Tournament Calendar.

On this page a calendar of all known Endgame study tournaments which are running with information:

Also a very good page to check tournament announcements is on UAPA: Informal Tournaments, Formal Tournaments.

 

Latest update on 22-5-2023.

Michal Hlinka JT 70

– Closing date 25th of October 2023

The Slovak Organization for Composition Chess and the magazine Československý šach are announcing a competition for original studies, a maximum of three per author.

Theme is free.

Send your entries by e-mail to the address of the tournament director Ľuboš Kekely: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The judge is the jubilant.

Eleventh FIDE World Cup in Composing 2023

See for all the information:  https://www.wfcc.ch/competitions/composing/fidewcc_2023/

The tournament will be conducted from April 1 to October 1, 2023.

The closing date for submitting the entries is June 15, 2023.

Entries must be sent on diagrams with complete solution and any comments by e-mail only to the Director’s address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Participants should mention their postal address in the email.

21th INTERNATIONAL INTERNET TOURNAMENT (UAPA) – 2023

Section A : Thematic: In study (win or draw), White’s choice on any move on the same square Look
Examples -Judge: Vladislav Taraasiuk (Ukraine)
Section B : Theme free
B.1.) Win – Judge : Peter Gyarmati (Hungary)
B.2.) Draw – Judge : Sergey Osintsev (Russia)
Entries : not more than three per composer (in each section)

– Send studies to: Sebastian Palomo
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or M. García This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

– All selected original
Studies will be posted periodically on the UAPA website: http://www.problemistasajedrez.com.ar/

– Prizes, honourable mentions, commendations and special nominations will be awarded.

- The provisional
award will be issued in November 2023, will be available in the same website and will be sent to all
participants by e-mail.

– Closing date 31.08.2023

The Committee on Chess Composition of the Ukrainian Chess Federation

and the editors of the magazine "Problemist of Ukraine"

announce an international tournament in memory of the famous Ukrainian study composer, four-time champion of Ukraine

Stanislav Bilokin

The judge of the competition is Vladislav Tarasiuk (Ukraine). .

The theme of the competition is free. Prizes, honorable and honorable mentions have been established.

Special awards are provided for studies with an echo-variant game in the solution.

The award of the competition will be announced in April 2024 and published in the magazine "Problemist of Ukraine".

Send original works by February 21, 2024 to e-mail address of the judge-organizer Volodymyr Samilo: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Tehtavaniekka 2023

 

Finnish Chess Problem Society’s magazine Tehtavaniekka 2023.

Original studies for an informal tourney.

The composer will receive a PDF file of the publication issue and award.

Judge: Vladislav Tarasiuk (Ukraine)

Send your entries to the editor Vladislav Tarasiuk: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 «ЗА ТОРЖЕСТВО МІЖНАРОДНОГО ПРАВА»,
присвячений Дню шахової композиції
Дніпровська міська федерація шахової композиції та редакція журналу


«Проблеміст України» оголошують міжнародний турнір «ЗА ТОРЖЕСТВО
МІЖНАРОДНОГО ПРАВА», присвячений Дню шахової композиції.
Розділи:
1. Двоходівки. Суддя Василь Дячук.
2. Етюди. Суддя Владислав Тарасюк.
3. Кооперативні мати (H#2-n). Суддя Валерій Семененко.
4. Зворотно-кооперативні мати (Hs#2-n). Суддя Олександр Семененко.
Теми вільні.
Оригінальні композиції надсилати електронною поштою до 10.12.2023
року на адресу: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Усі учасники отримають підсумки турніру по електронній пошті
04.01.2024 року, у Міжнародний день шахової композиції.

 


TOURNEY
“FOR THE TRIUMPH OF INTERNATIONAL LAW”

to commemorate the Chess Composition Day


The Federation for Chess Composition of the city of Dnipro and the
Editorial Board of the magazine Problemist of Ukraine announce an international
tourney “FOR THE TRIUMPH OF INTERNATIONAL LAW” to commemorate
the Chess Composition Day.
Sections:
1. Twomovers (#2). Judge: Vasyl Dyachuk.
2. Endgame studies. Judge: Vladyslav Tarasyuk.
3. Helpmates (H#2-n). Judge: Valery Semenenko.
4. Helpselfmates (Hs#2-n). Judge: Oleksandr Semenenko.
Free themes.
Original compositions are to be emailed before December 10, 2023, to:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
All participants will receive the tourney award by email on January 4, 2024,
the International Chess Composition Day.

