1517 Details

Announcement of the 17th AICCF Championship
1517 (2019-2020)

Last date for entries: 15-02-2019

The 17th AICCF Championship, 1517 will be a 15-player single game Round Robin tournament commencing February/March 2019.

How to Join
Click "Join 1517 Championship" on your games-list page after login. Subsequently, click the or button.

If you are unsure about qualifying on the basis of rating, click . You will automatically be also considered on normal basis depending on other entries. However if you do not qualify on ratings then you will be considered as Donor.

To change your entry from Donor to Normal or vice-versa, click and then click or as required.

Do not send the entry fee immediately, we will finalize the list and then ask you to send the entry fees by net banking.

Rules and Regulations
The Championship will be played on AICCF Webserver and the rules and regulations of Normal rate of play will apply. The time limit will be 50 days per 10 moves. The games will be AICCF and ICCF rated.

There will be two Tournament Administrators, Dr A.Chatterjee and Dr. Alok Saxena. Technical and other problems should be reported by email marked to both Administrators. In the event of complaint against a player who is also an Administrator, the complaint should be directed to the other Administrator.

The current AICCF Champion (Lalit Kapoor) is seeded. However, he must also send his entry and the entry fee. Thirteen players will be selected on the basis of Seeding and Rating using the rating list of 1st February 2017. Two additional players will be selected as Donor Entries according to the following criteria:
  1. Life membership
  2. Rating
  3. Draw of lots
In the absence of donor entries, seats will be filled by next highest rated applicants. The minimum rating of a Donor Entry is 1500. Donor entries will automatically become Normal entries if there are vacant seats.

For families, only one member from a family is allowed to participate in the AICCF Championship.

Entry Fees
The entry fee is Rs. 700/- for those qualifying on the basis of Seeding and Rating and Rs. 1500/- for Donor entries. Fees should be sent only after the list is finalized. Players selected will be informed by email and the list will be displayed on the server. If a selected player (including Donor) fails to send the appropriate fee (Rs. 700/- or Rs. 1500/-) by the date intimated, we will send a reminder and if the payment is still not sent, the next eligible player on the basis of rating, or as Donor will be selected.

Sending the Fees
Payment must be made by Electronic Bank Transfer. Details are:

Name of Bank: Union Bank of India
Branch: Sanpada 400705
Account No: 629702010000576
Type of A/c: Savings
ISFC Code: UBIN0562971
Beneficiary: All India Correspondence Chess Federation

As soon as an electronic transfer has been made please inform the payment details by Email to DrAmbargmail.com with copy to aloks279gmail.com

The winner of this tournament will be seeded for the next Championship starting after this Championship is over.

Ties if any will be resolved in the following order:
  1. Direct encounter (Results of tied players against each other)
  2. Greater number of wins
  3. Sonneborn-Berger Score (also called Neustadtl Sonneborn-Berger Score)
    S.B.Score is calculated by adding the sum of the scores of the players he has defeated to half the sum of the scores of those he has drawn against
  4. Koya system (Number of points acheived against all opponents who have scored 50% or more)
  5. Toss of coin
Tie-breaking rules will not be changed. They are not linked to FIDE or ICCF tie-breaking rules.