The VIII IBCA World Team Chess Championship for Blind and Visually Impaired is held between 20 and 31 July, 2018 in Hotel “MARINELA” Sofia, Republic of Bulgaria
The organizers are the International Braille Chess Association (IBCA) and the Bulgarian Federation “Sports for Visually Impaired”. The international website for live streaming of chess events with computer analysis - ChessBomb is media partner of the event.
PARTICIPANTS AND GAME SYSTEM
The top 16 teams in the last IBCA Olympics held in Macedonia can participate. Cancellations will be covered according to the strict classification order and each group will keep always the classification order obtained in the Olympics.
The competition will be developed with the following system: 2 groups consisting of 8 teams each one will be formed in the previous phase and they will contest a league composed of 7 rounds.
In each game the winning team will get 2 points, in case of a tie 1 point and the loss 0 points. In case of a tie at the end of this phase between two or more teams, the tiebreak will be the sum
of all real points obtained in each board.
At the end of this previous phase, the top 2 of each group will play the semifinal, crossing agains
t the top 2 of the other group. The winners of these semifinals will contest the final. The losers of these semifinals will play for the next positions.
In semifinal and final matches, the tiebreak system will be decided by boards (result of the first board, the second, etc.). In case of a tie on 4 boards, the highest ranked team at the last Olympics will be the winner.
The time control will be 90 minutes per player plus 30 seconds increment per move, until the end of the game.
The Competition plan is a s follows:
GROUP A GROUP B
9.VENEZUELA 10. LITHUANIA
12. ITALY 11. BULGARIA
13. GREAT BRITAIN 14. MACEDONIA
16. SLOVENIA 15.ROMANIA
SEMIFINALS (DRAW FOR COLORS)
1 MATCH 1º GROUP A -------- 2º GROUP B
2 MATCH 2º GROUP A -------- 1º GROUP B
3 MATCH 3º GROUP A -------- 4º GROUP B
4 MATCH 4º GROUP A -------- 3º GROUP B
5 MATCH 5º GROUP A -------- 6º GROUP B
6 MATCH 6º GROUP A -------- 5º GROUP B
7 MATCH 7º GROUP A -------- 8º GROUP B
8 MATCH 8º GROUP A -------- 7º GROUP B
FINAL (DRAW FOR COLORS)
WINNER MATCH 1 --- WINNER MATCH 2 (FOR CHAMPION AND SUB CHAMPION)
LOSER MATCH 1 ---- LOSER MATCH 2 (FOR 3 AND 4 POSITION)
WINNER MATCH 3 ---- WINNER MATCH 4 (FOR 5 AND 6 POSITION)
LOSER MATCH 3 ----- LOSER MATCH 4 (FOR 7 AND 8 POSITION)
WINNER MATCH 5 ----- WINNER MATCH 6 (FOR 9 AND 10 POSITION)
LOSER MATCH 5 -------- LOSER MATCH 6 (FOR 11 AND 12 POSITION)
WINNER MATCH 7 ----- WINNER MATCH 8 (FOR 13 AND 14 POSITION)
LOSER MATCH 7 ------ LOSER MATCH 8 (FOR 15 AND 16 POSITION)
A daily bull etin would be issued with the previous day's games. Bulletins will be handed over to each team in print or electronic format on request. This information will also be available online.
Teams placed first, second and third will be awarded respectively with gold, silver
and bronze medals and cups. The prizes will be awarded at the official closing ceremony.
JULY 21, 22 , 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27 - Rounds 1 to 7 every day at 12.00 (UTC)
JULY 28 rest day
JULY 29 Semifinal matches at 12.00
JULY 30 Final match at 06.00
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