The sign-up period for the inaugural Online Chess Match Championships is now over. The list of registered players for the two divisions are:
Under 1600 Division
So, the Open Division will host 10-12 players and the U1600 Division 9.
I was considering different pairing systems for setting up the single-elimination cup brackets, including adopting the system used in the tennis ATP tour. After consulting with FICS user tseltzer, I am instead opting for a Swiss-like cup system where the top seed is not meeting the bottom seed, but instead the top seed from the bottom half.
Pairings will be posted in a couple of days on the Online Chess Match Championships site.