ICCF-Europa invites entries from member Federations to this team tournament, to be played by post, dedicated to the memory of the long serving ICCF European Tournament Director Gerhard Radosztics (AUT), who died on 12.11.2007.

The event will be organised along similar lines to the European Team Championships where each member federation may enter one team (of 4 players).

The closing date for entries is 15 March 2009 and play is scheduled to commence on 20 April 2009.

Players must have an ELO rating in October 2008 ICCF Rating List less than 2000; it’s allowed just one player with an ELO rating from 2000 to 2099. Unrated players will be listed with an ELO of 1800.

The tournament will be held over two stages with both Preliminary and Final sections having –if possible- not less than 7 and not more than 9 teams. Players whose ratings increase to over 2099 following the Preliminary section will still be eligible to participate in the Final but any replacement players may be rated not higher than 2099.

Entries should be submitted not later than 15 March 2009 to the Zonal Director, Gian-Maria Tani,

All entries should include the following details:
     names, ICCF codes, postal addresses of the players in the team;
     board order;
     name, postal and e-mail address of the Team Captain.

There is no entry fee for this tournament.

Amici sumus.

    Gian-Maria Tani
ICCF-Europa Zonal Director