macedonian-problemistThe Macedonian ambien Problemist (“TMP”) announces the formal tourney “TMP” League 2016 in four sections (free themes): #2 – Miodrag Mladenovi?; #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

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.

FIDE-logo5th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2017 (C 1.2.2017)

The International Chess Federation (FIDE), within the framework of its “Chess Composition” special project, is organising the 5th FIDE World Cup in Composing for 2017 in eight sections.

The tournament is coordinated with the WFCC Presidium and is a part of the joint efforts by FIDE and WFCC for the popularization and development of chess composition worldwide.

The tournament sections and judges are as follows: → more…

Gligor Denkovski Memorial Tourney

The announcement

Gligor Denkovski Memorial Tourney

To commemorate the 70th birthday of Gligor Denkovski (20 August 1946 – 15 January 2015), a formal composing tourney is announced in three sections.

Section A: Orthodox proof games, showing a combination of at least one typical retro theme and at least one theme or motif traditionally seen in other problem genres. Judge: Kostas Prentos.

Section B: Orthodox helpmate threemovers (h#2.5–3) with free theme. Judge: Nikola Predrag.

Section C: Orthodox selfmates (s#2–n) with free theme. Judge: Miodrag Mladenović.

Closing date for all sections is 31 March 2017.
Entries should be sent to Ivan Denkovski, email:

Longest Series Tournament


Here we are… 5 years later ! I hope all of you are doing fine… I am glad to be back after such a long time, to organize once more a series tournament that is so much fun for many of us. Thanks to Arno for the gentle push.

This time around it will be somewhat different… it will basically be a 4-in-1 tournament, presenting 4 completely different themes. Each one of those could be part of a tournament all by itself.” →See more…

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 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).

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;

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

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, 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 :
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)