The four week composing tourneys of the 60th WCCC have been announced as of 18 July 2017.
Of them Fairy/Proof game composing tourneys:
Potica-Tourney (fairy-h#, Marko Klasinc & Janez Nastran, 6 days, open worldwide) is one more fairy tournament within 60th WCCC, to be announced at August, 5th.
Closing date for all tourneys: Thursday, 10 August 2017, 20:00 (Dresden local time)
This year the Tzuica Tourney is not an unofficial tourney of the congress. We are not able to fulfill all conditions of the rules for unofficial composing tourneys established by the organizers. – Eric Huber & Vlaicu Crisan
15th Romanian Tzuica Tourney
Theme: hs#n/hs=n, at least 4 consecutive cross-checks
Scope: Any fairy piece and/or condition are allowed
Judges: Vlaicu Crisan & Eric Huber | Prizes: Bottles of Tzuica | Details: see PDF
Audience: The tourney is open to everyone, but only congress participants can receive bottles.
Deadline: August 9th (Wednesday) 8 p.m. to Dinu-Ioan Nicula, or by email until August 6th to Eric Huber email@example.com
Dear authors, readers, the first fairy tournament of this year, JF-2017/I is just finished with 54 problems. I’m grateful to all participants, and wishing the judge, Tadashi Wakashima, to enjoy your works!
About the next fairy tournament, JF-2017/II, I need to tell you that I’m going to postpone the beginning of it till mid-August. I regret about it myself, but otherwise I can’t finish all my obligations, mostly about judging. With almost regular updates of two websites I really have no time for anything else, including the own composing too.
Of course, I’ll continue to update wfcc.ch, and will publish fairy announcements on JF upon request.
I’ll write about the next fairy tournament after WCCC in Dresden, 5-12.08. – Julia.
Announcements of Tourneys
of “The Macedonian Problemist” for 2017
- informal tourneys (closing date 12.2017) for: #2 – Pavel Murashev; #3-n – Boško Milošeski; s#2-n – Peter Sickinger; h#2 – Jorge Kapros & Jorge Lois; h#2½-3 – Christopher Jones; h#3½-n – Hans Gruber; fairies – Eric Huber & Vlaicu Crişan; retros – Thomas Brand.
- “The Macedonian Problemist” League (a formal tourney, free themes, closing date 15.10.2017) in four sections: #2 – Karol Mlynka; #3 – Henk le Grand; s#3-8 – Jiří Jelinek; h#2 – Živko Janevski (a reserve judge for any section – Hans Gruber). The tourney brochure with the awards and the total ladder will be published in 2017 and all participants will receive the preliminary awards by e-mail.
Free subscription prizes are stipulated for the best composers. Entries for any of the above tourneys should be sent to the editor’s e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org or to his snail mail address: Zoran Gavrilovski, P. fah 137, Pošta 2, Skopje MK-1001, Macedonia.
Belgrade Internet Tourneys 2017
Group C – HS#Max2.5 – Awards
“This tourney was a very exciting one, for both participants and the organizers. The initial idea was to avoid computer testing, in order to make composers train their solving, while giving solvers the forgotten pleasure of looking for cooks… This concept soon had to be abandoned, because Christian Poisson was very quick to create the program for
HS#Max, the new fairy genre that includes only one new element when compared with HS#: the last two half-moves ask for S#1 Maximummer, instead of usual S#1.
On the other hand, we have to be grateful to Christian for saving composers and organizers from additional work, and for ensuring HS# Max an official status in the endless sea of fairy genres! Besides, it helped to receive only 1 incorrect entry…
The method of judging was the same as in our previous Composing/Solving/Judging events. After solving 18 correct entries, the eight solvers selected some favourits and analyzed them on the demonstration board. Next day they gave marks to all 18 entries, from 1 to 10.
The average marks of the first 4 compositions stood out, and were differentiated with slightest of margins, from 8.43 (the 4th place) to the 8.75 (the 1st place). Since there was no single judge, some comments given by solvers were summed up in the following award.”
The 38th RIFACE (Rencontre Internationale en France des Amateurs de Composition Echiquéenne) will take place from Friday, June 2, 2017 (evening) to Monday, June 5, 2017 (noon) at Saint-Germain au Mont d’Or.
Themes are the following:
RIFACE 2017 – Thème aidés.pdf | Thème féerique.pdf | Thème rétro.pdf
Address to send the entries : RIFACE.email@example.com.
Time limit to send the entries : Sunday 4th June at 15:00
Kenneth Solja 60 JT
Entries are invited in three sections:
a) Orthodox #2 ; b) Orthodox h#4-n ; c) hs#2-4 with neutral pieces. Fairy pieces allowed but no fairy conditions.
Entries must be C+ and authors are asked to state which program was used in checking.
The theme is free in each group | The judge is Kenneth Solja | Entries by 30.6.2017 to nealturnerfinland[at]hotmail.com
I’m delighted to welcome the judge of informal tournament JF-2017/I (01.Jan.2017 – 30.Jun.2017) –Tadashi Wakashima – Several times the judge of the WCCI and FIDE Album in fairy section, an indefatigable promoter of chess composition in Japan, the delegate of Japan in WFCC and the chief editor of the Japanese magazine “Problem Paradise”. Many of you might remember Tadashi as the tireless organizer of the successful 55th WCCC in Kobe in September, 2012.
42 fairy problems are published in the tournament JF-2017/I, and by the end of June I’d gladly accept about 8-10 good fairy problems. Please, not more than one problem per sending! – Julia
The A.P.I. organizes a formal thematic tourney in 2-4 moves with the piece called Viceking →see description in the announcement.
Originals can be of any type (direct, helpmate, selfmate, helpselfmate, series etc. Are not allowed other types of fairy conditions and pieces). No zeropositions.
Director of tourney: Valerio AGOSTINI [firstname.lastname@example.org] | Judge: Antonio GAROFALO | Deadline: 31.12.2017
Originals must be sent within deadline to Director only by e-mail. The problems awarded will be published on Sinfonie Scacchistiche, which will be sent to every participant.
Belgrade Internet Tourneys 2017
Composing Tourneys announced for the 12th Belgrade Problem Chess Festival 26th-28th May 2017 are split into 3 groups, including fairy Group C (HS#2.5 Max) which will be judged by solvers and composers themselves, in a special Composing-Solving-Judging contest on May 26th 2017, the first day of the Festival.
Group C – HS# Max 2.5, 2 Solutions Thematic condition: Help-selfmate Max is a new condition, with the help-play before the last two half-moves, presenting S#1 Maximummer (Black has to play the geometrically longest move).
The BIT 2017 will use the method of entering originals for the tourney directly to the Mat Plus website. Composers unable to use it may send their entries by email to the Mat Plus administrator: email@example.com. Deadline: May 23rd 2017.