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Sean

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Post Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:30 pm

Commonwealth Chess Championship - 2011 Online Qualifier

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ChessCube is sponsoring an online qualifier to the 2011 Commonwealth & South African Open Chess Championships.

Prizes worth $9,000 are up for grabs!

Play the online qualifier WARZONE CHESS series between 26 March and 3 April and win entry into the 2011 Commonwealth & South African Open Chess Championships. Anyone can enter!

Players will be able to compete in three Sections:
A: Open
B: u2200
C: u1800

In addition chess handicaps allow anyone to win.

The winner of each Section receives*:
- Free entry into the tournament
- Accommodation at the 4-star Peermont Mondior
hotel for the duration of the event
- $1,500 in cash towards flights & expenses
*Terms & Conditions apply.

Daily Tournament Schedule:

Section A: (26 Mar – 2 Apr 2011)

Level 1:
Entry: 50 Cubits
Prizes: 10 Tickets (to Level 2)

Level 2:
Entry: 150 Cubits
Prizes: 20 Tickets (To Level 3)

Level 3: (At 6PM GMT/UTC Daily)
Entry: 30 Crowns
Prizes: 10 Tickets (To the Final on 3 Apr)

Series Name: Commonwealth A
Time Control: 2 Minutes
Tournament Type: Warzone, Rated
Players: Min 10, Max 200
Handicap: Time
Ending: 30 minutes
Criteria: None
Points System: Must Win
Multiplier: Linear, Non Resetting
Doubling Cube: Enabled
Tiebreak: Standard Warzone tiebreak system
Pausing: Enabled

Section B:(26 Mar – 2 Apr 2011)

Level 1:
Entry: 20 Cubits
Prizes: 10 Tickets (to Level 2)

Level 2:
Entry: 100 Cubits
Prizes: 20 Tickets (To Level 3)

Level 3: (At 6PM GMT/UTC Daily)
Entry: 20 Crowns
Prizes: 20 Tickets (To the Final on 3 Apr)

Series Name: Commonwealth B
Time Control: 2 Minutes
Tournament Type: Warzone, Rated
Players: Min 10, Max 200
Handicap: Material, Time
Ending: 30 minutes
Criteria: ChessCube rating below 2200
Points System: Must Win
Multiplier: Linear, Non Resetting
Doubling Cube: Enabled
Tiebreak: Standard Warzone tiebreak system
Pausing: Enabled

Section C:(26 Mar – 2 Apr 2011)

Level 1:
Entry: 10 Cubits
Prizes: 10 Tickets (to Level 2)

Level 2:
Entry: 50 Cubits
Prizes: 20 Tickets (To Level 3)

Level 3: (At 6PM GMT/UTC Daily)
Entry: 10 Crowns
Prizes: 30 Tickets (To the Final on 3 Apr)

Series Name: Commonwealth C
Time Control: 2 Minutes
Tournament Type: Warzone, Rated
Players: Min 10, Max 200
Handicap: Points, Time
Ending: 30 minutes
Criteria: ChessCube rating below 1800
Points System: Positive ELO Rating System
Multiplier: Linear, Non Resetting
Doubling Cube: Enabled
Tiebreak: Standard Warzone tiebreak system
Pausing: Enabled

Final - Tournament Details:

Section A: (3 Apr 2011)

Final:
Entry: 300 Crowns
Prizes: 1x Grand Prize

Series Name: Commonwealth Final
Time Control: 2 Minutes
Tournament Type: Warzone, Rated
Players: Min 10, Max 500
Handicap: Time
Ending: 60 minutes
Criteria: None
Points System: Must Win
Multiplier: Linear, Non Resetting
Doubling Cube: Enabled
Tiebreak: Standard Warzone tiebreak system
Pausing: Enabled

Section B: (3 Apr 2011)

Final:
Entry: 200 Crowns
Prizes: 1x Grand Prize

Series Name: Commonwealth Final
Time Control: 2 Minutes
Tournament Type: Warzone, Rated
Players: Min 10, Max 500
Handicap: Material, Time
Ending: 60 minutes
Criteria: ChessCube rating below 2200, ChessCube XP Level 5
Points System: Must Win
Multiplier: Linear, Non Resetting
Doubling Cube: Enabled
Tiebreak: Standard Warzone tiebreak system
Pausing: Enabled

Section C: (3 Apr 2011)

Final:
Entry: 100 Crowns
Prizes: 1x Grand Prize

Series Name: Commonwealth Final
Time Control: 2 Minutes
Tournament Type: Warzone, Rated
Players: Min 10, Max 500
Handicap: Points, Time
Ending: 60 minutes
Criteria: ChessCube rating below 1800, ChessCube XP Level 5
Points System: Positive ELO Rating System
Multiplier: Linear, Non Resetting
Doubling Cube: Enabled
Tiebreak: Standard Warzone tiebreak system
Pausing: Enabled

The structure is simply:
Level 1 (Tournaments throughout the day) -> Level 2 (Tournaments throughout the day) - Level 3 (Tournament daily at 6PM GMT/UTC) -> Final (3 Apr 2011)

Good luck to all!

