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2012 Micronational Chess Championship
|Micronational Chess Championship 2012|
|Date||16 August 2012 - 21 November 2012|
|Governing body||Micronational Chess Federation|
The 2012 Micronational Chess Championship was held from August 16, 2012 to November 21, 2012. It was organized by the newly-formed Micronational Chess Federation.
At the 16th of July, 2012, Leon Simpson created a thread on the MicroWiki forums, stating the Inter-Micronational Chess Federation had been re-incarnated as the Micronational Chess Federation, and that many nations had joined it. At the same time, he announced the first tournament was going to be planned through that thread. That tournament quickly came to be known as the Micronational Chess Championship.
There were complaints over the fact that there was no limit to the number of participants per nation, with some saying that it will be unfair since some bigger nations will be able to enter much more participants than smaller ones. Therefore, a 3-player limit per nation was established. In case more than 3 players from the same nation wanted to play, there would be a qualifying procedure. However, this didn't happen, as no more than 3 players attempted to sign-up from each nation.
Sign-ups ended at August 16, when the tournament began. 16 players were participating.
Tournament format was decided to be single-knockout, with the exception of the semi-finalists, who would play a third-place match.
There were 16 participants from 11 different nations.
- Kyle Gatesman - Brogenia
- Brandon Kim - Brogenia
- Tony Asiamah - Brogenia
- Joe Foxon - Mercury
- Rebecca Panks - St. Peters Republic
- Deniz of Pavlov - Pavlov
- Parker Mitchell - Secundomia
- James E. Wilary - Prsänëa
- Kyng Fyrst - Slin Empyre
- Stepan Ignatiev - Lostisland
- Sovetus - Renasia
- Kuri Kabanov - Renasia
- Thomas Cassidy - Knoll
- Leon Simpson - New Nevada
- Jacob Tierney - Renasia
- Gandalf D'jambay - Slin Empyre
Third place play-off
James E. Wilary vs Stepan Ignatiev 0 - 1
It was attempted to hold a successor to this tournament in November 2012, but it ultimately decided that the tournament should be held yearly. The 2013 Micronational Chess Championship is organized by the new, reformed Inter-Micronational Chess Federation.