 

 

 SACHOVA SKLADBA 2023

Studies, no set theme

– Judge : Luboš Kekely (Slovakia)

– Prizes , honourable mentions , commendations and special nominations will be awarded.

Send studies to: Jiri Jelinek or Jaroslav Polasek

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Information about competitions in other genres: Pavel Kamenik –This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Also see this link; http://problem64.beda.cz/ss/rozhodci.htm

ZADACHY I ETIUDY- 2023

Studies – P.Arestov  

 #2 – E. Permyakov (Primorsky),

# 3 –V. Kirillov (región de Sverdlovsk),.

#n – A.Sygurov (región de Samara),,

H # –V.Nefyodov (Cheliábinsk) S # – – I.Agapov (Izhevsk),

F # –A.Stepochkin (Tula). – The problemas and studies will be published as originals in the magazine Zadachy I Etiudy during 2023

Send to S. Bilyk – email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Closing date : 15 November 2023

Polish Chess Federation 2023 Tourney

Polish Chess Federation announces an informal international composing tourney in the following sections:
• twomovers [#2] – judge Bogusz Piliczewski
• threemovers [#3] – judge Stefan Parzuch
• selfmates in 2 moves [s#2] – judge Marcin Banaszek
• selfmates in 3 – 6 moves [s#3-6] – judge Eugeniusz Iwanow
• helpmates in 2 moves [h#2] – judge Walerij Kopyl
endgames [eg] – judge Jan Rusinek
There are 3 prizes in each section.
Problems are published up to date on the Polish Chess Federation site.
Closing date: December 1st 2023.
Please send problems on diagrams or in notation with the complete solution to:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

See also this article: Creating studies from games, Steffen Nielsen

JT75 MARIO G. GARCIA 2023

The Argentinian´s Union of Problemists of Chess announces the tournament of composition JT75 Mario Guido García

Studies- Sections:

A) Theme free in two sections :

A.1.) Win and

A.2.) Draw –

B) Thematic: Miniature ( 6 to 7 pieces) –

B.1. Studies Win –

B.2.) Studies Draw; Judge : Mario G. García

– Problems – Sections : 2# – 3# – N# – (#4 to #6 ) and (#7 to more moves)

– If the number of miniatures are significant, they will be evaluated in a special section

- Judge : Mario G. García

– Will be awarded:

-Prizes , honourable mentions , commendations and special nominations will be awarded.

- The provisional award , will be available in the website of the UAPA http://www.problemistasajedrez.com.ar/ , and will be sent to all participants by e-mail.

Not more than three studies or problems per composer for each subsection

– Send to director Sebastián Palomo– <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;

Closing date: 30th june 2023

 

 TOURNEY MAGAZINE “PHENIX” 2023

The French magazine “Phenix” is looking for original orthodox studies (theme free, entries will be published in the magazine) for its informal tourney for the year 2023

– Please send your entries to Daniel Capron : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

until october 31 2023.

Judge: Ľuboš Kekely (Slovakia)


The preliminary award of the tourney will be sent to participants by e-mail

and will be published in the site Internet of “Phenix” and in the magazine.

5th TT FRME, 2023


The Royal Moroccan Chess Federation (FRME) organizes the 5th TT FREM, in  6 sections.

See: 5 th TT FRME, 2023 

INTERNET TOURNAMENT CHESS MAGAZINE CHESSSTAR – 2023

ChessStar.com announces an annual composing contest in the following sections: #2, #3, #N, Etudes, H# , S#.

– ChessStar-2023 can only be entered by registered users Standard.
Entries are accepted (unlimited) from January 1 to December 31, 2023.
Prizes, honorary and commendable reviews have been established.
Preliminary results will be published on the website on January 31, 2024.

