The All Events Championship Tournament will start in
February 2005 and will consist of 4 stages:
A player may compete in any of the 7 variants and in as many qualifiers
as he wishes. To advance to all the variant semi-final round, the player
must place 1st or 2nd in any of the qualifiers. In the event that both
players have previously qualified, the next player in line will advance.
- The variants qualifying rounds;
- The variants semi-finals;
- The variants finals;
- The All Events Championship Final.
For each variant four rounds of semi-finals will be held. Players placed
1st to 5th in each semi-final advance to the variant final. Qualified
players can take part in as many semi-final rounds as they wish.
Variant Finals will be played Saturday March 5th, winners to be
crowned FICS 10-year Anniversary <variant>
Champion and receive a merchandise prize from our tournament
The variant finals will be scored on a point basis and the top two
scorers will play each other on Sunday March 6th. The winner of each
final will be awarded 7 points, the second placed 5 points, the third
4 points, the fourth 3 points, the fifth 2 points and finally the
sixth placed will be awarded 1 point. All ties will be resolved
with tiebreaking games.
The Final match will consist of four Lightning games, one Standard
two games of each of the remaining five variants.
Each variant has a total of 1 point to be distributed among the
players so the winner of the standard game receives 1 point, while the
winner of a lightning game receives 0.25 and the winner of any other
game receives 0.5. The one with the highest total will win the match
and will be crowned FICS 10-Year Anniversary All
There will be no allowance for latejoin, therefore players wishing to
participate in the qualifiers or any of the successive rounds must be
present five minutes before the start of the games (see schedule
All players tieing for first or second place in a qualifier will be
admitted to the semi-final stage.
The Bucholz System will be used
to break ties in the variant semi-final and final stages.
Each variant round will be played using the Swiss pairing system.
The number of games will depend on the number of participants and
will be no less than 3.
The winner of the All Events Championship Tournament will receive
$150.00 the runner-up will receive $50.00. Each of the variant
champions will receive a merchandise prize from our tournament
sponsor, Wholesale Chess.
rules and policies will apply during the All Events Championship
Tournament. In particular any form of computer assistance is strictly
forbidden, and all games will be examined by FICS computer-abuse team.
Any player found using computer assistance, or breaching FICS rules,
will be disqualified from the tournament and will be not eligible for
any of the prizes.
Last modified: Sat May 27 00:04:36 GMT Daylight Time 2006