FIDE Album 2007-2009 Announcement

FIDE Album 2007-2009

Composers are invited to submit their highest-quality compositions for selection for this Album. Entry is open to compositions published during the years 2007-2009. Those who published large numbers of compositions during this period are strongly urged to make a selection consisting of only their very best work. Note that in the case of formal tourneys the date of publication, not the closing date for entries, is decisive.

5 copies of each entry are required. They must be clearly stamped or printed on diagrams on paper of A5 size and normal thickness, one entry per sheet, with the composer’s full name and address, the place and year of original publication, the award (if any), and the full solution on the same side as the diagram. If necessary, the solution may be continued on a second sheet – not on the back of the diagram – with the composer’s name and the position of the Ks repeated. Entries not complying with these requirements may be rejected.

Entries should be sent by post (NB not by email) to the Section Directors as listed below, postmarked not later than March 1st, 2011.

The PCCC makes the following recommendations:

  1. Composers are asked to number their entries in each section in order of preference, starting with the one that the composer considers best. This will ease the work of the judges and may also be of benefit to the composer.
  2. Anyone entering compositions by another composer should, where possible, obtain the agreement of that composer beforehand.
  3. Cyrillic names and addresses of composers should be written in Cyrillic capital letters and preferably also transcribed into Latin letters.
  4. The source of each composition should, if possible, include not only the magazine and year of publication but also the month or magazine number and/or the number of the composition.
  5. Computer-tested compositions should be indicated by the symbol C+.
  6. Unusual fairy forms should be defined.

Director: Henk le Grand, Heimanslaan 5, NL-6705 AD Wageningen, Netherlands
Judges: Wieland Bruch (GER), Christopher Reeves (GBR), Dragan Stojnić (SRB)

Director: Piet le Grand, Spiegelstraat 87, NL-7552 MZ Hengelo, Netherlands
Judges: Michael Keller (GER), Mikhaïl Marandyuk (UKR), Štefan Sovík (SVK)

Director: Aleksandr Feoktistov, Yugnaya 16 kv.67 mk-n. Baribino, Domodedovo, 142060 Moskovskaya obl., Russia
Judges: Hemmo Axt (GER), Yuri Gordian (UKR), Yakov Vladimirov (RUS)

Endgame studies
Director: Harold van der Heijden, Michel de Klerkstraat 28, NL-7425 DG Deventer, Netherlands
Judges: Iuri Akobia (GEO), Vitaly Kovalenko (RUS), Martin Minski (GER)

Helpmates in 2
Director: Harry Fougiaxis, Delvinou 4, GR-11363 Athens, Greece
Judges: Michal Dragoun (CZE), Vladislav Nefyodov (RUS), Mario Parrinello (ITA)

Helpmates in 2.5 and longer
Director: Günter Büsing, Weidener Str. 8, D-81737 München, Germany
Judges: Jorge Lois (ARG), Aleksandr Semenenko (UKR), Guy Sobrecases (FRA)

Director: Andreï Selivanov, p/box 16, 125414 Moscow, Russia
Judges: Živko Janevski (MKD), Frank Müller (GER), Ivan Soroka (UKR)

Director: Georgy Evseev, 127051 Moscow, Petrovskij Bulvar, d. 17/1, kv. 29, Russia
Judges: Vlaicu Crisan (ROU), Jean-Marc Loustau (FRA), Juraj Lörinc (SVK)

Director: Gerd Wilts, Zeppelinstr. 18, 81541 München, Germany
Judges: Andreï Frolkin (UKR), Thierry le Gleuher (FRA), Kostas Prentos (GRE)

Uri Avner (President, PCCC/ICCU), Kjell Widlert (Spokesman, Subcommittee)

As decided during the WFCC Ordinary Meeting in Crete, we had a poll among the FIDE Album 2007-09 directors whether submission of entries by the composers should be allowed also by email. Opinions were almost divided (5 directors were against and 4 were in favour), therefore it was decided that electronic submission will not be allowed and the entries must be sent only by post as prescribed in the original announcement.

We also point out that the project of a web-based database, where composers could enter their entries, is still under development and it will not be ready for use in the Album 2007-09.

Announcement as pdf | MS Word


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