60th WCCC: Informal FAIRY composing tourneys

WCCC2017_logoThe 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)

15th Romanian Tzuica Tourney

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 (Wednesday8 p.m. to Dinu-Ioan Nicula, or by email until August 6th to Eric Huber hubereric@yahoo.fr


Announcement of Tourneys of “The Macedonian Problemist” 2017

macedonian-problemistAnnouncements of Tourneys
of “The Macedonian Problemist” for 2017

  1. 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.
  2. “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 mprobl@yahoo.com or to his snail mail address: Zoran Gavrilovski, P. fah 137, Pošta 2, Skopje MK-1001, Macedonia.


RIFACE, Saint-Germain au Mont d’Or, 2-5.06.2017

st-germain-au-mont-d-orThe 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.pdfThème féerique.pdfThème rétro.pdf

Address to send the entries : RIFACE.2017@gmail.com.
Time limit to send the entries : Sunday 4th June at 15:00


Kenneth Solja 60 JT – C30.6.2017

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


Formal thematic tourney with Viceking by A.P.I. – C31.12.2017

The A.P.I. organizes a formal thematic tourney in 2-4 moves with the piece called Vicekingsee 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 [valerio.agostini@gmail.com] | 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, C23.05.2017

BIT2017-GroupCBelgrade 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: borislav.gadjanski@gmail.com. Deadline: May 23rd 2017.


Munich Fairy Chess Tournament 2017

mpk-Blaetter-annAnnouncement Munich Fairy Chess Tournament 2017
Argentinian chess or Argentinian pieces

Required are helpmates h#n in 2 or more moves on a 8×8 board with the fairy condition Argentinian chess or the Argentinian pieces señora, faro, loco as well as saltador. The theme is free. Further fairy pieces and fairy conditions are not accepted. Problems in more than one phase are allowed, whether with set play, multiple solutions, twinnings or some combination of those methods. →Announcement (PDF)

Judge: Franz Pachl | Tournament director: Rolf Kohring | Closing date: December 31th, 2017
Submissions should be sent to mpk-blaetter@gmx.de or Rolf Kohring, Bolkamer Straße 5a, D-83104 Tuntenhausen, Germany.


Quick Composing TT-184: Rebirth square paradox

superproblem-ruQuick Composing TT-184 by SuperProblem
Tourney name: “Rebirth square paradox”

Stipulation: fairies
Theme: When rebirth of pieces applies in fairy conditions, an empty rebirth square usually means an advantage for the transported piece’s party, as it preserves the piece’s power. This tournament, however, is looking for the exceptions. It requires chess problems of any kind applying any fairy condition involving rebirth of pieces, where the vacation of a rebirth square of a piece belonging to the party which is going to fulfill the problem’s aim (e.g. white in n#/h#n or black in s#n/hs#n) means a disadvantage and/or the obstruction of such a square means an advantage for that party because of the potential rebirth (not) taking place.
All stipulations, fairy pieces and additional fairy conditions are allowed.
 
Judge: Klaus Wenda. Closing date: February 16, 2017
Entries to Aleksey Oganesjan via e-mail: alexeioganesyan@gmail.com
Award will be published on the website http://superproblem.ru.  Download the announcement in English [pdf, 244 KB]


“TMP” League 2016

macedonian-problemistThe Macedonian Problemist (“TMP”) announces the formal tourney “TMP” League 2016 in four sections (free themes): #2 – Miodrag Mladenović; #3 – Aleksandr Sygurov; s#3-7 – Živko Janevski; h#4-8 – Zlatko Mihajloski (a reserve judge for any section – Hans Gruber). Entries for any of the above tourneys should be sent by 1 October 2016: Zoran Gavrilovski, ul. “Karpoševo vostanie” br. 4 (zgrada A3), vlez 3, stan 10, MK-1020 Skopje, Macedonia (or by e-mail to mprobl@yahoo.com).

The tourney brochure with the awards and the total ladder will be published in 2016 and all participants will receive the preliminary awards by e-mail. The authors of honoured problems will receive the tourney brochure by snail mail and the best-placed authors (in particular section(s) or the total ladder) will also receive some issues of “The Macedonian Problemist” as a modest magazine-prize.