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The ISC, 2017
Written by Brian Stephenson   

The International Solving Contest (ISC), Sunday 29th January 2017

The BCPS is happy to announce (rather late in the day, sorry) the International Solving Contest (ISC), which will take place in many countries simultaneously on Sunday 29th January 2017. There is no entry fee and no prizes. There are three sections:

  • Section 1 – Open to all but intended for experienced solvers
  • Section 2 – for solvers with no solving rating or one of less than or equal to 1700
  • Section 3 – for Juniors (cadets) born after 29th January 2004

Section 1 will consist of two rounds with six problems each, i.e. for each round a #2, #3, #n, endgame study, h# and s#.

Seection 2 will consist of two rounds with six problems each, i.e. for each round two #2, a #3, #n, endgame study and in one round a h# and in the other round a s#.

Section 3 will consist of one round with six orthodox problems, i.e. four #2, a #3 and an endgame study.

For each round, the solving time is two hours.

Round 1 will start at 10:00 and end at 12:00. This will be followed by lunch, after which Round 2 will start at 13:00 and end at 15:00.

There will be three venues in Great Britain:

  • Nottingham – controlled by Phill Beckett

    Laneham Memorial Hall, Main Street, Laneham, Nottinghamshire, DN22 0ND

  • Sheffield – controlled by Brian Stephenson

    Jurys Inn, Sheffield

  • Surbiton – controlled by John Rice

    At John Rice's house.

All sections will be available at Nottingham and Sheffield, but only Section 1 will be set at Surbiton.

There are about 20 places available at Nottingham, of which some may already be taken. At Sheffield there are 10 places, of which 3 are already taken. At Surbiton there is only one place left.

Entries to Brian Stephenson, please, via the Contact item in the menu on the left.

As there will be no time for explanations on the day, those new to solving are strongly recommended to read the sections on this website for beginners. Sections to read are about directmates, helpmates, selfmates and endgame studies. Make a start here.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 January 2017 11:39
 
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