EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2015
Sunday, December 14, 2014: ANNOUNCEMENT OF CANDIDATES TOURNAMENT
International Correspondence Chess Federation
Zone 1 – Europe
Following the decision taken in Crakow during the ICCF Congress 2013, the Candidates‘ Tournament
of the European Championship 2015 will start on 15th March 2015 and be played on the ICCF Server.
The top two players from each Candidates section will qualify for the Final.
Each section will normally consist of 13 players but the Tournament Organiser shall have the authority to
change the number of players to 11, 15 or 17.
The following players have the right to participate in the European Championship Candidates :
(a) players rated 2500 or over at the time of entry
(b) holders of the Grandmaster Title
(c) holders of the Senior International Master Title with a rating over 2400 at the time of entry
(d) holders of the International Master Title with a rating over 2450 at the time of entry
(e) those participants of EU Championships semi-finals 68 and 69 who achieved at least 55% scores
(unless they already hold qualification under any of (a) to (d) above) and have not already used this
(f) participants of previous or running Finals who have scored at least 45% of the possible points, if they
have not earned a higher qualification and have not already used this qualification right.
The ICCF European Championship is reserved only to those players from European countries.
Players may enter in the usual way through their National Federations or, where eligible, via the
ICCF Direct Entry system. Players from those countries not members of ICCF may submit entries
only via the ICCF Direct Entry system.
Entries via National Federations should contain the player’s name, e-mail address and ICCF PNUM
and should be forwarded by email to the Tournament Organizer, Marco Caressa, e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 20 February 2015.
It is also mandatory that the qualification right to participate in the event should be specified for each
The ICCF Executive Board asks that all ICCF Delegates ensure that this important information
is made available in all national CC magazines and websites. It is the responsibilty of
Delegates to ensure that all players are made aware of these arrangements!
Zonal Director for Europe