|Archive of ICCF-U.S. News for 2005|
(December 11, 2005)
The Top 50 list of active players with fixed ratings has been updated. This means the ratings are based on 30 or more results, and the players have been active during the last 5 years. We wish to welcome and congratulate Kenneth Reinhart, James P. Monacell, and G. Robert Arnold to the list for the first time.
(December 4, 2005)
ICCF is glad to announce its end-of-year gift to everyone around the World: a free 2-game match on our dedicated ICCF WebChess server!
The offer is open to anyone! Just fill a form with your personal information (name and surname, nationality, e-mail address), and we will pair you in a free 2-game match with someone else from around the World.
You can find the form on the ICCF WebChess server. Just go to http://www.iccf-webchess.com/ .
In the main page, you click on "New Events". Then click on "Enter" in the line with the offer to participate in a Friendly 2-game match. Fill with your personal information and click "OK" when you're done.
There are no fees to be paid, it's free!
The rhythm of play will be 10 moves in 40 days, and the games will be unrated, so your ELO (if you have one) will not change with the result.
It is a unique opportunity to test our great ICCF WebChess server whilst playing two friendly games!
The deadline for entries is December 31, 2005. We will be starting matches throughout December and the last batch will be online in early January.
Don't miss this great opportunity! 2 free games! On our ICCF WebChess server! Unrated!
Send your entry NOW, don't wait until December 31!
(Nov. 14, 2005)
Photos are available from the 2005 ICCF Congress held in Argentina. Please take a look at the Congress 2005 photo page!
(Nov. 3, 2005)
Please take a look at the reports from the 2005 ICCF Congress held in Argentina. The general reports can be found at http://correspondencechess.com/congress/ while Ruth Ann Fey has provided us with some interesting commentary at the link: "Congress Report by Ruth Ann Fay"
and at the ICCF-NAPZ home page!
(Oct. 24, 2005)
The 2005 ICCF Congress is starting in a few days - please note that Ruth Ann and Max will be "out of the office" from Oct. 26th until November 11.
(Sept. 1, 2005)
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the people affected by Hurricane Katrina... It is a great tragedy...
(August 30, 2005)
ICCF-NAPZ has launched it's web-site to compliment those by Africa/Asia and Europe. While still in the "under-construction" phase, you can find the page at:
Please let the web-master know if you find any problem or would like to make a suggestion!
(August 15, 2005)
Med Samraoui has just published the ICCF - Africa/Asia web page: http://www.iccf-europa.com/aa/index.htm The page is still under construction, but already contains much information on the Africa/Asia Zone of ICCF. Also note that ICCF-Europe already has a page and can be found under the links tab.
(June 15, 2005)
The 10th North American Invitational CC Championship (NAICCC) will officially start on the 1 July 2005 and will be played on the ICCF server (www.iccf-webchess.com). This is one of North America's most important CC events. It dates back to 1971. When the tournament was first started, the winner qualified for the World Championship Final. This was Victor Palciauskas’ route to the WC Final. Under current ICCF Rules, the top 3 winners qualify for the World Championship Cycle based on the Tournament Category. The “Invitational” in the name is somewhat misleading. It was designed as the “Continental Championship” under the old ICCF Rules. The qualification to the WC cycle is based on this history.
The NAICCC X is a Category VII and the top 3 winners will qualify for the Candidates section. Players from Canada, the USA and Mexico are participating. Once again the event is a strong one, Category VII, with 3 SIMs and 5 IMs, average rating 2417. The event will start out with no live coverage. Once each game has reached at least 20 moves, the tournament will be switched to live coverage, with a 3-move delay. Ralph Marconi, IA is directing the event for the 3rd time.
