NEWS 1373 (11-May-00) Chessclub.com Blitz with Inc! Championship!
The Chessclub.com Blitz with Inc! Championship starts May 14. In
response to members' suggestions, Chessclub.com will host a
Championship with Increments time control. After reading suggestions
from members, we decided to use the 3 3 time control for this event.
This Championship, like most previous events, consists of three stages:
Qualifiers, Candidates, and Finals. The Qualifier stage is open to all,
but qualification is needed to advance to later stages. Free trial
members are invited to play in the first stage, but they cannot advance
to later stages without registering for a paid membership by midnight
on Saturday, May 20.
The 3 3 Champs will have an Under 2000 Champion and an Under 1500
Champion. The top four finishers rated under 2000 and under 1500 in
each Qualifier will be invited to the respective Class Finals. Please
see the web page listed below for eligibility requirements and other
details about the Class Finals.
The first stage will consist of 12 Qualifier events (8 round 3 3
Swisses) during the week of May 14-20. All Qualifiers will be
held on LittlePer in channel 225. There are no limits to the
number of Qualifiers you can participate in. Play in as many
Qualifiers as you can!!
The top 3 finishers in EACH individual Qualifier and top 6 in overall
Qualifier "series" (cumulative score from all qualifiers combined)
earn invitations to the Candidates Stage. Alternate spots will be
given to those who just miss out on qualifying. The schedule of
Qualifiers is as follows (all times are server time or EDT. To see
server time while at Chessclub.com, type "date")
Week of May 14-20
SUN (May 14): 6am Noon
MON (May 15): 6pm
TUE (May 16): 3pm 8pm
WED (May 17): 9pm
THU (May 18): 3pm 7pm
FRI (May 19): 3pm 8pm
SAT (May 20): 7am Noon
The final Qualifier will start off the May Marathon. Qualifier #12
will count towards both the Championship standings and the May Marathon
standigns. For more details about the May Marathon, watch for a news item
appearing very soon. Also, you may want to read help marathon.
No pre-registration is required for the Qualifiers. There is no limit
to the number of Qualifiers you can play in. To play in a Qualifier
tourney, just show up and type "tell LittlePer join !" when the
Qualifier is open. For general info about tournaments, see "help
Top finishers from Stage 1 will be invited to Stage 2 which consist of
two Candidates tourneys (8 round 3 3 swisses) the weekend of May
27-28. The top finishers in the Candidates earn spots into the Finals
which will be on Saturday, June 3.
For complete rules of the Chessclub.com Blitz with Inc! Championship,
please visit http://www.innova.net/~diggold/champs/start.html (the new
web site for the Championships) or see finger Championship. We hope
to see you in the Championship!