Sunday, August 14, 2011

India Global Internet Speed Chess Tournament



IMMEDIATE RELEASE



INDIA GLOBAL INTERNET SPEED CHESS TOURNAMENT WITH $9,000 IN PRIZES

Grassroots Chess Promotions Pvt. Ltd. (in association with the All India Chess Federation) and ICC have joined forces to bring to the worldwide chess community the first India Global Internet Speed Chess Tournament, running 20-21 & 27-28 August, that will have a guaranteed prize fund of $9000 (plus many additional bonus prizes on offer).

This new online tournament will also have different rating bands with lots of big cash prizes on offer (see table below) that will allow you to play within your own playing strength. Not only that, but because of how we've structured the tournament (if you are untitled or rated below FIDE 2200) you can get the chance to play not in one but two tournaments! Not only that, but registration to the tournament is sufficient with ICC membership not being mandatory to play - but you MUST first have a username to go to the sign-up page.

NOTE:



If you do not already have a username, you MUST create one before signing up for the tournament by clicking here.

Entry fees:

Grandmasters and Women Grandmasters

FREE



International Masters and Women International Masters

$6.99/Rs.225.



All Others

$12.99/Rs.550.



All fees collected for entry will be processed directly from the ICC system in Pittsburgh, USA.

Once you have your username, you can then enter by clicking on the tournament sign-up page. Once you enter the tournament, you will also have free time on ICC to play and enjoy viewing all their videos until September 1, 2011 - so hurry up and sign-up today to avoid any later disappointments, plus take advantage of this great offer to play on ICC till 1 September!

Category

First

Second

Third

Fourth

Fifth

Sixth

Seventh

Eighth

Ninth

Tenth

Open

$1300

$667

$222

$111

$67

$44

$33

$28

$22

$17

U2200

$1000

$556

$222

$111

$67

$44

$33

$28

$22

$17

U2000

$1000

$556

$222

$111

$67

$44

$33

$28

$22

$17

U1600

$1000

$556

$222

$111

$67

$44

$33

$28

$22

$17

Schedule:

U1600

20th August 2011, 10:30 AM EDT (NY time)

U2000

21st August 2011, 10:30 AM EDT (NY time)

U2200

27th August 2011, 10:30 AM EDT (NY time)

Open

28th August 2011, 10:30 AM EDT (NY time)

Note: Tournaments last around 3-4 hours

There are rules & conditions for entering the tournament. Please review and be aware of all of them before entering the 1st India Global Internet Speed Chess Tournament by clicking here:



http://www.grassrootschess.in/tourney_guidelines.php#technicalGuidelines