For more visit the South African Open Chess Championships official tournament website.
For more information on Warzone Chess and Tournament setups, please click here.

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Post Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:35 pm

Terms And Conditions

By entering any online qualifier you agree to the following terms and conditions:

Online qualifier conditions
1. The general terms and conditions and acceptable use policy apply to this tournament.
2. All daily tickets are only valid for tournaments on that day. Tickets won to the final are valid for the grand prize tournament on 3 April.
3. Your ticket will give you eligibility to play in any section's final - as long as you meet the rating criteria of that section.
4. You must play in the section that corresponds to your real world rating.

Prize conditions
1. A player may not win more than one grand prize.
2. Grand prize winners will be required to send us proof of their identity within 30 days (passport or similar document).
3. Grand prize winners must participate in the 2011 Commonwealth Chess Championship at Emperor's Palace to receive their prize.
4. Prizes may not be transferred to another individual.
5. Winners are subject to the 2011 Commonwealth Chess Championship rules and conditions.
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antrohanson21

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Post Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:22 pm

Re: Commonwealth Chess Championship - 2011 Online Qualifier

need more information on the commonwealth chess Association
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raghavsrivat

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Post Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:24 am

Re: Commonwealth Chess Championship - 2011 Online Qualifier

Dear Sir / Madam, You mention in online Qualifier Rules and Regulations about Cubits and Crowns. What are they? How we can get them? Please clarify as early as possible. Because I want to participate in this online Tournment.
Thanking u,
yours sincerely,
V.Raghav Srivathsav , Guinness World Record & Limca World Records Holder.
Hyderabad, India. Mobile: +919866966904
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AAA_VeNoM

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Post Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:47 am

Re: Commonwealth Chess Championship - 2011 Online Qualifier

raghavsrivat wrote:Dear Sir / Madam, You mention in online Qualifier Rules and Regulations about Cubits and Crowns. What are they? How we can get them? Please clarify as early as possible. Because I want to participate in this online Tournment.
Thanking u,
yours sincerely,
V.Raghav Srivathsav , Guinness World Record & Limca World Records Holder.
Hyderabad, India. Mobile: +919866966904



Hello Raghav,

What are Crowns? >>> viewtopic.php?f=12&t=34

Cubits >> viewtopic.php?f=12&t=33
Always at your service.
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chiria

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Post Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:50 pm

Re: Commonwealth Chess Championship - 2011 Online Qualifier

thanks.. :dance: i want play really..
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trebbor

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Post Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:34 pm

Re: Commonwealth Chess Championship - 2011 Online Qualifier

i m looking forward to play , but why unfair handicap system is involved again , really there is no point, and warzone style where you dont need to face direct rivals in order to win???? Whats the purpose of such system , just dont tell me "anyone can win".
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trebbor

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Post Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:21 pm

Re: Commonwealth Chess Championship - 2011 Online Qualifier

and by the way I got one more question there is no limit for B section how low rated player can be in order to join, for example 1200 could easilly win b section but can have trouble in c section that isnt sane mind logic.
I suggest 1900 to be lower limit.
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albinbinoo

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Post Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:12 am

Re: Commonwealth Chess Championship - 2011 Online Qualifier

Great event but I dont like hendicep system. I have been playing many hendicep tournaments here, and I never seen strong player winning hendicep system tournament or being even close, you say purpose of hendicep is to give chance everybody to win, well this is game of chess, in which should not be lottery involved. But I stress out maybe hendicep would be ok if it was not abused so often, I met so many lower rated players then me in WR hendicep, I am 1850 CC, and they were playing on very high level and plus points hendicep system worked for them beautifully. Never the less this is great event and initiative from CC, but as I said I am bit concerned about hendicep system, it is simply not fair and it is being abused in large scale.
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levlandau

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Post Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:50 am

Re: Commonwealth Chess Championship - 2011 Online Qualifier

I by myself think that it's not worthwhile to create different series, because of ease of cheating. It costs nothing for a 2000+ player to register another account and win everyone in 1800- championship.
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