I have now posted the announcement for the International Solving Contest (ISC), 2016 and am taking entries.
I am delighted to announce that the BDS Website is back online, upgraded to Joomla 3.4.8. Apart from the hack, the last few weeks have been very busy, and not just with WCBCSC business. Consequently, I am behind with marking the Postal Round. However, now the site is back online, I will, first of all, publish details of the 2016 ISC. After that I will resume marking the Postal Round and publish the results as soon as I can.
The Meson Chess Problem Database is now fully working.
I uploaded the first update to the Meson Chess Problem Database for months yesterday. Sadly, something went wrong during the update, resulting in an incomplete database online. So, errors will probably occur when it is accessed. In particular, the solutions to lots of #2s and #3s will be missing. The full, correct database is secure here on my pc and backed up in the cloud, I just can't upload it correctly, for some unknown reason.
I will investigate this issue as soon as I can and upload the correct database, but, given my other deadlines at the moment, it may not be until after Christmas. Sorry.
The problem, a corrupt database table, now restored from the backup, has now been resolved and Meson is back to normal!
I have posted a list of entrants to the Postal Round.