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 1-5-2022.

 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 1-5-2022.

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.

18th UAPA – 2022

 18th INTERNATIONAL INTERNET TOURNAMENT (UAPA) – 2022

Section A : -Thematic: Rook and a minor piece, or Queen, against two or more minor pieces -

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

- Judge: Sergey Osintsev (Russia)


Section B : Theme free
B.1.) Win – Judge : Daniele Gatti (Italy)
B.2.) Draw – Judge : Itay Richardson (Israel)


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 2022, will be available in the same website and will be sent to all
participants by e-mail.

Closing date 30.08.2022

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.

PROBLEMIST OF UKRAINE -2021

 

PROBLEMIST OF UKRAINE -2021

 Studies

–  Judge: Steffen Nielsen 

–  Entries should be sent to : Sergey Borodavkin :    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

–  Here is such information about the PROBLEMIST OF UKRAINE magazine competitions posted on the website 

    http://www.chess-kopyl.com.ua/images/2020/N163outer.pdf

 

SHAKHMATNAYA

 
SHAKHMATNAYA KOMPOZICIA- 2021

Studies, no set theme
 
Judge:Sergey Osintsev (Russia).
 
The studies will be published as originals in the  magazine Shakmatnaya Kompozicia  during 2021.
 
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.
 

SACHOVA SKLADBA  2021

SACHOVA SKLADBA  2021

Studies, no set theme

–  Judge : Vladislav Tarasiuk (Ukraine)

–  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

POLISH CHESS FEDERATION 2021

POLISH CHESS FEDERATION TOURNAMENT 2021

Polish Chess Federation announces an informal international composing tourney

in following sections:

• twomovers [#2] –judge Jarosław Brzozowicz

• threemovers [#3] –judge Waldemar Tura

• selfmates in 2 moves [s#2] –judge Marcin Banaszek

• selfmates in 3 –6 moves [s#3-6] –judge Eugeniusz Iwanow

• helpmates in 2-3 moves [h#2-3] –judge Walerij Kopy l

• endgames [eg] –judge Jan Rusinek.

 

In each group there are 3 prizes.Problems are published on up to date on the Polish Chess Federation side.

Closing date: December 1st 2021.

Problems on diagram or in notation with the complete solution send to:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

– – ESTUDIOS Y PROBLEMAS   VER en Zadania konkursowe 2022


STRATEGEMS – 2021

STRATEGEMS – 2021 – Moremovers & Studies

Moremovers – Editor: Richard Becker – :This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – Judge: Alexander Kuzovkov.(Russia) .

Studies – Editor : Franjo Vrabec: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

– Judge: Pavel Arestov

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

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

4th Tourney Thematic FRME, 2022

4 rd TT FRME, 2022
The Royal Moroccan Chess Federation (FRME) organizes the 4rd TT FREM

 

D) Endgame studies Theme: One or more minor pieces and optionally pawns against one or more pawns. In the
initial position there may be additional pieces. Slogan: Win (for either the pawns or for the minor pieces) or
Draw.

Judge: Poul Rewitz(Denmark)

Send entries to tournament director: to

Jamal M Elbaz (Morocco) E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Prizes, honourable mentions and commendations will be awarded.
Send problems and studies in format Word and PDF.
Closing date: 30. 08. 2022. The award – 2022

All received problems will be presented to the judges in anonymous form.
Award will be published on the website: http://frme.fr.nf

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.

EG 2020-2021

EG 2020-2021

EG, the only periodical exclusively devoted to endgame studies, announces an informal tourney for original studies.
The studies and the award will be published in EG.

You are strongly urged to only send your best and most creative works.
The original’s editor will only select very good studies for publication.
Please send your originals in PGN-format to the editor Steffen Slumstrup Nielsen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The judge for the 2020-2021 tourney is Yochanan Afek.

 

INTERNET TOURNAMENT CHESS MAGAZINE CHESSSTAR – 2021

 INTERNET TOURNAMENT CHESS MAGAZINE CHESSSTAR – 2021

– The products will be accepted until December 31, 2021 were established: Awards, honorable mentions and accolades.


– Judges for 2021 are :


# 2- Givi Mosiashvili (Georgia)
# 3- Eugene Fomichev (Russia)
# N-Bosko Miloseski (Macedonia)


– Studies: a) studies Win, b) studies Draw).  Mario G.García (Argentina)

– Preliminary results will be published on the website and sent to all subscribers on January 31, 2020.
– Tournament Director Ferhat Karmil (Turkey)

The Problemist 2022

 The Problemist composing tourney 2022 by the British Problem Society

The Problemist composing tourney 2022
 
Judge: Gady Costeff
 
Entries, preferably in PGN file, to: Yochanan Afek by mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 

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

Variantim 2021

VARIANTIM – 2021

– The studies will be published as originals in the Israeli magazine Variantim during 2020.

Judge : Geir Sune Tallaksen Østmoe (Norway)

 Director : Gady Costeff.  

Please send studies in PGN format to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The results will be published in 4/2022 (first issue of the year)

Award 2016  –  Award 2017Award 2018Look  Originals of 2011 to 2019

 

Probleemblad 2020-2021

PROBLEMBLAD 2021 -2022

Judges #2 :………….. – #3 and  #n ……………….

 

- 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 2019-2020

Sachova Skladba 2019-2020

Studies, no set theme

Judge : Yochanan Afek

- Send studies to: Jiri Jelinek or Jaroslav Polasek This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  –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 2019-2020

DIE SCHWALBE 2019- 2020

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.

Strategems 2020

Strategems 2020

Moremovers

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

Judge: ………….

Studies

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

Judge:   Michal Hlinka

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

The Problemistic Bulletin – Edicion 2018-2019

The Problemistic Bulletin – Edicion 2018-2020

Studies, no set theme.

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

judge: Steffen Slumstrup Nielsen

- Publications-Look link Nº89

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.

8th Composing Tourney of FRME, 2022

The Royal Moroccan Chess Federation (FRME) organizes the 8th Composing Tourney


in four 8 sections:

Twomovers (#2) Judge: Kabe Moen(USA)
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: Elmar Abdullayev (Azerbaijan)
Moremovers (#N) Judge: Oleg Efrosinin (Russia)

Studies (+;=) Judge: Franjo Vrabec (Sweden)

Selfmates (S#) Judge: Yuri Gordian(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: Marko Klasinc (Slovenia)
Helpmates H#2.5-3 Judge: Harry Fougiaxis(Greece)
Helpmates H#3.5-N Judge: Vladimir Lastivka(Ukraine)
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. 2022. The award – 2022

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