Below is the list of participants in seeding order:
Category 7, Norms: GM=9˝ SIM=8 IM=7
TD: IA, Ralph P. Marconi (CAN)
1. (USA) Michelman, Peter (2285) (CCLA nominee)
2. (USA) IM Brandhorst, Wesley T. (2421) (USCF nominee)
3. (CAN) IM-elect Ruben, Gary (2467)
4. (USA) SM Weisskohl, Jerry (2522)
5. (USA) IM Skeels, James B. (2413) (APCT nominee)
6. (USA) IM Millstone, Michael (2411)
7. (CAN) Douziech, Richard (2335)
8. (CAN) IM Demian, Valer-Eugen (2420)
9. (MEX) SM Aldrete Lobo, Jorge (2503)
10. (CAN) Akwei, Loving (2333)(Canadian CC Champion)
11. (USA) White, David (2374)
12. (USA) SM Bokar, Dr. Jason (2577)
13. (CAN) Maurer, Serge (2365)
For those who wish to follow the progress of this event go to "Tables and Results" under the System header, then scan down to "Memorials and Invitationals events" then click on 10th North American Invitational CC Championship at the ICCF server (www.iccf-webchess.com)
The following page has an article about the history of the NAICCC written by John F. Cleeve. http://correspondencechess.com/marconi/naiccc.history.htm
Previous NAICCC winners:I Robert Cross (USA)
II John Kalish (USA) and Victor Palciauskas (USA)
III Johnathan Berry (Can)
IV John Wright (Can)
V Eric Tangborn (USA)
VI Denis Pineault (Can)
VII Gary Kuback (USA) and Paul Thompson (USA)
VIII Jon Edwards (USA)
IX André DeVriendt (CAN)
| May 25, 2005
USA finishes 2nd in the 5th North Atlantic Team Tournament
All games have been completed in the ICCF's 5th North Atlantic Teams Tournament and the final position of the teams have been determined -
First went to France with 62 1/2 points. Congratulations to the French Team!!
The United States finished second with 58 points.
Tied for third and fourth were Canada and Spain with 57 1/2 points.
The complete field of teams also included Ireland, Iceland, England, Scotland, Wales, Norway and Portugal. Many thanks to USA Team Captain N. Eric Pedersen for his help and guidance throughout the match!
For a complete set of crosstables, please go to the ICCF website at www.iccf.com.
| (March 24, 2005)
ENTRY ADMINISTRATOR NEEDED
| (March 7, 2005):
NEW RATING LIST IS AVAILABLE!
is pleased to announce that Randy Schmidt is the 14th USCCC
Champion. He completed the Final with a score of 11 1/2 out of 14
games. His ICCF rating will cross over 2500 with this last result.
This accomplishment has taken over 6 years. The 14th Postal USCCC
preliminary sections started in October 1998. Randy also had a score
of 11 1/2 in his Preliminary section out of 12 games.
CC Grandmaster Joop J. van Oosterom (Netherlands) has become the 18th World Champion!
Congratulations to Joop J. van Oosterom (NED) on clinching the title of 18th World Champion in the WC final round with the outstanding score 11-3 (8 wins, 6 draws, no losses). See crosstable. He is also the top-rated player on the ICCF rating list at 2754. He gained the grandmaster title in 1993.
| (January 21, 2005):
Another Special Tournament Announcement
THE INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENCE CHESS FEDERATION
If you are interested in playing in this event - please see the order form. All entry fees will go to a charity organization.
| (January 21, 2005):
Special Tournament Announcement!
Foglar Veterans Invitational
| (January 16, 2005):
Important contribution to USCCC Game Archive!
A big thanks goes out to Chris Ferrante for providing the games from the 6th USCCC preliminary round. Chris did an admirable job of entering these moves using the old Chess International magazine as his source. Thanks to Chris (and to Franklin for his continuing efforts to provide us with this wonderful contribution to US CC players!) for his outstanding job. Please take a moment to visit the archive page!
| (January 10, 2005):
Rate Change Announcement:
ICCF has increased the entry fees it charges to member federations
as of January 1, 2005. This required a restructuring of our entry
fees. We also had to take into consideration that the US dollar has
dropped 17% against the Swiss Franc in the last 2 years. This is
currency in which we pay the USA's ICCF membership dues and entry
Please refer to the
Order Form for further information.
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