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Check out, please, current versions of awards by H#2 (new versions of 5th Prize and Special Prize) a FAIRIES (correction of technical errors). Awards ordering was not changed.
In 2016 were these thematic tourneys announcement:
Here you can download tournyes awards:
This year lectures are published just during festival immediately too. The first three from 18.8.2016 and then next four from 19.8.2016 follow.
A Lecture by: Štefan Sovík
Štefan Sovík: Elimination of duals by keys in the new-strategical twomover
(August 18, 2016, Marianka, Slovensko)
|1||Fica Alexander||Czech Republic||2016||29.7.2016|
|2||Kotěšovec Václav||Czech Republic||2016||10.6.2016|
|Štefan Sovík||Elimination of duals by the 1st white move in a new-strategical twomover (new theme?)||–|
|15:00||announcement of composing tourneys|
|22:00||movie||Geri´s Game (USA, 1997, 5 min)|
|9:00||12:00||arrival and registration|
|19:30||fairy solving competition|
|20:00||solving quick show|
|22:00||23:00||10. WCCT (for slovak composers only!)|
|10:00||12:00||SOKŠ general assembly (for Slovakian participants only!)|
|19:30||21:00||composing and finalizing for the tourneys|
|21:00||deadline for composing tourneys|
|11:00||12:00||free discussion and closing the festival|
|13:00||departure of participants|
Organizers of festival Marianka 2016 announce theme tourney for twomovers with fairy pieces with change of play in least three phases and at least two variations. Deadline is set to 17.8.2016, Juraj Brabec will be the judge. Details of the announcement are given in the following file (in Slovak and English):
Welcome at our Chess Compostition Festival Marianka 2016.
For the festival we have chosen humble but nice accommodation as well as moderate prices.
It will be held almost in the forests at Marianka near Bratislava from Wednesday evening 17.8.2016 (starts with dinner) till Sunday 21.8.2016 (closes with lunch). The main activities consist of composing tourneys, lectures, discussion forums and film projection in the late night.
(The composing tourneys will be announced on Wednesday evening.)
Registration possible till 17.7.2016 HERE.
|PRICES FOR ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS|
|accommodation (1 person 1 night*)||16 Euro|
|tourist tax (per 1 day) (1 deň)||0,5 Euro|
|*2-bed and 3-bed rooms are available|
HOW TO GET THERE
All activities of the Chess Composition Festival as well as living and food will take place at „Exercičný dom“ (old former monastery) which is about 150 m from the small „main square“ at Marianka (terminal bus stop in the village).
By car or bike. Use the GPS as best way. Marianka is located some 5 km from Bratislava. From there take direction Brno, then you leave the highway at exit „Lamač“, then turn left direction Stupava, then, in Záhorská Bystrica, turn right to Marianka. (There are some free parking places right in front of the building.)
By bus to Bratislava. At the main bus station Bratislava, there are busses every hour to Marianka. It takes about 30 minutes.
Bus station – Marianka (Slovak lines bus)
Or take taxi which costs about 20 to 25 Euro.
By train to Bratislava.
1. Railway station – Bus station (trolleybus no. 210 or bus no. 21)
2. Bus station – Marianka (Slovak lines bus)
Taxi from the railway station to Marianka costs about 15 to 20 Euro.
By plane to the Bratislava airport.
1. Airport – Bajkalska stop (bus 61)
2. Bajkalska stop – Marianka (Slovak lines bus)
Or take taxi which costs from the airport to Marianka about 40 to 50 Euro.
By plane to the Vienna airport.
Take bus to Bratislava (they work very frequently, duration about one hour) and get off at the main bus station Bratislava. From the bus station there are busses every hour to Marianka.
The 8th International Chess Composition Festival will be held in Marianka, Slovakia from wednesday august 17, till sunday august 21, 2016 (17.8.2016 – 21.8.2016).
Besides the traditional program (lectures, composing and solving competitions, evening movies), an interesting excursion is planned for friday: the Chatam Sofer Memorial, one of the most important holy jewish places in the world.
Those interested can register from now on till 17.7.2016 at: