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World Cup 18 semi-finals – Statistics & Qualifications

ICCF Diamond Jubilee Webserver World Cup 18 semi-finals started on 2013-08-30 with closing date of 2015-04-01.

There is 12 semi-final sections (13 players each, in total 156 entries) and the section winner will qualify for a 13-17 player final (including former World Cup winners). Special invitation was addressed to winners of the ICCF Golden Jubilee Final tournaments (“ICCF 50 Jubilee Email Final” and “ICCF 50 Jubilee Postal Final“) in order to bridge both 50th and 60th Anniversaries of ICCF. The winners – Mr. Csaba Jergler (HUN) and Mr. Yoav Dothan (ISR) – were invited for the final stage. GM Yoav Dothan confirmed his participation already.

All unfinished games are called for adjudication. The players involved shall submit their claim (with the required result – win or draw) and supporting analysis to their TD for adjudication no later than 2015-04-15.

The adjudication will be organized in such a way that all qualified players will be known by 2015-05-15.

The final is expected to start as soon as all qualifiers are known (Q2/Q3 2015).



The semi-finals of this World Cup started on 2013-08-30 with 156 players in 12 server sections and now ended on 2015-04-01.

The first completed game is the game Lins, Thomas – Ilyin, Pavel Egorovich in section 08 ended on 2013-08-18 with a draw.

Evgeny Podvoysky (RUS) from section 10 is the first player qualified to final stage (on 2014-07-04). He also gained IM norm.

After the end date (2015-04-01) we have 98% completed games (range from 90% to 100%) – 6 sections out of 12 finished play. See below more statistics.

We know 11 qualified players for the World Cup 18 semi-finals until now. Most of them confirmed their participation already.

Should there be any non starters or unexpected withdrawals, the final might be completed by players from a prioritized list of reserve (those sharing 1st place). Some of these players might be contacted (if applicable) by TO Mariusz Wojnar via e-mail who will be offered any vacancies which arise.

List of reserve will be employed until October/November 2015 (more or less).


After the end date of the semi-finals (2015-04-01) there were 33 unfinished games. Until now 14 games were adjudicated and 6 games allowed to play and 13 games (from sections 2 & 7) are still under adjudication.

Below some statistics and qualifications by sections can be found as of 2015-05-21.


Section Games FG# % End date Qualified for the World Cup 18 final
DJ-CT18 936 926 99% 13 players
DJ-CT18/sf01 78 77 99% Ros Padilla, Javier
DJ-CT18/sf02 78 71 91% Bonfissuto, Giulio IM norm
DJ-CT18/sf03 78 78 100% 2015-02-24 Dolya, Anatoly Leonidovich
DJ-CT18/sf04 78 78 100% 2015-05-06 Visloguzov, Vadim Anatolievich
DJ-CT18/sf05 78 78 100% 2015-04-17 Zajontz, Rainer
DJ-CT18/sf06 78 78 100% 2015-03-30 Voiculescu, Costel
DJ-CT18/sf07 78 78 100% 2015-05-15 Ulbig, Stefan
DJ-CT18/sf08 78 78 100% 2015-04-10 Tseng, Wilbur IM norm
DJ-CT18/sf09 78 78 100% 2015-04-16 Kubicki, Tadeusz
DJ-CT18/sf10 78 78 100% 2015-02-03 Podvoysky, Evgeny Borisovich IM norm
DJ-CT18/sf11 78 78 100% 2015-04-27 Troger, Mag. Dominik
DJ-CT18/sf12 78 76 97% Fedorov, Sergey Yurievich