– Chief judge for all sections: Ferhat Karmil (Turkiye)

-Tournament Director Elmar Abdullaev Karmil (Azerbaijan)

CESKOSLOVENSKY SHACH – 2023 – JT 70 Stanislav Nosek

The contest will include all original studies published in the journal during 2023.

Send your originals on any topic (maximum 6 by one author) before November 20, 2023 to the address of Michal Hlinka (Slovakia): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

Judge : Stanislav Nosek (Rep.Checa).

More detailed analyzes and the pgn file can be found in the studies section on our website www.sach.cz.

 

UAPA 20th jubilee tournament.

Section A : Thematic:

In study (win or draw) White or Black piece (Bishop,Knight, Rook or Queen) goes into a corner under at least one capture.

The piece should not be protected and goes to the corner without taking enemy piece.

Promotion of pawn is not theme -

EXAMPLE

-Judge: Oleg Pervakov (Russia)

Section B : Theme free
B.1.) Win   – Judge : Jan Timman (Netherlands)
B.2.) Draw – Judge : Jan Rusinek (Poland)


Entries : not more than three per composer (in each section)

– Send studies to: Sebastian Palomo
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

– or M. García This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

– All selected original
Studies will be posted periodically on the UAPA website: http://www.problemistasajedrez.com.ar/

– Prizes, honourable mentions, commendations and special nominations will be awarded.

- The provisional
award will be issued in July 2023, will be available in the same website and will be sent to all participants
by e-mail.

– Closing date 30.04.2023 

 Variantim 2023

Judge: Jan Sprenger
 
Closing date: November 15 2023
 
Award: April 2024

Nikolay Griva 70 JT

Five piece study tournament on the occasion of Nikolay Griva‘s 70th birthday


Griva collects studies and endgames with at most five pieces since 1970 using Chess Assistant.

His collection has more than 8700 positions.

He would like to see studies inspired by practical play.


Judges: R. Staudte & M. Schlosser (Germany)

Closing date: 10th Feb. 2023

The judges get the entries anonymously.

Book prizes are donated by Griva.

The participants get the award by email.

Send your entries to: Olaf Jenkner, Beckerstraße 20c, D-09120 Chemnitz (Germany)

email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

SINFONIE SCACCHISTICHE 2023


Informal tournament

 

–  Judge : Daniele Gatti

 

– Director : Valerio Agostini –This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date 30.09.2023 ?

PAT A MAT Magazine has pleasure in announcing international tourneys for

See also: 

ChessStar.com


a) orthodox twomovers 2022: Bogusz Piliczewski, Poland),
b) threemovers 2022-2023 (judge not yet specified),
c) moremovers 2022-2023 (judge not yet specified),
d) studies 2022-2023 :Yochanan Afek (Israel/Netherlands),
e) helpmates 2022 (judge Béla Majoros, Hungary),
f) selfmates and reflexmates 2022- 2023 (judge not yet specified),
g) fairies 2022 (judge not yet specified).

Entries should be sent to the editors of the sections (see below) or to Ladislav Packa as soon as possible but before 15th October of the year.

Entries should be sent to the editors of the sections (see below) or to Ladislav Packa as soon as possible but before 15th October of the year.

Chief editor and h#: Ladislav Packa, Agátová 2504/10, SK-924 00 Galanta, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
#2: Peter Gvozdják, Hlaváčiková 9, SK-841 05 Bratislava 4, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
#3: Juraj Šťastný, M. M. Hodžu 2417/11, SK-960 01 Zvolen, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
#n and fairy: Juraj Lörinc, Pažítková 5, SK-821 01 Bratislava 2, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
s#: Jozef Havran, Kukučínova 15, SK-927 01 Šaľa, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
+/=: Ľuboš Kekely, SK-023 32 Snežnica 128, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MAGAZINE  «64» – 2023

Informal international composing tourney in following sections: # 2, # 3, #n judge: A. Kuzovkov,

studies judge : A. Stavrietsky 
Section winners are awarded a yearly subscription to a magazine

- Entries should be sent to
Director – A. Kuzovkov– e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date: 01.11.2023 

 

 
 

The  Problemistic  Curierul 2021- 2022

Entries should be sent to :

Editor : Dan Constantin Gurgui – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Sections:

#2 Judge Viktor Sizonenko 

#3-n Judge ?; H#2 Judge ?

