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MatPlus.Net Forum Competitions The 1st Youth Chess Composing Challenge 2016
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(1) Posted by Marjan Kovačević [Monday, Feb 1, 2016 02:25]

The 1st Youth Chess Composing Challenge 2016

The first competition in the frames of 59th WCCC (announced January 31st) will be devoted to youngest chess composers (born 1998 and after). The YCCC consists of three thematic tourneys (#2, h#2 and endgames), with 5 months time for composing. The themes were suggested by distinguished composers Ivo Tominić, Fadil Abdurahmanović and Ofer Comay, who will take the roles of judges. Aside from the competitive and creative results, the event will produce the Gallery of participants, with their photos, selected problems and biographic data.
See all the details and the announcement on:
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(2) Posted by Kostas Prentos [Monday, Feb 1, 2016 04:50]

Very nice initiative. Are you planning to have money prizes, or some kind of individual champions? The reason I am asking is because I saw that joint compositions are not allowed. It is not my business, of course, but I find the concept of composing jointly very rewarding and much more interesting than solo work, especially for young composers. Also, I would like to see the emphasis on compositions, not on composers, even if only juniors are involved. Anyway, I hope the tourney is very successful. I will try to advertise it.
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(3) Posted by Marjan Kovačević [Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 01:20]

Allowing joint compositions, or not? There were both options, and my reasoning was following: 1. joint composing is not popular at all among these youngsters (and they could hardly find adequate partners in their countries). 2. kids could find it unfair if two guys beat single one in a competition.
One of the aims of the Gallery of participants was to allow and stimulate them to connect. This way they could really get into joint composing one day.
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(4) Posted by Kostas Prentos [Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 04:08]

Thank you, Marjan. I understand that this is a very special occasion and an interesting competition. Your reasoning makes sense. Let's hope that whatever the conditions are, they will attract new composers and establish a new event in the calendar.
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(5) Posted by Rajendiran Raju [Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 13:28]; edited by Rajendiran Raju [16-02-02]


We already advertised here (Chennai , South Indian City ) in our Small Chessnuts Whatsapp Group ---!!

We Hope Our Yongsters take the Challenge neither this first edition nor Upcoming Years ---!!
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(6) Posted by Andrey Selivanov [Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 19:54]

Great idea! From Russia will be the young participants! Today I made an announcement on the solving championship. Already a few people waiting.
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(7) Posted by Marjan Kovačević [Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 02:04]

There are two days more for all potential participants to try themselves on wonderful tasks set by Peter Wong:
The Russian translation of the YCCC announcement will appear soon.
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(8) Posted by Marjan Kovačević [Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 14:28]

We are grateful to Oleg Efrosinin and Viktor Aberman for the Russsian translation of the announcement:
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(9) Posted by Andrey Selivanov [Sunday, Feb 7, 2016 09:44]
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(10) Posted by Oleg Efrosinin [Sunday, Feb 7, 2016 13:58]

Also in Russia look
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(11) Posted by Marjan Kovačević [Monday, Feb 8, 2016 17:14]; edited by Marjan Kovačević [16-02-08]

And the link on the popular
Click on the right one.
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(12) Posted by Marjan Kovačević [Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 14:33]

As the judge Ivo Tominic (Group A) pointed out, quantitative extension would be welcome, not only in number of mixed pair of S promotions. Each pair may extended with additional S promotions, like 1W + 2 Bl, 1Bl + 2W, etc.
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