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Wenigsteiner Annual Prize Rules

**1) AIM
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The aim of the

**2) FOUNDATION
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On

3) ELIGIBILITYEvery Wenigsteiner iseligiblethat was published in thecalendar yearin question.Admittedare all kinds of Wenigsteiner problem,orthodox and heterodox,with any chessmen and additional conditions, also studies, retroanalytic problems, chess mathematics etc., as long as themaximum number of 4 men in the diagram positionis not exceeded, however, any number of men is allowed within the solution. Problems byjury membersare eligible, but jury members do not judge their own problems.Submissionscan be sent by every chess friend to the organiser (currently Hans Gruber) or to any acting judge, who in turn forwards the suggestions to the organiser. Submissions should be sent byJanuary, 31, of the following year. The official publication date of the source is^{st}decisive. Problems may be included which de facto (despite the printed date) were published up to a half year after the end of the calendar year. Wenigsteiner problems, which were de facto published later, may participate in the next yearly competition. This procedure should ensure that the competition is processed in an orderly manner without substantial delay. On the other hand, problems should not lose the possibility to participate because of a delayed delivery of the source (majority decision by the jury, September 1986).

**4) PROCEDURE
a) Preselection
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The large number of Wenigsteiner problems published requires that a

**b) Judging
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The jury normally comprises 7 members. At least 5 judges are required, but
not more than 7. Each member of the jury awards 5 points to the problem
considered to be the best one, 4 points to the second best, etc., and 1
point to the fifth best. In addition, each member nominates a substitute
problem, which is included in the scoring if one of the first 5 problems
turns out to be incorrect, anticipated, or ineligible.

The judging should be made __within about 1 month__. By special request, the
period may be extended by a second month. If a judge is unable to provide
the scores after two months or does not respond at all, the organiser may
decide whether to wait further or whether to proceed without this member’s
scores, as long as the minimum of 5 judges is included.

**c) Scoring
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For each problem, the points awarded by the judges are added. As each
problem is judged by all jury members except their own problems, a maximum
sum of points can be calculated for each problem. This maximum sum equals
the number of judges involved times five (points), i.e. 35 points if seven
judges are involved, 30 points for six judges (if one judge of a 7-men jury
is author), etc.

For each problem, the sum of awarded points is divided
by the maximum sum of points and then multiplied by 100. This results in a
percentage score for each problem. 0 per cent indicates that no judge
included the problem in her or his five ranked problems, 100 per cent
indicates that every judge placed the problem first. The usage of percentage
scores is useful for comparing the outcomes of different years.

**5) PUBLICATION
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The three problems with the best percentage scores are
published in the award. The first publication is made on the website

**6) ELECTION OF THE
JURY MEMBERS
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If a

The election of a new jury member should be made by unanimous decision of the remaining jury members. Only then the candidate will be invited to join the jury. When she or he accepts the invitation it is

**7)
MISCELLANEOUS
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The organiser sends diagrams and solutions of the

The website