59th WCCC – Highlights and Decisions

wccc2016-logo59th World Congress of Chess Composition

Belgrade, Serbia
July 30 – August 6, 2016


31 member countries were present.

WCCT: The 10th WCCT is running as scheduled. Country team leaders are expected to send in remarks by October 1st, 2016.

WCCI: Dmitry Turevsky will be the new spokesman of the committee.

FIDE Album: Theme indexers are expected to finish their work by the end of the year and the 2010-12 album is scheduled to be printed by the 2017 congress. Judging of the 2013-15 album is proceeding as planned.

It was agreed that the list of composers’ album points will be uploaded to the WFCC site (as a PDF file) and will be updated as necessary.

Éric Huber’s claim was found reasonable and his entry from WCCI may participate in the 2013-15 cycle of the album.

Studies: Yochanan Afek will be the new spokesman of the committee.

Solving: Roland Ott will be the new spokesman of the committee. Adjustments on the categories of the tournaments, registered for the World Solving Cup, were decided. The controller of the 2016-17 WSC will be Vidmantas Satkus.

It was agreed that solvers of the women, juniors and seniors categories with a current rating of 2100 / 2200 / 2300 have a wild card to participate in the WCSC and ECSC.

Computer Matters: Thomas Maeder will be the new spokesman of the committee. The committee will oversee and lead the discussion of shaping the final proposal to the Unicode Consortium.

Miscellanea: The report of the ethics task force was accepted will minor amendments. Suggestion of Germany regarding the wording in Annex III of the Statutes was also accepted.

New titles:

  • Grandmaster of the FIDE for Chess Compositions: Yury Bazlov (RUS), Zoran Gavrilovski (MKD)

  • International Master of the FIDE for Chess Compositions: Vlaicu Crișan (ROU), Borislav Gadjanski (SRB), Mikola Kolesnik (UKR), Givi Mosiashvili (GEO), Arno Tüngler (GER)

  • International Master of the FIDE for Chess Compositions (to the following deceased problemists, upon request by the country): Paul Farago (HUN/ROU), Josef Halumbirek (AUT), Ladislav Knotek (CZE), K.A.K. Larsen (DEN), Josef Moravec (CZE), Ladislav Prokeš (CZE), František Richter (CZE), Johannes J. Rietveld (NED), Vitold Yakimchik (RUS)

  • FIDE Master for Chess Compositions: Silvio Baier (GER), Ofer Comay (ISR), Éric Huber (ROU), Vasil Krizhanivskyi (UKR)

  • International Solving Grandmaster of the FIDE: Alexander Miśta (POL)

  • International Solving Master of the FIDE: Silvio Baier (GER)

  • FIDE Solving Master: Volodimir Aridov (UKR)

  • International Judge of the FIDE for Chess Compositions: Alain Biénabe (FRA, threemovers and helpmates), Marco Bonavoglia (ITA, retros), Mario Guido García (ARG, endgame studies), Valery Kopyl (UKR, extension to selfmates), Givi Mosiashvili (GEO, twomovers), Eugene Rosner (USA, twomovers), Kenan Velikhanov (AZE, helpmates)

  • FIDE Solving Judge: Vasil Dyachuk (SVK)

  • Honorary Master of the FIDE for Chess Compositions: John Roycroft (GBR)

13th International Solving Contest (ISC) on 29.1.2017. The central controllers will be Axel Steinbrink and Luc Palmans.

13th European Chess Solving Championship (ECSC) in Riga, Latvia 12-14 May 2017

60th World Congress of Chess Composition (WCCC) and 41st World Chess Solving Championship (WCSC) in Dresden, Germany 5-12 August 2017

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