How to Join Us
To become a team Member of Fishers of Men or to join us as a Guest (free to ICC Members) just follow these easy steps...
1. Become a member of the Internet Chess Club (ICC)
2. Ascribe to our Statement of Faith to become a FoM team Member
or request to join us as a Guest.
3. Play a minimum of 20 standard rated games.
(On ICC seek or accept a rated game with a time control of 20 0
4. Whilst playing a Team4545League or a
Fishers of Men - Christian Group Invitational game,
Pledge not to:
i. Use (C)omputer assistance of any kind.
ii. Obtain outside or third party assistance.
iii. Move pieces around on another chess board.
iv. Use notes or books for assistance.
Just let it be you and the virtual chess board, the same as playing an Over The Board game, which is in the spirit of the Team4545League constitution & playing rules.
5. Become a member of ICC's Team4545League
(Read the QuickGuide for an overview of the League.)
The following steps will take you through "How to Join"
and "How to Sign Up" to play in a League tournament.
i. How to Join
When logged-in to ICC,
Type the Command: g-join Team4545League (enter)
After your request is processed you should receive a message...
"Welcome to Team4545League. You have been added to the T4545L group channel 345. (Usually within 24 hours) To read it...
Type the Command: messages (enter)
You should also see:
"Groups: Team4545League" in the footer section of your ICC profile.
Type the Command: finger (enter)
ii. How to "Sign Up" to Play in Team4545League.
a) First you will need to create your League personal profile.
On the Home Page of Team4545League click on Player Menu initially to create your profile, and then whenever you need to update your profile.
b) Now enter your handle name and Click on "Create" to receive a League password. (Usually within 24 hours)
Speed-read through the Player Handbook, which is also located on the Home Page, and become familiar with the League's procedures.
A more thorough reading of the handbook will be required
before playing in a tournament.
When logged-in to ICC,
Type the Command: messages to find your League password.
Keep your password in a safe place.
c) Now return to the Player Menu as before and this time login with your handle and League password.
Click on "Update my Profile" and fill it in. You will need to check the boxes in item 6 but only check boxes in item 7 if you DO NOT wish to be on a Fishers of Men team. Click "Update" when finished.
6. Please use the email form at the bottom of this page:
(Your ICC handle is sufficient)
<>< Ascribe to our Statement of Faith to become a Member
You may request to join us as a Guest (FAQ)
It would be great to hear from you!
7. Player Expectations and Commitment:
<>< Be reliable. More important than winning
<>< Play your best. Apologies are not required for losing
<>< Prepare if possible. Not a prerequisite
<>< Display good sportsmanship. Always
<>< No pressure to perform. Don't fret, learn from your mistakes
<>< Relax, enjoy your game. Winning is just the icing on the cake
<>< Encourage and be encouraged. Sharing is caring