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Witold Bielecki Memorial Team Tournament Final started on 2013-09-08

Dear Chessfriends,

Welcome to Witold Bielecki Memorial Team Tournament Final!

This European national team tournament is the second edition of a team event (6 boards) with average rating not higher than 2000.

This edition has been organized in 2 stages, preliminary and final, by ICCF-Europa, with support of the Polish Correspondence Chess Federation and called Witold Bielecki Memorial Team Tournament (MT-Bielecki TT), in tribute to Witold Bielecki (1947-2008) – former president of the Polish Correspondence Chess Federation and Polish delegate to ICCF.

Tournament attracted 22 European national teams. They were distributed to 3 sections. The first three teams from each section were eligible to play in the final.

Preliminaries began on 2012-01-25. There are still few open games, but finally the last decisive game finished and we know all teams qualified for the final (section 1 – Belarus, Austria & Finland; section 2 – Russia, Slovakia & Czech Republic; section 3 – Ukraine, Romania & Poland).

Please receive my heartiest congratulations for your promotion!

Some players progressed a lot in comparison to preliminary stage. Players whose ratings increased over 2050 were still eligible to participate in the final, but any replacement player must be rated not higher than 2050. For few new players provisional rating was assumed 1900.

The final started on 2013-09-08 with no end date.

This is a rated event played on ICCF server. ICCF standard time control 10 moves in 50 days with duplication after 20 days is used. 30 days of leave per year are available to each player. Linear conditionals can be entered. Other participants can see the games only when they are finished, and at least 1 games are finished in the event. The public can see the games only when they are finished, and at least 1 games are finished in the event. The team mates and captain can see the games live after 0 games are finished in the event. Live transmission is delayed by 0 moves.

This event is organized and directed by Mariusz Wojnar (POL). Backup TD is IA Marco Caressa (ITA).

For news on the event please look at tournament page (http://kszgk.com/bielecki/).

All ICCF Rules valid for this event are placed at page http://kszgk.com/bielecki/?page_id=342. Please note especially tiebreaking (ICCF TR, article 7), which is slightly different from preliminary stage.

As for team tournaments article 7.3 applies.

(a) tie breaking on the basis of team results (2 additional points for a won match, 1 additional point for a drawn match),

(b) the results of the tied teams against each other.

(c) better individual result on bd.1 (following bd.2, 3 etc.) – article 7.2 applies

  • number of wins by each tied player,
  • points evaluation by the Sonneborn-Berger-System,
  • results of the tied players against each other.


See below list of teams.

No Team Rav TC
1 Slovakia 2104 Manduch, Milan
2 Russia 2099 Pavlikov, Andrey Nikolaevich
3 Ukraine 2098 Yeremenko,   Andrei
4 Czech Republic 2084 Volf, Michal
5 Poland 2079 Kamiński, Janusz
6 Belarus 2076 Ivanov, Alexandr Sergeevich
7 Austria 2025 Hofer, Rudolf
8 Finland 2017 Lahdenmäki, Leo
9 Romania 1997 Taras, Iulian


Several players are new, so please be patient and give them necessary attention.

Please be aware of some basic issues placed at page “Reminders” (http://kszgk.com/bielecki/?page_id=592). For new players they might be very useful and just reminder for more experienced players.

Please remember the ICCF motto ‘Amici sumus!’, meaning ‘We are friends!’. When all participants keep this in mind, we are sure you will enjoy your games. Good luck!

Amici sumus

Mariusz Wojnar, TO and TD MT-Bielecki TT

Marco Caressa, Zone 1 Europe Director, Backup TD MT-Bielecki TT


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