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FORMAL INTERNATIONAL TOURNEYS
FOR ORIGINAL ENDGAME STUDIES

The concluding session of the PCCC meeting 1999 considered this item:

The PCCC deferred final consideration, but the guidelines are reproduced below as recommendations of the sub-committee. Useful input had been received from Argentina, as well as from several PCCC members.


STUDY TOURNEY GUIDELINES

The purpose of the Guidelines is to assist intending organisers ('directors') of formal international tourneys for original endgame studies. Such tourneys are prestigious and should be conducted to a high standard. Guidelines are never obligatory, but since these are based on a large corpus of experience, a tourney organiser departing from them needs good reasons for so doing. The Guidelines will also be of value to organisers of tourneys of more restricted scope and prestige than formal international tourneys. The Guidelines address the activities and responsibilities of the competing composer and the tourney judge only insofar as they affect the organiser.

The ten major activities/events are listed in chronological order

I Summary

II Detail

1. PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT

2. THE ANNOUNCEMENT should include

3. PUBLICITY

4. ENTRIES

5. CLOSING DATE and acknowledgements

6. JUDGING

7. PROVISIONAL AWARD and return of unsuccessful entries

8. CONFIRMATION PERIOD

9. DEFINITIVE AWARD

10. PRIZES, and notifications

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