Invitation to Dresden: 60th WCCC & 41st WCSC

WCCC2017_logoSchwalbe, deutsche Vereinigung für Problemschach, and the local organizing committee have the honour to invite national representatives of the World Federation for Chess Composition (WFCC), national chess solving teams, individual solvers and composers and everybody interested in problem chess, to attend the jubilee 60th World Congress of Chess Composition (WCCC) and 41st World Chess Solving Championship (WCSC).

The congress will be held at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Dresden, Germany, from Saturday, 5 August 2017 (arrival), to Saturday, 12 August (departure). The Open Solving will take place on Monday, 7 August 2017, and the WCSC on Tuesday and Wednesday, 8-9 August 2017.

The congress is organized as part of the Dresdner Schachsommer (Dresden Chess Summer, 29 July-12 August 2017) which also comprises the German Masters and the ZMDI Open (29 July-6 August 2017, an international OTB open tournament).

Download invitation as PDF | Official website: https://wccc2017.de/

59th WCCC & 40th WCSC: Breaking news (03-05.08)

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  • (03.08) WCCC 2016, Serbia – WFCC rapid chess match. 

    Tonight, 20:00, there will be a rapid chess match between the selected team of WCCC participants, and the best Serbian chess players. You can follow games alive on http://serbiachess.net/live/serbia_world_2016/tfd.htm and the live stream from the Hotel Metropol Palace at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckwzHpV0tog. The WFCC captain is GM John Nunn, and the captain of Serbian Olympic team is GM Slavoljub Marjanovic. There will be two games on each board, 25 minutes + 10 seconds for every move. Pairings of the first round: GM Ivan Ivanisevic – GM Kacper Piorun, GM Alexander Mista – GM Robert Markus, GM Milos Perunovic – GM Bojan Vuckovic, GM John Nunn – GM Branko Damljanovic. In the second round the same pairs will be playing with reversed colours.

 

59th WCCC & 40th WCSC: Breaking news (30.07-02.08)

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  • (31.07) WFCC Opening Session
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    WFCC presidium:
    Günter Büsing

    Hannu Harkola
    Harry Fougiaxis
    Thomas Maeder
    (Photos: Andjelko Vasiljević)

  • (30.07) Opening ceremony in the Belgrade City Hall was run by Tamara Gadjanski and Marko Ložajić, with some movies presented about chess history of Belgrade, and traditional music. Borislav Gadjanski, the president of the Serbian Chess Problem Society, and Vladimir Pajić, representative of the City, addressed participants and guests. Finally, Harry Fougiaxis, the president of the WFCC, declared the 59th WCCC open.

    Harry Fougiaxis and Vladimir Pajić on the board; Vladimir Pajić and Marko Ložajić; Tamara and Borislav Gadjanski;
    Vladimir Baralić playing flute. (Photos: Andjelko Vasiljević)

 

59th WCCC | Official Composing Tourneys

wccc2016-logoFive days Composing Tourneys, 28 July – 2 August, are announced within WCCC 2016: Group A, #2 (judge: Marjan Kovačević); Group B, Ser-r#3-8 (judge: Miodrag Mladenović). See details on the official WCCC 2016 website, section Official composing tournaments. For the Congress participants only. Welcome to participate!

Invitation to the WCCC2016 (PDF) | Official website: http://wccc2016.matplus.net

59th WCCC | Gallery of the YCCC 2016 Participants

wccc2016-logoyccc-for logo-cropOne of the aims of the Belgrade World Congress of Chess Composition 2016 was to engage the youngest generation of chess composers. Ten participants representing four countries – from 8 to 18 years – took part in the 1st YCCC. They produced 29 chess compositions, fulfilling thematic conditions in three different genres (#2, h#2 and endgames).

We are proud to present the Gallery of the participants, including their recent photos and selected compositions. We hope that connecting young composers all over the world will help them feel that they have their own generation in a field dominated by much older authors.

Invitation to the WCCC2016 (PDF) | Official website: http://wccc2016.matplus.net

Belgrade WCCC 2016: News for composers and juniors under 18

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Dear chess friends,

  • Juniors: For the first time WCCC will include separate competitions for juniors (U14 and U18). A part from YCCC, there will be U14 and U18 categories in the frames of the Open solving tourney, and 2 more competitions for juniors U18 only: Machine Gun solving (#2), and the Youth Solving Show (#2). Both competitions will be run using original programs created by late Milan Velimirović.

    There have been 12 U18 solvers registered for WCCC till now, 7 of them in U14 category.

  • June 30th is the deadline for submiting entries for YCCC 2016, as well as for registering for the WCCC 2016.

Invitation to the WCCC2016 (PDF) | Official website: http://wccc2016.matplus.net

Belgrade WCCC 2016: Registering and the deadlines

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Dear chess friends,

  • 86 participants from 23 countries have registered for WCCC 2016.
  • Let us remind you that direct registering on the WCCC 2016 site allows you reserving your places before fixing all the details of your trip and stay (see Registration of participants → Instructions / Help). Later on you may edit your registration till June 30th.
  • Registering till April 30th will secure free parking places in both hotels and the discounts for kids in parents’ rooms in Metropol Palace.
  • Eight young composers (U18) from Azerbaijan, Israel, Serbia and Ukraine have registered for the YCCC 2016.
    Registration continues.
  • June 30th is the deadline for submiting entries for YCCC 2016, as well as for registering for the WCCC 2016.

Invitation to the WCCC2016 (PDF) | Official website: http://wccc2016.matplus.net