Thank you to all who sent us have their opinions about the distribution of the 5,000 Euro prize fund for the Stockholm tournaments.
A big majority of you are in favour of having prizes for all three tournaments, and for having three prizes within each tournament.
The prize fund distribution will therefore be as follows:
World Computer Chess Championship (open to all hardware)
First 1,500 Euro
Second 500 Euro
Third 250 Euro
World Chess Software Championship (uniform platform event)
First 1,500 Euro
Second 500 Euro
Third 250 Euro
World Computer Speed Chess Championship
First 350 Euro
Second 100 Euro
Third 50 Euro
The current list of participants is added on a separate page, displaying the tournaments they have joined. You can find this page here: 2018 Chess Events Participants list. When new entries arrive, they will be added to this list.
Also an overview page has been added containing an overview list of everything published on the tournament. It can be found under the Chess Events menu too or direct via Chess Events 2018 Stockholm, Sweden.
The ICGA is pleased to announce that the World Computer Chess Championship tournaments in Stockholm (July 13th-19th) will have a total prize fund of 5,000 Euro (approximately USA$6,000).
Before deciding how to allocate this prize fund we would like to hear from prospective participants as to how they believe the money should be split. In particular we would appreciate input on two questions:
[a] How should the 5,000 Euro be split between the World Computer Chess Championship, the World Chess Software Championship (uniform platform event), and the Would Computer Speed Chess Championship?
[b] Should the total for each tournament be given as one prize, or should there be two prizes or three?
Please let me have your input not later than May 6th, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Kind regards to all.
The website for the Computer Olympiad for registration and information is available on http://www.tcga.tw/icga-computer-olympiad-2018/en/.
The events will take place at the Stockholmsmässan in Stockholm, Sweden
The IJCAI and EUAI conferences, which are taking place in the same building as the ICGA event, have deals with a couple of local hotels. Visit https://book.passkey.com/event/49566506/owner/49181/home
for booking at one of those hotels. The main conference hotel is the Scandic Talk, which is attached to the same building as the ICGA event. The cheapest room rates (room without a window) from that web site average 1,890 Swedish kronor per night, which is roughly USD $225 or 182 Euro. A very wide range of hotels and room rates, with quite good deals, can be found at
Please use this link to enter programs for the World Computer CHess Championship, World Chess Software Championship and Speed Chess: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfn2c2QFyjcyvobh9zL49Y265jWj3GItpF5Nmlz7Z7X_3J0vg/viewform
You will find the 2018 updated rules here: Rules ICGA events 2018 and updated schedule here: ICGA Chess Schedule 2018.
Please find attached the tournament schedule for this year’s ICGA Chess events in Stockholm, which are taking place from July 13th-19th: Excel: /wp-content/uploads/2018/02/ICGA-Chess-Schedule-2018.xlsx PDF: /wp-content/uploads/2018/02/ICGA-Chess-Schedule-2018-2.pdf
You will find here the schedule for the World Computer Chess Championship (WCCC), the World Chess Software Championship (WCSC) and the World Computer Speed Chess Championship. We have catered here for different numbers of participants, ranging from 7 to 12.
The tri-ennial ICGA Meeting will take place in two locations simultaneously – Taiwan (where the Computer Olympiad and ICGA games conference are being held), and Stockholm, with a video/audio link between the two. This will enable members in both locations to participate in the meeting.
More details of the championships, including the detailed rules and information about hotels and travel subsidies for participants, will be made available in the near future.
There will be an International Grandmaster present in Stockholm to comment on the games for spectators in the tournament hall and online.
The International Computer Games Association (ICGA) is very pleased to announce that the 2018 World Computer Chess Championship, as well as the 2018 World Chess Software Championship and the 2018 World Computer Speed Chess Championship, will all take place in Stockholm, alongside the conferences of IJCAI (International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence) and ECAI (European Conference on Artificial Intelligence).
Some ICGA members and chess participants might recall that the very first World Computer Chess Championship was held in Stockholm in 1974.
The dates are July 13th-19th inclusive (7 days).
Participating program teams will receive a certain amount of financial support towards their travel and accommodation costs, and will be able to take advantage of discounted hotel rates arranged by the IJCAI/ECAI organizers. More details will be provided in the near future, including details of how to register for the championships.
[President – ICGA]
The website for the Conference and the Computer Olympiad can be found at http://icga.ntpu.edu.tw/icga2018/. The flyer for the call for papers can be downloaded from this site: call for paper-english-20180125-chen.