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55th Meeting of the World Federation for Chess Composition
in Kobe, Japan
September 15 - 22, 2012

28 member countries were present.

President Harry Fougiaxis (Greece), secretary Günter Büsing (Germany).

The next WCCI (World Championship in Composing for Individuals) 2010-12 will be announced soon. The director will be Mike Prcic. Entries which have received at least 8 points are automatically included in the FIDE Album.

FIDE Album 2004-06 will be printed in Slovakia, editor Peter Gvozdjak.
FIDE Album 2007-09: All selections except fairies are ready. There will be only English text and shorter indexes, so that the Album will be smaller and cheaper.
FIDE Album 2010-12:
The announcement will be published in the beginning of 2013. Deadline for entries is 1.7.2013. Directors and judges have been selected. Electronic submission of entries (pdf) will be required. The composers will be allowed to submit in each section max. 30 entries/composer, or 3 times the points they achieved in the last album that they had participated, whichever is greater.

Individual solvers with a rankig of at least 2400 are allowed to participate in future WCSC and ECSC tourneys. Some other small changes in the rules were accepted.

New titles:

56th World Congress of Chess Composition (WCCC) and World Chess Solving Championship in Batumi, Georgia September 2013
9th European Chess Solving Championship (ECSC) in Vilnius, Lithuania April 2013
9th International Solving Contest (ISC)
27.1.2013, director Axel Steinbrink

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