2000 Net-Chess.com Open
Prize: $500, winner takes all.
Winner and other top players will receive a plaque, or similar item.
Welcome to the first Net-Chess.com open tournament. This will
hopfully become an anual or semi-anual event (depending on how long it takes).
Play is expected to last a year, possibly longer. Please read the rules carfully before joining.
These rules may be changed at any time.
- Due to US laws, all players must be over the age of 13.
- There is no entry fee.
- Players may register only once.
- The games will be correspondence games.
- Computers may not be used to evaluate moves, board possitions, etc.
- Each round will consist of several six-player, two-game matches. (That
means, you'll be playing 10 games simultaneously. Two games against each
player, one as black, one as white). The number of players per match may
change based on the number of participants in the tournament.
- Assignment in matches will be totally at random, the player's rating will play
no role in match assignment.
- Prize money will be $500 to the winner in US currency. Each player is responsible
for abiding by their localities laws.
- Prize money will be paid to the name given during the tournament registration
process, and mailed to the address given at that time. The name and address will
be used as one method to prevent players from entering twice, so this information
cannot be changed after registration.
- Time may or may not be added due to system outages. Any time added is at the
descretion of the tournament director.
- Players may register until Sunday September 3, 2000.
- Round 1 of the tournament will start on Tuesday September 5, 2000.
- Each player will be given exactly 60 days of think time (this is the equivelant
of 60d+0d). Time may be added to finish a long game if needed, but is at the descretion
of the tournament director. (Typically this rule will only be invoked for games which
go on to 50+ moves, but will not be invoked because you had to go on vacation for a week.)
- The game clock will begin ticking immediatley at midnight. Players should
log in to view their games wether or not an e-mail notification is received.
- On September 13, games where white has not made a single move will be timed out
and black will be credited a win.
- On September 20, games where black has not made a single move will be timed out
and white will be credited a win.
- Round 1 will end sometime around the beginning of the year.
- Round 1 winners will be selected based on:
- Number of games won.
- Number of games won due to a time-out.
- Playing strength.
- Strength of opponents.
- Round two will begin January-Early Februrary 2001 and will follow along the same guidlines
as round one.
- Further rounds will follow the same guidlines. Further rounds will continue until a final winner
can be determined. (A good effort will be made to determine a winner within three rounds).
- The rules may be changed to help the tournament proceed more smoothly.