Dear participants of World Championship in Correspondence Renju 2013! Please find below the list of participants and some information about the coming tournament. Group cwc2013_ta: High League. Opening rule: Taraguchi. Rating Name Nickname Country ==================================================================== 2632 Potapov Aleksey alexei.potapov Russia 2618 Balanova Jelena leoranger Latvia 2504 Golosov Victor gvu Russia 2492 Balabhai Viktor VKB Russia 2492 Tarannikov Yuriy yuriytarannikov Russia 2440 Bobkov Eugene bobkove Russia 2426 Qiu Weifu xiaosa China 2382 Fedorkin Oleg ofedorkin Russia 2330 Sushkov Vladimir vpsushkov Russia 2254 Reibandt Vitaly reibandt Russia Group cwc2013_s7b: First League. Opening rule: Soosorv-7. Rating Name Nickname Country ==================================================================== 2284 Purk Andry l.vuitton Estonia 2256 Wu Xiaoning yizimiao China 2254 Mikhailov Alexey sailor_knot Russia 2244 Nikonov Konstantin vanalaud Russia 2214 Volkov Sergey almond Russia 2118 Björn Lind bjorn_lind Sweden 2106 Pajuste Renee fastfive Estonia 2032 Saik Aleksey saik Ukraine 2022 Nyberg Bengt bnyberg Sweden 1934 ShangWun Han hwanwoong South Korea 1576 Sergey Nefedyev searope USA Group cwc2013_s7c: First League. Opening rule: Soosorv-7. Rating Name Nickname Country ==================================================================== 2256 Li Yang iloveoov China 2236 Makarov Pavel urss Russia 2198 Kacper Klepacki dein Poland 2172 Yamamoto Mitsuo yamamoto Japan 2144 Umantsiv Roman rum Ukraine 2127 Asplund Bengt basplund Sweden 2104 Kozlov Igor gosha Russia 2098 Andersson Tord tord Sweden 2008 Lents Johann johann Estonia 1944 Kurochkin Viktor boor Russia 1908 Gromova Irina hentle_boa Russia Group cwc2013_s7d: Second League. Rating Name Nickname Country ==================================================================== prov. Mammel Mark mmammel USA prov. Igor Magdeev giocatore Russia prov. Villem Mesila villem Estonia prov. Yang Xu xuyang19870802 China prov. Piotr Bieniek bieniek Poland prov. Michał Zajk puholek Poland prov. Michał Żukowski zukowski Poland prov. Ekaterina Rumyantseva katrum Russia Forming leagues in the next 2013 World Championship. 1. High League (HL, 10 players) will be formed by: a) top 5 from cwc2013_ta; b) top 2 from cwc2013_s7b and top 2 from cwc2013_s7c; c) a player with the highest correspondence rating among other applicants. 2. First League (1L, 2 groups with 12 players each) will be formed by: a) bottom 5 from cwc_2013_ta; b) 3rd to 8th places from this 1L groups (cwc2013_s7b, cwc2013_s7c); c) top 4 from this 2L group (cwc2013_d); d) 3 players with the highest correspondence rating among other applicants. 3. All the rest will form the Second League (2L). Time control Each player has got 135 days for each game. If both opponents represent the same country, they have got 115 days for each game between them. If that total time is over, the player loses the game. If a player is thinking about his move for 21 days or more, he also loses the game. However in certain circumstances it is possible to apply for more than 20 days rest. Those days still will be included in the total time. It is not possible to get extra time i.e. more than 135 (115) days for any reason. After 150 moves (75 black and 75 white) a game is draw (exception - 5 in a line). Game Points and Tie-Breaking rules. Each player plays two games (one as tentative black and one as tentative white) against each other player from the same group. A win gives 1 point, a draw gives 0.5 point, a loss gives 0 points. In order to determine the participant's place the following items are taken into account. a. Total number of game points (2-0 > 1,5-0,5) b. Total number of match points (2-0 = 1,5-0,5) c. Berger Coefficient: Each player receives all game points that those players have got which he has won against, half of the game points that those players have got which he has played draw against (and none of the game points that those players have got which he has lost against) d. Results in games between the participants involved (with the same total number of points) e. Number of game wins In case of equality in all items mentioned above, the places are divided. If getting some of the places involved will give the right to play in another group or tournament then this right will be determined by drawing of lots. Note that RenjuOffline server doesn't calculate match points so the final standings may differ from server results. Board chat. Only those two players who play the game may use the board chat. All comments from other players are strictly prohibited and may cause ban on the playing server. Identity proving. Those players who failed to prove their identity or whose contact person refused to confirm their identity may be disqualified by Chief Referee (1L, 2L) or by Referee Council (HL) at any moment during or after the tournament. Disqualifications. If player abandons the tournament thus forfeiting (only because of 21-day rule) a significant number of games (50% in 1L, 2L; 3 games in HL) then he may be disqualified and all his games are considered as losses except ones against participants who were disqualified too. The decision about disqualification is being made by Chief Referee in the 1L, 2L and by Referee Council in the High League. Referees. Chief Referee of the tournament is Epifanov Dmitry, Russia, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, userid owen. High League Referee is Epifanov Dmitry, Russia. First League Referee is Balanova Jelena, Latvia, e-mail email@example.com, userid leoranger. Technical Referee and Second League Referee is Serdyuk Andrey, Russia, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, userid warpod.