59th WCCC & 40th WCSC: Breaking news (03-05.08)

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  • (03.08) WCCC 2016, Serbia – WFCC rapid chess match. 

    Tonight, 20:00, there will be a rapid chess match between the selected team of WCCC participants, and the best Serbian chess players. You can follow games alive on http://serbiachess.net/live/serbia_world_2016/tfd.htm and the live stream from the Hotel Metropol Palace at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckwzHpV0tog. The WFCC captain is GM John Nunn, and the captain of Serbian Olympic team is GM Slavoljub Marjanovic. There will be two games on each board, 25 minutes + 10 seconds for every move. Pairings of the first round: GM Ivan Ivanisevic – GM Kacper Piorun, GM Alexander Mista – GM Robert Markus, GM Milos Perunovic – GM Bojan Vuckovic, GM John Nunn – GM Branko Damljanovic. In the second round the same pairs will be playing with reversed colours.

 

59th WCCC & 40th WCSC: Breaking news (30.07-02.08)

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  • (31.07) WFCC Opening Session
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    WFCC presidium:
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    Hannu Harkola
    Harry Fougiaxis
    Thomas Maeder
    (Photos: Andjelko Vasiljević)

  • (30.07) Opening ceremony in the Belgrade City Hall was run by Tamara Gadjanski and Marko Ložajić, with some movies presented about chess history of Belgrade, and traditional music. Borislav Gadjanski, the president of the Serbian Chess Problem Society, and Vladimir Pajić, representative of the City, addressed participants and guests. Finally, Harry Fougiaxis, the president of the WFCC, declared the 59th WCCC open.

    Harry Fougiaxis and Vladimir Pajić on the board; Vladimir Pajić and Marko Ložajić; Tamara and Borislav Gadjanski;
    Vladimir Baralić playing flute. (Photos: Andjelko Vasiljević)

 

59th WCCC | Official Composing Tourneys

wccc2016-logoFive days Composing Tourneys, 28 July – 2 August, are announced within WCCC 2016: Group A, #2 (judge: Marjan Kovačević); Group B, Ser-r#3-8 (judge: Miodrag Mladenović). See details on the official WCCC 2016 website, section Official composing tournaments. For the Congress participants only. Welcome to participate!

Invitation to the WCCC2016 (PDF) | Official website: http://wccc2016.matplus.net

59th WCCC | Gallery of the YCCC 2016 Participants

wccc2016-logoyccc-for logo-cropOne of the aims of the Belgrade World Congress of Chess Composition 2016 was to engage the youngest generation of chess composers. Ten participants representing four countries – from 8 to 18 years – took part in the 1st YCCC. They produced 29 chess compositions, fulfilling thematic conditions in three different genres (#2, h#2 and endgames).

We are proud to present the Gallery of the participants, including their recent photos and selected compositions. We hope that connecting young composers all over the world will help them feel that they have their own generation in a field dominated by much older authors.

Invitation to the WCCC2016 (PDF) | Official website: http://wccc2016.matplus.net

Belgrade WCCC 2016: News for composers and juniors under 18

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Dear chess friends,

  • Juniors: For the first time WCCC will include separate competitions for juniors (U14 and U18). A part from YCCC, there will be U14 and U18 categories in the frames of the Open solving tourney, and 2 more competitions for juniors U18 only: Machine Gun solving (#2), and the Youth Solving Show (#2). Both competitions will be run using original programs created by late Milan Velimirović.

    There have been 12 U18 solvers registered for WCCC till now, 7 of them in U14 category.

  • June 30th is the deadline for submiting entries for YCCC 2016, as well as for registering for the WCCC 2016.

Invitation to the WCCC2016 (PDF) | Official website: http://wccc2016.matplus.net

Belgrade WCCC 2016: Registering and the deadlines

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Dear chess friends,

  • 86 participants from 23 countries have registered for WCCC 2016.
  • Let us remind you that direct registering on the WCCC 2016 site allows you reserving your places before fixing all the details of your trip and stay (see Registration of participants → Instructions / Help). Later on you may edit your registration till June 30th.
  • Registering till April 30th will secure free parking places in both hotels and the discounts for kids in parents’ rooms in Metropol Palace.
  • Eight young composers (U18) from Azerbaijan, Israel, Serbia and Ukraine have registered for the YCCC 2016.
    Registration continues.
  • June 30th is the deadline for submiting entries for YCCC 2016, as well as for registering for the WCCC 2016.

Invitation to the WCCC2016 (PDF) | Official website: http://wccc2016.matplus.net

59th WCCC | The 1st Youth Chess Composing Challenge 2016

wccc2016-logoThe first competition in the frames of 59th WCCC (announced January 31st) will be devoted to youngest chess composers (born 1998 and after). The 1st YCCC consists of three thematic tourneys (#2, h#2 and endgames), with 5 months time for composing. yccc-for logo-crop

The themes were suggested by distinguished composers Ivo Tominić, Fadil Abdurahmanović and Ofer Comay, who will take the roles of judges. Aside from the competitive and creative results, the event will produce the Gallery of participants, with their photos, selected problems and biographic data.

Invitation to the WCCC2016 (PDF) | Official website: http://wccc2016.matplus.net

Invitation to Belgrade: 59th WCCC & 40th WCSC

wccc2016-logoThe Serbian Chess Problem Society invites you to the 59th World Congress of Chess Composition (WCCC) and the 40th World Chess Solving Championship (WCSC). The event will be held from July 30th to August 6th 2016, in the 5-star Metropol Palace Hotel, in the center of Belgrade.

The Opening ceremony (July 30th) will be in the Assembly of the City of Belgrade.

The Open solving (August 1st), will be directed by Axel Steinbrink (Germany).

The director of 40th WCSC (August 2nd & 3rd) will be Brian Stephenson (Great Britain).

For the first time in the history of WCCC, separate competitions for juniors up to 18 years will be organized, both in composing and solving chess problems.

Download invitation as PDF | Official website: http://wccc2016.matplus.net

58th WCCC & 39th WCSC: Breaking news

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(13.08) Highlights and Decisions

(09.08) The BULLETIN of the Congress (last version)

(08.08) Rating of the 39th WCSC, Ostróda, 04-05 August 2015 

(07.08) The 39th WCSC, Ostróda, 04-05 August 2015 - Preliminary results are replaced with Final results | Statistics

(05.08) The 39th WCSC, Ostróda, 04-05 August 2015 - Preliminary results, 1st-2nd day 

(05.08) Rating of the 58th WCCC Open, Ostróda, 03 August 2015 

(04.08) The 39th WCSC, Ostróda, 04-05 August 2015 – Preliminary results, 1st day 

(04.08) The 58th WCCC Open, Ostróda, 03 August 2015 – Final results 

(03.08) The 58th WCCC Open, Ostróda, 03 August 2015 – Preliminary results