Official web page is http://wccc-2008.info/ .
You may see there the programme Aug 30 – Sep 06, 2008, the composing tourneys (deadlines are still open only for the participants, but see what themes are asked by the judges for the submitted problems), the countries (32 for the time being) that participate and the delegates. (The page also reports that the local weather is rainy and windy, not exactly warm weather as is usually expected at the end of August in the northern hemisphere).
The Greek team : Harry Fougiaxis, Panagiotis Konidaris, Nikos Mendrinos, Kostas Prentos.
As [Greek national team of solvers] we have Prentos, Mendrinos, Konidaris. We have full confidence in them and we wish wholeheartedly to them the Best of Successes!
03/08/2008 : You may see at the site of Milan Velimirovic, here, the ongoing contests in Jurmala, changing by the hour. The problems are published and, after the end of the contest, the solutions are also published.
In the Open Solving Contest our Kostas Prentos (GRC) finished in place 6. By our calculations he has gained a norm of Grand Maitre in Solving Chess Problems.
05/09/2008 : For the 32nd WCSC, with 92 solvers, Mr Panagis Sklavounos has the latest news...
"Mr Nikos Mendrinos has returned in Greece and announced the final results (since the web page of Milan Velimirovic is not updated as promised).
90.0 points : Piotr Murdzia (POL) (222 minutes - First) and Georgy Evseev (RUS) (252 minutes - Second).
89.5 points : Michael Pfannkuche (DEU) (308 minutes - Third).
68.5 points : Kostas Prentos (GRC) (rank 53),
65.0 points : Nikos Mendrinos (GRC) (rank 60),
46.5 points : Panagiotis Konidaris (GRC) (rank 79).
From the 24 countries (having team of three solvers)
178 points : Russia (5h 12m - First) and Germany (5h 59m - Second).
172 points : Poland (Third). "
|You may watch here live the Solving Show, September 3rd, 21:00 Riga time (GMT +2:00).|
Results of the competition :
1 / 8 Final : (Rumyantsev - Sivic, 0 : 3), (Leontiev - Dragoun, 3 : 0), (Kovacevic - Comay, 3 : 2), (Mestel - Zude, 3 : 1), (Evseev - Pogorelov, 3 : 2), (Podinic - Tummes, 1 : 3), (Pfannkuche - Nunn, 0 : 3), (Feoktistov - Villeneuve, 1 : 3).
1/4 Final : (Sivic - Leontiev, 2 : 3), (Kovacevic - Mestel, 3 : 2), (Evseev - Tummes, 3 : 0), (Nunn - Villeneuve, 3 : 1).
Semifinal : (Leontiev - Kovacevic, 4 : 2), (Evseev - Nunn, 2 : 4).
Small Final : (Kovacevic - Evseev, 4 : 2)
Final : (Leontiev - Nunn, 1 : 5).
Winners : 1. Nunn, 2. Leontiev, 3. Kovacevic .
(This post has been updated many times).
(This post in Greek language).