FIDE Presidential Board in Tallinn. Communique. Print
Monday, 25 June 2007 00:00
FIDE Presidential Board held its 2nd quarter 2007 meeting in Tallinn at the kind invitation of the Estonian Chess Federation. Beyond reviewing administrative and internal financial matters, the PB devoted substantial attention to the issues of the recent and the forthcoming new World Chess Championship cycles, including the World Cup and the suggested Grand Prix series, the preparations for the 2008 and 2010 Olympiads, FIDE ethics and legal cases, membership issues and also discussed reports on the recently held FIDE tournaments. reviewed the events and preparations for future events in all the continents. Download the PB Communique in pdf format. Also, you can read the Communique Here

Presidential Board meeting in Tallin

FIDE Presidential Board held its 2nd quarter 2007 meeting in Tallinn at the kind invitation of the Estonian Chess Federation. Beyond reviewing administrative and internal financial matters, the PB devoted substantial attention to the issues of the recent and the forthcoming new World Chess Championship cycles, including the World Cup and the suggested Grand Prix series, the preparations for the 2008 and 2010 Olympiads, FIDE ethics and legal cases, membership issues and also discussed reports on the recently held FIDE tournaments. reviewed the events and preparations for future events in all the continents. The Estonian Chess Federation held a presentation for the PB in respect to Estonia’s intention to organize the 2011 World Cup (as well as the Olympiad in 2016) in honoring 95th anniversary of Paul Keres and the city of Tallin as the cultural capital of Europe in that year.

In his report of the period since the last PB meeting, President Ilyumzhinov summarized the findings of his visits to more than 12 chess events and of the meetings and discussions he has held with organizers, players, national federation officials and sponsors. Among others, he has mentioned that chess has a growing popularity among sports on all continents, there is also a growing interest toward computer competitions (and suggested to consider the organization of another computer challenge match between Rybka and Deep Junior in Mexico City), FIDE and the chess world are in a stable situation as compared with the state of affairs ten years ago. He has emphasized that the growing interest in and popularity of chess establish higher requirements for all the institutions and persons dealing with chess events in respect of the quality of the events, the behaviour of the individuals involved, the treatment of the stakeholders etc. He also appraised the work of the Ethics Commission in establishing new criteria and procedural rules for its activity and made recommendations to the PB on several related issues (see press releases on the Appeal’s Committee and the behavioural etiquette).

The PB discussed and accepted the strategic scheme for the new World Chess Championship cycle which is based on a two-line competiton structure (Grand Prix and World Cup) involving tournaments and matches in yearly alternatives. (see separate press release)

The PB decided on the necessary renewal of the FIDE website after discussing a study paper by the PR and Marketing Directorate. A FIDE-Global Chess team will start right after the Mexico City tournament in this task.

The PB, with satisfaction, acknowledged the successful conclusion of the FIDE-Global Chess negotiations on the agreement and accordingly Global Chess –after the final ratification by the FIDE Executive Board- will act as FIDE agency for marketing and sponsoring events. FIDE itself will establish a stand in the Sport Accord conference in June 2008 in Athens to promote the interest for chess. The PB also acknowledged the agreement with Universal Event Promotion on the WCChM in 2008. A World Blitz Championship will be held in Moscow in November 2007 at a prize fund of 100 000 USD. The PB expressed its atisfaction that chess is included in the African Games and President Ilyumzhinov will represent FIDE there.

The PB reviewed the application for membership and accepted the Maldives Chess Federation as full member of FIDE. Congratulations to the new member.

In accordance with the decision of the PB, FIDE Secretariat will soon publish the list of players who are qualified for the 2007 World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk.

Download the PB Communique in pdf format.
 
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