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13th ACCA World Computer Rapid Chess Championships

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:18 pm
by CRoberson
In order to schedule this for the largest potential participation, I'd like all potential participants to inform me of the weekends
that you can NOT participate on. From this, I'll create a list of dates left and then we'll vote on the date.

We are discussing weekends between Oct 5 and Dec 21 (inclusive):
Oct 5,6; Oct 12,13; Oct 19,20;
Nov 2,3; Nov 9,10; Nov 16,17; Nov 23,24; Nov 30, Dec 1
Dec 7,8; Dec 14,15; Dec 21,22

To start, the weekend of Oct 26/27 is not possible for me.

Respond to this thread in the General section for your input.

Best regards,
Charles

Re: 13th ACCA World Computer Rapid Chess Championships

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:09 pm
by CRoberson
Ok, there haven't been any new constraints that don't agree with the current ones.

So, the dates to vote on are:
Nov 9,10
Nov 16,17
Dec 7,8
Dec 21,22

I think that Dec 21,22 is likely a busy weekend for most but if that is what everybody wants then...

You may vote on the General topics thread like this one, message me, or email me.

Note to all: programs of all strengths allowed. It will be good learning to watch your engines compete with all and chat with the other authors.

Charles

Re: 13th ACCA World Computer Rapid Chess Championships

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:49 pm
by D Sceviour
Could you supply more information about this tournament? Is there a link to your website? Is there a fee for entry? Are you testing the programs yourself or are the users expected to log on the ICS?

Polls are not visible on my version of TalkChess. How do expect to collect the votes?

Re: 13th ACCA World Computer Rapid Chess Championships

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:06 pm
by CRoberson
D Sceviour wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:49 pm
Could you supply more information about this tournament? Is there a link to your website? Is there a fee for entry? Are you testing the programs yourself or are the users expected to log on the ICS?

Polls are not visible on my version of TalkChess. How do expect to collect the votes?
The tournament is free. Each entrant supplies their own hardware of anything that can buy, create, borrow ....
It is usually held on ICC and they have supplied free temporary accounts for the entrants.
Web site for the previous events is http://aigames.net/ACCA/ACCAWCRCC/WCRCC.html

There is more to this than the average tournament. There is a high presence of the program authors (old and new) so lots of technical talk. For newbies lots of learning.

Charles

Re: 13th ACCA World Computer Rapid Chess Championships

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:40 pm
by CRoberson
The voting has finished and the weekend will be that of Dec 7/8.

The web pages will be up soon. You should get your ICC temp account soon to test your connections....

Remember: the program that finishes last is the one that doesn't enter.

Best regards,

Charles

Re: 13th ACCA World Computer Rapid Chess Championships

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:16 pm
by JimmyRustles
Hi Charles,

I'm interesting in entering my engine Raven into this tournament but the entrance requirements say:

Entering programs must be by an established author with a tournament track record. Completely new programs from unknown authors will not be allowed. There are numerous online/offline tournaments to establish a track record: HGM's monthly, FICS monthly, WBEC, CCRL, Open War, ....

As for the tournament track record, the only tournaments that Raven has played in are two engine tournaments on Lichess and one CCRL Division 9 tournament, and it's currently playing in the CCRL Division 8 tournament. Would that be enough of a tournament track record to enter my engine?

Thanks,
Steve