FIDE Press Release regarding Belfort Organization of World Youth Print
Tuesday, 23 August 2005 00:00
The Executive Board at the FIDE Congress, 17-24 August 2005 in Dresden, Germany, decided that Mr. Jean-Paul Touze, organizer of the World Youth last month in Belfort, France, will not have the right to organize any FIDE event for a period of 5 years and to refer the complaints to the FIDE Ethics Commission. All information regarding further complaints may be submitted to Mr. Nigel Freeman of the FIDE Ethics Commission at email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . FIDE has received complaints from twelve Federations regarding the conditions and the circumstances under which the World Youth Championships 2005 in Belfort, France took place. For more than six months prior to the Championships, FIDE on several occasions contacted the Organizers and pointed out several issues and concerns regarding the organization of the Championships. Unfortunately, FIDE experienced that it was not possible to communicate properly with the Organizers and they were continuing with their plans without taking into consideration FIDE’s advice.

From the complaints received, it is quite obvious that the Championships were not organized on the level that should be expected of this important World event and in accordance with well-established practice. This includes the conditions for the participants, the infrastructure of the Championships and the quality of the management. Many participants and delegations expressed their dissatisfaction in the way they were treated and how their concerns were resolved.

It is very important for FIDE that the World Youth Championships are held in the very best and professional manner and it reflects very badly not only on FIDE but on the whole chess world when we experience unprofessional conduct of the events. Based on the above, the Executive Board decides the following:

1. The Organizer of this event in Belfort, Mr. Jean-Paul Touze will not have the right to organize any FIDE event for a period of 5 years with effect from 23rd August, 2005.

2. All the complaints received by the FIDE Secretariat will be handed over to the FIDE Ethics Commission for further examination. The Organizer may present his views in the examination. The Ethics Commission can recommend additional measures to the Executive Board.

3. The Executive Board recommends to the European Chess Union to consider issuing a similar resolution regarding the organizer’s participation in European chess matters.

The above resolution does not in any way reflect upon the French Chess Federation with whom FIDE has a long and well-established close relationship.



For more information contact:
Federation Internationale des Echecs (FIDE)
Mr George Mastrokoukos
tel.: (+30) 2109212047, fax: (+30) 2109212859, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it > This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
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