Invitation for the 52nd PCCC Congress in Brazil
The União Brasileira de Problemistas (UBP – Brazilian Problemist
Society) has the honor and pleasure to invite all delegates of the FIDE Permanent
Commission for Chess Composition (PCCC), national teams, individual chess composers
and solvers to attend to the 52nd World Congress of Chess Composition and 33rd
World Chess Solving Championship in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Dates: From October 10th to October 17th, 2009.
Venue: Pestana Rio Atlantica
Av. Atlântica, 2964 – Copacabana – Rio de Janeiro
The Pestana Rio Atlantica Hotel has a charming and privileged location on Avenida
Atlântica with an outstanding view of Copacabana Beach, the hotel is topped
by the largest rooftop swimming pool in the shore. Copacabana is 1 hour away
from Rio de Janeiro International Airport (GIG).
Pestana Rio Atlantica facilities include Fitness Center with view of Copacabana
Beach, Jacuzzi and solarium, Panoramic pool, Sauna, Massage services, Beach
service with chairs, towels, shower and juices, 24-hour Room Service, Award-winning
restaurant, Lobby bar and Pool Bar, Business Center, Wi-Fi Internet in common
areas, Shopping Stores and Private parking. Rio Atlantica’s convention center,
with its 21 rooms, is more
then equipped to host the 52nd WCCC.
Prices (daily rates per person)
Single Room: 86 €
Double Room: 66 €
Twin Room: 66 €
Triple Room: 55 €
Rooms are standard (25m2 rooms, with aligned balconies providing a side view
of the ocean.), equipped with telephone, answering machine, TV with international
channels, safe, sprinkles, electronic keys, smoke detectors, mini bar, air conditioning,
24 hour room service, hair dryer, and laundry. Room can be upgraded to "Deluxe
apartments" or "Deluxe suites" under consultation. There is Wi-Fi
in the hotel common areas. All Deluxe apartments and suites have a dedicated
broad band Internet line.
The daily rates include congress material, participation in all congress events,
daily breakfast and dinner, shuttle from the airport to the hotel and on the
way back to the airport and Friday’s banquet.
On Thursday there will be a City Tour with a complimentary lunch at a typical
Brazilian Barbecue Restaurant. The City Tour and lunch will have no cost for
congress participants. We are also planning daily activities for congresspersons’
family, companions and friends; prices and program will be disclosed later and
should be paid at participants’ discretion.
The participation fee for those not staying in the official hotel or not making
their reservation through the organizers is €120. This fee includes registration,
the congress material, city tour, and participation in the solving and composing
tournaments and Friday’s banquet.
Subscriptions can be sent to the congress email (wccc2009ubp.org.br)
until August 30th. A web site will be created to host the congress information
It may be possible to extend your stay (either before or after the event)
with special prices, please get in touch with the organization as early as possible
and we will try to accommodate any special needs or requirements.
There is no official alternate hotel but the participants are free to choose
from the many hotels in the region.
See you in Rio de Janeiro!
Leonardo Mano (UBP President) and
Roberto Stelling (UBP Vice-President)