REGULATIONS of the Eighth FIDE World Cup 2020 in Composing
1. TASKS AND OBJECTIVES
The Eighth FIDE World Cup in Composing is held with the aim to:
- develop and promote chess;
- develop and promote chess composition as a constituent of chess culture;
- expand the geography of participants;
- decide the winners.
The organizers are the International Chess Federation, with the participation of the World Federation for Chess Composition.
The holding of the tournament is the direct responsibility of the Director and the Panel of Judges:
The Director of the tournament is Aleksandr Bulavka (Belarus).
- A. Twomovers – Judge: Dragan Stojnić (Serbia)
- B. Threemovers – Judge: Miodrag Mladenović (Serbia)
- C. Moremovers – Judge: Mikhail Marandyuk (Ukraine)
- D. Endgame studies – Judge: Yochanan Afek (Israel)
- E. Helpmates – Judge: Michal Dragoun (Czech Republic)
- F. Selfmates – Judge: Aleksandr Azhusin (Russia)
- G. Fairies – Judge: Vlaicu Crisan (Romania)
- H. Retros and Proofgames – Judge: Nicolas Dupont (France)
3. TIME SCHEDULE OF THE EVENT
The closing date for submitting the entries is May 15, 2020.
The director will send all compositions to the judges on uniform and anonymous diagrams by June 1, 2020. All judges are to submit their awards by August 1, 2020.
Anyone wishing to take part in the tournament can do so.
5. PROCEDURE FOR PARTICIPATION
In each section, only one composition by each author is acceptable and joint compositions are not allowed.
The theme is free in all sections. In the fairies section (G), there is no restriction on stipulations, conditions, the use of fairy pieces, or the number of moves.
In the selfmates section (F) and fairies section (G), only computer-tested problems (using Alybadix, Popeye, Gustav or WinChloe) are allowed; the participants should specify the version of the program they used to test their entry.
Entries must be sent on diagrams with complete solutions and any comments by email only to the Director’s address: email@example.com.
Participants should mention their postal address in the email.
6. TOURNAMENT AWARD
After receiving the entries in anonymous form from the Director, the judges consider the submitted compositions, determine their originality, difficulty, aesthetic appeal, search for possible anticipations, and decide their ranking in the tournament. In each section, compositions in first, second, and third places must be determined, as well as entries receiving honorary mentions and commendations. It is also possible to specify prize-winning compositions (no more than three per section). After ranking the entries, the judges are to send, within the preset period, their award, with the indication of numbers of the compositions in the award and related comments, to the Director of the tournament. After receiving the awards from the judges, the Director is to enter the names of the authors and provide the preliminary results for publication on the websites of FIDE and WFCC before August 15, 2020. During one month after the publication of the preliminary results, claims of defects and anticipations can be sent to the Director, who will accumulate and forward them to the judges. After receiving the claims, the judges will make the final decision on the results of the World Cup and send the final award to the Director.
7. PUBLICATION OF RESULTS
The final results of this competition will be published on the FIDE and WFCC websites no later than Oсtober 1, 2020.
In each section, the Cup winner will be entitled to a money prize of 500 Euro, a Cup, a medal, and a certificate. Composers in 2nd and 3rd places will be awarded medals and respective certificates. The certificates for 1st-3rd places will be signed by the President of FIDE. The prizes and other distinctions are to be presented to the laureates on October 9, 2020, at the closing ceremony of the World Chess Composition Congress in Rodos (Greece)
9. ORGANIZATIONAL ISSUES
These Regulations shall constitute an official invitation to the tournament.