Austin Lockwood Sunday, July 2, 2017
The States and Regions Correspondence Chess Championship is an annual event organised by the Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation (WCCF) and open to representative teams from any country of the world. The tournament is started in the April of alternate (odd) years.
Teams must represent a subdivision of a country; this could be a state, county, province, territory, etc. Eligibility to play for each team is determined by the team captain, however the WCCF Executive Committee retain the right to reject any individual or team entry. Multiple teams (for example “A” and “B” teams) may be entered from the same state or region.
Teams will consist of four players; each player will play one game against each of the other players on the same board.
There will be one or more divisions, each division will consist of thirteen to fifteen teams. Allocation to divisions for the first season will be strictly by rating. The winning team of Division One will be declared the S&RCCC Champion, the winning team and first runner up of the lower divisions will be promoted to the next division, the last and second last placed team in each division will be relegated.
New teams will normally enter at the lowest division except by agreement of the WCCF Executive Committee. Teams including fewer than two players from the previous season will be considered as new teams.
All relevant ICCF rules and procedures for international team events current at the start of the tournament will apply.
As the S&RCCC is an ICCF approved tournament, title norms may be available depending on the rating level of each board.
The Triple Block time control of 50/50/5 will be used; all games will be completed within 700 days, there will be no adjudications except in the case of withdrawals.
The entry fee for each team is £20.00 GBP, however this is discounted to £10.00 where the team captain is Premium or International member of WCCF; all entries should be sent to the WCCF Secretary ([email protected]) by 1st April of each year. Payment can be made by PayPal (via the WCCF website or directly to [email protected], please state the name of your team), direct bank transfer, or by cheque.
There are no prizes, however certificates will be awarded to members of the winning team of each division, and free entry will be offered to the winning team of the first division for the following season.