THE AWARD of Christmas Blitz JF-2014


The Award of Christmas Blitz JF-2014

Dear Friends,

I’m happy to present you THE AWARD of Christmas Blitz JF-2014! The number of participants, of beautiful problems was really a great surprise for me and for the judge! Thank you so much, dear participants of the Blitz, for your activity, efforts, creative ideas! And of course, many thanks to our judge, Petko A. Petkov! 

I have to tell that the Award was written in a very short period of time, so I apologize for any mistakes done in the text, diagrams, solutions.. I’d be grateful if you send me emails about anything to be corrected!white-dark-laima-christmas

I heartily congratulate all the winners and participants! And I wish a Happy New Year to all of you! Let it be successful, interesting and motivating for you, full of pleasant surprises and happiness! – Julia.

PDF version of the Award JF-2012

JF-LOGO-1In the middle of December, 2013, the Award JF-2012 became final without any objections! Now I’m happy to offer to you PDF version of the Award JF-2012 for download or print. 

Also, I’d like to mention, that our judge, N.Shankar Ram, has helped me a lot with the diplomas, and thanks to him authors of all awarded problems will get their diplomas soon! Diplomas I’ll send by email in PDF format, but Prize winners will get also printed diplomas by postal mail. Thank you for your patience!

The AWARD of Julia’s Fairies Marine TT 2013


Award JF Marine TT 2013

Dear Friends,

I’m so happy to tell you that The Award of Julia’s Fairies Marine TT 2013 is ready! Enjoy the beauty of Marine problems presented!

The competition was very strong and the Award shows the very best problems, but not mentioned problems are also very good, have something unique and deserves the publication!

I’m grateful to all participants for the activity and creative work, to Petko Petkov for the fast judging, to Geoff Foster for corrections of the mistakes and language, to Thomas Maeder for implementation of some Marine pieces missed in Popeye, to all readers of this Award as your interest is always important and motivating!

DSCN7760My sincere congratulations to the winners
and to all participants!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!Julia


Preliminary Award JF 2012


Preliminary Award JF-2012

Dear Friends,

I’m so happy to announce

The Preliminary Award of JULIA’S FAIRIES 2012!

You know, there were about 200 problems for period April – December’2012. So many very good problems, so many famous authors, so many interesting comments, versions!.. Judging of this tournament was a real challenge! And I’m very thankful to N.Shankar Ram for accepting my invitation and for his hard work! 

My sincere congratulations to all authors of awarded problems and to all participants! I really wish to see all your problems in the Award! This tournament is very special to me, as it was the first one.. Your contributions, your support have really created Julia’s Fairies! You helped me a lot and motivated me with your activity, and from my side I’d like to motivate you for a new achievements as well. Either you’re in the Award, or not, you’ve done a great job! You always have another chance to win! But I will always enjoy browsing a list of problems’2012 with all the memories, ideas and long comments…  / Julia

Please send your comments, correction and objections to the Award until 15th of December, 2013, when the Award becomes Final.
Final Award will have also PDF version to download/print.

Photo gallery – Diplomas JF-2013/I

jf-2013i-diplomas-annDear authors of the awarded problems JF-2013/I !

I hope all of you have got your diplomas by postal mail! I’ve added some pictures of them to the Gallery of Prizes, and also have made Gallery page visible under the Tourneys menu.

With all changes I make from time to time some links can be broken. Please let me know if something doesn’t work! Thank you! –Julia

The AWARD – JF-2013/I – FINAL version


FINAL Award JF-2013-I

FINAL version
of the AWARD JF-2013/I
is ready!


I’m happy to announce that Final version of the Award for Julia’sFairies-2013/I is ready! I’ll add also PDF version of it soon! Diplomas will be sent as well in a week! My gratitude to the judge, Juraj Brabec, for his work under the Award!

Your original problems are always appreciated at Julia’s Fairies! /Julia

Objections and final award JF-2013/I


Julia’s Fairies 2013-I
Final result

To the Preliminary Award of Julia’s Fairies 2013-I received one objection, regarding 9th Prize (No.273, Skoba&Golha). A problem with the same content was earlier published by Cornel Pacurar (PS2514F,  The Problemist Supplement 09/2011).

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Juraj Brabec

The judge’s decision is: 

The problems have the same main content – the black Rook helps the white King and pawn to gradually move to the other end of the board. But there are also differences in favour of No.273:

  • mate with a promotion into Rook;
  • in a) a Rook is captured on black squares, in b) – on white.

In my opinion this is enough to justify the independent existence of problem No.273. But, of course, it is not enough for such a high score, so it loses its prize and is instead awarded with 4th-11th commendation. As a result, the Award has 8 prizes, 10 hon.mentions, 11 commendations.

No other objections were received, so the Award of Julia’s Fairies 2013-I becomes final as mentioned above.

The Final Award of Julia’sFairies-2013/I will be published in few days, but for now the appendix about changes mentioned above is added to Preliminary Award.

The AWARD – JF-2013/I – English version ready!


Preliminary Award JF-2013-I

English version
of the AWARD JF-2013/I
is ready!


I’m happy to announce that English version of the Award for Julia’sFairies-2013/I is ready! I’m so much grateful to Geoff Foster who’s worked together with me under this translation, has helped me to understand many problems and comments better and to make the result so close to original text. I have to tell also, that with all the work we still appreciated all detailed comments a lot and were thankful for them to the judge! I believe that many of you, who will read the Award, will understand some of the problems much better.

The Award is preliminary now and will become final after two weeks, on the 17th of July. The final version will be corrected in accordance with comments and objections you send.

One more time my congratulations to the winners and thanks a lot to all participants!