Swiss Event



*4-round Swiss/20-players, Open

Game Request Form

Report Results of your Match

To request a match: (IECC members only)

Sign up for a Swiss Open Event

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These OPEN events are open for all ratings / open for all IECC members.

New events will be started with a minimum of 12 and maximum of 20 players (even numbers only).

New events will be started within 2 months of sign-ups commencing (assuming the minimum number of players has been reached).

Four single Rounds each starting after a previous round is completed.

Before you sign up for a Swiss Tmt, PLEASE NOTE:

a) Time control: At least 10 moves in 30 days of your time, but faster is better. (To avoid long waiting times, long-term games will be provisionally adjudicated for next round pairings.)

b) In round 1 (partly in 2) big rating differences between opponents are normal. For the weaker player, an interesting challenge (and stronger players should remember when they were beginners, and be ready to defend their higher rating).

c) Leave of Absences - Each player will be granted requested time off not to exceed 30 days in each round of the Swiss. Additional time of up to 15 days per Round will be subject to approval of both the TD and the opponent. Granting of that extra time will depend on the status or rate of progression of that match.

Players taking "silent" or non-approved time off will be subject to forfeit by the TD.

How the Swiss System Works:

The SWISS SYSTEM allows one to find a winner of an event with many players in only a few rounds. With up to 20 players, four rounds usually results in a clear winner. The other standings may also depend much on the luck of the draw.

You are not out when you meet, and lose to, one of the favorites in the first round. All players are to play all rounds!

Pairings for the first round are allocated using a Standard Accelerated method. The players are ranked by rating, and paired as follows 1-6, 2-7, etc, 11-16, 12-17, etc. For odd-number Boards, the lower ranked player is allocated white, and for even-number Boards, the higher ranked player is allocated white.

In rounds two to four, the players are divided into groups with the equal scores. Within each group, the highest ranked player will meet the player just below the mid-point and the rest will follow in order. There is usually some shuffling to keep players colours equalized and alternating as much as possible. Players cannot meet each other twice in the tournament, and no player is to have the same colour three times in a row.

To report the results of your match

The following form is for reporting the results of your chess match. The report is submitted by the winner, or in tha case of a draw, by the white player.

Please enter all the details, including the complete PGN record, which can be copied and pasted into the large text box.

The form is unable to send a copy to your opponent, so to observe the usual courtesy of sending them a copy, it is recommended that the response page that will appear in your browser window when you submit the form, is copied in its entirety, and pasted into an email message, and sent to your opponent.

Game Report For a Swiss Match

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