BCCA CHAMPIONSHIP, Candidates & Reserves

BCCA WILLIAM MASON CHAMPIONSHIP RULES

  1. When required the BCCA President is responsible for applying to the ICCF for permission to run the BCCA William Mason Championship.

 

  1. The Executive Committee will appoint a tournament organiser who will act as or appoint a tournament director. The tournament organiser is authorised by the BCCA Executive Committee to take whatever decisions are required in relation to the running of the BCCA William Mason Championship.

 

  1. The William Mason Championship will be held every year and will be open to all paid-up BCCA members.

 

  1. The BCCA President will receive entries with the entry fee as decided by the BCCA Executive Committee by 1st September of each year the tournament is held. After that date the BCCA President will inform the tournament organiser of the names and ICCF numbers of the entries.

 

  1. There will be tournaments of three levels. These will be designated as:

 

  1. William Mason Championship Final

 

  1. BCCA Candidates tournaments

 

  1. BCCA Reserves tournaments

 

  1. The William Mason Championship final will normally consist of eleven players who will play for the title of BCCA Champion. The tournament organiser may vary this number of players if considered necessary. Each player shall play one game against each other player.

 

  1. There will be up to five BCCA Candidates tournaments each of which will normally consist of six players. The tournament organiser may vary this number of players if considered necessary. Each player will play the other players in the group on a ‘double round’ basis.

 

  1. BCCA Reserves tournaments shall be held for all players who have not been chosen by the tournament organiser to play in the William Mason Championship Final or the BCCA Candidates tournaments. Each BCCA Reserves tournament will normally consist of six players. The tournament organiser may vary this number of players if considered necessary. Each player will play the other players in the group on a ‘double round’ basis.

 

  1. Eligibility for the tournaments is as follows:

 

  1. William Mason Championship Final (in the following order):

 

  1. The players who finished in first, second, and third place in the preceding William Mason Championship Final

 

  1. The winner of a preceding BCCA Candidates tournament

 

  • Anyone scoring the same points as winner of a preceding BCCA Candidates tournament but finishes second or below on tie-break

 

  1. The player who finished in fourth place in the preceding William Mason Championship Final

 

  1. Other players who played in the preceding William Mason Championship Final or a BCCA Candidates tournament

 

  1. BCCA Candidates tournament:

 

  1. The players who finished in first and second place in each of the preceding BCCA Reserves tournaments

 

  1. The remaining players in descending ICCF rating order subject to the conditions specified in rule 8.

 

  1. BCCA Reserves tournaments:

 

  1. Those players who finished in the lowest two places in each of the preceding BCCA Candidates tournaments, subject to those players not falling under rule 10 b) ii)

 

  1. All remaining players yet to be allocated to a tournament.

 

  1. Play in all of the above tournaments will commence in September of that year, and the end date will be 31st July of the following year.

 

  1. ICCF playing and tournament rules for server play will apply except that games shall not be ICCF rated and ICCF norms cannot be obtained. All games will be played on the ICCF webserver. Players must maintain their BCCA membership throughout the tournament.

 

  1. The ICCF standard time control of 10 moves in 35 days with duplication after 15 days will be used. 14 days of leave per year are available to each player.

 

  1. Ties are broken by ICCF rule 1.3.4.2. If needed, adjudicators will be selected by the ICCF server.

 

  1. For each tournament the following BCCA Master points and BCCA Candidate Master points will be allocated at the end of the tournament:

 

  1. William Mason Championship Final: 1st placed player will earn 12 points towards the BCCA Master Title; 2nd placed player will earn 8 points towards the BCCA Master Title; 3rd placed player will earn 4 points towards the BCCA Master Title.

 

  1. BCCA Candidates tournaments: 1st placed player will earn 8 points towards the BCCA Candidate Master Title; 2nd placed player will earn 4 points towards the BCCA Candidate Master Title.

 

  1. BCCA Reserves tournaments: 1st placed player will earn 4 points towards the BCCA Candidate Master Title.

 

Where players are declared equal after the application of ICCF rule 1.3.4.2, these points will be shared between those players who are declared equal. Any conversion between BCCA Master points and BCCA Candidate Master points will be at the discretion of the BCCA Executive Committee should an application be received by the tournament organiser.

 

  1. Prizes will be allocated at the end of the tournaments as follows:

 

  1. William Mason Championship Final: first place (BCCA Champion) will receive £200; second place will receive £100; third place will receive £50.

 

  1. BCCA Candidates tournaments: first place will receive £20.

 

  1. BCCA Reserves tournaments: first place will receive £15.

 

Where players are declared equal after the application of ICCF rule 1.3.4.2, these prizes will be shared between those players who are declared equal.

 

  1. Any matters concerning the organisation and running of the tournament not covered in these rules and any appeals against the decisions of the tournament organiser will be determined by the BCCA Executive Committee whose decision shall be final.

 

  1. Any matters concerning the ICCF rules for server play will be decided by the ICCF whose decision shall be final.

 

 

CCM Stan J. Grayland, BCCA President

 

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