H#3-n Judge?;

Selfmates Judge Anatoly Stepochkin 

Endgamestudies Judge Sergey Osintsev (Russia)

Helpselfmate Judges Zoltán Laborczi & Gábor Tar

Series-Movers and Stalemates Judge Karol Mlynka

Retros and Proof Games Judge Kostas Prentos. 

 

The magazine  http://e4e5magazine.eu/ 

–  Look  Publications 2021 (all  genres )

 
 

TOURNEY MAGAZINE “PHENIX” 2022

The French magazine “Phenix” is looking for original orthodox studies (theme free, entries will be published in the magazine) for its informal tourney for the year 2022

– Please send your entries to Daniel Capron : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. until october 31 2022.

Judge: Mirko Miljanić (Serbia)


The preliminary award of the tourney will be sent to participants by e-mail and will be published in the site Internet of “Phenix” and in the magazine.

 
    

 The Problemist composing tourney 2023 by the British Problem Society

The Problemist composing tourney 2023
 

Judge: Árpád Rusz

Entries to the editor Yochanan Afek ( preferably in a PGN file and the earlier the better) by e-mailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
 
 
 

MAGYAR SAKKVILAG 2023

Please, send your original work in PGN format.

Tournament director Peter Gyarmati to the e-mail address of the study : E-Mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

– Judge: Michal Hlinka (Slovakia)

– Deadline: 20th November 2023.

-- Prizes , honourable mentions , commendations and special nominations will be awarded.

-- The award will be sent to participants by e-mail.

PROBLEM PARADISE (JAPAN) 2023

Studies, informal tourney, no set theme

– Judge: Mario G. García (Argentina)


Entries should be sent to Director : Ryo Shiomi,  E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prizes , honourable mentions , commendations and special nominations will be awarded.

- The award will be sent to participants by e-mail. –Closing date: 31th October 2023

44th World Chess Olympiad of 2020

The All-Russian Public Organization “The Chess Federation of Russia” (CFR) and, at the request of the CFR, the Commission for Chess Composition (CCC)

announce an international chess composing tournament dedicated to the 44th World Chess Olympiad of 2020.

The chess composing tournament will be conducted in the following eight sections: twomovers; threemovers; moremovers; endgame studies;

helpmates; selfmates in 2-12 moves; fairy compositions; retros and proofgames.

The number of entries from one author in a section must not exceed two.

Moreover, only one individual composition will be allowed, i.e. one author can maximally submit oneindividual and one joint composition or two joint entries.

The number of co-authors of collective compositions is not limited.

All compositions are to be sent by email to the Executive Director of the tournament Vitaliy Medintsev, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

The closing date is postponed !

All participants are asked to present their entries not only on diagrams but also in FEN notation.

Information on the tournament, including the award, will be posted on the CFR website: https://ruchess.ru/.

The judges are:

Twomovers – V.Markovtsiy (Ukraine),   

Threemovers – V. Kirillov (Russia),

Moremovers – V. Volchek (Belarus),

Endgame studies – M. Hlinka (Slovakia),

Helpmates – B. Shorokhov (Russia),

Selfmates in 2-12moves – V. Kopyl (Ukraine),

Fairies – P. Petkov (Bulgaria), Retros – V. Crisan (Romania).

Additional information on the Fairies section from the judge P. Petkov: 1.All types of fairy stipulations are allowed.

There are no restrictions on the use of fairy pieces and conditions. 2. Only computer-tested (C+) entries will be allowed.

The author must specify the pro-gram (and the program’s version) that was used to test the entry.

Entries without such in-formationwill not be accepted for the tournament.

The preliminary award will be posted on the website http://www.selivanov.world/.

