Zvonko Juras 1948-2021

Croatian GM Leonardo Ljubicic reports that Mr. Zvonko Juras (CRO) has passed away. Zvonko’s Correspondence Chess career, he joined ICCF/CCCA in Feb 2015, and has played almost 400 games since. He earned his IM title in 2018, and has played on numerous occasions for Croatian team in various competitions. He won several tournaments – he … Continue Reading

11th Interzonal team tournament-update

The World Zone has been invited by the tournament organizer Yosua Sitorus (INA) to submit 3 8-board teams. The tournament will start on March 31, 2021. Each player will have 8 opponents per board in order to allow norms. Time control is 10/50 with duplication after 20 days, single round robin, 45 days of leave … Continue Reading

Friendly match World Zone versus Zone 1

The World Zone is organizing a rated Friendly Match against Zone 1.   Start date: November 1st Standard ICCF rules will apply with a time control 10 moves in 40 days   Participation is free, without charge.  2 games per player/board  The WZ team will be composed by players from all WZ member federations and isolated … Continue Reading

I OPEN TOURNAMENT Friends of Aristoteles (CUB)

Game platform: ICCF web server International open divided into two sections (classification list 2020-4) Main Section: For players with a rating higher than 2250, without categories. Players will be grouped in strict order of rating in sections of 11-13 players. Promotional Section: For players with a rating of 2250 or less, by category, which may vary … Continue Reading

Logo design contest

The World Zone is pleased to announce a logo design contest with the following rules: We are a correspondence chess organization part of the ICCF structure involving players from all over the World Our target audience would be chess players, mostly adults We prefer a globe and a chessboard included in the design Also our … Continue Reading

Four new IM’s in the World Zone by Juan Perez

Translated by Gino Figlio Year 2020 has begun with promising news for World Zone players. The ICCF Qualifications Committee has confirmed the IM titles obtained by George Bukowski (CAN), Andrew Leonard (USA), Jesús Osorio Barahona (PAN) and Pedro Vertíz Gutiérrez (CUB). We congratulate them all and wish them more achievements in their ascending careers.

First World Zone Team Championship

I am delighted to announce that registration to the First World Zone Team Championship is open. The following rules apply: Start date: June 30, 2020 One team per federation Four boards per team, at least 13 teams (Max 17) Time control: Triple block 2 years Diplomas to the top 3 placed teams Mode of entry: … Continue Reading