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We publish the Agenda and Annexes for the 79th FIDE Congress scheduled from 16 to 26 November 2008 in Dresden, Germany.
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2. Accounts for year ending 31st December 2007.
3. Explanations on accounts.
4. Report on the FIDE Permanent Fund.
5. Proposal of All India Chess Federation.
6. Proposal regarding Agenda and Minutes of the meetings.
7. Proposal on the FIDE membership criteria.
8. Report on restructuring of Committees and Commissions.
9. Amendments to the rules and regulations governing FIDE elections.
10. List of the proposed titles for over-the-board play.
11. Noting of ICCF titles.
12. List of the proposed Arbiters' titles applications.
13. Proposal regarding good manners of chess players.
14. List of the International Organisers titles.
15. ISCU proposals.
16. Bids for 83rd FIDE Congress 2012 and 40th Chess Olympiad 2012.
17. Current standings of Grand Prix 2008 – 2009.
18. Chief Arbiters' Report on Women’s World Chess Championship 2008.
19. Proposal regarding organisation of the World School Team Championship 2009.
20. Letter from the 2010 Asian Games Organising Committee.
21. Letter from Mr. Touze.
22. FIDE – DGT contract.
23. Registration of FIDE logo and motto in the European Union.

The annexes, which are not available for download will be published the soonest.


Please read the Agenda:

79th FIDE Congress
23-25 November 2008
Dresden, Germany

GENERAL ASSEMBLY AGENDA

0.1. Obituaries.

We mourn the passing in the preceding year of friends of FIDE among whom we remember:
  • GM Robert James Fischer (USA) – World Champion
  • Nicola Palladino (ITA) – Honorary Member
  • GM Buhuti Gurgenidze (GEO)
  • GM Karen Asrian (ARM)
  • Philip Hogarty (IRL) –President of the Irish Chess Union
  • Heinz Meurer – ICSC President
  • Yosef Lapid – ex President of the Israeli Chess Federation
1. Report of the President.

President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov shall deliver his annual report.

2. Financial Report.
2.1. Report of the Auditors.

Annex 1 is the report of the FIDE External Auditors, Messrs Ernst & Young on the financial statement of FIDE for the period 1st January to 31st December 2007.

2.2. Treasurer's Report.

Treasurer Nigel Freeman to report.

Annex 2 is accounts for year ending 31st December 2007.

Annex 3 is explanations on accounts.
2.2.1. Amendment to Financial Regulation 9.2.

The Treasurer proposes that the annual rating fee shall be 1 euro per player with a maximum each year for each Federation of 1500 euros.

There will be no discount in future for rating reports sent by electronic means as all reports now meet this requirement.

2.2.2. Exclusions.

FIDE Treasurer to brief the members of the Executive Board.
2.2.2.1. Exclusion of Chile and Ivory Coast Chess Federations.
2.3. Permanent Fund Report.

Annex 4 is the report on the FIDE Permanent Fund, by Permanent Fund's Administrator Lucas Brunner.

2.4. Report of Verification Commission.

2.5. Discharge of the Treasurer.

General Assembly approves Treasurer's report and discharges the Treasurer from his obligations.

2.6. Appointment of External Auditor.

The reappointment of Messrs. Ernst and Young, Greece to be confirmed by the General Assembly.
Section A: Administrative Matters

3. Affiliations and Exclusions.
3.1. Affiliations.

The following Federations were admitted to provisional membership by Presidential Board. General Assembly has to confirm full membership.
3.1.1. Sao Tome and Principe Chess Federation.
3.1.2. Cameroon Chess Federation
3.1.3. Congo Chess Federation
3.1.4. Gabon Chess Federation
3.1.5. Solomon Islands Chess Federation.

3.2. Proposal of All India Chess Federation for a separate zone.

Annex 5 is a proposal of All India Chess Federation regarding segregation of India into a separate zone.

3.3. GlobalChess.

CEO Geoffrey Borg to report.

3.4. Development Department.

CEO Development David Kaplan to report.
3.4.1. Registration of FIDE in the Trade Register of the Canton of Vaud, including amendments of the Statutes. Confirmation of officials and power of signature.

Executive Director D. Jarrett to report to the General Assembly.
3.5. FIDE Offices.

General Secretary Ignatius Leong and Executive Director David Jarrett to report to the General Assembly.
3.5.1. Proposal of Messrs. W. Kelleher and L. Mazouz regarding Agenda and Minutes of the meetings.
Annex 6.

3.6. Handbook update.

Executive Director David Jarrett to report.
3.6.1. Membership criteria.

Presidential Board meeting in Singapore approved the changes and recommended to the General Assembly for approval.
Annex 7 is proposal on the membership criteria. Executive Director D. Jarrett to report.

3.7. Restructuring of Committees and Commissions.

General Secretary Ignatius Leong and Verification Commission Chairman Lakhdar Mazouz to report.

