Sunday January 24th 2016
The International Solving Contest
next year will take place on Sunday
January 24th 2016.
The event is happening simultaneously in all participating
There will be three sections: one for experienced
solvers. In this section solvers can obtain rating points.
The second section is intended for weaker,
inexperienced solvers. This second section is not open for solvers
with a rating of more than 1700.
The third section is intended for
youngsters born after 24th January
As delegate you should appoint a
local controller who can be entrusted with the responsible task of
organizing this contest in your country. If you find it
appropriate, this contest may be organized in more than one
location in your country. It is permissible for countries to have
a combined organization. Participants may also be from a different
country. For each location a local controller must take
is an absolute requirement that local controllers have an e-mail
address at their disposal. The
delegate will therefore indicate this e-mail-address. The local
controller has to register on the MatPlus website (http://www.matplus.net)
where he must enter the preliminary results of his tournament.
The contest in the main section will consist of two
rounds with six problems each, i.e. for each round a 2≠, 3≠, n≠,
EG, h≠ and s≠.
The second section will consist of two rounds with
four problems each, of the same types as in the main section.
The youth section will consist of one round with
six orthodox problems, i.e. two 2≠, two 3≠, one n≠ and one EG.
For each round, the solving time is two hours.
To prevent possible irregularities it is essential
that the start of the contest is at the same time in each country.
This means CET (Central European Time) at 11 hr. Local time must
meet this CET. Between the two rounds a break is foreseen of
minimum 0,5 hr and max 1,5 hr, at the option of the local
The local controller will receive
between 15th and
2016 the following Word-format documents by
For each round, a sheet with the
For each round, a sheet for writing the
For each round, a sheet with the solutions
and their marking.
A form for summarizing the
The tasks of the local controller are:
Organisation of the local
Announcement in local magazines.
Invitation of local participants.
Reproduction of the various sheets for the
Checking of the solutions and
Entry of the results on
the special MatPlus website not later than January 28th 2016.
E-mailing of the results. These must reach
the central controllers by
later than January 29th 2016.
E-mailing of the scanned
solving sheets to the central controllers, not later than the
January 31st 2016.
The local controller should keep the
original solving sheets to ensure a back-up.
The e-mail address of Axel Steinbrink is:
The local controller will send a copy of
all e-mails to Luc Palmans (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The central controllers check the
markings and distribute the final result to the various local
controllers and to the delegates not later than February 15th 2016.
Appeals to be sent to the central controllers not later than
After handling possible appeals,
the central controllers will present the results and their report
to the subcommittee by March 10th 2016.
After review the results will be presented on the WFCC-website.
The final results of this contest
will take the form of individual
ranking. No ranking per
country will be provided by the central committee (although any
country may do this for itself). There will also be a ranking for
youngsters, seniors and female solvers.
The name of the locally appointed controller must reach the
central controllers by e-mail no later than December 31st 2015.
Thank you for your cooperation,
Central controllers ISC 2016