The following announcement has been issued by the European zonal director concerning the CANDIDATES. Please check the qualification criteria. Entry through EFCC can be sent to Andrew Dearnley, stating your qualification before 20/2/16.
The Candidates‘ Tournament of the European Championship 2016 will start on 15th March 2016 and be played on the ICCF Server. The top two players from each Candidates section (tiebreaks will be used if required) will qualify for the Final. All sections will normally consist of 13 players but, conditional upon the number of entries received, the Tournament Organiser shall have the authority to change the number of players in all sections to 11, 15 or 17. If the number of the entries do not permit the formation of all sections of 13 (or 11, 15, 17) players, the entries of those players who have submitted entries under condition (d) below will, in ascending order from the lowest, be deferred to the next Candidates event.
Also conditional upon the number of entries, multiple entries submitted by those players holding more than one qualification may have only one entry accepted with other qualifications deferred to the next Candidates event.The following players have the right to participate in the European Championship Candidates :
(a) players rated 2500 or over at the time of entry
(b) holders of the Grandmaster Title
(c) holders of the Senior International Master Title with a rating over 2400 at the time of entry
(d) holders of the International Master Title with a rating over 2450 at the time of entry
(e) those participants of EU Championships semi-finals 68 and 69 who achieved at least 55% scores (unless they already hold qualification under any of (a) to (d) above) and have not already used this qualification right
(f) those players who finished 1st or 2nd in a European Championship Semi-Final started after 01/01/2014.
(g) participants of previous or running Finals who have scored at least 45% of the possible points, if they have not earned a higher qualification and have not already used this qualification right (h) the participants of previous or running Candidates who have scored at least 55% of the possible points, if they have not earned a higher qualification and have not already used this qualification right.
The ICCF European Championship is reserved only to those players from European countrie
ICCF Direct Entry system is also available for those players with a valid qualification.