58th World Congress of Chess Composition
1st RIGA BLACK BALSAM TT
Judge: Julia Vysotska
First of all I would like to thank all the participants of this competition! I am pleasantly surprised to have received so many interesting works of very high quality, and I am honored to be a judge of this tournament! → See the Award
Preliminary Award JF-2013/III
Dear Friends, I have a pleasure to announce
The Award of Julia’sFairies-2013/III
by Eric Huber
I am very grateful to Eric Huber and impressed by his Award – with its notes, links to original publications, examples in the appendix and most of all by his analysis of the problems.
I’m happy to see the many different names in the Award. I heartily congratulate all of you, my dear authors, for your achievements!
And, of course, I appreciate very much the contributions of ALL who send compositions and post comments to JF! Thank you!!
The Award is provisional and will become final after one month. – Julia
Informal Tournament Retros and Proof Games 2013/2014
Award by Hans Gruber (Regensburg, Germany), International Judge of the FIDE
“In recent years, many parts of the retro genre have been strongly developing, including fairy retros and fairy proof games. As the specific characteristics of retros are quite distinct from those of other genres, it is advisable to judge them in separate tournaments. Julia’s Fairies has proven to clearly attract retro composers so that a satisfying number of originals (26 in total) competed in its first retros and proof games tournament.” →See full Award in PDF!
With a gratitude to Hans Gruber for the willingness to judge this competition and for so fast, precise and competent work! My congratulations to the active authors and especially authors of awarded problems in this complicated genre! – Julia
The Award of Christmas Blitz JF-2014
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!
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.
A Gallery section (under Tourneys menu) is updated with some new pictures:
PDF version (12 pages) of the Award of Julia’s Fairies Marine TT 2013 is ready for download and print!
Diplomas in PDF format will be sent to the authors in a few weeks! Thank you!!
In 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!
Award JF Marine TT 2013
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!
My sincere congratulations to the winners
and to all participants!
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! – Julia
Preliminary Award JF-2012
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.
Dear 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