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 21-11-2022.

 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 21-11-2022.

Nikolay Griva 70 JT

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.

 

Minski and Nielsen 100 JT

Minski and Nielsen 100 JT

  

To celebrate their combined 100th birthday and promote peaceful cooperation among composers,

Martin Minski and Steffen Nielsen arrange a formal tournament for joint studies.

 

Only joint compositions are allowed!

Composers may submit as many studies as they like but not more than 1 study with the same co-author.

 

Theme: Free

Deadline: December 31st, 2022

Award: Before April 1st, 2023
Judges: Martin Minski and Steffen Nielsen

Money prizes: 1st place: 150 euros, 2nd place: 100 euros, 3rd place: 50 euros


Send your studies in pgn to tournament director Bjørn Enemark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SINFONIE SCACCHISTICHE 2022

STUDIES –MEMORIAL : PIETRO ROSSI
Informal tourney, free theme

– Judge: Mario Garcia

Send your entries to the
Director : Valerio Agostini

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in two sections: Study Win (+) and Study Draw (-)

– The compositions will be published in the SINFONIE SCACCHISTICHE magazine:

every composer will receive the copies of the publications and the awards (PDF version).

Closing date 30.09.2022

Pat A Mat 2022-2023

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.

19th UAPA – 2022

 19th INTERNATIONAL INTERNET TOURNAMENT (UAPA) – 2022

Section A : -ThematicSuicidal piece fight -

(Win or Draw) (other pieces may be presented at the beginning)

With the sacrifice (in more than one opportunity) of: Rook, or Knight, or Bishop or Queen, through the stalemate resource, equality is achieved.

It is also possible that white, after successive attempts to sacrifice black pieces, (R,N,B,Q) avoids the stalemate and achieves victory.

 

- Judge: Sergey Osintsev (Russia)


Section B : Theme free
B.1.) Win – Judge : Darko Lebec (Serbia)
B.2.) Draw – Judge : Jaroslav Polasek (Czech)


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 March 2023, will be available in the same website

and will be sent to all participants by e-mail.

Closing date 31.12.2022

MAGAZINE «64» – 2022

MAGAZINE  «64» – 2022

Informal international composing tourney in following sections:

# 2, # 3, #n judge:  A. Kuzovkov,

Studies judge : Yuri Bazlov


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: 01.11.2022 –

 

JT Grigory Skovoroda - 300

Anniversary contest "JT Grigory Skovoroda - 300"


December 3, 2022 marks the 300th anniversary of birth
Grigory Savych Skovoroda
- an outstanding Ukrainian educator-humanist, philosopher, poet, teacher.


On the occasion of the anniversary,

the Chess Federation of Ukraine announces
an international competition of studies.


Judge Vladislav Tarasiuk (Ukraine).


Prizes, honorary and commendable awards have been established.


The results of the competition will be published in December 2022

and published in the magazine "Problemist of Ukraine".

Original works should be sent by October 1, 2022

to the e-mail address of the organizing judge Volodymyr Samilo: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Yochanan Afek 70 JT

For the 70th birthday of the famous composer
 
Yochanan Afek

Yochanan (left) with David Gurgenidze (right)
 
Afek, Yochanan 1952
 
 
Judge: Árpád Rusz
 
3 prizes: $300 $200 $100 (limit one per composer)
3 book prizes for composers under 20 (limit one per composer)
Limit 3 entries per composer.

All studies will be published in Variantim during 2022 in order received.

Last date for entries: October 31, 2022.

Award date: April 2023

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

 
 

The Problemistic Curierul 2021- 2022

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

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 2023

 
    

 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.

 
 
 
 

DIE SCHWALBE 2021- 2022

DIE SCHWALBE 2021- 2022

The German chess problem society’s magazine «Die Schwalbe»  informal tourney for original studies,
Please send your originals per e-mail to Michael Roxlau: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Judge: Yochanan Afek  (Israel)

All entries and later the award will be published in «Die Schwalbe».

The award will have at least the usual three months confirmation time. 

All authors receive the issues of the magazine with the original publication, the solutions (usually six months later) and the award .

Please include your postal address for this reason.

MAGYAR SAKKVILAG 2022

MAGYAR SAKKVILAG 2022  

Informal tournament

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: Michael Pasman (Israel)

– Deadline: 15th November 2022.

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

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

CESKOSLOVENSKY SHACH – 2022

CESKOSLOVENSKY SHACH  – 2022

– The contest will include all original studies published in the journal during 2022.

– Send your originals on any topic (maximum 6 by one author) before November 20, 2022

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

– Judge : Martin Minski (Germany).

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

PROBLEM PARADISE (JAPAN) 2022

PROBLEM PARADISE (JAPAN) 2022

Studies, informal tourney, no set theme

– Judge: Mario G. García (Argentina)


Entries should be sent to: Hiroshi Manabe, Mita 5-7-12-805, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0073, Japan

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 2022

44th World Chess Olympiad of 2020

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

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

 

Probleemblad 2021-2022

PROBLEMBLAD 2021 -2022

 

- Studies

Judge:  David Gurgenidze (Georgia) 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

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

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

 

Die Schwalbe 2021-2022

DIE SCHWALBE 2021- 2022

The German chess problem society’s magazine “Die Schwalbe”  informal tourney for original studies,

Please send your originals per e-mail to Michael Roxlau: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Judge: Vaszha Neidze.

All entries and later the award will be published in “Die Schwalbe”.

The award will have at least the usual three months confirmation time. 

All authors receive the issues of the magazine with the original publication, the solutions (usually six months later) and the award .

Please include your postal address for this reason.

SHAKHMATNAYA KOMPOZICIA- 2022

SHAKHMATNAYA KOMPOZICIA- 2022

Studies, no set theme

Judge:Sergy Didukh (Ukraine)

The studies will be published as originals in the  magazine Shakmatnaya Kompozicia   during 2022.

Send to Sergey OsintsevThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TEHTÄVÄNIEKKA 2022

 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.

9th Composing Tourney of FRME, 2023

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

ChessStar 2022

 
INTERNET TOURNAMENT CHESS MAGAZINE CHESSSTAR – 2022
 
Works are accepted (no more than 3 from the author) from January 1 to December 1, 2022.
Prizes, honorary and commendable reviews have been established.
Preliminary results will be published on the website and sent to all subscribers on December 30, 2022.
 
Judges for 2022 :
# 2- Vasily Dyachuk (Ukraine) 
# 3- Elmar Abdullaev (Azerbayan)
# N- Сергей Абраменко– (Russia)
 
– Studies  Richard Becker (USA)
 
- H# Valery Barsukov (Russia)
-S#- .Yuri Gordian (Ukraine)

 See website:  https://www.chessstar.com/index.php