Annex 8.

3.8. Electoral Regulations.

Annex 9 on amendments to the rules and regulations governing elections. Executive Director D. Jarrett to report.

Section B: 4. Technical Commission

Commission Chairman Andrzej Filipowicz to report.
4.1. Rules and Tournaments Regulations Committee.

Committee Chairman Geurt Gijssen to report.

The new Laws of Chess to be presented for the approval of the General Assembly.

4.2. Swiss Pairings Committee.

Committee Chairman Christian Krause to report.

4.3. Technical Administration Panel.
Section E: 5. Qualification Commission.
5.1. Qualification Commission.

Commission Chairman Mikko Markkula to report.

5.2. The Board approved the 60 day rule and the introduction of fines for late pre-registration. These fines will need to be approved by the General Assembly.


5.3. Titles and Ratings Committee.

Committee Chairman Dirk De Ridder to report.

Annex 10 is the list of the proposed titles for over-the-board play.

Annex 11 is noting of the titles from the International Correspondence Chess Federation.

5.4. Arbiters' Council.

Council Chairman Panagiotis Nikolopoulos to report.

Annex 12
is the list of the proposed Arbiters' titles applications.

Annex 13 is a proposal regarding good manners of chess players.

Proposal for the classification of Arbiters shall be presented for approval by the General Assembly.
Section F: 6. Chess Events Commission.
6.1. FIDE Calendar Administrator.

General Secretary I. Leong to report.

6.2. Organizers Committee.

Committee Chairman Stewart Reuben to report.

Annex 14 is the list of the International Organisers titles to be approved.

6.3. Youth and Junior Events Committee.

Committee Chairman to report.

Annex 15 is the ISCU proposals.
Section G: 7. Development Commission.

Development Commission Chairman Nizar Elhaj to report.
7.1. CACDEC.

Committee Chairman Allan Herbert to report.

7.2. Committee on Chess in Schools.

Committee Chairman Uvencio Blanco to report.

7.3. Committee on Women's Chess.

Committee Chairperson Halbagt Reimova to report.

7.4. Committee on Chess for the Disabled.

Committee Chairman Gerry Walsh to report.

7.5. Trainers' Committee.

Committee Chairman Yuri Razuvaev to report.

Proposal of Mr. Leong.
Section H: 8. Special Commission.
8.1. Report of the PR and Marketing Director P. Rajscanyi.

Mr. P. Rajscanyi to report.

8.2. Chess Information, Publication and Statistics.

Committee Chairman Gaguik Oganessian to report.

8.3. Chess Art, Philately and Exhibition Committee.

Committee Chairman Lothar Schmid to report.

8.4. Computer Chess Committee.


Committee Chairman Jovan Petronic to report.
Section I: 9. FIDE Medical Commission.

Commission Chairperson Dr. Jana Bellin to report.

Section J: 10. Ethics Commission.

Commission Chairman Roberto Rivello to report.

Section K: FIDE Meetings, Tournaments and Matches.

11. Presidential Board.
11.1. 1st quarter 2009 Presidential Board.

11.2. 2nd quarter 2009 Presidential Board.

11.3. 3rd quarter 2009 Presidential Board.


If necessary, the event shall take place in Singapore.

11.4. 4th quarter 2009 Presidential Board.

11.5. 79th FIDE Congress and 38th Chess Olympiad 2008.

Honorary Vice President I. Gelfer to report to the General Assembly.

11.5. 80th FIDE Congress 2009.

The event shall be held in Singapore, 7-14 September 2009.

11.6. 81st FIDE Congress 2010 and 39th Chess Olympiad 2010.

The events shall be organised in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, 23 September - 1 October 2010.

11.7. 82nd FIDE Congress 2011.

FIDE is inviting bids for this event.

11.8. 83rd FIDE Congress 2012 and 40th Chess Olympiad 2012.

Two bids have been received for the event:
  1. Turkish Chess Federation for Istanbul.
  2. Montenegro Chess Federation for Budva, 4-17 November 2012.
Annex 16 is the bids.

11.9. World Chess Championship match V. Anand vs V. Kramnik.

Deputy President G. Makropoulos to brief the General Assembly.

11.10. World Cup 2009.

Honorary Vice President I. Gelfer to brief the General Assembly.

11.11. World Cup 2011.

Deputy President G. Makropoulos to report to the General Assembly.

11.12. World Chess Championship Cycle 2009-2011.


Deputy President G. Makropoulos to brief the members.
11.12.1. FIDE World Challengers' Match V. Topalov vs G. Kamsky.

Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos to brief the General Assembly.

11.12.2. Match for World Chess Championship, September 2009.

This is the match between winners of Anand-Kramnik and Topalov-Kamsky matches.

