24 September 2008

03 September 2008

ICCF World Championships (2008 Status)

A year ago, with the goal of updating my page on Correspondence Chess Champions, I spent some time getting up to speed with the status of the ICCF World Championships. No updates were made, but the status has evolved and is less confusing than it was a year ago.

17*2002-07Bern, Ivar (NOR)
18*2003-05Oosterom, Joop J. van (NED)
19*2004-07LĂ©otard, Christophe (FRA)
20 2004-Lehikoinen, Pertti (FIN)
21 2005-08Oosterom, Joop J. van (NED)
22 2007-Started 31 December 2007
23 2007-Started 31 December 2007

The asterisk ('*') means I've listed the winner, but am missing the crosstable. All game scores for these events are now available. I imagine that the game scores for the two other finished events are also available, but the effort to locate them exceeds their value.

Also confusing was the status of the correspondence chess forums. I stopped following the ICCF when its forum split and moved around mid-2007. The current status is:-


Later: Corrected a mistake to WCC20. I had marked it as finished, but there was (and is) one game still being played.