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

4th Individual Interzonal Preliminaries- tournament announcement

The tournament organizer Everdinand Knol (RSA) has submitted the following tournament announcement: Tournament AnnouncementThe purpose of this event is to develop the spirit of amici sumus among players worldwide (in all ICCF Zones) and to provide opportunities to qualify for title norms.This event will start with a preliminary stage consisting of groups of 9 players … Continue Reading

Adel Faridani, first WZ GM by Juan Perez

IM Adel Faridani (USA) took first place in the WZ GM tournament # 5 obtaining his second norm and therefore the title of World Zone Grandmaster. He had earned his first norm in the WZ GM tournament # 1. Adel Faridani was born July 22, 1957. He is married. Received his Diplom in Physics in … Continue Reading

WZ tournaments starting in December 2019

Our Head TD IA Juan Martello (ARG) reports the following events have started in December 2019: Open Class Open class 45/2019 Open class 46/2019 Open class 47/2019 Higher Class Higher class 19/2019 Master Class Master class 4/2019 WZ Individual Championship Preliminaries Prelim 14/2019 Prelim 15/2019 WZ Individual Championship Semifinals Semif 14/2019 PanAm Individual Semifinals 12 … Continue Reading