Welcome to the ICGA website: A welcome from the President.
This site, representing the ICGA community, aims to be a site of prime interest to computer-game enthusiasts across a wide spectrum of games. We hope you appreciate it and invite you to contribute to this site through the feedback channels, and consider joining the ICGA if you are not a member.
The rules for the 2016 ICGA events are available and can be downloaded via the following link: Rules ICGA events 2016 final.
The deadline for registration is May 15, 2016.
The ICGA is delighted to announce that the 2016 ICGA events will be organized again in Leiden, the Netherlands, at the Department of Computer Science LIACS, Leiden University.
The events will start at Monday 27 June 2016 and end at Sunday 3 July 2016.
The Events will consist of
- The CG2016 Computers and Games Conference
- The World Computer Chess Championship
- The World Computer Software Championship
- The Speed Computer Chess Championship
- The Computer Olympiad
Registration is 50 euro for the first program, 25 euro for the second, third, etc. (irrespective of professional/amateur status).
Click here for the Registration Form
The WCSC live games can be seen on the following page: WCSC 2015. This page can also be found via the menu Chess Events.
The WCCC results are shown on the following page: WCCC 2015. This page can also be found via the menu Chess Events.
On this page you can also find the pairings, results and ranking for all 9 rounds. And links to the report and played games PGN.
Photos of the Chess and Olympiad events can be found via the menu Chess Events/WCCC 2015.
All presentations of the Advances in Computer Games conference are on video. Please go here for the video’s and click on videos.
We finished the programme of the 21st WCCC and the 18th Computer Olympiad. It can be found under this link. The schedule of the ICGA Events 2015 has been updated and the renewed version can be found here.
In addition, there has been made a press release regarding the lecture and the Diplomacy Challenge in the Boerhaave Museum (http://www.museumboerhaave.nl/english/). Unfortunately, this press release has only been made in Dutch and can be found here.
Here is a basic guide to trains, buses and trams in the Netherlands.
The Netherlands has excellent public transport links, and the swipecard payment system OV-chipkaart is the official transport payment system for the metro, bus and tram throughout the Netherlands.
The Nederlandse Spoorwegen (www.ns.nl) is the national train company. Paper train tickets were abolished mid-2014, and infrequent train travellers can buy a single-use chipkaart at 1 EUR extra per trip. The single-use chipcard is a paper ticket with that contains a chip inside. If you are not planning on travelling a great deal, the single-use chipcard is the best option. This paper chipcard can be purchased from an NS ticket machine or a Tickets & Service desk and is valid for all train operators. You do not have to add any credit to this card. When you purchase a single-use chipcard you always pay the full fare, which means you do not get any travel discounts. There is a € 1 supplement on the four most commonly used products (single journey, return ticket, day travel cards and the AnaarBeter ticket) to cover the additional costs of the card.
For the bus and tram there is also the possibility to buy a single-use card. However, that is much more expensive than buying an anonymous OV-chipkaart from an NS ticket machine or a Tickets & Service desk. The OV-chipkaart is the public transport smartcard that is used as a ticket for all public transport in the Netherlands. The same card allows you to travel on the train, tram, bus and metro. You use this card to check in for each mode of transport as you depart and to check out again when you arrive. Your pass can be loaded from one of the OV-chipkaart machines strategically placed at train and metro stations.
If you are planning to travel by bus and train, which is necessary to reach Leiden University, we advise you to buy an anonymous OV-chipkaart from an NS ticket machine or Tickets & Service desk. Before using this card, you have to load your card from one of the OV-chipkaart machines.