11.12.3. Grand Prix 2008-2009.

Commercial Director Geoffrey Borg to report to the General Assembly.

  • Baku - 20 April-6 May 2008
  • Sochi – 20 July-15 August 2008
  • Doha – 13-29 December, 2008
  • Montreux - 14-28 April 2009
  • Elista - 1-17 August 2009
  • Karlovy Vary – 7-23 December 2009
Annex 17 is current standings of the tournament.

11.13. Women's World Chess Championship cycle.
11.13.1. Women's World Chess Championship 2008.

The event was organised in Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria, Russian Federation.

Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos to report.

Annex 18
is the Chief Arbiters' Report.

11.13.2. Women's World Chess Championship 2010.


Turkish Chess Federation is expressing interest for the event.

11.13.3. Women's Grand Prix.


Deputy President G. Makropoulos to report to the General Assembly.
11.14. Women's Team Championship 2009.

The event shall be held in Singapore.

11.15. Women's Team Championship 2011.

Deadline for bids for the 2011 event is May 31st 2009.

11.16. World Juniors and Girls Championships 2009.

The event shall take place in Argentina.

11.17. World Junior and Girls Championship 2010.

The event shall be held in Poland, Chotowa Czarna, 2-17 August 2010.

11.18. World Junior and Girls Championship 2011.

FIDE invites bids for the event by May 31st 2009.

11.19. World Junior and Girls Championship 2012.

11.20. World Youth Championships U-8, U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16 and U-18 2009.


The event shall be held in Turkey, Antalya, 14-26 November 2009.

11.21. World Youth Championships U-8, U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16 and U-18 2010.

The event shall be held in Halkidiki, Greece from 19 to 31 October 2010.

11.22. World Youth Championships U-8, U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16 and U-18 2011.

Deadline for bids is May 31st 2009. Following decision of Executive Board in Antalya, ECU Federations are not permitted to bid for this event.

11.23. World Youth Championships U-8, U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16 and U-18 2012.

11.24. World Seniors Championships 2008.

The German Chess Federation will organise the event in Bad Zwischenahn from 28 October to 8 November 2008.

11.25. World Seniors Championships 2009.

FIDE invites bids for this event by December 31st 2008.

11.26. World Seniors Championships 2010.

FIDE invites bids for this event by May 31st 2009.

11.27. World Amateur Championship 2009.


The event shall be held in Halkidiki, Greece, from 28 April to 5 May 2009.

11.28. World Amateur Championship 2010.


FIDE invites bids for the event by May 31st 2009.

11.29. World Team Championship 2009.

The event shall take place in Turkey

11.30. World Team Championship 2013.

FIDE is inviting bids for the event by December 31st 2009.

11.31. 2009 World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad.

The event shall take place in Turkey

11.32. 2010 World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad.

FIDE invites bids for this event by May 31st 2009.

11.33. 2011 World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad.

FIDE invites bids for this event by December 31st 2009.

11.34. World Schools Individual Championship 2009.


The chess club Galaxias and the International Chess Schools Union propose to organise the event in Halkidiki, 26 April to 4 May 2009.

11.35. World Schools Individual Championship 2010.


FIDE invites bids for this event by May 31st 2009. Interest was expressed by the Turkish Chess Federation.

11.36. World Schools Team Championship 2009.

The chess federation of Bulgaria and the International Chess Schools Union propose to organise the event in Varna, Bulgaria, from 11 to 21 June 2009.

Annex 19.


11.37. World Schools Team Championship 2010.


FIDE invites bids for this event by May 31st 2009.

11.38. World Blitz Chess Championship 2008.


The event was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, 7-8 November 2008.

11.39. World Mind Games 2008


Executive Director David Jarrett to report to the General Assembly.

11.40. Asian Games 2010.

The event shall be held in Guangzhou, China, 12-27 November 2010.

Annex 20 is letter from the Organising Committee.


11.41. 2011 All Africa Games

The event to be organised in Zambia. More details to follow.
Section L: Reports of Continental Presidents.

12. Report of Continental President for Europe.

Continental President for Europe Boris Kutin to report.

13. Report of Continental President for Americas.


Continental President for the Americas Jorge Vega to report.

14. Report of Asian Continental President.


Continental President for Asia Sheikh Sultain bin Khalfia Al Nahayan to report.

15. Report of African Continental President.


Continental President for Africa Dabilani Buthali to report.

Section M: Other Matters

16. Relations with IOC.

Executive Director David Jarrett to report.

17. Review of the decision of the Executive Board, Dresden 2005, re Jean-Paul Touze.

Annex 21 is letter from Mr. Touze.

18. DGT.

Annex 22 is contract. Executive Director D. Jarrett to report.

19. Registration of the FIDE logo.

Annex 23
is the confirmation that the FIDE logo and motto are registered in the European Union. Executive Director D. Jarrett to report to the General Assembly.
 
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