliminaries: for players rated between 2100-2299, starts when filled
Semi-Finals: for players rated between 2300-2499, starts in September
Candidates' Tournament: for players rated 2500 or over, starts in March
Entry to all these events is through "New Events>Super Regional Tournaments", and then select the appropriate tournament for your rating and playing flag (European or RoW) - If you inadvertently enter the "wrong" tournament cycle, we will simply transfer your entry to the appropriate cycle.
Players of all levels are cordially invited to participate!
Leonardo Madonia, Super Regional Tournament Commissioner
Austin Lockwood, Deputy Super Regional Tournament Commissioner (EU)
Juan Alberto Martello, Deputy Super Regional Tournament Commissioner (RoW)