Champions League News
13.10.2007: Prize Announcement
CL Director Eugen Demian has issue this announcement about the money prizes:
For a list of the prize winners go to Prize Winner List.
28.08.2007: Best new player in ICCF Champions League
CL Director Eugen Demian has announced the three winners of the Best new ICCF player in the Champions League.
Other prizes will be announced in the future with information on the distribution of the cash prizes.
27.08.2007: Sponsor News Release
Our generous CL sponsor has provided an August 2007 News Release with the final figures for the money prizes. Congratulations to IPV ("Investiciju portfeliu valdymas") and its managed fund "ZPR US Small Cap Value Fund" on their success, which had led to a considerable increase in the prize fund. To quote the news release, "The price of ZPR US Small Cap Value Fund share on official Champions League 2nd season end date May 1, 2007 reached 1728.63 USD. The price is up by 60 % from the start of championship! All monetary prizes of Champions League are by 60% higher than it was announced at the start date. Prizes were indexed to the performance of the fund." There is a link to the press release under "Sponsors & Prizes" in the right column.
8.07.2007: Adjudication Result ... All Qualifications to Season 3 now set
All games requiring it have been adjudicated:
A1-2: Degerhammar (Rochade 5171 - Chess Composers) vs. Agomeri (White Bishop Chess Team) - ADJUDICATED 0.5-0.5
The players have the right to appeal this decision within 14 days (deadline July 22, 2007). The players have advised that the adjudications previously reported will not be appealed.
Group A1 is now completely determined with Margiris taking 3rd place (the final A1 qualification to "A" next season).
27.06.2007: Adjudication Results
The following games have been adjudicated:
A1-2: Agomeri (White Bishop Chess Team) vs. Verducci Silvelo (La Dama Clavada) - ADJUDICATED 0.5-0.5
A2-4: Lauk (Estonia) vs. Sakalauskas (Lithuania ChessClub BALTIJOS LYGA) - ADJUDICATED 1-0
Group A1 still has one critical game being adjudicated that will determine relegation. If White Bishop Chess Team gets a win they will finish in 3rd on tie-break, a draw or loss will give Margiris 3rd place and a spot in "A" next season.
Group A2 is now all determined with Estonia taking 3rd place (14 tie-break points) and qualification to group "A" next season and Alpine Rookies 4th place (12 tie-break points) relegating to "B".
Note: According to the Playing Rules players have the right to appeal these decisions within 14 days ... the deadline is July 11th, 2007. The players are asked to indicate if they intend to appeal.
19.06.2007: Best new player award update
The list of players nominated for the Best new player award has been updated. The top three players meeting the requirements when nominations end will receive prizes. See updated announcement (2.06.2007).
17.06.2007: Adjudication Result ... Chess Mail Tigers qualify for group B
The following game in group B-4 (board 1) has been adjudicated:
Blanco Gramajo, Cesar A (GUA) (Chess Mail Tigers) - Auch, Stefan (GER) (Rochade 5171 - Bulldozers): result 1-0
This result moves the Chess Mail Tigers into 5th place for the final group "B" qualification (a draw would have had the same effect).
Note added 20.06.2007: An adjudication may be appealed, but Mr. Auch has indicated he does not intend to appeal. This result is considered final.
17.06.2007: Season 3 information
A new section of links has been added in the right column called "For Season 3 (2007)". You can find the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) with the main details of the new season, a Complete Team List (where you can find your team number for the entry form) and a link for downloading the team entry form in text format.
Want to find a team to join for the upcoming Champions League season? Check out the link to Find a Team Yahoo Group. Gino Figlio has set up this Yahoo group to help players find a team.
14.06.2007: Revision of ratings used in CL for new ICCF players
After careful consideration we have decided to adjust the temporary rating levels assigned to new players in ICCF. The new values can be seen here and will be used this upcoming season.
Valer Eugen Demian
2.06.2007: Best new player award
According to the original announcement of our sponsor available here:
A new player in ICCF is by definition a player who never played in ICCF before. Any player falling into this category or team captain of such player please nominate your names by contacting Valer Eugen Demian directly. The nominations are the responsibility of players and team captains themselves. Please do not miss the opportunity to be nominated in this category and receive a prize you deserve!
Nominations list updated through June 18, 2007:
ICCF-CL/0406/D3-2 241170 Marco Mantovanelli (GER), (Sirius)
9/ 10 (+8 =2 -0): 90% (team nomination)
ICCF-CL/0406/D7-1 370994 H. Remco Heite (NED), (NBC Northern
Pride) 7.5/ 9 (+6 =3 -0): 83% (team nomination)
Valer Eugen Demian
29.05.2007: 3rd Season Announcement
Welcome to the 3rd season of ICCF-CL! We are open for registration later than announced; please accept my apologies for this delay. The registration closes August 1st, 2007. All games for the new season will start officially on September 1st, 2007.
We have revised and uploaded the FAQ valid for this season. You can
read it here:
There are 2 ways to register for this 3rd season:
If at anytime during the registration you need clarifications, we are
ready to help you! Please contact the following people:
Valer Eugen Demian
19.05.2007: End of Season Message
Luckily for us only the following games require adjudications to finalise
all qualified/ relegated teams for the next season:
Six other games have ended without adjudications when both players have reached an agreement on the final result. All team captains and players involved in the games requiring adjudication have been advised to submit their analysis and claims. The deadline for submitting them is May 31st, 2007. All remaining unfinished games will continue until finished.
We will keep everyone updated on the adjudication process.
Valer Eugen Demian