Medal Tournaments

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WS MEDAL TOURNAMENT RULES

  1. When required the BCCA President is responsible for applying for permission to run the BCCA WS Medal tournaments and for soliciting entries to the BCCA WS Medal tournaments.

2.The BCCA Executive Committee will appoint a tournament organiser who will act as or appoint a tournament director for each Medal tournament. The tournament organiser is authorised by the BCCA Executive Committee to take whatever decisions are required in relation to the running of the BCCA WS Medal tournaments.

3The BCCA WS Medal tournaments will be held every year and will be open to all paid-up BCCA members.

 

  1. The tournament organiser will receive entries with the entry fee as decided by the BCCA by 20th February of each year the tournament is held.

 

  1. Play will commence in March of that year, and there will be no end date.

 

  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 40 days with duplication after 20 days will be used. 30 days of leave per year are available to each player. There will be no special leave in these tournaments.

 

  1. Players cannot agree to a draw before move 30. Draw offers are restricted to one offer per player every 10 moves (called the ten moves draw rule). Ties are broken by ICCF rule 1.3.4.2. If needed, adjudicators will be selected by the ICCF server.

 

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

 

a)WS Gold Medal tournament

 

b)WS Silver Medal tournament

 

c)WS Bronze Medal tournament

 

  1. Allocation of entries to these tournaments will be at the sole discretion of the tournament organiser but will usually be in groups between seven and thirteen players. The winner of a WS Silver Medal tournament will be promoted to a WS Gold Medal tournament the following season should that tournament be held. The winner of a WS Bronze Medal tournament will be promoted to a WS Silver Medal tournament the following season should that tournament be held. All other entries will be allocated in descending order of ICCF rating.

 

  1. If the total number of entries received is too many, the tournament organiser may decide to run more than one WS Medal tournament described under 9 a), 9 b) or 9 c).

 

  1. The tournament organiser has sole discretion as to whether the tournaments will be played on an ‘all-play-all’ or ‘double round’ basis.

 

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

 

a )WS Gold Medal tournament: 1st placed player will earn 8 points towards the BCCA Master Title; 2nd placed player will earn 4 points towards the BCCA Master Title; 3rd placed player will earn 2 points towards the BCCA Master Title.

 

b) WS Silver Medal tournament: 1st placed player will earn 10 points towards the BCCA Candidate Master Title; 2nd placed player will earn 6 points towards the BCCA Candidate Master Title; 3rd placed player will earn 3 points towards the BCCA Candidate Master Title.

 

c) WS Bronze Medal tournament: 1st placed player will earn 5 points towards the BCCA Candidate Master Title; 2nd placed player will earn 3 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. The winner of the WS Gold Medal tournament will receive an engraved gold medal. The winner of the WS Silver Medal tournament will receive an engraved silver medal. The winner of the WS Bronze Medal tournament will receive an engraved bronze medal. All of these medals will be provided by the BCCA.

 

  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

 

POSTAL MEDAL TOURNAMENT RULES

  1. When required the BCCA President is responsible for applying to the ICCF for permission to run the BCCA Postal Medal tournaments.

 

  1. The BCCA Executive Committee will appoint a tournament organiser who will act as or appoint a tournament director for each Medal tournament. The tournament organiser is authorised by the BCCA Executive Committee to take whatever decisions are required in relation to the running of the BCCA Postal Medal tournaments.

 

  1. The BCCA Postal Medal tournaments will be held every year and will be open to all paid-up BCCA members.

 

  1. The tournament organiser will receive entries with the entry fee as decided by the BCCA by 20th February of each year the tournament is held.

 

  1. Play will commence in March of that year, and there will be no end date.

 

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

 

  1. The ICCF standard time control of 10 moves in 30 days with duplication after 12 days will be used. 28 days of leave per year are available to each player. A penalty of five days shall be added to the time of a player who sends an illegible, illegal or ambiguous move, or incorrectly repeats the opponent’s latest move. There will be no special leave in these tournaments.

 

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

 

a) Postal Gold Medal tournament

 

b) Postal Silver Medal tournament

 

c) Postal Bronze Medal tournament

 

  1. Allocation of entries to these tournaments will be at the sole discretion of the tournament organiser but will usually be in groups of five or six players. The winner of a Postal Silver Medal tournament will be promoted to a Postal Gold Medal tournament the following season should that tournament be held. The winner of a Postal Bronze Medal tournament will be promoted to a Postal Silver Medal tournament the following season should that tournament be held. All other entries will be allocated in descending order of ICCF rating. Any of the tournaments listed under 8 a), 8 b) or 8 c) will not be held should there be insufficient entries.

 

  1. If the total number of entries received is too many, the tournament organiser may decide to run more than one Postal Medal tournament described under 8 a), 8 b) or 8 c).

 

  1. The tournament organiser has sole discretion as to whether the tournaments will be played on an ‘all-play-all’ or ‘double round’ basis.

 

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

 

a) Postal Gold Medal tournament: 1st placed player will earn 4 points towards the BCCA Master Title; 2nd placed player will earn 2 points towards the BCCA Master Title.

 

b) Postal Silver Medal tournament: 1st placed player will earn 6 points towards the BCCA Candidate Master Title; 2nd placed player will earn 3 points towards the BCCA Candidate Master Title.

 

c) Postal Bronze Medal tournament: 1st placed player will earn 3 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. Ties are broken by ICCF rule 1.3.4.2. If needed, adjudicators will be selected by the ICCF server.

 

  1. The winner of the Postal Gold Medal tournament will receive an engraved gold medal. The winner of the Postal Silver Medal tournament will receive an engraved silver medal. The winner of the Postal Bronze Medal tournament will receive an engraved bronze medal. All of these medals will be provided by the BCCA.

 

  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 postal play will be decided by the ICCF whose decision shall be final.

 

 

CCM Stan J. Grayland, BCCA President

 

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