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Witold Bielecki Memorial – team tournament – Announcement





ICCF-Europa invites entries from member federations to this team tournament, to be played on the ICCF web-server, dedicated to the memory of the former Polish Delegate Witold Bielecki, who died on 5.04.2008.

The event will be organised along similar lines to the “Harro Otte Memorial” (started in 2007) and the European Team Championships.

Each member federation may enter one team of 6 players.

The average ELO rating of each team in the 2011/4 ICCF Rating List must be not higher than 2000 with no player rated above 2050 and a maximum of two players rated over 2000. Unrated players will be listed with an ELO of 1800.

The tournament will be held over two stages with both Preliminary and Final sections having not less than 7 and not more than 9 teams. Players whose ratings increase to over 2050 following the Preliminary section will still be eligible to participate in the Final but any replacement players may be rated not higher than 2050.

Play is scheduled to commence on January / February 2012.

Entries should be submitted not later than 30 November 2011 to the Zonal Director, Gian-Maria Tani, g.m.tani@iccf-europa.com.

All entries should include the following details:

  • names, ICCF codes, postal addresses of the players in the team;
  • board order;
  • name, postal and e-mail address of the Team Captain.

Players whose ICCF ELO rating is above 2000 have to be inserted on the first team boards.

There is no entry fee for this tournament.


Amici sumus.
Gian-Maria Tani
ICCF-Europa Zonal Director


Announcement from ICCF-Europa Director, Gian-Maria Tani (ITA), at ICCF-Europa website.

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