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3.06.2010 Useless Facts!

Welcome to the first useless facts column about the Champions League. The following facts cover all of Section B, others will follow:

  • Highest Rating in Section B1 : 2667 The Lowest is : 2311
  • Highest Rating in Section B2 : 2562 The Lowest is : 2114
  • Highest Rating in Section B3 : 2569 The Lowest is : 2200
  • Highest Rating in Section B4 : 2575 The Lowest is : 1969
  • The Average Rating in Section B1 is: 2488 and the Mode is : 2423
  • The Average Rating in Section B2 is: 2423 and the Mode is : 2392
  • The Average Rating in Section B3 is: 2377 and the Mode is : 2300
  • The Average Rating in Section B4 is: 2349 and the Mode is : 2300
  • The Average Team Rating for all teams in Section B is : 2401
  • There are 3 GM's 40 SIM's and 34 IM's

For those wondering what Mode means: It is the most Common Value.

Please Note: The above statistics were based on players rating and titles at the start of the tournament and may
not reflect players current ratings or titles.


16.01.2010: First Game finished!!

  • Baciak, Miloslav v Lucki, Stanislaw In Section C Group 2 has finished in a draw. Game was played in 7 days and 34 moves were made

14.01.2010: ICCF-CL season 4 - promotions and relegations

  • Division A:
  • Remain 5
  • Relegate bottom 8 teams
  • Division B:
  • Promote top 2 per each group: 2 x 4 = 8
  • Relegate bottom 5 per each group: 5 x 4 = 20
  • Division C:
  • Promote top 2 per each group 2 x 10 = 20

15.12.2009: Games under adjudication update

  • Board 3: IM Moura, António J. Brito (Sporting Clube de Portugal) - Iriarte Gómez, Enrique (CUATRO TORRES) - has been adjudicated as a draw 1/2-1/2. *Appeal dropped; result stands.*

10.12.2009: Games under adjudication update

  • Board 1: Poehr, Adolf (International Bishop CCT) - Petrovic, Djordje (The Beatles) - adjudicated as 1/2-1/2. No appeal possible.
  • Board 1: IM Bendaña Guerrero, Dr. Guy José (Oblicuo Alfil) - SM Neto, Horácio (Sporting Clube de Portugal) - adjudicated as 0-1. No appeal possible.
  • Board 3: IM Moura, António J. Brito (Sporting Clube de Portugal) - Iriarte Gómez, Enrique (CUATRO TORRES) - has been adjudicated as a draw 1/2-1/2 and it is now under appeal.

03.12.2009: Registration for Season 2009 - 2011

Please remember that Registration for Season 2009 - 2011 closes on the 15th December 2009.


01.12.2009: Games under adjudication

  • DIVISION C, Group 2
  • Board 1: Poehr, Adolf (International Bishop CCT) - Petrovic, Djordje (The Beatles) - under adjudication
  • FAST TRACK Group 4
  • Board 1: IM Bendaña Guerrero, Dr. Guy José (Oblicuo Alfil) - SM Neto, Horácio (Sporting Clube de Portugal) - under adjudication
  • Board 3: IM Moura, António J. Brito (Sporting Clube de Portugal) - Iriarte Gómez, Enrique (CUATRO TORRES) - under adjudication
  • Board 4: Gazi, Miroslav (SKS Slovakia) - Pattrick, Graham (Knights Errant) - adjudicated as 1/2-1/2
  • Board 4: Silva Pereira, Rui M. G. (Sporting Clube de Portugal) - Gazi, Miroslav (SKS Slovakia) - adjudicated as 1/2-1/2


16.11.2009: Promotion and relegation system at the end of season 3

The following highlights explain how the current season will end and the following one will begin:

  • a) The ICCF-CL becomes a 3 level league: A = 1 group, B = 4 groups, C = 16 groups.
  • b) The Fast Track system disappears.
  • c) League D is eliminated to reduce the number of years required for any team to qualify from bottom to top.
  • d) All groups change to 13 teams, so full norms would be available where applicable.
  • e) Season 2007 - 2009 stops on October 31st, 2009. Adjudications if necessary between November 1st and December 31st, 2009.
  • f) Registration for season 2009 - 2011 opens on November 1st and ends December 15th, 2009.
  • g) The new season starts (tentatively) January 15th, 2010

  • League A needs 13 teams. It currently has 11 teams.
  • Relegate = bottom 6 teams to B
  • Remain = 5 teams.
  • Promoted = 8 teams from B
  • Total = 13 teams.

  • League B needs 4x13 = 52 teams. It currently has 4x11 = 44 teams.
  • Relegate to C the bottom 4 per group = 16 teams => Remain = 28 teams.
  • Promote to A = 8 teams (top 2 per each group) => Remain = 20 teams.
  • Relegated to B from A = 6 => Remain = 26 teams.
  • Promoted to B = 26 teams as follows:
  • 16 teams from League C (1st and 2nd)
  • 4 teams from FT (1st)
  • 6 teams from D (1st).
  • Total = 52 teams.

  • League C needs 16x13 (208 teams). It currently has 8x11 = 88 teams.
  • Promote to B = 16 teams (top 2 per each group) => Remain = 72 teams.
  • Relegated from B = 16 teams => Remain = 88 teams.
  • Promoted = 10 teams (6 from D, 4 from FT) => Remain = 98 teams.
  • Move teams from D and FT as follows:
  • 44 teams from FT (remaining)
  • 53 teams from D (remaining)
  • Total = 195 teams. There's room for 13 new teams.

  • League D needs zero. It currently has 6x11 - 1 = 65 teams.
  • Promote = 12 teams (6 @ 1st place to B, 6 @ 2nd place to C) => Remain = 53 teams.
  • Move all remaining 53 teams to C
  • Remain = 0.

  • League FT needs zero. It currently has 4x13 = 52 teams.
  • Promote = 4 teams (1st place per each group) to B => Remain = 48 teams.
  • Move remaining 48 teams to C => Remain = 0.


15.11.2009: Updated team ID's

Team ID's valid for season 4 registration are now available here


31.10.2009: Champions League Registration and Application Reminder

This year, the application process for Champions League is entirely by Direct Entry. You must choose the "Register by Direct Entry" option.

Please read the FAQ for information on Season 4. There is a copy of the Entry Form in the FAQ.

Valer Eugen Demian
ICCF-CL Administrator




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