Lietuvos Šaškių Kompozicijos Mėgėjų Sąjunga
The confirmation :
The President of the «Union of Lithuanian
amateurs of draughts compositions» [LŠKMS]
In memory of Antanas Gimbutas
[02.01.1941. - 10.01.2013]
The regulations for the International draughts composition contest
In memory of one of the most eminent Lithuanian experts in the field of the draughts compositions, Antanas Gimbutas, and for the 75-th anniversary of his birthday, «Union of Lithuanian amateurs of draughts compositions» [LŠKMS] organizes International contest for draughts composition on the 100-square board. The contest is organized in two sections: «Problems» and «Zadachas» and is opened for problemists of all countries.
Compositions should be sent not later than 02.01.2016 either by regular post to the address of the Executive Director of the contest:
Apartado de correos 876,
Espańa – Spain
or by email without an attachment [an attachment will not be accepted] to the address: firstname.lastname@example.org
If a participant sends his compositions both by regular post and by email and if his sendings will present different compositions, then only those of them will be accepted, which were sent by regular post.
No composition (s) will be accepted after 15.02.2016, independently of a date of sending.
An author has to indicate the following information:
-His full name;
-Complete solution of the composition (s);
-Information about the publication of a composition (s) [if any];
-His photo (if possible) either in printed or electronic view.
Compositions composed in co-authorship will not be accepted.
All compositions of the contest, remarks, preliminary and final result will be placed on the following Internet address:
The Russian text of these regulations is definitive in case of different interpretations.
1. Conditions for the «Problems» section
This section is organized in two categories: «A» and «B». In both of them problems have to correspond to the requirements of the first part of the FMJD International rules for problemism [RI] at either «Rules of Master-level» or «Rules of Superior-level».
For every category an author can participate with no more than two problems.
For both categories no king is allowed in the initial position.
Furthermore, the compositions may not have participated in a previous contest or in a contest taking place within the same timeframe as this competition.
It’s possible to change already sent problems to the contest, if the changing does correspond to the article 2.5. of the RI.
1.1. «A-category». Problems with the balance between black and white pieces from 7x8 or 8x7 till 20x20 will be accepted. The obligatory theme is the following: «At least two black kings have to appear on the board before black either will get the possibility to do a non-capture move or black will be either eliminated or blocked in the Final position of a problem».
Example 1 and 2 do correspond with the theme of the «A-category», while example 3 does not.
1 2 3
№1. A.Bakumets, «KVD-1991/92 contest»: 17 [the first black king appears before black gets the possibility to do a non-capture move], 32, 11 [the second black king appears before black gets the possibility to do a non-capture move], 18, 35, 34, 24+. The problem corresponds to the obligatory theme in «A-category».
№2. E.Zubov, «KVD-1988/99 contest»: 29, 9 [the first black king appears before black gets the possibility to do a non-capture move], 2, 32, 38 [the second black king appears before black gets the possibility to do a non-capture move], 19, 26, 48+. The problem corresponds to the obligatory theme in «A-category».
№ 3. S.Yushkevitch, «64», N 15, 1983: 41 [the first black king appears before black gets the possibility to do a non-capture move], 338, 38, 8, 15, 3 [now black gets the possibility to do a non-capture move while the second black king is not appeared yet: (10)], 4 [black again can do a non-capture move: (40)], 11 [(49) – second black king appears, but already after black has got to do a non-capture move], 21, 27, 27+. The problem does not correspond to the obligatory theme in «A-category».
1.2. «B-category». Problems with the balance between black and white pieces from 5x5 till 7x7 will be accepted. Problems have to correspond to the condition: «At least two first moves of black must be capture-moves». A theme in «B-category» is free.
1.3. The special condition for the «Problems» section.
The judgment in every category of this section is carrying out in two stages: Preliminary stage and Final stage.
In the Preliminary stage at least 15 and at most 25 problems will be selected by the jury for the Final stage of every category. The criteria for the selection of the problems is the sum of the jury-members votes. 1 jury-member = 1 vote.
For the Final stage the problems voted for by ALL jury-members will be selected [even in the situation that the total amount of problems is higher than 25].
If the amount of problems is less than 15, then problems voted for by two jury-members will also be selected.
Based on this it is possible that additional voting is required.
The winner in every category will be based on the smallest sum of places, which his problem will get from every jury-member at the Final stage [votes from the Preliminary stage will not be taken into account]. The same principle is also valid to define all places in every category of the «Problems» section at the Final stage. In the situation that two [or more] problems get an equal sum of places, additional voting will be carried out.
The jury-members in the «Problems» section are International arbiters (in alphabetic order): A.Tavernier [France], S.Yushkevitch [Ukraine] and S.Žilevičius [Lithuania]. The consultant is A.Polevoу [Israel].
The RI in English and the additions to the RI are placed on the following Internet address: http://www.ericsdamsite.com/international_rules_for_draughts.htm
http://www.ericsdamsite.com/problematieknieuws.htm [World Championship Miniatures (small problems) More info (1) – «Instruction for the jury members of the PWCP II»]
The RI in French are placed on the following Internet address: http://www.ericsdamsite.com/problematieknieuws.htm [Problčmisme Rčgles internationales]
The additions to RI do no exist in French. A participant from France is welcome to read the additions in English are placed on the following Internet address: http://www.ericsdamsite.com/problematieknieuws.htm [World Championship Miniatures (small problems) More info (1) – «Instruction for the jury members of the PWCP II»]
The RI in Russian and the additions to the RI are placed on the following Internet address: http://plus.gambler.ru/tavlei/theory/cpi_2.htm
http://plus.gambler.ru/tavlei/ [«Инструкция для членов судейской коллегии PWCP II»]
2. The conditions for the section «Zadachas»
To the tourney are admitted both the Direct-Win Zadachas [blocking of black pieces] and the Give-Away Zadachas [blocking of white pieces].
In both categories, zadachas have to meet the demands of the International Rules for «Zadachas» [RIZ]. The section «Zadachas» is heald in two categories:
2.1. «C-category». The theme in «C-category» is «Blocking of men».
2.2. «D-category». The theme in «D-category» is «Blocking of kings and kings with men».
2.3. In each category are admissible not more than two entries which:
2.3.1. Did not participate in previous tournaments [corrections and improved versions of the author’s zadachas are admissible – see para 2.5. of these regulations].
2.3.2. Do not participate in other tournaments till the completion of this particular tournament.
2.4. The zadachas submitted as twins [see para 188.8.131.52.1. of RIZ] and the zadachas submitted as [b]-type versions [see para 184.108.40.206.2.b) of RIZ] are both admitted and evaluated as a single entry.
2.5. The special conditions.
The author’s corrections and improved versions of his/her own zadachas [which either did or did not participate in previous tournaments] are admissible.
Along with such an entry, the respective zadacha, being corrected or improved, is to be submitted as well, together with its solution and the indication of the respective data of publication and/or participation in the tournament.
2.6. The members of the panel of judges are [in alphabetical order]: A.Polevoy [Israel], A.Rezanko [Belarus].
The International Rules for Zadachas are provided:
[in Russian] at – http://fmjd.org/downloads/cpi/CPI_FMJD_Zadachi_RU.pdf
[in English] at – http://fmjd.org/downloads/cpi/CPI_FMJD_RULES_FOR_ZADACHAS_ENGLISH.pdf
3. The rewarding
Winners in every category will be rewarding with special medals and diplomas of the LŠKMS. Participants who will take 2 and 3 places in every category will be rewarding with diplomas of the LŠKMS.
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