6th International Clergy Polish Championship
Wednesday, June 5, 2019: Regulations
of the 6th International Clergy Polish Correspondence Chess Championship
To determine the Champion of Poland in correspondence chess among clergymen
To integrate clergy within common passion chess
To celebrate St Teresa of Avila, patroness of chess
To compete and gain chess raiting benefits
2. Tournament Organizer
The Polish Correspondence Chess Commission of the Polish Chess Federation supported by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Drohiczyn is organising the tournament.
3. Period of play
The tournament will start on 2019-09-15 with end date 2020-12-15. Separate announcement will be issued.
This is invitational event and invited players participate in this event free of charge. Participants are clergymen from Poland and abroad. The organizer reserves the right to reject entry without giving a reason.
5. Playing system
This tournament is rated and it is supposed to be a single round robin event played by ICCF server. Maximum games played will not go beyond 12. The tournament can be Scilli type (10 games) for more than 13 applications.
6. Time control and rules
Standard ICCF Rules apply.
The event will be rated with title norms, if possible. Time control - an incremental rate of play (initial time: 10 days per game plus increment: 1 move in 3 days with duplication after 20 days; 20 days leave per year, no special leave).
Linear conditionals can be entered. This tournament allows claims based on the 6-piece tablebase. No 50-move rule when a 7-piece ending is present.
Standard tie-breaking will be used to determine the winner and place of tied players:
number of wins by each tied player in the tournament,
points evaluation by the Sonneborn-Berger-System,
results of the tied players against each other.
In case of Scilli-like event tie-breaking will be adjusted accordingly and provided in separate announcement.
Winner will receive title the 6th International Clergy Champion of Poland in correspondence chess.
Other prizes might be awarded, if applicable. Details will be provided in separate announcement.
Players may enter in the usual way through their National Federations.
Entries via National Federations should contain player’s name, living place, qualification background (diocese/ seminary/ order and the role performed in it), ICCF ID and should be forwarded by e-mail to Mariusz Wojnar, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, to reach him before 31st August 2019. It would be appreciated if Federations send entries “as received” and not delay them until closing date.
Registration will close on 2019-08-31 to allow for pairings.
10. Final arrangements
Arbiter of the event will be appointed by the Polish Correspondence Chess Commission of the Polish Chess Federation.
Interpretation of this regulations belongs to the organizer. Interpretation of playing rules belongs to arbiter (Tournament Director-TD).
ICCF Delegate for Poland
(-) Mariusz Wojnar
Roman Catholic Diocese of Drohiczyn
(-) Fr. Krzysztof Domaraczeńko