7th WebChess Open

Sunday, November 27, 2016: ICCF is delighted to announce.....



Dear Friends,


ICCF is delighted to announce the start of the 7th WebChess Open tournament on the server. This announcement is posted on the ICCF website and distributed to all national federations.

The following Frequently Asked Questions clarifies all information applicable for this edition.


1. What is the Webchess Open Tournament?

It is a tournament open to all correspondence chess players around the World, with or without any previous ICCF experience. Dependent upon entries the Tournament is played over three rounds (Preliminary, Semi-Final and Final). Winners from each group in each round advance to the next round.


2. What are the Timings?

The Preliminary round will commence in January 2017, Semi Finals will commence in Jan 2019 (sooner if all prelimary groups are completed) and the Final in January 2021 (sooner if all Semi-Final groups are completed)


3. What are the Prizes?

Total prize fund is 6000 Euro – Each Preliminary group winner shall receive a 20 Euro Voucher, Each Semi- Final Group winner a 50 Euro Voucher and the Final shall have a 2000 Euro prize fund.


4. Who to contact

Russell Sherwood , Non-Title Tournament Commissioner (nttc@iccf.com) is happy to a handle general questions on this event.


5. How and when to enter?

Multiple entries are allowed. Go to the ICCF Webserver main page www.iccf.com click on “New Events”, find the tournament in the main list and click “Enter”. It allows you to register with a click of a button using one of the three methods available:

a) Contact your national federation (NF). Provide your ICCF-ID (if you have one) and a valid email address you will use for this tournament. Your national federation will forward your entry.

b) Qualified players may use Direct Entry (DE). This method is available for new players to ICCF:

c) New players to ICCF are allowed to enter 1 section for free. They should send their contact information: name, email address and country to Russell Sherwood NTTC. (nttc@iccf.com) If they wish to enter more than one section, all extra entries should be paid for as described above.


6. When does the registration close?

Registration is open immediately and it closes on Dec 31st, 2016.


7. When does play start?

Preliminary Rounds will be set up in early January with a start date of 31st January 2017.


Russell Sherwood

Non-Title Tournament Commisoner

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