Quick Composing TT-216 by SuperProblem
Tourney name: “The Magic Wonder Masand Chess“
Stipulation: sections – А) #2-6, s#2-6, r#2-6; B) h#2-6; C) hs#2-6. In all sections, instead a stipulation “mate” (#), following stipulations are allowed: “stalemate” (=) and “double stalemate” (==).
Theme: fairy problem with the condition Masand: “When a piece X by its move gives direct check, all pieces of the same color which are controlled by X, and all pieces of opposite color which are attacked by X, change color (except kings). A Rook, changed color in a corner, can participate in castling”. Fairy pieces and another fairy conditions are not allowed. In all sections multiple solutions are allowed if all the solutions are thematic. Twins of any type are allowed. Zero-positions are not allowed. Only problems tested by the program which supports the Masand condition (Popeye or WinChloe) can be accepted for the tourney. Each participant should indicate by what program his problem was tested. Depending on the amount and quality of the entries, there may be one award for all stipulations, or separate awards for different stipulations.
Judge: Petko Petkov | Closing date: October 15, 2018 | Download the announcement in English
Entries to Aleksey Oganesjan via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. All received problems will be presented to the judge in anonymous form. Award will be published in 2018 on the website http://superproblem.ru.
The official A.P.I. Magazine is organizing an informal composition Tourney for 2019 in sections:
Two-moves [≠2] : Valerio AGOSTINI (Italy)
n-moves [≠n] : Grigory ATAYANTS (Russia)
Helpmate 2 moves [H≠2] : Francesco SIMONI (Italy)
Helpmate n-moves [H≠n] : Antonio GAROFALO (Italy) | Selfmate n-moves [S≠] : Stephen TAYLOR (England)
Section studies [win/draw] : Marco CAMPIOLI (Italy) | MTy Marino BORTOLOTTI
HS≠ n-moves [HS≠2-6] : Eric HUBER (Romania), Vlaicu CRISAN (Romania) | Retro : Marco BONAVOGLIA (Italy)
The deadline: 30/09/2019
The originals have to be sent to the director Valerio AGOSTINI only by e-mail. The problems will be published in the magazine: every composer will receive the copies of the publications and the awards (PDF version). It’s mandatory the declaration of the computer control (C+) of Popeye, WinChloe, Alybadix or others, for every problems (not for studies, of course).
The 18th Japanese Sake Tourney
Theme: H#2 with Total Invisibles.
Any other fairy pieces and/or conditions are not allowed.
Judges: Tadashi Wakashima, Toshiki Kobayashi | Send to: email@example.com | Closing Date: Thursday, 6 September 2018
Prizes: Bottles of Sake. Only congress participants can receive bottles. | Details: In PDF document.
Murfatlar Tourney for fairy proof games
Theme: Proof games with Berolina Pawns are required. The genre can be combined with another genre, but fairy pieces are not accepted.
Prizes: bottles of Murfatlar, an appreciated Romanian wine | Details: In PDF document
Send entries by email until September 3rd to Paul Rãican, at firstname.lastname@example.org (or to him personally during Congress).
16th Romanian Tzuica Tourney
Theme: hs#n/hs=n, at least 3 (stale)mates on the same square
Scope: Any fairy piece and/or condition are allowed
Judges: Vlaicu Crisan & Eric Huber | Prizes: Bottles of Tzuica | Details: In PDF document
Audience: The tourney is open to everyone, but only congress participants can receive bottles.
Deadline: September 5th around 8 p.m. to Dinu-Ioan Nicula, or by email until September 2nd to Eric Huber email@example.com
The 39th RIFACE (Rencontre Internationale en France des Amateurs de Composition Echiquéenne) will take place at Ecully, May 18-20, 2018.
Themes of composing tournaments:
RIFACE 2018 – Thème aidés.pdf | Thème féerique.pdf | Thème rétro.pdf
Address to send the entries : RIFACE.firstname.lastname@example.org for helpmates and fairies ; email@example.com for retro problems
Time limit to send the entries : Sunday 20th May at 15:00
The Chess Composing Tournament in the frame of the 43rd World Chess Olympiad 2018 (Batumi, Georgia) includes also fairy section: H. The Fairy– Judge: Petko Petkov (Bulgaria)
In each section only three compositions by each author are accepted and joint compositions are not allowed. The closing date is September 20th, 2018. The compositions must be sent via email to the director’s address: firstname.lastname@example.org, Ferad Kakabadze (Ferhat Karmil) (Batumi). Three medals and certificates are awarded to the winners of each section.
Belgrade Internet Tourneys, Group C – Fairy h#2
This tourney is devoted to the 50th birthday of the judge, Dinu-Ioan Nicula, and marked by Latin „L“ (for number 50). Thematic condition: „L-problem“ symbolized by Lortap and Locust. Helpmate in 2 using Lortap condition, and Locust(s) fairy piece. Other fairy elements are not allowed.
Entries (not more than 3 per composer – single or joint) should be sent directly to the judge Dinu-Ioan Nicula: email@example.com by 19. May 2018.
Selected problems from BIT 2018 Group C will be subject of the Composing-Solving contest on Friday, 25. May 2018.
See detailed announcement (PDF) with examples and competitions Group A&B.
JURAJ BRABEC 80 JT C 31.12.2018
Slovak Organisation for Chess Composition (SOKŠ) announces international jubilee tourney
on the occasion of the 80th birthday of Juraj Brabec (26.5.2018).
The tourney is announced for twomovers with changes (new-strategical twomovers) employing at least one „oblique grasshopper“ (the name “krivý cvrček” was invented by Juraj Lörinc). „Oblique grasshoppers“ differ from the ordinary grasshoppers by the fact that they turn direction of their move in the following way: moose (los) by 45°, eagle (orol) by 90°, sparrow (vrabec) by 135° and hamster (škrečok) by 180°. Utilization of other fairy elements is allowed; the tourney will be judged by jubilee Juraj Brabec. The entries should be sent by e-mail to the address of tourney director Juraj Lörinc firstname.lastname@example.org until 31.12.2018. | See detailed announcement as web page and in PDF.
Quartz 44, December 2017, is online at:
Don’t miss Quartz TT11:
Since 1996, Glasgow Chess was very poorly represented and our belief is that this genre has a lot of potential. So, we are launching a thematic tournament, Quartz TT11, for problems with Glasgow Chess rules.
The tourney has two sections: a) fairy problems; b) retro problems.
In both sections, combinations with other genres, fairy units, are allowed, but Vielväterstellung problems are not allowed.
Send problems in an unlimited number to our Director, Dinu-Ioan Nicula, e-mail: email@example.com, up to July 1, 2018