30-day tourney Marianka Festival Cup 2016

30-day tourney Marianka Festival Cup 2016MariankaLogo

Slovak organization of chess composition announces on the occasion of the 8th International Chess Composition Festival 30-day tourney Marianka Festival Cup 2016 C 17.8.2016.

Theme: Twomover in three phases with two variations each using any kind of fairy pieces, but no fairy conditions. Any combinations of mate changes and transferences are allowed, except change of two mates in three phases (Z-32-26). It is also allowed to extend the thematical content (number of phases, variations, move functions etc.). Anybody can take part in the tourney, including composers not present in Marianka. The closing date is the 17.8.2016, entries to the director and judge Juraj Brabec (only by e-mail) – to brabec@brabec.sk. The results will be announced at the end of the festival on Sunday 21.8.2015, the winner will get the Marianka 2016 Festival Cup. See examples in Marianka Cup 2016 announcement (PDF).

Klaus Wenda 75 JT

wenda_klausKlaus Wenda 75 JT

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Klaus Wenda (* September 13, 1941), Die Schwalbe and feenschach announce the Klaus Wenda 75 Jubilee Tourney.

Required are problems with Double-Grashopper, Double-Rookhopper and/or Double-Bishophopper. An additional fairy pieces and/or conditions are allowed, but the problems have to be computer tested (please mention the program). The following stipulations are allowed: #n, s#n, r#n, semi-r#n, ser-s#n, pser-s#n and hs#n with any number of moves.

Judges: Klaus Wenda and Hans Gruber. A formidable prize fund will be awarded by the judges. Closing date: February 28, 2017. 
feenschachlogoschwalbe-logo Entries should be sent to director Ulrich Ring: Egerländer Straße 41, D-64380 Roßdorf; wenda-75@rxng.de

WCCC2016: Fairy Composing Tournaments

wfcc-logo-transparent16th Japanese Sake Tourney

  • Theme: H#2, Colorless Chess
  • Scope: Any other fairy pieces and/or conditions are not allowed
  • Judge: Tadashi Wakashima, Toshiki Kobayashi, Masato Yoshii
  • Prizes: Bottles of Sake
  • Audience: The tourney is open to everybody, but only congress participants can receive bottles
  • Deadline: August 3rd (Wednesday) 10 p.m. or by email before July 28th to Tadashi Wakashima
  • Details: in PDF document

14th Romanian Tzuica Tourney

  • Theme: hs#n/hs=n, Rundlauf of at least 4 moves
  • Scope: Any fairy piece and/or condition are allowed
  • Judge: Vlaicu Crisan & Eric Huber
  • Prizes: Bottles of Tzuica
  • Audience: The tourney is open to everybody, but only congress participants can receive bottles
  • Deadline: August 3rd (Wednesday) 8 p.m. to Dinu-Ioan Nicula, or by email until July 31st to Eric Huber
  • Details: in PDF document

Petko A. Petkov 75th Jubilee Tourney

PPetkov-75JTPetko A. Petkov 75th Jubilee Tourney

“StrateGems is pleased to announce a jubilee tourney for our esteemed editor Petko A. Petkov (born February 27th, 1942 in Dobrich, Bulgaria). Petko has been on our staff since 2002 (SG20) as Fairies Editor. Two issues later he became Selfmates Editor as well. His mastery in both genres has steadily attracted some of the top composers in both genres.”

→Read more in the announcement of the tourney in 3 sections with details and examples (PDF)


No limit regarding the number of entries sent by a composer | Only originals tested C+ with either Popeye, WinChloe or Gustav (for long selfmates) | Due date: December 1, 2016 | Send your entries to: Mike Prcic, Tuzlak@aol.com with note: for P.A.Petkov 75 JT | The judge: P.A. Petkov | The prizes will be in books and in e-subscriptions to StrateGems.

RIFACE, Saint-Germain au Mont d’Or, 13-15.05.2016

st-germain-au-mont-d-orThe 37th RIFACE (Rencontre Internationale en France des Amateurs de Composition Echiquéenne) will take place from Friday, May 13, 2016 (evening) to Monday, May 16, 2016 (noon) at Saint-Germain au Mont d’Or.

