Serie of "Black Coffee Chess Cups" started on 15th September 2017.
16 players in round #1 (4 rounds for the finalists) - two games played against the random opponent (white and black). The winner continues to the next cup round (2-0 or 1½-½). In case of 1-1 the winner is the player with lower ranking number when the particular cup round started. August 2017:
* BLACK COFFEE CHESS LEAGUE ~ Season #4 ~ Playing time 1.6.-31.8.2017 (Finished). 1st Division Champion (for the 3rd time in a row): Fred Fournier (France).
* BLACK COFFEE CHESS LEAGUE ~ Season #5 ~ starded on 1.9.2017.
NEW RULE: 5th Season - official playing time: 1.9.-30.11.2017. When the playing time is full (30th November, 2017) all games, which are still not finished, will be evaluated by the group of neutral referees.
1st Division, 2nd Division (2 groups) and 3rd Division (5 group) - altogether 42 players started the 5th season.