7th International Solving Contest (ISC)
Sunday January 23rd 2011
The International Solving Contest next year will take place on Sunday January
23rd 2011. The event is happening simultaneously in all participating countries.
There will be two sections: one for the experienced solvers. In this section
solvers can obtain rating points.
The second section is intended for weaker, inexperienced solvers and for youth.
The delegates have to appoint a local controller who can be trusted on the
responsible task of organizing this contest in your country. If you find it
appropriate this contest may be organized in more than one location in your
country. But for each location a local controller must take the responsibility. It is absolutely required that the local controller must dispose of an e-mail
address. The delegate will thus indicate this e-mail-address.
The contest will consist of two rounds with six problems each, i.e. for each
round a 2#, 3#, n#, EG, h# and s#.
For each round, the solving time is two hours.
To prevent possible irregularities it is essential that the start of the contest
must be at the same time in each country. This means CET (Central European Time)
at 11 hr. Local time must meet this CET. Between the two rounds a break is foreseen
of minimum 0,5 hr and max 1,5 hr, at the option of the local controller.
The local controller will receive between 13th and 15th January 2011 the following
Word-format documents by e-mail:
For each round, a sheet with the problems.
For each round, a sheet for writing the solutions.
For each round, a sheet with the solutions and their marking.
A form for summarizing the results.
The task of the local controller is:
The organizing of the local contest. Note: It is allowed that countries
have a combined organization.
Participants may also be of a different country.
The announcement in local magazines.
The invitation of the local participants.
The reproduction of the various sheets for the solvers.
The checking of the solutions and point-giving.
Announcing the provisional results to the solvers, ultimately on January 26th
The handling of possible claims, which should reach him by January 28th 2011.
The e-mailing of the results. This must reach the central controller by e-mail
not later than on January 28th 2011.
The mailing of the original solving sheets to the central controller, no later
than the January 28th 2011.
The solving sheets may also be scanned to pdf-format
and sent to the central controller by e-mail.
This is recommended to save time (and money for you).
The local controller should keep a copy of the original solving sheets to
ensure a back-up.
The post-address is: Axel Steinbrink, Goethestr. 10, D-46535 Dinslaken (Germany)
The e-mail address is: axel.steinbrinkgmx.de
The local controller will send a copy of all e-mails to Ward Stoffelen. His
e-mail-addresses is: ward.stoffelenbase.be
The central controller checks the markings and distributes the final result
to the various local controllers and to the delegates not later than February
10th 2011. Appeals to be sent to the central controller not later than February
After handling possible appeals, the central controller will present the results
and his report to the subcommittee (Chairman Uri Avner) by March 10th 2011.
After review the results will be presented on the WFCC-website.
The final results of this contest will take the form of individual ranking.
No ranking per country will be provided by the central committee (although any
country may do this for itself). There will also be a ranking for juniors and
The name of the locally appointed controller must reach the central controller
by e-mail no later than December 31st 2010.
Thank you for your cooperation,
Central controller ISC 2011
Invitation (MS Word
document) | Problems (category 1) | Solutions