Themes are the following:

RIFACE 2016 – Thème aidés.pdfThème féerique.pdfThème rétro.pdf

Address to send the entries : RIFACE.2016@gmail.com.
Time limit to send the entries : Sunday 15th May at 15:00

Announcement of Tourneys of “The Macedonian Problemist” 2016

macedonian-problemistThe Macedonian Problemist announces tourneys for 2016:

a) Informal tourneys: #2 – Dragan Stojnić; #3 – C.G.S. Narayanan; #n – Abdelaziz Onkoud; s#2-n – Sven Trommler; h#2 – Vitaly Medintsev; h#2.5-3 – Petko Petkov; h#3.5-n – Christopher Jones; fairies – Pierre Tritten; retros – Hans Gruber.
b) “The Macedonian Problemist” League 2016 (free themes, closing date 1.9.2016) in four sections: #2 – Miodrag Mladenović; #3 – Aleksandr Sygurov; s#3-7 – Živko Janevski; h#4-8 – Zlatko Mihajloski (a reserve judge for any section – Hans Gruber).

c)  thematic tourneys for helpmates showing themes labelled with the names of two prominent Macedonian chess problem composers, who will be judges in these tourneys, respectively (closing date 20.10.2016)… → read full announcement (PDF)


mk-55jt-exA thematic composing tourney
announced for any kind of chess problems

Theme: 55 (two fives)

Every theme including at least 2×5 (or 5+5) arbitrary elements is allowed. E.g. five transferred mates / changed mates / variants / defense motifs / harmful effects in two phases, 5 solutions in a twin, 5 white + 5 black promotions, 5 white + 5 black pieces and the like. However, also multiplied showing of five elements is welcome.

Everything is allowed: any stipulation, any number of moves, fairy pieces and/or conditions, promoted pieces, any type and size of chess board as well as multiple solutions, twins, and even illegal position.

The tourney will be divided to at least two sections (orthodox and fairy).

Prizes: Chess Diagraf – programme for saving, solution, printing and animation of chess problems

Deadline: 04.04.2016 | Entries to email: mk55jt@checkchess.net | Judge: jubilee | PDF with examples | Animated examples

The award will appear at the latest 55 days after deadline.

Krassimir Gandev – 70 JT 2016

logo-kobulchesskrassimir-gandevKrassimir Gandev – 70 JT 2016

On 21st March 2016 the Bulgarian maestro IM Krassimir Gandev will celebrate his 70th Anniversary. The website for Chess Composition KoBulChess.com announces the “Krassimir Gandev – 70” JT 2016.

Theme: Fairy problems type #, H#, S#, HS#, =, H=, S=, HS=, ==, H=, S=, HS== in 2-4 moves and Series or Parry Series in 2-8 moves with Hurdle Colour Changing pieces. Other fairy pieces or conditions are not allowed.

Please send your entries by email: gandev70@abv.bg |  Deadline: 21.03.2016 | Judge: Krassimir Gandev 

The Award will be published on KoBulChess.com till 31.03.2016 |  Announcement with examples, PDF

WCCI 2013-2015: 2 days left

wfcc-logo-transparentJust 2 days left to submit your entries to  the 2013-15 WCCI. The tourney director is Dmitry Turevsky (email: dmitri.turevski@gmail.com). Participants may submit their entries by January 20, 2016. See the list of Received entries at wfcc.ch website.

Judges for Fairies & Retros: 

G) Fairies: Juraj Brabec (SVK), Aleksandr Bulavka (BLR), Georgy Evseev (RUS), Petko Petkov (BUL), Kjell Widlert (SWE)

H) Retros: Dmitry Baibikov (ISR), Nicolas Dupont (FRA), Andrey Frolkin (UKR), Bernd Graefrath (GER), Kostas Prentos (GRE)

KoBulChess Informal Tourneys 2016


The website KoBulChess announces Informal Tourneys 2016 for the sections:

Twomovers (#2), the judge: Eugene Rosner (USA)

Threemovers (#3), the judge: Evgeni Bourd (Israel)

Helpmates (H#2), the judge: Shankar Ram (India)

Helpmates (H#n), the judge: Petko Petkov (Bulgaria)

Selfmates (S#), the judge: Ivan Soroka (Ukraine)

Fairies, the judge: Kjell Widlert (Sweden)