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Quick Composing Tourneys in 2022

No Tourney name Section Closing date Award Winner # Judge
XXX название конкурса
раздел (задание) дд-мм-гггг dd-mm-yyyy А/З И. Фамилия победителя #

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271 Hofmann theme and tries s#2-N 16-06-2022 Valery Kirillov
270 Upside-down switchbacks ser-h#6-n 09-06-2022 Dragan Stojnić
269 Bohemia-2 #3-N 28-04-2022 16-05-2022 10/27 Yury Gorbatenko
268 Pawn batteries s#2-5 31-03-2022 08-04-2022 6/9 F. Richter s#2

1.e6! – 2.Qf5+ Qxf5#
1...b5 2.Qxc4+ bxc4#
1...c5 2.Qxd4+ cxd4#
1...cxd5 2.Bxc4+ dxc4#
1...f5 2.Qe4+ fxe4#
Sergey Borodavkin
267 April Fool’s Check #2-3 10-03-2022 01-04-2022 32/64 D. Stojnić #2

1.Qg7? (A) Kxf5 2.Qg6#, 1...Kxd4! (x)
1.Qa5? (B) Kxd4 2.Qb4#, 1...Kxf5! (y)
Retro: Last move is 0.Rc6-e6+, d7-d5!
(0...Pc6xBd5? - dark Bishop outside!; 0...d6-d5?? - illegal setting)
1.exd6 e.p.++!
1...Kxd4 (x) 2.Qg7# (A)
1...Kxf5 (y) 2.Qa5# (B)
Igor Agapov
266 The Cherished Outcast PG, SPG 28-02-2022 Michel Caillaud
265 Pin me h#2 06-02-2022 Menachem Witztum,
Emanuel Navon &
Paz Einat
264 The Queen plus two #3-4 13-01-2022 08-02-2022 27/183 N. Kravtsov #3

1.Qf3? – 2.Qb3#, 1...Kb4 2.Qb3+ Ka5 3.Qa4#, 1...Kb5!

1.Qa8! – 2.Qa2+ Kb5/Kb4 3.Qa4#
1...b5 2.Qf3 – 3.Qb3#, 2...Kb4 3.Qc3#, 2...b4 3.Qd3#
Steven B. Dowd

Explanatory notes to the TT table

  1. The numbers of active TT are highlighted with red background; the numbers of failed TT - with yellow one.
  2. The date format in the table: day-month-year (DD-MM-YYYY).
  3. The closing date column contains hyperlink to the announcement of appropriate TT.
  4. Column '∑' shows the ratio of authors/works in appropriate TT.
  5. Column '#' contains hyperlinks to the winner compositions of appropriate TT; a composition appears in a new window when you click on the link.

Terms and Abbreviations

  • ТТ - quick composing thematic tourney.
  • active ТТ - closing date is not expired, one may submit original(s) to the tourney.
  • closed ТТ - closing date is expired; waiting for award...
  • completed ТТ - final award of the TT is published; all claims were considered.
  • failed ТТ - no award, no winner.
  • X-judge - a judge whose name is unknown to the TT participants prior to publication of the TT award.

Conditions of participation in TT

TT winners will offer the theme for the next TT reporting its formulation to TT Director and have the right to be the judge of the next TT.

Each participant in a TT is encouraged to ponder on a theme he would like to propose for the next TT in case he wins the current tourney.