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2020 ICGA Events

Post by mjlef » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:48 pm

(I am posting this for ICGA President Jonathan Schaeffer):

I am delighted to announce the 2020 ICGA events:

* World computer chess championships

* Computer games Olympiad

* Computer games conference

The ICGA events will be hosted by ECAI, the European Conference on Artificial Intelligence. The dates are June 7-12 in beautiful Santiago De Compostela in Spain (a UNESCO World Heritage site). More details will be available in a few days on the ICGA web site (icga.org).

Please consider entering a program, writing a paper, or being a spectator. Who can beat a smorgasbord of computer games activity, all part of a major artificial intelligence conference in a spectacular venue.

I hope you can join us in Spain!

ICGA President Jonathan Schaeffer

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Post by mclane » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:31 pm

I have heard the participants start with their machines on their shoulders in Somport (Aragón) and when they arrive in Santiago they begin with the blitz tournament.
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Re: 2020 ICGA Events

Post by Albert Silver » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:48 pm

mclane wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:31 pm
I have heard the participants start with their machines on their shoulders in Somport (Aragón) and when they arrive in Santiago they begin with the blitz tournament.
I want to see the author of Jonny doing that!
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Re: 2020 ICGA Events

Post by Ozymandias » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:56 pm

That's only 90 Km from home, can the public attend?

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Post by mclane » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:21 pm

No, public is not not allowed. It is a closed event. You cannot open the windows. Security protects the doors and there is no internet in the tournament hall. But you can wave your hands in the direction of the windows and maybe somebody inside sees it.
The chairs in the tournament hall crash down to the floor if you are not 100% sitting in the center of them.


Ok. Enough insider jokes.

Let’s hope it will be a very nice event.
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Post by Harvey Williamson » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:28 pm

Ozymandias wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:56 pm
That's only 90 Km from home, can the public attend?
Yes!

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Post by Ozymandias » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:58 pm

Cool, I look forward to the details.

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Re: 2020 ICGA Events

Post by Ozymandias » Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:35 pm

I guess it was cancelled. :|

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Post by Ajedrecista » Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:32 pm

Hello:
Ozymandias wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:35 pm
I guess it was cancelled. :|
You are right. The event was postponed back in March. New date is from 29th August to 2nd September:

Events postponed
Jan Krabbenbos wrote:Events postponed

Posted on March 16, 2020 by Jan Krabbenbos

The European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI) have moved their annual meeting from early June to August 29 to September 2. This is in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. ECAI will still be held in the beautiful town of Santiago de Compostela.
As ECAI is kindly hosting the ICGA events for 2020 (World Computer Chess Championship; Computer Olympiad; Computers and Games conference), we are also changing dates.
My sincere apologies for the challenges this will cause some of you. The move is in all our best interests. These are difficult days, and it is prudent to be cautious.

Thank you for your understanding. I hope to see you in Spain at the end of August.

ICGA President Jonathan Schaeffer
Regards from Spain.

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Re: 2020 ICGA Events

Post by Ozymandias » Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:36 am

Right hand's fingers crossed.

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