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ICCF World Team Cup 1st Round

Saturday, July 31, 2021: has begun

World Team Cup 1st Round

We have 28 accepted entries for the World Team cup from a mix of National Federations, Zonal Unattached and Mixed Federation Teams.

For the 1st round we have 12 matches – a mix of 3 Team and 2 Team events. This will lead to 12 Qualifying Teams (1 per group) in four matches of 3 teams in the 2nd round, 2 matches of two teams in the 3rd round and a Final of two teams.

Draw

Group 1: Benelux, Brazil, and Philippines

Group 2: Ukraine, Poland and Portugal

Group 3: Spain, Bulgaria and Anzacplus2

Group 4: Romania, Czech Republic and World Zone

Group 5: USA and Mexico

Group 6: Cuba and Indonesia

Group 7: Russia and Argentina

Group 8: Germany and Wales

Group 9: India and Italy

Group 10: England and Croatia

Group 11: France and Switzerland

Group 12: Finland and Peru

 

A few statistics:

Mean Rating: 2296, Median Rating 2350

13 ICCF GM

2 FIDE GM

59 ICCF SIM

107 ICCF IM

182 CCM/4 LGM

59 CCE

16 players rated over 2500

Teams Averages range from over 2419 down to 2056 and fall roughly into three rating bands.

 

Even with the slight delay in starting the ongoing timetable should be able to be maintained.

Thanks to all the TD's who responded to the call to officiate the event, we were oversubscribed many times over.

 

Good Luck to All

 

Russell Sherwood

TO 1st World Team Cup

ICCF Markering Director


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