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ICC News Item #1631

NEWS 1631 (15-Aug-02)Next Previous
ICC Blitz Championship going into final stage!


It took twelve qualification tournaments to determine the 64 finalists
in our Blitz Championship.  1,436 unique participants already made
this tournament the online chess event of the year.  So far, over 30
YEARS of free ICC time has been given in prizes to a total of 173
members.  But the 64 finalists stand to gain more!  27 Grandmasters,
29 International masters, 4 FIDE-masters and 4 untitled players will
battle for a total prize fund of USD 5,000.  The finalists come from
29 countries all over the world.

See the full player list, including real names and FIDE-ratings:
http://www.chessclub.com/event/wbc/players.html

Find the pairings for round 1:
http://www.chessclub.com/event/wbc/pairings.html

Round 1 will start on Saturday, August 17, 13:00 server (New York)
time, with mini-matches of 4 games, time control 5 5.  This will
reduce the field to 32, who continue in round 2 on Sunday, at the
same time.

Visit http://www.chessclub.com/event/wbc/ for complete information.

We hope that after the qualifiers brought you playing entertainment,
the finals will bring you viewing pleasure!
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