The preliminary award may also be presented on a number of other sites. After the publication of the preliminary award, the participants will have 1 month for submitting their claims of defects and anticipations.

After analyzing the claims, the judges will prepare the final award in each section. The CFR will present certificates and commemorative medals to the winners of the tournament.

The judges will also receive commemorative medals.

 

SCHACH 2022-2023

Studies, no set theme
– Judges:
Studies– Martin Minski


2 # Wassyl Djatschuk,
3 # Frank Reinhold,
n # Martin Hoffmann,
h # Christopher Jones,
s # Hans Gruber.

Prizes , honourable mentions , commendations and special nominations will be awarded.
Send studies to: Franz Pachl – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

– Closing date: september 30th 2022/23

 

 PROBLEMBLAD 2023 -2024

Studies,

Judge: Gady Costeff (Israel/USA)

Entries in .pgn format are appreciated.

Prizes , honourable mentions , commendations and special nominations will be awarded.

Send to : Marcel van Herck This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Sachova Skladba 2022

Studies, no set theme

Judge : Vladislav Tarasiuk (Ukraine)

More info at: http://problem64.beda.cz/ss/rozhodci.htm

- Send studies to: Jiri Jelinek or Jaroslav Polasek This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

VRATNICA 64- 2022-2023

Studies, no set theme – Judge: Mario G. García (Argentina)

Entries should be sent to: Bosko Miloseski, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Clarifications: If the number of entries in the year 2022 is 15 or more studies, the contest closes and the judge issues the verdict.

Then in 2023, a similar rule applies. Prizes, honorable mentions, commendations and special nominations will be awarded.

- The award will be sent to participants by e-mail.

Closing date: 15th October of the year 2022 or 2023

 

SHAKHMATNAYA KOMPOZICIA- 2023


Studies, no set themeJudge:Luis Miguel González (Spain)

- The studies will be published as originals in the magazine Shakmatnaya Kompozicia during 2023.

Prizes , honourable mentions , commendations and special nominations will be awarded.

-Send to S. Osintsev- – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 TEHTÄVÄNIEKKA 2022

Finnish Chess Problem Society's magazine Tehtäväniekka 2022

Original studies for an informal tourney

The composer will receive a PDF file of the publication issue and award.

A sample issue (1/2020) can be downloaded via https://www.tehtavaniekat.fi/index.php/tehtavaniekka/

Studies: No set theme.

Judge: 2022: Vladislav Tarasiuk

Send your entries to the editor Vladislav Tarasiuk: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Royal Moroccan Chess Federation (FRME) organizes the 9th Composing Tourney

Twomovers (#2) Judge: Bogusz Piliczewski(Poland)
Send to tournament director: Mustapha Bakani (Marocco) E-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Threemovers (#3) Judge: Marcin Banaszek (Germany)
Moremovers (#N) Judge: Elmar Abdullayev (Azerbaijan)

Studies (+;=) Judge: Luis Miguel González (Spain)

Selfmates (S#) Judge: Sergey Borodavkin (Ukraine)

Send to tournament director:Vidadi Zamanov (Azerbaijan) E-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Helpmates H#2 Judge: Valery Gurov(Russia)
Helpmates H#2.5-3 Judge: Viktor Sizonenko (Ukraine)
Helpmates H#3.5-N Judge: Kjell Widlert (Sweden)
Send to tournament director: Jamal M Elbaz (Morocco)


E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The theme in all sections is free.
Prizes, honourable mentions and commendations will be awarded.
Send problems and studies in format Word and PDF.
Closing date: 30. 09. 2023. The award – 2023
All received problems will be presented to the judge in anonymous form.
Award will be published on the website: frme.fr.nf

CESKOSLOVENSKY SHACH – 2023 – JT 70 Stanislav Nosek

The contest will include all original studies published in the journal during 2023.

Send your originals on any topic (maximum 6 by one author) before November 20, 2023

to the address of Michal Hlinka (Slovakia): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

Judge : Stanislav Nosek (Rep.Checa).

More detailed analyzes and the pgn file can be found in the studies section on our website www.sach.cz.