Dear visitors, our website wfcc.ch is getting some important upgrades. The Maintenance mode is set for some steps of the process and you might experience it from time to time for about a week.
Most of the functionality seems to work now, some visual issues as font sizes and layouts in the design of the pages and posts will be slowly fixed. Please report to email@example.com if you find any broken functionality (something what worked before and doesn’t work now)!
Thank you very much for your patience! (J.V., the webmaster)
The new look of Ratings pages will replace the pages for period 1.07.2013-01.04.2021 given on the bottom of Competitions->Solving page.
By default the new page shows the latest period, with the search option for previous lists.
The link (URL) to any rating list looks like: https://www.wfcc.ch/competitions/solving/solvers-ratings/?per=[quarter], where [quarter] is YYQN, like 21Q1 = 2021 quarter 1; 20Q4 = 2020 quarter 4; etc.
Quick links to the recent rating lists: 01.10.2020 | 01.01.2021 | 01.04.2021
Links to the old ratings pages, 1.07.2013-01.04.2021, will work up to May 14th, 2021. If you had any references on your websites to them, please update! I apologize for possible inconvenience related to the change in URLs.
The technical part of the change was related to the further (and necessary) upgrade of the software platform (WordPress + PHP versions). Hope, you’ll like the new design! (JV, the webmaster)
The Director of the tournament is Juri Bazlov (Russia). The sections are:
- A. Twomovers – Judge: Vasil Dyachuk (Ukraine)
- B. Threemovers – Judge: C.G.S. Narayanan (India)
- C. Moremovers – Judge: Mark Erenburg (Israel)
- D. Endgame studies – Judge: Oleg Pervakov (Russia)
- E. Helpmates – Judge: Silvio Baier (Germany)
- F. Selfmates – Judge: Mikhail Khramtsevich (Belarus)
- G. Fairies – Judge: Tadashi Wakashima (Japan)
- H. Retros – Judge: Joaquim Crusats (Spain)
“When we organised the Lockdown Tournament last May, it was never the intention to repeat this. At that moment nobody had any idea what the future would bring. We all hoped to return quickly to our normal live. Half a year later we know that it is not that simple.
Some time ago I made the selection for the traditional Henk Hagedoorn Memorial in the Netherlands, but when this tournament was cancelled, everything went fast. With most of the problems “ready to use” and a complete lack of live tournaments, the decision to repeat the Home Solving Tournament (a much better name than the ugly “Lockdown”) was quickly made.”
− Luc Palmans, Spokesman of Solving Committee
→ See the results and photo gallery in the presentation Roland Baier wins Second Home Solving Tournament!
The FINAL Results of the 8th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2020 are published.
Statistics: 370 entries by 225 participants from 37 countries submitted.
Among them: #2 – 47, #3 – 38, #n – 36, studies – 56, h# – 81, s# – 48, fairies – 43, retro – 21.
The final reports include the following changes ->
Section A: Comment to A43 has been changed.
Section B: Problem B26 (rewarded with 1st Honourable Mention) was excluded because of duals. B35 and B14 were moved to the 1st and 2nd Honourable Mentions respectively.
Section C: Problem C08 (rewarded with 1st Commendation) was excluded because of anticipation. C30, C35 and C15 were moved to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Commendations respectively.
Section D: Introduction was added. D01, D13, D32, D51, D50, D44, D37, D41 and D29 were moved to the 1st Special Prize, 3rd Prize, 4th Prize, Special Commendation, 5th Prize, 2nd Special Prize, 1st Honourable Mention, 2nd Honourable Mention and 3rd Honourable Mention respectively.
Section E: Problems E49 (rewarded with 8th Honourable Mention) and E69 (rewarded with 5th Honourable Mention) was excluded because of anticipation. E26 and E17 were moved to the 5th and 6th Honourable Mentions respectively.
Section F: Problem F12 (rewarded with 1st Prize) was moved to the Special Prize. All other prize problems went up one place.
Section H: Problems H16, H18 and H17 (rewarded with 2nd Prize, 3rd Prize and 1st Commendation respectively) were excluded because of cooks. One problem was added as a 2nd Honourable Mention: H21. H20 and H05 were moved to the 2nd Prize and 1st Honourable Mention respectively.
– Tournament director Aleksandr Bulavka (Belarus)