January 7, 2021


Announcement: CCCA-100 International Open




To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Correspondence Chess Association (CCCA), and Ralph Marconi, the CCCA-100 International Open Tournament Organizer, I am pleased to share this tournament announcement.  Please ensure the widest dissemination to your players.


CCCA-100 International Open

To celebrate the CCCA’s (Canadian Correspondence Chess Association) 100th Anniversary this year, 2021, the CCCA is proud to announce the CCCA-100 International Open.


To read a brief on-line history article on correspondence chess in Canada and of the CCCA please go to https://www.iccf.com/country?country=CAN


This event will be a server event played on the ICCF webserver. It is open to all players from all countries around the world regardless of rating.


Structure: There will be two rounds, the Preliminaries, and the Final. The format will be either a round-robin with multiple sections or a Silli depending upon the number of entries; if the number of entries exceeds 165, then there will be one Silli section.

Preliminaries: Round Robin Format: The number of players expected per section will be 11. Sections winners advance to the Final round. Baumbach tie-break system to determine first place.

Silli format: Top 15 advancing to the Final. Buchholz tie-break system used.


Official Start Date: Expected 1 June 2021.


Final: Expected number of players will be 15.

Official Start date: Expected 1 September 2022.


Time Control: 10/50

Tablebase: 7 piece claims allowed


Conditionals will be allowed


Vacation Time: 45 Days per calendar year


Live viewing of Games, with 5 move delay.


Prize Fund
A total prize fund of $2,000 in Canadian dollars will be guaranteed as follows in the Final round:


1st place: $600

2nd place: $500

3rd place: $400


There will be additional prizes for the lowest-rated player with the best result, $250. And the best game played prize of $250. The best game prize will be split 50-50 between White and Black. Submissions for this prize should be done by the participating players. The limit is one game (the best one) per player.


Entry fee per section: $25 for CCCA members. $40 for all other players. In Canadian funds. Players can enter more than one preliminary round section, but can only advance to the Final from 1 preliminary section.


How to enter (Registration): By Paypal to Manny Migicovsky using the email address: cccapp@cogeco.ca Please add $1 (minimum) if you are a CCCA member paying $25.


All others, please add $1.60 (minimum). So the entries fees will be $26 for CCCA members for one section. $41.60 for all others for one section entry. For multiple entries add 4% Exp. For CCCA members, 2 sections: $25 x 2 = $50; additional fee $2. Total $52. For all others, 2 sections: $40 x 2 = $80; additional fee $3.20. Total $83.20. And so on.


* For CCCA members ONLY there will be the option of paying the entry fee via Etransfer. And this will be to Ralph Marconi using marconi@intermonde.net



* Please include your full name and ICCF ID#.  And send to Ralph Marconi, marconi@intermonde.net


The closing date for entry into the preliminaries is 20 April 2021