2nd Thor L¸vholt Memorial Team Tournament

Dear National Delegates & Friends for ICCF Europa Zone (and Cape Verde),

As agreed by the Europa Zone meeting at the ICCF Congress 2012, a 2nd Team tournament is to be organised with the same criteria as the 1st Thor Lövholt Memorial. ICCF-Europa invites entries from member federations for this team tournament specially designed for medium-rated players. It is dedicated to the memory of Thor Lövholt (former President of the Norwegian CC federation). The first tournament attracted entries from 30 federations (out of 36) organised into 3 Semi-Finals. This number of entries was very good & the tournament was enjoyed by all the players. The Final of the 1st tournament is currently ongoing. Each federation is invited to submit a team of 6 players for this team tournament with the following criteria:-

· Played on the Webserver at 10 moves in 40 days.

· 6 Players per Team. Each player will play 8 to 12 games each depending on the number of entries.

· Each member federation may enter 1 Team. Hopefully, there will be enough entries for a Preliminary then a Final.

· Boards 1 & 2 – Under 2300 (Maximum rating 2299) (Title Norms may be available)

· Boards 3 & 4 - Under 2250 (Maximum rating 2249)

· Boards 5 & 6 - Under 2200 (Maximum Rating 2199)

· All Players must be under the Rating threshold for the last two consecutive rating periods (The 2013/3 and 2013/2 rating lists will be used for the Preliminary round). Note: Players whose ratings increase over the rating thresholds following the Preliminary section will still be eligible to participate in the Final but any replacement players must meet the rating requirements.

· Players new to ICCF or unrated cannot play.

· Winning three Teams to receive Certificates and/or Medals.

There will be no entry fee.

Entries should be submitted no later than 15 August 2013 to the Tournament Organiser – Neil Limbert (neil.limbert@tiscali.co.uk) with tournament start September 2013.

All entries should include the following details:-

· Names, ICCF ID numbers

· Board order

· Name and e-mail address of the Team Captain.

Best Wishes,
Neil Limbert
Tournament Organiser