12th ISC: Preliminary Summary

33 tournaments in 27 countries were held for the 12th International Solving Contest.  Unfortunately, Brazil and India had to retrieve their participation. 

All together 469 solvers tried to solve the problems  (cat 1: 214 solvers; cat 2: 103 solvers; cat 3: 152 solvers).

Problems cat.1 | Problems cat.2 | Problems cat.3 | Solutions cat.1 | Solutions cat.2 | Solutions cat.3

Preliminary results can be found on the Mat Plus website. Final results will be published until end of February.

Invitation to the 12th ISC

The International Solving Contest – ISC – next year will take place on Sunday January 24th 2016. The event is happening simultaneously in all participating countries.

The name of the locally appointed controller must reach the central controllers by e-mail no later than December 31st 2015. Central controllers: Axel Steinbrink & Luc Palmans | Invitation | Invitation (PDF format) 

11th International Solving Contest: Results

Final results for the 11th International Solving Contest are published!

32 tournaments in 26 countries, 503 solvers from 30 countries.

Category 1 (239 solvers): 1) Piotr Murdzia (POL), 2) Bojan Vučković (SRB), 3) Kacper Piorun (POL)

Category 2 (100 solvers): 1) Zoran Ocokoljić (SRB), 2) Go Umayabara (JPN), 3) Arjen Kouwenhoven (NED)

Category 3 (164 solvers): 1) Nikoloz Kacharava (GEO), 2) Danila Moiseev (RUS), 3) Ilija Serafimović (SRB)

Problems cat.1 | Problems cat.2 | Problems cat.3 | Solutions cat.1 | Solutions cat.2 | Solutions cat.3 | Invitation

Our warm thanks to Ivan Denkovski for conducting flawlessly this year’s ISC too, under very unfortunate circumstances as his father Gligor Denkovski had passed away 10 days before the date of the contest.
Gligor was a national master of chess composition, specialized in retros and proofgames. Together with his son Ivan, Gligor was the director of ISC 2014 and 2015, as well as regular director of Open Solving Championships of Serbia in recent years. Above all, Gligor was one of the kindest and friendliest persons in our community: modest, positive, reliable; always willing to help and join the company. (by Marjan Kovačević, MatPlus.net)

ISC 2015 Applications

Dear WFCC delegates, dear ISC 2015 controllers,

Here is the list of applications (registered countries and names of local controllers) received for ISC 2015.

Please inform us if you notice that any application is missing and should be added. Thank you.

We wish you all Happy New Year.

Ivan Denkovski
Gligor Denkovski
ISC 2015 central controllers

Reminder to the Invitation to 11th ISC: 3rd cat.

The International Solving Contest next year will take place on Sunday January 25th 2015. The event is happening simultaneously in all participating countries. …Read more…

A reminder that ISC 2015 will also include a third category, intended for youth. Juniors (cadets) who have not reached the age of 13 on the date in which the ISC is held are eligible to participate. Therefore according to the above rule, eligible for the ISC of 2015 Category C would be those who had been born after 25th of January 2002.

Invitation to the 11th ISC

The International Solving Contest next year will take place on Sunday January 25th 2015. The event is happening simultaneously in all participating countries.

There will be three sections: one for the experienced solvers. In this section solvers can obtain rating points. The second section is intended for weaker, inexperienced solvers. This second section is not open for solvers with a rating of more than 1700. The third section is intended for youths up to (incl.) 12 years old. …Read more…

10th International Solving Contest: Results

Final results for the 10th International Solving Contest are published!

36 tournaments in 30 countries, 488 solvers from 34 countries.

Category 1 (290 solvers): 1) Piotr Murdzia (POL), 2)-3) Marko Filipovic (CRO), 2)-3) Kacper Piorun (POL)

Category 2 (198 solvers): 1) Jeyhun Huseynzada (AZE), 2) Arie Kozer (ISR), 3) Chris Maes (BEL)

Problems cat.1 | Problems cat.2 | Solutions cat.1 | Solutions cat.2

WCCC 2013 Minutes of Batumi meeting / Solving weekend 2014

56WCCC-logoMinutes of WCCC2013 Batumi meeting (pdf 192 kb) and Annex with Financial report 2013 (pdf 194 kb) are added to the Meetings/Batumi section!

Note: Soon after the distribution of the minutes to the delegates, we received the happy news that the ARVES Study Solving Day and the ISC in the Netherlands will be held on Saturday-Sunday, January 25th-26th 2014 in Wijk aan Zee. Further details are on the page http://www.afekchess.com/

Invitation to the 10th ISC

The International Solving Contest next year will take place on Sunday January 26th 2014. 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. This second section is not open for solvers with a rating of more than 1700. …Read more…