Welsh International Open

The First Welsh International Open Correspondence Chess Championship

Austin Lockwood  Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation are pleased to announce the First Welsh International Open Correspondence Chess Championship.

Correspondence chess players of all levels from all countries of the world are warmly invited to participate.

Structure

Three rounds, consisting of:

  • Preliminaries, starting 23rd February 2020 (sections of seven to eleven players); no title norms will be available for the preliminaries.
  • Semi-Finals, starting February 2022 (sections of nine to thirteen players); title norms may be available.
  • Final, starting February 2024 consisting of thirteen players with title norms available.

Each round will be played on the ICCF webserver and have a duration of two years.

Promotion

The winner of each stage will qualify directly for the next stage; a number of runners up will also qualify to fill any vacancies, depending on the number of entries.

Time Control

Triple Block, 700 days (75 days bank, five days increment added after each of the first 50 moves; guaranteed time of three days per move will apply to each move after the 50th move).

Entry Fee

Multiple entries are allowed.

The first entry is free for Premium or International members of the Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation; details of membership are available here:

https://welshccf.org.uk/content/147

(Please note that International membership of WCCF is open to any ICCF registered player, regardless of nationality.  Only membership for 2020 is required, it is not necessary to maintain membership for the duration of the tournament.)

The fee for additional entries will be £10.00 GBP per entry.

Prizes

  • The winner of each preliminary section will win a prize of £10.00 GBP.
  • The winner of each semi-final section will win a prize of £20.00 GBP.
  • The winner of the final will be awarded an official ICCF medal and certificate, and a prize of £100.00 GBP.
  • The first two runners up of the final will be awarded an official ICCF medal and certificate.

All prizes will be paid out via PayPal; if first place is shared using standard ICCF tiebreaking procedures, the prize will be divided equally.

How to Enter

The closing date for entries is 8th February 2020.

If you are already a Premium or International member of WCCF, please send your details (name, ICCF ID Number, and email address) to the WCCF Secretary [email protected]

If you are not already a member of WCCF, you can join here:

https://welshccf.org.uk/members/membership

Please send your entry to the above email address after joining.

If you wish to make more than one entry, please send £10.00 GBP for each additional entry by PayPal to [email protected] and send your details to [email protected]

Website

The tournament website is here:

https://welshccf.org.uk/content/152

Entries will be listed here as they are received.

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Austin Lockwood  Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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1.160699ESPCCESánchez Carol, Jesús2142
2.810075WLS Wakeham, Marc R.2209
3.400230PERCCMRivas Maceda, Juan2382
4.30105AUSCCETanti, Joe G.2256
5.30105AUSCCETanti, Joe G.2256
6.150509DEN Hjorth, Jesper1812
7.131214CZECCMDědina, Miroslav2346
8.281147IND Roy, Rabirashmi2020
9.160318FRACCEAlmarza Mato, Carlos2116
10.421446POL Paluch, Andrzej2225
11.810248WLS Hurn, Robert1971
12.371246NED Kreveld, Frank van1112
13.810102WLS Guy, David T.1549
14.212222WLS Morgan, David Philip2229
15.86707GERCCMLemke, Burghard2295
16.516696USA Moujan, Pablo2259
17.810165WLS Bailey, Stephen2012
18.81937GERSIMKrüger, Hilmar2281
19.212468BULCCEAkrill, Richard2038
20.873435INA Pirhot, Tri Darma Yudha 
21.10492AUTCCEVegjeleki, Adolf2283
22.10492AUTCCEVegjeleki, Adolf2283
23.810212WLSCCMSherwood, Alexander2362
24.810202WLSLGMSherwood, Helen2332
25.810161WLSCCMSherwood, Russell2367
26.131362CZE Navara, Eduard1208
27620775SCO Buchan, Allan 
28.517327USACCEWalton, John C.2172
29.461056FINCCESuihko, Kalervo2248
30.950429SVK Frič, Ľuboš1983
31.82771GERCCEHeidtmann, Dirk2145
32.210942ENGCCEReed, Arthur F.2237
33.160017ESPIMLanz Calavia, José María2336
34.160017ESPIMLanz Calavia, José María2336
35.281131IND Ray, Biswa Preet 
36.910073LATCCMGulbis, Harijs2278
37.910073LATCCMGulbis, Harijs2278
38.514975USA Cohle, Stephen1599
39.210454ENG Beckett, Phillip J.1951
40.212997ENG Jones, Malcolm1548
41.514550USA Smith, Richard2015
42.210454ENG Beckett, Phillip J.1951
43.170047EGY Mohammed, Fayez2222
44.141107RUSCCEPopov, Vladimir Valentinovich2094
45.480032SLOCCMPotrata, Janko2381
46.810278WLS Jones, Rhys 
47.82188GER Richter, Wolfgang2236
48.810259WLS Denton, Sean2213
49.81937GERSIMKrüger, Hilmar2281
50.161719ESP Gomez Gimenez, Guillermo1996
51.100510SUI Dellenbach, Jean Paul2033
52.130482CZECCMGlaser, Karel2304
53.180229FRACCMBaroin, Bernard2310
54.30265AUS Freire, Daniel J.1802
55.810276WLS Coles, Jon2006
56.150509DEN Hjorth, Jesper1812
57.371295NED Fluit, Johnny2195
58.212209ENG Gosling, Brian G. E.1879
59.370844NED Velde, Meint van der2128
60.421512POL Głowiński, Daniel1791
61.516925USA Kaczmarek, Robert2145
62.460338FIN Kontulainen, Hanne2155
63.81455GERIMNyberg, Wilfred2235
64.451422SWECCMÅberg, Lars-Erik2304
65.629031SCOCCMLloyd, Geoffrey2283
66.550102RSA Scott, Rueon1641
67.510869USA Lambert, Michael H.1934
68.86893GER Rose, Sven2159
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