8th World Chess Composing Tournament of the FIDE
Introduction by the WCCT Subcommittee
A year ago, composers all over the world were asked to propose themes for the
7 sections of the 8th WCCT. The response was excellent, and ultimately we had
a good number of themes to choose from.
The final selection was made during the PCCC meeting in Eretria, Greece (September
2005); many of the themes that were left out could easily have been equally
clever choices! We are grateful to all those who made the effort to submit these
first-class themes and ideas.
That is a good start, but the ultimate test will be the power of the selected
themes to inspire all of us to come up with top quality compositions for the
The revolutionary rules of the previous WCCT will be maintained for the 8th
WCCT. Five countries will judge each section, and we all hope for nothing less
than the best and most reliable awards.
The 8th WCCT is open for all FIDE member Federations.
The tournament Director is Hans Gruber (Germany). Registrations for
the 8th WCCT should be submitted to him by March 1st, 2006, including
the name, e-mail and regular address of the country’s Team Leader.
Questions about the themes should also be forwarded to the Director (by the
Team Leader only). The Director will consult the WCCT Subcommittee and then
The closing date for entries in all composing sections is March 1st, 2007.
Hans Gruber’s addresses:
Postal: Ostengasse 34, D-93047 Regensburg, Germany
We wish all participants marvellous ideas and good luck!
Spokesman of the WCCT subcommittee
Ramat Gan, October 12th, 2005
|Editors of chess magazines are asked not to publish problems
with themes of this tournament before the award of the WCCT is printed.