Invitation to Jurmala: 66. WCCC & 47. WCSC

Latvian Chess Problem Society has the honor to invite all delegates of the World Federation for Chess Composition (WFCC), national teams and individual solvers, chess composers and all those interested in problem chess, to attend the
66. World Congress of Chess Composition and
47. World Chess Solving Championship.

Week of: 27.07.2024 – 03.08.2024 | Place: Jurmala, Beach resort of Latvia

The WCCC venue – Hotel Jūrmala SPA – a 4 star hotel, one of the largest spa hotels in the Baltics. The hotel has a perfect location right in the heart of the resort town Jūrmala – on pedestrian Street Jomas and just a few hundred meters from the golden beach.

Contact: | INVITATION in PDF | Official website of the WCCC 2024

Awards of Composing tournaments @ WCCC Batumi 2023

The content of the official website of the Batumi WCCC 2023 was removed by the organizer. So, the information published there disappeared. However, thanks to Roland Ott, who has collected all awards of official and unofficial composing tournaments with the help of foreign composers (a special thanks to Jorma Paavilainen!) we have them published in the Batumi page of the MEETINGS section:

Jurmala will host 66th WCCC and 47th WCSC (27.07 – 03.08.2024)

WFCC online Meeting, 8th November 2023

30 Member Countries took part in the WFCC online Meeting that was mostly devoted to discussion about the future WFCC events and the host of the 66th WCCC and 47th WCSC 2024.

At the beginning, the FIDE Album Committee spokesman Harry Fougiaxis announced the new title-holders in chess composition:

  • Grandmaster: Steffen Slumstrup Nielsen (DEN)
  • International Master: Karen Sumbatyan (RUS)
  • FIDE Masters: Sergiy Didukh (UKR), Daniel Keith (FRA), Jan Sprenger (GER), Aleksandr Stavrietsky (RUS)


These norms were fulfilled according to the results of the Section D (endgames) of the FIDE Album 2019-2021, published on 4th November.

→read more: WSC rules and discussion by country…

This long-lasting session was interrupted after speeches of some other delegates, to execute secret voting while all participants were still present. Out of 30 delegates in the Zoom Meeting 21 gave vote to Jurmala, four to Rhodes and three to Rio de Janeiro. One delegate didn’t vote and one was abstained. After adding two more votes sent by email, Jurmala convincingly won straight majority with 23 votes from 32 delegates.

With such a wide support, we will be preparing for a memorable Congress in Latvia, from 27th July to 3rd August 2024!

After the voting some delegates had to leave, while others continued the review by countries.

→read more: discussion by country…

This Zoom Meeting was excellently organized by the secretary Mohammad Alhallak. He also replaced the UAE delegate Abdulla Ali Aal Barket in presenting optimistic plans about development of solving in the UAE, in neighboring countries and in the whole Asia.

Marjan Kovačević, WFCC president

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.

WCCC2023: 46th WCSC

(05-06.09.2023) 46th World Chess Solving Championship 2023
Main Judge: Steinbrink, Axel | Assistant: Klasinc, Marko | Problems Selected by: Steinbrink, Axel

(07.09. 15:00) The FINAL results of the 46.WCSC 2023 announced!

FINAL RESULTS: Individual | Team | Senior | Junior | Women

Problem difficulty | Norms | Problems | Solutions

(06.09. 15:50) In case of appeals please send an e-mail to me or see me in the tournament hall before the solving show” – director Axel Steinbrink,

Preliminary Individual Results
Preliminary TEAM Results

(06.09. 14:00) Preliminary Individual Results after 5. Round
Preliminary TEAM Results after 5. Round

(06.09. 11:50) Preliminary Individual Results after 4. Round
Preliminary TEAM Results after 4. Round

(05.09. 15:10) Preliminary Individual Results after 3. Round
Preliminary TEAM Results after 3. Round

(05.09. 14:08) Preliminary Individual Results after 2. Round
Preliminary TEAM Results after 2. Round

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Invitation to Batumi: 65. WCCC & 46. WCSC

The Georgian Chess Federation has the honour to invite all delegates of the World Federation of Chess Composition WFCC, national teams and individual solvers, chess composers to attend the 65th World Congress of Chess Composition and 46th World Chess Solving Championship in Batumi, Georgia.

The Congress will be held from September 2nd (arrival) to September 9th, 2023 (departure) at the Legend Hotel Batumi ***** with the WCSC on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 5th and 6th. Georgia has already organised this event in 2013. Georgia has a great tradition in the Chess Composition field. Georgian chess composers are well known all over the world and have played an essential role in chess composition development in the world.

The registration deadline is July 2.  For registration and additional information, please contact David Gurgenidze at

Download invitation as PDF | Official website (coming) | MEETINGS→Batumi