Communique of Executive Board, 76th FIDE Congress, Dresden Print
Tuesday, 23 August 2005 00:00
We publish the Communique of the FIDE Executive Board held 17 to 24 August 2005 in Dresden, Germany. The Board took a number of decisions that marked the move towards greater professionalism in organization of FIDE events and closer cooperation with the Association of Chess Professionals. Download list of title applications approved and Arbiter Titles

The FIDE Executive Board held the 76th FIDE Congress hosted by the German Chess Federation from 17 to 24 August 2005 in Dresden, Germany. During the Congress, all delegates were invited by Lord Mayor Ingolf Rosberg of the City of Dresden to a reception at the new International Congress Center, venue of the Dresden Olympiad 2008. The impressive facilities added further to the confidence of FIDE that the Dresden Olympiad shall be well organized.

FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov delivered his annual report citing the coming US$1 million World Championship Tournament in San Luis for which the Argentine Organizing Committee has already fulfilled all of its financial obligations with all preparations on track. He also reported on the US$450,000 Women’s World Championship scheduled March next year in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

The Board took a number of decisions that marked the move towards greater professionalism in organization of FIDE events and closer cooperation with the Association of Chess Professionals. (ACP).

Inspections of all major FIDE events will be conducted in the future and organizers will have to enter into contract with FIDE. To improve channels of communication with players, FIDE accepted into various Commissions and Committees representatives of the ACP.

FIDE conditionally admitted two new federations from Sierra Leone and Palau bringing the number of FIDE members to 156 national federations.

The FIDE Commissions and Committees met for their specialized work during the Congress. The Qualification Commission received the report on the Alushta tournaments and after a thorough investigation and lengthy discussions approved all pending title applications while resolving to take measures to prevent fraud in future.

The Board approved the GM, IM and Arbiter titles and new titles of FIDE Instructors and Trainers. Download list of titles approved and Arbiter Titles

Delegates were pleased to hear that both the Turin Olympiad 2006 and Dresden Olympiad 2008 were on track. The cities of Budva (SCG), Poznan (POL) and Goteburg (SWE) expressed interest in hosting the 2010 Olympiad. In accordance with the Olympiad bid procedure, deadline for submission of bids is on 26 February 2006.

On behalf of the Executive Board, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov thanked the German Chess Federation and Dresden Organizing Committee for their excellent work.

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