World Federation for Chess Composition

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The World Federation for Chess Composition (WFCC) is the highest body governing the official activities in the chess composition. It was known as the Permanent Commission of the FIDE for Chess Compositions (PCCC) from its inception in 1956 until October 2010.[1] It is now independent from FIDE, but both organisations are cooperating. Currently 40 countries are represented in the WFCC.

The principal goal and activities of the WFCC include:

The WFCC is led by its President, currently Harry Fougiaxis, previously by Uri Avner, John Rice, Bedrich Formánek, Klaus Wenda, Jan Hannelius, Gerhard Jensch, Comins Mansfield, Nenad Petrović and Gyula Neukomm.

The WFCC delegates are nominated by national problem societies and chess problem specialists.[2] The original PCCC was created in 1956, with the first meeting at Budapest in 1956. Subsequently the commission has met every year except 1963 and 1970. The 50th anniversary meeting was at Rhodes in 2007.[3]

Meetings[edit]

1990 PCCC meeting (from left to right): John Roycroft, Gia Nadareishvili, Virgil Nestorescu and Jan Mortensen

Locations and number of delegates for meetings of the PCCC/WFCC:[4]

Year City Country Delegates
1956 Budapest  Hungary 4
1957 Vienna  Austria 6
1958 Piran  Yugoslavia 11
1959 Wiesbaden  West Germany 12
1960 Leipzig  East Germany 10
1961 Moscow  Soviet Union 10
1962 Solothurn   Switzerland 8
1964 Tel Aviv  Israel 6
1965 Reading  Great Britain 11
1966 Barcelona  Spain 12
1967 Tampere  Finland 13
1968 Arcachon  France 15
1969 Varna  Bulgaria 14
1971 The Hague  Netherlands 14
1972 Pula  Yugoslavia 15
1973 Imola  Italy 13
1974 Wiesbaden  West Germany 21
1975 Tbilisi  Soviet Union 16
1976 Ribe  Denmark 18
1977 Malinska  Yugoslavia 18
1978 Canterbury  Great Britain 19
1979 Hyvinkää  Finland 17
1980 Wiener Neustadt  Austria 21
1981 Arnhem  Netherlands 18
1982 Varna  Bulgaria 17
1983 Bat-Yam  Israel 13
1984 Sarajevo  Yugoslavia 16
1985 Riccione  Italy 19
1986 Fontenay-sous-Bois  France 19
1987 Graz  Austria 20
1988 Budapest  Hungary 22
1989 Bournemouth  Great Britain 23
1990 Benidorm  Spain 22
1991 Rotterdam  Netherlands 23
1992 Bonn  Germany 23
1993 Bratislava  Slovakia 25
1994 Belfort  France 23
1995 Turku  Finland 26
1996 Tel Aviv  Israel 27
1997 Pula  Croatia 28
1998 St. Petersburg  Russia 30
1999 Netanya  Israel 27
2000 Pula  Croatia 26
2001 Wageningen  Netherlands 29
2002 Portorož  Slovenia 29
2003 Moscow  Russia 29
2004 Halkidiki  Greece 31
2005 Eretria  Greece 30
2006 Wageningen  Netherlands 31
2007 Rhodes  Greece 29
2008 Jūrmala  Latvia 28
2009 Rio de Janeiro  Brazil 26
2010 Crete  Greece 31
2011 Jesi  Italy 32
2012 Kobe  Japan 28
2013 Batumi  Georgia 27
2014 Bern   Switzerland 27
2015 Ostróda  Poland 26
2016 Belgrade  Serbia
2017 Dresden  Germany

References[edit]

  1. ^ WFCC
  2. ^ Sunnucks, Anne (1970), The Encyclopaedia of Chess, St. Martin's Press, p. 352, LCCN 78106371 
  3. ^ Wenda, Klaus (September 2007), The 50th Anniversary Meeting of the Permanent Commission of the FIDÉ for Chess Composition (PCCC), Vienna, retrieved 2007-12-29 
  4. ^ Meetings of the PCCC/WFCC

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