Hello variants enthusiasts!
This team's description should get us started:
"This is the official team for the Variants World Cup. The Variants World Cup is a large tournament whose purpose is to identify the best chess variants player in the world; while some people may be good at one particular variant, this tournament hopes to identify the best overall chess variants player. There will be individual variants sections, of course, but again, the purpose of this tournament is to declare the overall variants expert of the world."
Duration: The world cup will run for 2 months (1 week for each variant), starting on November 5 and ending on December 30.
King of the Hill
There will be 6 tournaments for each variant, so there will be 60 tournaments in total. The best 3 results for each variant (so for the 6 tournaments) will count for the overall standings. Note again: the best 3 results! So you can only participate in 3 tournaments or you can participate in all 6 and have your 3 best-scoring results count.
Each first-place finish is worth 100 points, second place 90, ...10th worth 10 points. That means that the maximum score is 2400 (100 x 3 for each variant x 8 variants).
The overall winner of the tournament will win $300, the runner-up $200, and the second runner-up $100. The winner of each individual variant will win $50. Thus, the total prize fund for this tournament will be $1000.
November 5 – November 11 ||||||||||||| Racing Kings
November 12 – November 18 ||||||||||||| Horde
November 19 – November 25 ||||||||||||| Crazyhouse
November 26 – December 2 ||||||||||||| Three-Checks
December 3 – December 9 ||||||||||||| Antichess
December 10 – December 16 ||||||||||||| Chess960
December 17 – December 23 ||||||||||||| Atomic
December 24 – December 30 ||||||||||||| King of the Hill
The tournaments will take place at 12 PM GMT and 12 AM GMT, but I can change a few tournament times if someone can't make a single one of them. These tournaments will be on Wednesday and during the weekend of each week.
Individual Tournament Structure:
Each tournament will be a 3-hour long 3 + 2 tournament. Berserking IS allowed!
Best of luck, and above all, have fun all!