English Deaf Chess Association

 

 

Qualifying rules for World Individual/Team events

 

Selection of player to represent England in the ICSC World Individual Championship

 

1.        Qualifying  tournament

 

1.1.    The top 10 ECF-graded EDCA members shall be invited for a tournament to represent England at the ICSC World 

         Individual Championship. They need to have attended at least 2 out of the last 3 EDCA Congresses.

 

1.2.    Should any invited player decline then the next top graded player shall be invited to take his place.

 

1.3.    A sub-committee shall be formed to organise the tournament. From the sub-committee, an organiser shall be elected to

         oversee the smooth running of the tournament with help from the sub-committee.

 

2.        Structure and playing conditions of the tournament

 

2.1.    Depending on the number of entries, the tournament shall be held over a weekend and shall be in either an all-play-all or

         Swiss format over 5 or 6 rounds.

 

2.2.  The time controls shall follow those used by ICSC. 40 moves in 2 hours each and 30 minutes to complete the game.

 

2.3.   Should there be only 2 participants then a match shall be held to determine the winner. Two slow- play games shall be

         held with the time control specified in 2.2. The toss of a coin shall determine who plays white in the first game and then

         the colours shall be reversed for the second game.

       

2.3.1.    Should the match end in a tie, then 2 quick play games shall be held with 30 minutes each to complete the game.

 

2.3.2.    Should the match still end in a tie then two further games of 15 minutes each shall be played.

 

2.3.3.    If still tied then two 5 minute games shall be played.

 

2.3.4.    If still tied then a sudden death blitz game shall be held where white has 5 minutes and black has 4 minutes but white must win to win the match overall. The toss of a coin shall determine the colours.

 

2.4.   The tournament controllerís decision is final in every respect.

 

 

Selection of players to represent England in the ICSC World Team Championship

 

1.   The winner of the Cedric White trophy shall have an automatic place in the team. The EDCA Congress in question shall be the one held more than 12 months from the date the next ICSC World Team Championship is to be held.

 

2.    Qualifying  tournament

 

2.1.    The top 10 ECF-graded EDCA members shall be invited for a tournament to compete for the remaining 4 places. They need to have attended at least 2 out of the last 3 EDCA Congresses.

 

2.2.    Should any invited player decline then the next top graded player shall be invited to take his place.

 

2.3.    Should there be not enough players, there will be a selection process to pick the 5 players. The current selectors are:

         Ilan Dwek, Richard Willson and Peter Sharpe.

 

2.4.    A sub-committee shall be formed to organise the tournament. From the sub-committee, an organiser shall be elected to

          oversee the smooth running of the tournament with help from the sub-committee.

 

3.        Structure and playing conditions of the tournament

 

3.1.    Depending on the number of entries, the tournament shall be held over a weekend and shall be in either an all-play-all or Swiss format over 5 or 6 rounds.

 

3.2.  The time controls shall follow those used by ICSC. 40 moves in 2 hours each and 30 minutes to

        complete the game.

 

3.2.    The tournament controllerís decision is final in every respect.

 

 

 

 

Based on the EDCA Selection rules for England team in ICSC World Team Championship originally drawn up by Ian Carmichael, Stephen Gibson and Michael Simmons.

 

Updated by Alasdair MacLeod.

 

Signed:   Alasdair MacLeod

 

Date:    18/02/2010