ICCF Champions League
Season 5 (2012 - 2014)
14 April 2014
Congratulations to the following players on achieving norms in the current Champions League Cycle;
Yury V.Verenev(RUS) International Master Norm and hence International Master title in section B1 board 2
Klaus-Dieter Meyer (GER) International Master Norm and hence International Master title in section B2 board 4
Andrey A.Terekhov (RUS) Senior International Master Norm in section B2 Board 2
Sergey A.Pligin (RUS) Senior International Master Norm and hence Senior International Master title in Section A board 2
26 March 2014
ICCF congratulate the following players who have achieved norms in Champions League 2012/14;
Dieter Kraft (GER) and Ralf Piecusch (GER) both with International Master norms and hence both achieving the International Master title in section A Board 4
Vladimir Sergeev (RUS) Senior International Master norm and hence Senior International Master title in section B4 board 2
Evgeny Lobanov (RUS) has now added a Grandmaster norm to the two other norms already achieved in section B1 board 1
7 March 2014
ICCF would like to congratulate the following players on achieving norms;
Thomas Gebur(GER) International Master norm in section C8 board 2
Aleksandr Batrakov(RUS) International Master norm in section B4 board 1 hence the IM Title!
Milen Petrov(BUL) International Master norm in section B4 board 2 hence the IM title !
and in the same section;
Detlef Rook(GER) Senior International Master norm in section A board 2 hence the SIM title!
Olli Ylönen (FIN) Senior Intertnational Master norm, hence the SIM title!
14 January 2014
It is always a pleasure for the tournament organiser to see players achieve norms or titles. ICCF are happy to congratulate the following players;
Matthias Schmidt (GER) 2nd Senior International Master norm in section B2 Board 1, hence SIM title!
17 December 2013
Congratulations to Galina V. Dmitrieva (RUS) who has achieved a Lady Grandmaster Norm
9 December 2013
Congratulations to Boris M.Blitsko(BLR) who has achieved a Senior International Master norm in section B2 Board 3
Congratulations to Thomas Johansson(SWE)who has achieved his second International Master norm and hence the title in section B2 Board 1
4 November 2013
Congratulations to the following players;
Aleksey Simakhin (RUS) achieving a Grandmaster norm in Champions League section B1 board 1
Stanislav V.Mikheev (RUS) section B2 board 1 achieving a second International Master norm hence the title.
16 October 2013
Igor Vladimirovich Khanenya (RUS) IM norm achieved in CL section C10 board 2.
Matthias Schmidt (GER) 2nd IM norm achieved in CL section B2 Board 1.Hence IM Title!
27 September 2013
Congratulations to Elena Aleksandrovna Tryufilkina, who has achieved a Lady IM norm in Champions League section C10 board 3.
15 September 2013
Congratulations to Maria Plskova (SVK) for achieving a LGM norm in section C6 Board 3
10 August 2013
It is with sadness that ICCF inform chess friends that SIM Alexander Horvarth has passed away. Alexander was playing in the Champions league section B1 on top board for the Slovakian team, Chess Club Travertin. As well as being a very strong player, Alexander will also be remembered for his work and sponsorship with ICCF of Opening Master. Our Condolences go to his family and friends.
Andrew Dearnley, ICCF Marketing Director
3 August 2013
Congratulations to the following players who have recently achieved norms in their respective events;
Svetlana Kloster (GER) Lady Grandmaster Norm in section C7 Board 1.
Marianella Zuccotti (ARG) Lady International Master Norm in section C9 board 2.
Kostas Oreopoulos (GRE) Senior International Master Norm in section A Board 3
Evgeny Vasilievich Lobanov (RUS) International Master Norm in section B1 Board 1
Vito De Bari (ITA) International Master Norm in section B2 Board 2
We are sad to learn of the passing of Dr Alexander Pauli (GER) who was playing in Champions League section C3 for the ChessBaseUserClub.
Our thoughts are with his family, friends and team mates. GM Dr Hofstetter will continue his games.
Champions League Season 5
Welcome to Champions League 5 which has a massive 225 teams entered with a staggering 99 new teams playing These teams have varied strength and average ratings and it will take this new season to sort out which ones will move forward. It has been difficult to set up C divisions, especially due to this factor and next season I will consider bringing in some D divisions should the Champions League continue to grow. This will allow some higher C division boards to have fewer teams in with lower average ratings and help give better norm chances. This being said, please remember this is a TEAM competition and it cannot always be the case that norms will be available in all C divisions. Where possible divisions have been kept with similar average ratings. 4 of the C divisions have 14 teams not 13. Whilst there is no end date input for CL5, after 15th October 2014,CRUCIAL GAMES which decide promotion and relegation will be adjudicated to keep the Champions League on a two year cycle as decided at the 2011 ICCF Congress in Finland.
I will be setting up a players CL forum group led by Ralf Muller to canvess new ideas/suggestions for future seasons and to get the player's views. Any good ideas can then be put forward as proposals for the 2013 ICCF congress and if passed be ready for implementation for CL6. Please email me if you would like to be in this group and a selection of players from all divisions and of different playing strengths can work with Ralf.
Good luck to all the teams and enjoy this new season!
ICCF Non Titles Tournament Commissioner
Crosstables Season Five
B-1 B-2 B-3 B-4
C-1 C-2 C-3 C-4 C-5 C-6 C-7 C-8 C-9 C-10 C-11 C-12
4 July 2012
Here is a reminder of promotion and relegation numbers for CL season 4, ICCF-CL season 4 - promotions and relegations
Division A: Remain 5 Relegate bottom 8 teams
Division B: Promote top 2 per each group: 2 x 4 = 8 Relegate bottom 5 per each group: 5 x 4 = 20
Division C: Promote top 2 per each group 2 x 10 = 20
21 June 2012
Team ID's These are valid for CL Season 5 and are available here.
Any player wishing to find a new team (or hoping join an existing team) might wish to visit/ join this newly formed ICCF Champions League 5 special facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/groups/384802558240564/ Players have already started joining and our thanks go to SIM Alan Rawlings (ENG) for leading this group, thus helping players find or form teams
Crosstables Season Four
B-1 B-2 B-3 B-4
C-1 C-2 C-3 C-4 C-5 C-6 C-7 C-8 C-9 C-10
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last updated Tuesday, April 15, 2014