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The World Federation for Chess Composition (WFCC) is the highest body governing the official activities in the chess composition. It was known as the Permanent Commission of the FIDE for Chess Compositions (PCCC) from its inception in 1956 until October 2010.[1] It is now independent from FIDE, but both organisations are cooperating. Currently 40 countries are represented in the WFCC.

The principal goal and activities of the WFCC include:

The WFCC is led by its President, currently Harry Fougiaxis, previously by Uri Avner, John Rice, Bedrich Formánek, Klaus Wenda, Jan Hannelius, Gerhard Jensch, Comins Mansfield, Nenad Petrović and Gyula Neukomm.

The WFCC delegates are nominated by national problem societies and chess problem specialists.[2] The original PCCC was created in 1956, with the first meeting at Budapest in 1956. Subsequently the commission has met every year except 1963 and 1970. The 50th anniversary meeting was at Rhodes in 2007.[3]

MeetingsEdit

 
1990 PCCC meeting (from left to right): John Roycroft, Gia Nadareishvili, Virgil Nestorescu and Jan Mortensen

Locations and number of delegates for meetings of the PCCC/WFCC:[4]

Year City Country Delegates
1956 Budapest   Hungary 4
1957 Vienna   Austria 6
1958 Piran   Yugoslavia 11
1959 Wiesbaden   West Germany 12
1960 Leipzig   East Germany 10
1961 Moscow   Soviet Union 10
1962 Solothurn    Switzerland 8
1964 Tel Aviv   Israel 6
1965 Reading   Great Britain 11
1966 Barcelona   Spain 12
1967 Tampere   Finland 13
1968 Arcachon   France 15
1969 Varna   Bulgaria 14
1971 The Hague   Netherlands 14
1972 Pula   Yugoslavia 15
1973 Imola   Italy 13
1974 Wiesbaden   West Germany 21
1975 Tbilisi   Soviet Union 16
1976 Ribe   Denmark 18
1977 Malinska   Yugoslavia 18
1978 Canterbury   Great Britain 19
1979 Hyvinkää   Finland 17
1980 Wiener Neustadt   Austria 21
1981 Arnhem   Netherlands 18
1982 Varna   Bulgaria 17
1983 Bat-Yam   Israel 13
1984 Sarajevo   Yugoslavia 16
1985 Riccione   Italy 19
1986 Fontenay-sous-Bois   France 19
1987 Graz   Austria 20
1988 Budapest   Hungary 22
1989 Bournemouth   Great Britain 23
1990 Benidorm   Spain 22
1991 Rotterdam   Netherlands 23
1992 Bonn   Germany 23
1993 Bratislava   Slovakia 25
1994 Belfort   France 23
1995 Turku   Finland 26
1996 Tel Aviv   Israel 27
1997 Pula   Croatia 28
1998 St. Petersburg   Russia 30
1999 Netanya   Israel 27
2000 Pula   Croatia 26
2001 Wageningen   Netherlands 29
2002 Portorož   Slovenia 29
2003 Moscow   Russia 29
2004 Halkidiki   Greece 31
2005 Eretria   Greece 30
2006 Wageningen   Netherlands 31
2007 Rhodes   Greece 29
2008 Jūrmala   Latvia 28
2009 Rio de Janeiro   Brazil 26
2010 Crete   Greece 31
2011 Jesi   Italy 32
2012 Kobe   Japan 28
2013 Batumi   Georgia 27
2014 Bern    Switzerland 27
2015 Ostróda   Poland 26
2016 Belgrade   Serbia
2017 Dresden   Germany
2018 Ohrid Republic of Macedonia 182

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ WFCC
  2. ^ Sunnucks, Anne (1970), The Encyclopaedia of Chess, St. Martin's Press, p. 352, LCCN 78106371
  3. ^ Wenda, Klaus (September 2007), The 50th Anniversary Meeting of the Permanent Commission of the FIDÉ for Chess Composition (PCCC), Vienna, retrieved 2007-12-29
  4. ^ Meetings of the PCCC/WFCC

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