Re: WCCC 2007
Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:01 pm
Nice that they have finally decided to adhere to their own charter and alternate between Europe and North America.
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It must have been 'conveniently' rewritten then.Tony wrote:Reread the charter, there's no such thing in it
I notice the page has been updated to say:Harvey Williamson wrote:The ICGA is in the final stage of negotiation for organizing the
WCCC 2007, the 12th Computer Olympiad, and an accompanying scientific workshop .
The events would take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands at the end of June / beginning of July 2007.
Further details will be announced as soon as possible.
It is nice to get lots of notice?!
Which is ridiculous when you have a full time job like I do, with such short notice. Bob I hope to meet you in China - have you heard any firm dates for this yet - in my job I need to give lots of notice!bob wrote:You do have to be an ICGA member to participate... but it is not horribly expensive to join. It just costs a small fortune to attend an event that is a long way away and which lasts for almost 2 weeks including travel time.
I am no supporter (nor even a member) of the ICGA, and I can easily understand the frustration of the American programmers, but the CCC can never take the place of the WCCC. An online tournament is unfathomably dull compared to any over-the-board tournament. I wouldn't cry if the ICGA died, but it would be very sad if the computer chess tournaments of the future will take place on chess servers.Dann Corbit wrote:It must have been 'conveniently' rewritten then.Tony wrote:Reread the charter, there's no such thing in it
It has become the European championship, in reality.
Not that strong North American programs stay away in total, just that most of them do.
It would make sense to me to rotate by continent (North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Oceana). We could leave Antarctica out of the mix I think.
Anyway, the CCC event more or less takes the place now anyway.