WFCC is glad to announce the 11th World Chess Composition Tournament. Of course we are not so glad that we do this with such a great delay compared to the original schedule. We had to overcome several obstacles in the process: (1) the committee members needed considerable time to analyze the proposed themes and agree on the wording; sometimes the discussion was even heated and seemed it was close to a dead end, (2) the flow of the work was not always smooth with committee members losing their motivation for weeks, (3) poor response of the countries that volunteered to judge (we managed to complete the list just a few days ago!), (4) the initially appointed director stepped down for personal reasons, etc.
The director of the tournament is Harry Fougiaxis. The deadline for registration of the countries is July 15th, 2020. The closing date for submission of the entries is July 1st, 2021. Announcement in PDF.
Final Award booklet of the 10th World Chess Composition Tournament (WCCT) of the WFCC is now available for download. It contains all 489 awarded problems (from 258 authors) together with all the judges’ comments and some statistical information.
The 10th World Chess Composition Tournament (WCCT) of the WFCC is completed. In total 38 countries participated in the tournament with 684 compositions in eight sections. The winner of the 10th WCCT is Russia, ahead of Ukraine and Germany. All 38 participating countries received points.
See the Preliminary Results of the 10th WCCT and also the Preliminary Award in PDF for download.
There are two documents added on the 10th WCCT page: CLAIMS has all the information of claims and replies in a single document, but REPLIES TO CLAIMS contains replies only.
The document with the Claims (PDF, 433Kb) was added on the 10th WCCT page. The deadline for replies to claims is prolonged to January 10th, 2017.
Georgy Evseev, the director of the 10th World Chess Composition Tournament, presents the ENTRIES BOOKLET of 8 sections with introduction (available from the 10th WCCT page): Introduction (55 kb) | Section A (765 kb) | Section B (327 kb) | Section C (338 kb) | Section D (417 kb) | Section E (366 kb) | Section F (334 kb) | Section G (342 kb) | Section H (392 kb)
- The teams may send claims before October 1st, 2016 to the tournament Director, Georgy Evseev (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Only appointed team leaders may send claims.
- Only claims concerning obvious misprints and errors, soundness and anticipation will be accepted. Claims about the thematic contents or technical improvement will be ignored.
- The judging countries should start judgment process immediately, in order to save time.
The 1st Clarification document of the 10th WCCT is published and available in PDF and MS Word formats from Competitions/Composing/10th WCCT page. The clarifications are related to sections A-Twomovers, B-Threemovers, G-Fairies, H-Retros.
The following 39 countries are registered as participants of the 10th World Chess Composition Tournament: Argentina, Austria, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, USA.
The WCCT committee would like to remind you that the Registrations for the 10th World Chess Composition Tournament should be submitted by May 15th, 2015, including the name, e-mail and postal address of the country’s team leader. Please read the WCCT-10 announcement for more information. At the moment, the following 26 countries are registered: Armenia; Austria; Belarus; Denmark; Finland; France; Georgia; Germany; Great Britain; Greece; Hungary; India; Israel; Italy; Moldova; Mongolia; Netherlands; Romania; Russia; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Turkey; Ukraine; USA.
Another important milestone achieved! The WCCT-10 announcement is ready!
The WCCT committee had been very busy in the past months with the selection of themes and judging countries of the 10th World Chess Composition Tournament. We invite the problemists worldwide to download the announcement which includes the rules, the time schedule and the theme definitions. As Georgy Evseev, the Spokesman of the committee and director of the tournament, points out the 10th WCCT will be the first tournament that is started without Uri Avner, who was the driving force behind several of the recent WCCTs. We hope that the themes presented in the announcement will provide the necessary inspiration for the final result to be marvelous and to reflect the best our art can achieve. We also hope that this will be a good way to pay our last respect to Uri Avner.