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MT-Bielecki Top Players

ICCF Diamond Jubilee Webserver World Cup 18 – initiated

After registration all entries were verified. Final report includes players with new ratings (from rating list 2011/4). Assumed rating for a player without a published rating at the beginning of a cup preliminary round is 1800, unless player’s FIDE rating is higher (12 cases).

One month after closing entries late withdrawals happened. That was very unfortunate, because pairings was made already and resulted enormous additional work. So final status of the entries is presented below.

Status of the entries as of (Stan zgłoszeń na dzień) 01.10.2011

  1. Report #13, Final summary list updated (Końcowa lista skorygowana), 01.10.2011
  2. Summary (Podsumowanie):
    • entries (zgłoszeń) = 844
      • DE = 222
    • countries (krajów) = 53
    • players (zawodników) = 685
    • titled players (utytułowanych zawodników) = 83
    • highest rating = 2565
    • average rating of all entries (średni ranking wszystkich zgłoszeń) = 2115

Those countries with 20 or more entries  are:

  • Germany 117,
  • Russia 91,
  • USA 58,
  • Spain 54,
  • Poland 53,
  • Italy 52,
  • England 38,
  • France 26,
  • Netherlands 25,
  • Turkey 25,
  • Czech Republic 23,
  • Australia 22,
  • Romania 21.


Final pairings was completed on 01.10.2011.

In the preliminary stage, in each group there is no more than:

  • 3 German or Russian players;
  • 2 American, Spanish, Polish or Italian players;
  • one player from any other country.

With that assumptions we managed to distribute players to groups with average rating from 2105 to 2124, close to average rating of all entries 2115.

We have 64 groups of 13 players and one group of 12 players. 2 players from each group will qualify for  semifinals (around 142 entries in total including previous finalists), with 11 players going to a 13 player final (including former World Cup winners).

A player cannot achieve more than 2 qualificatons to semifinals and not more than one place in the final.

The start lists will be issued on 01.10.2011.

The official start date is 30.10.2011, when time counting will begin.

There is a fixed closing date of 01.06.2013.

We hope that it will be a very enjoyable tournament.

Amici sumus
Mariusz Wojnar
Central Tournament Leader


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