For many years, checker problem legend Bill Salot has been running a series of checker problem composing contests that he calls the "Unofficial World Championship." There have been no less than 55 of these contests and they have seen the publication of a host of quality contemporary compositions, many of which indeed stand in the world-class category.
To date these competitions have been hosted at the American Checker Federation (ACF) website. But over the past few years the ACF website has fallen into a state of neglect, and no longer provides a viable hosting venue. So when Mr. Salot approached us to take over the contest hosting, we happily accepted in the interests of ensuring that these fine competitions would continue into the future as well as reach a wider audience.
Today we proudly host Contest 56 and you'll have not one but three sparkling problems to contemplate. You can access the competitions, now and in the future, at
Mr. Salot asks that you be sure to vote for your choice of winner after you've studied all the problems. More information is available on the contest page.
Please enjoy this new Checker Maven feature, brought to you by Bill Salot and some of the best contemporary checker problemists.