IECG Cup information

Administration

Administration of the IECG Cup is the responsibility of the IECG Cup Directors named by the IECG Council. Currently we have 3  officers to manage the Cup :

Tournament format

The IECG Cup is our main annual multi-stage tournament. A new cycle is launched once a year by a preliminary round, the duration for a whole cycle being of at last five years.
It consists of 4 consecutive stages: preliminary, quarter-final, semi-final and final. If possible in the first three stages a choice is offered between playing by mail or playing on the server. Except for the finals, every stage closes after 13 months, so all games still unfinished at the deadline are adjudicated.

Preliminaries

Participation to the Cup preliminaries is open to all IECG members, regardless of their chess strength. The registrations are open from mid-August to mid-September, and the stage is started on October 1st each year. The preliminary is played in  groups of 7 players, single round robin. The first two placed (and all tied) in each preliminary group qualify to the quarter-final stage.

Quarter-finals

The quarter-final round is normally launched each year on January 15th. The tournaments are also in principle 7 players groups, single round robin. The first two of each quarterfinal qualify for the semifinal stage.

Semi-finals

The quarter-final round is normally launched each year on April 1st. The tournaments are 7 or 9 player groups, single round robin. The winner of each group qualifies to the IECG Cup Final A, and the second placed to the IECG Cup Final B.

Finals

The finals A & B are launched each year on July 1st. The size of the tournaments varies between 7 and 15 players according to attendance by the qualifiers.

Qualifications

The Cup winner and the second placed are directly qualified for the next year's Cup finals. The winner of the Cup is also qualified for the IECG World Championship.
The winner of an Cup Final B, and all the players in an Cup Final A but the two top finishers (who are qualified for the next IECG Cup final) are directly qualified for the next IECG Cup semifinals. In principle, any qualification may be used only once.

Schedule overview

Cup
 #
Preliminary Quarter-final Semi-final Final
IV CP-1998-F
01.10.2001 -  31.06.2003
V CP-1999-S-00006
01.10.2001 - 31.08.2002
CP-1999-F
01.10.2002 - 31.08.2004
VI CP-2000-Q-00035
01.10.2001 - 31.08.2002
CP-2000-S-00009
01.10.2002 - 31.08.2003
CP-2000-F
01.10.2003 - 30.06.2005
VII CP-2001-P-00095
01.10.2001 - 31.08.2002
CP-2001-Q-00023
01.10.2002 - 31.08.2003
CP-2001-S-00007
01.10.2003 - 01.05.2005
CP-2001-F
01.07.2005 - 30.04.2006
VIII CP-2002-P-00113
01.10.2002 - 31.08.2003
CP-2002-Q-00022
01.10.2003 - 15.02.2005
CP-2002-S-00009
01.04.2005 - 01.05.2006
CP-2002-F
01.07.2006 - 31.12.2007
IX CP-2003-P-00095
01.10.2003 - 31.10.2004
CP-2003-Q-00023
15.01.2005 - 15.02.2006
CP-2003-S-00007
01.04.2006 - 01.05.2007
CP-2003-F
01.07.2007 -
X CP-2004-P-00067
01.10.2004 - 31.10.2005
CP-2004-Q-00018
20.01.2006 - 20.02.2007
CP-2004-S-00006
01.04.2007 - 01.05.2008
CP-2004-F
01.07.2008 -
XI CP-2005-P-00136
01.10.2005 - 31.10.2006
CP-2005-Q-00030
15.01.2007 - 15.02.2008
CP-2005-S-00009
01.04.2008 - 01.05.2009
CP-2005-F
01.07.2009 -
XII CP-2006-P-00090
01.10.2006 - 31.10.2007
CP-2006-Q-00020
15.01.2008 - 15.02.2009
CP-2006-S-0000?
01.04.2009 - 01.05.2010
CP-2006-F
01.07.2010 -
XIII CP-2007-P-00083
01.10.2007 - 31.10.2008
CP-2007-Q-000??
15.01.2009 - 15.02.2010
CP-2007-S-0000?
01.04.2010 - 01.05.2011
CP-2007-F
01.07.2011 -
XIV CP-2008-P-00076
01.10.2008 - 31.10.2009
CP-2008-Q-000??
15.01.2010 - 15.02.2011
CP-2008-S-0000?
01.04.2011 - 01.05.2012
CP-2008-F
01.07.2012 -
XV CP-2009-P-00???
01.10.2009 - 31.10.2010
CP-2009-Q-000??
15.01.2011 - 15.02.2012
CP-2009-S-0000?
01.04.2012 - 01.05.2013
CP-2009-F
01.07.2013 -

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