ECSC 2024, Hagen: ceremony & winners

20-21.04.24. 17th European Chess Solving Championship in Hagen, Germany.
Directors: Axel Steinbrink & Luc Palmans.
Individual winners: Kacper Piorun (Poland), Bojan Vučković (Serbia), Jakub Marciniszyn (Poland)
Team winners: Poland, Serbia, Lithuania

Open ECSC 2024. Directors: Axel Steinbrink & Luc Palmans.
Winners: Piotr Murdzia (Poland), Kacper Piorun (Poland), Kari Karhunen (Finland)

Fairy Solving. Main Judge: Torsten Linß | Problems Selected by: Juraj Lörinc
Winners: Thomas Maeder (Switzerland), Vlaicu Crișan (Romania), Vidmantas Satkus (Lithuania)

Retro Solving. Main Judge: Thomas Brand | Problems Selected by: Thomas Brand
Winners: Michel Caillaud (France), Audrey Kueh (Great Britain), Vlaicu Crișan (Romania)

ECSC 2024, Hagen: Open

19.04.24. 17:00-20:30 Open Solving tournament in the context of ECSC 2024 in Hagen. 66 solvers took part. Directors: Axel Steinbrink & Luc Palmans.

Problems | Solutions | Preliminary Results
“The study nr 10 is unsolvable (black wins). See solution. Therefore every solver gets 0 pts for this problem and all full time in 2nd round.”

New Closing Date for ECSC Registration

The new closing date for the 17. ECSC ( to be held at Hagen, Germany at April 19-21, 2024 is

March 15, 2024.

Entry fee is 60 EUR for registration and payment received until March 15, 75 EUR later (limited availability). For registration the Open Solving tourney only the fee is 20 EUR.

One more change: The Open solving on Friday (April 19) will start two hours later, at 17:00 and run until 20:30. This seems to be more convenient for solvers travelling on Friday.

Details can be found at the invitation and the registration pages.

Official website | Invitation in PDF | Please REGISTER by March 15, 2024

65th WCCC – Highlights and Decisions

31 member countries were present, 4 of them via Zoom connection. Armenia was welcomed as the 44th member country of the Federation.

Upcoming events 2024:

20th International Solving Contest (ISC) on 21 January 2024, central organizers Luc Palmans and Arvydas Mockus.

17th European Chess Solving Championship (ECSC) iHagen, Germany 19-21 April 2024.

66th World Congress of Chess Composition (WCCC) and 47th World Chess Solving Championship (WCSC): the deadline for bids extended till October 15, decision postponed for the WFCC online Meeting.