Spanish Postal Chess Club in
50th ANNIVERSARY 5
50th ANNIVERSARY OF CAPEA
CAPEA (Club de
Ajedrez Postal Español en Alemania / Spanish Postal Chess Club in
Germany) was founded by a group of Spaniards on the 1st January 1971
in Mühlheim am Main (Germany).
During all this
time, it has permanently been organizing multiple tournaments for its
members, including especially 10th Anniversary International Open, 20th
Anniversary Open, Live Chess International Tournament of La Pobla de
Lillet (Barcelona), 25th Anniversary International Open, and 40th
Anniversary International Open. It has also published the magazine
Revista Ajedrez Postal CAPEA - a yearbook
with many articles, analyses and anecdotes on our modality - , as well
as an original Calendar.
Following our track
record, we are pleased to celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2021, and
among other events, we will hold two Correspondence Chess Tournaments:
50th ANNIVERSARY OPEN AND
will be governed by the following rules:
50th ANNIVERSARY OPEN TOURNAMENT
It is open to all
correspondence chess players, regardless of their ELO ranking.
The transmission of
moves will be made through the ICCF server.
Starting date of
Qualifying Phase: 15 January 2021. Semifinals are expected to start on
the 1st of July 2022 and the Final on the 1st of December 2023.
The call for this Tournament will remain open until 15 November 2020.
Pace of Play:
Triple-Block System will be used.
Qualifying and Semifinal Phases: 15 months’ duration (450 days)
Phase: 18 months’ duration (550 days)
Groups in the Qualifying Phase will consist of 7 or 9 players depending
on the number of entrants, trying to get the best possible balance of
ELO among them, as well as the most appropriate geographical
distribution of players in each group.
The first of each
group will qualify for the Semifinal and, depending on the number
of entrants, the second may also qualify. This criterion will be
announced at the beginning of the Tournament.
This Tournament is valid for ELO and Norms, according to the ranking in
PRIZES (in Final Phase):
1st €1000 and a
Cup José María Gutiérrez Dopino
2nd €450 and ChessBase Correspondence
2020 (worth €199.90).
3rd €300 and Chessbase 15 (worth
4th €150 and Program Fritz 17 2020
The tiebreak system to be used in all phases will be Baumbach, Sonnen
and result between players. If a tie persists in the Qualifying or
Semifinal phase once the previously listed rules are applied, and there
are several tied players in the places that qualify to the next phase,
all these players will pass to the next phase. In the event of a tie in
the Final, after all the tie-breaking criteria have been applied, the
prize money will be divided equally among all the tied players. However,
ChessBase products will be awarded to the player with the highest ELO,
at that time, among all tied players.
registrations must be made:
By bank transfer to: IBAN: ES80 2100 5659 4001 0018 9155
Or else through
You must also send an e-mail to Tomás Llorach Grácia:
email@example.com Indicating: 50th ANNIVERSARY OPEN REGISTRATION, and
providing: your ICCF ID, full name, ELO rating and e-mail.
The registration fee for the Qualifying phase is €12. Multiple
registrations are allowed, but you will qualify for a maximum of two
places in the Semifinal.
Those players who have an ELO of 2225 on the date of the Semifinal will
be able to enter the Semifinal directly if they pay €20 for
registration. No more than two groups of Semifinals can be registered
and they will only qualify for one place in the Final.
50th ANNIVERSARY CLOSED TOURNAMENT
Tournament will consist of 13 players, although it can have a minimum of
11 players and up to a maximum of 15. tarting date: 15 January 2021.
It will be played through the ICCF server.
Pace of play: 50 days for every 10 moves. A vacation of 45 days per
calendar year is allowed.
Tiebreak system: Baumbach, Sonnen and result between players.
This Tournament is valid for ELO and Norms.
The participants must have a minimum
ELO of 2500. However, the Organization
reserves three places of free designation, as long as the inclusion of
these players guarantees that the minimum
category of the Tournament is 10,
although the Organization intends to achieve an event of category
11 or higher.
The selection of players will be
made in strict ELO order and with
an adequate geographical distribution.
PRIZES IN CLOSED
€1000 and Cup José María Gutiérrez Dopino
2nd €450 and Plaque ASOCIACIÓN POSTAL
If the equality
between some of the 5 first classified players persists once the
tiebreak system is applied, the cash prizes will be equitably
distributed between the tied players in a certain position. Nevertheless
the Trophies will be granted to the player with a higher ELO at the end
of the event, between those tied in the position to which every Trophy
Organization and arbitration will be run by the AEAC.
On CAPEA website www.capea.net you can see the entrants’ list.