PAP 75JT AWARD
Petko A. Petkov 75th Jubilee Tourney Award
(by Petko A. Petkov)
StrateGems announces the Award of the jubilee tourney of its esteemed editor Petko A. Petkov (born February 27th, 1942 in Dobrich, Bulgaria).
The director of the tournament, Chief Editor of StrateGems, Mike Prcic, thanks all participants and congratulates the winners.
“Forty-six composers, from sixteen countries participate in this tourney. I want to express my warm gratitude to the many of my friends-composers who sent exactly 100 memorable originals (for all three sections) for participation in my jubilee tourney. I also express my heartfelt thanks to the organizer of this remarkable event, StrateGems, as well to my dear friend Mike Prcic, who directed the tourney.” (Petko A. Petkov)
The Award, 8 pages
“Soon after the closing date (May 31,2015), I received 100 submissions in anonymous from the director, Paz Einat, whom I’d like to thank. Overall, there were 34 authors from 13 countries and I would like to thank all of them. The problems included 48 miniatures and 51 Tanagras. Being the admirer of low-figured tasks, I allocated them in the separate sections.” (M.Grushko)
The results of the annual competition 2015,
conducted by the magazine “Семь шахматных нот” (“Seven chess notes”)
“На конкурс поступило 59 задач-сказок от 21 автора из 10 стран: Болгария, Венгрия, Германия, Израиль, Италия, Россия, Сербия, Словакия, Франция, Чехия. В этом году уровень конкурса оказался немного ниже, чем в прошлые годы.” (the judge, Michael Grushko)
14th Romanian Tzuica Tourney
- Theme: hs#n/hs=n, Rundlauf of at least 4 moves (see PDF document)
- The AWARD by Vlaicu Crişan & Eric Huber
16th Japanese Sake Tourney
- Theme: H#2, Colorless Chess (see PDF document)
- The AWARD by Tadashi Wakashima, Toshiki Kobayashi, Masato Yoshii
See Prize giving for composing and solving tourneys on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNFsm7tQH10
See the RESULTS of the 37th RIFACE (Rencontre Internationale en France des Amateurs de Composition Echiquéenne) which took place from Friday, May 13, 2016 to Monday, May 16, 2016 at Saint-Germain au Mont d’Or.
“The 1st HM in Retros has been cooked, after the final judgment, by François Labelle with : 1. d4 a5 2. Ff4 a4 3. h4 axh3 4. Fd6 hxg2 5. Ch3 g1=C 6. f4 Cf3+ 7. exf3 h5 8. Fe2 Th6 9. O-O c6 10. Rh2 Db6 11. Fc7 Td6 12. Tfg1 g6 13. Df1 Fe1 14. Tah1 Ch6 15. c4 O-O-O-O” (Jérôme Auclair).
The results of the 2013-2015 WCCI are just announced on WFCC website.
The first three places in G – Fairies are:
- 1st place – Vasil Ďačuk (Slovakia)
- 2nd place – Juraj Lörinc (Slovakia)
- 3rd place – Ofer Comay (Israel)
My sincere congratulations to the winners and all participants!
Also, I’d like to mention Dmitri Turevski, the director of this WCCI, who (in additional to the primary work!) has absolutely minimized my work in publication of all WCCI materials on wfcc.ch, from the entries till the final results. Thank you, Dmitri!
The Award of Krassimir Gandev 70 JT 2016
“One of the best bulgarian composer of all time – IM Krassimir Gandev celebrated his 70th Anniversary a month ago. Now you can see here the Award of his Jubilee tourney 2016. The level is very high and the judge Gandev said that preparing this award was the most difficult in his practice!” (KoBulChess, 02.05.2016)
The arrows of St Sebastian – Award
“Dear chessfriends, I was very glad to receive 36 arrows from 13 composers: Stephan Dietrich, Maryan Kerhuel, Ralf Kraetschmer, Rainer Kuhn, Ingemar Lind, Juraj Lorinc, Karol Mlynka, Dieter Muller, Cornell Pacurar, Adrian Storisteanu, Pierre Tritten, Paul Raican, Jaroslav Stun.
I decided to divide the tourney in two sections. Section A, the most numerous for the problems using fairy piece(s) or/and condition(s) and Section B for the “orthodox” problems.” (Sebastien Luce, the judge)
The Award (PDF) | Announcement with examples (PDF)
Quartz 42, November 2015:
Award of Quartz TT9 (Meinking fairy MT)
judge Kjell Widlert
is online at: http://quartz.chessproblems.ca/pdf/42/Quartz42.pdf