5th Marian Vinchev Memorial - Bulgarian open

Wednesday, June 19, 2024: - announcement

Bulgarian CCA is delighted to announce the 5th Marian Vinchev Memorial.

The tournament is played in the Silli system (10 games) on the ICCF server.

It is organized in 7 rating groups (two sections in each).

In practice, this means that each player can play 2 sections!!

Tournament description:

  • ICCF standard time control 10 moves in 50 days with duplication after 20 days is used.
  • 45 days of leave per year are available to each player.
  • There is no special leave in this event.
  • Linear conditionals can be entered.
  • This tournament allows claims based on the seven piece tablebase.
  • The event will be rated and if the criteria are met, it will be possible to achieve ICCF title norms.
  • Tie -breaking: if a tie persists after the standard tie-breaking procedures (para a-e), the order is determined by the higher rating (fixed or unfixed) in previous ranting lists (before the end of the tournament) until broken.
  • If needed, adjudicators will be selected by the server.
  • Other participants can see the games after 10 games are finished in the event. and games are finished.
  • The public can see the games after 10 games are finished in the event and games are finished.
  • The tournament will start on 25.07.2024. There is no end date.
  • TO/TD: Matjaz Pirs and IA Simeon Vinchev



The tournament is open to all players.

All entries have to go through the DE system on the ICCF server by opening Bulgaria menu in New Events (or simply click on the link below that corresponds to player's rating). Entries cannot be sent via email!

Entry fee for Direct Entry system is 8.50 Euro (in the case of NF Entries, this is the responsibility of NF).

Registration for section Rating
A 2500-2750
A1 2500-2750
B 2450-2499
B1 2450-2499
C 2400-2449
C1 2400-2449
D 2300-2399
D1 2300-2399
E 2150-2299
E1 2150-2299
F 1900-2149
F1 1900-2149
G 1000-1899
G1 1000-1899

The ICCF rating as of July 1, 2024 (Ranking List 2024/3) is binding.

Closing date for Direct Entry is July 17, 2024.

Closing date for NF entries is July 15, 2024.



Electronic certificates will be awarded for the first 5 or 20 places.


Amici Sumus,

TO Matjaz Pirs

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