Congress - Fourth Day
night the ICCF team won 13-4 vs. Indian team, in the OTB match.
On board 1 was ICCF World Champion, GM Tunc Hamarat. On board 4
was IM Pablo Salcedo the Cuban Delegate.
Pablo was the only winner in the simultaneous
against Indian GM Pravin Thipsay, yesterday
the meantime a small group continued until 10:30 p.m. in a meeting about
the new Statutes. This
morning they were submitted to Congress, discussed, then voted and
new Statutes, as all the other congressional documents, will be
published as soon as possible by ICCF.
points of the new Statutes are:
Entry is extended, where necessary and beneficial;
In countries where Federations haven’t an
organizational structure (or volunteers) to carry on the whole
“bureaucratic” job necessary for entries and contact with the ICCF,
all players will directly send each entry, whose cost will always be 50%
higher than normal fees decided by ICCF.
In countries where such organizational structure do exists nothing will
according with the new Statute, CC Clubs may become members of ICCF if
they have a good organization and statement of affairs. Prerequisites will be discussed and approved by
Commissions: The ICCF now has three Appeals Commission with clear-cut
AC (Playing Rules) dealing with all appeals related to “Playing
Rules”. The Chairman is Ragnar Wikman, an official who is particularly
experienced and efficient.
AC (Other Rules) dealing with problems related to “Tournament
Rules”, “Code of Conduct”, and everything outside “Playing Rules”.
The Chairman is George Pyrich.
Arbitration Commission dealing him with complaints vs. Officials.
The Chairman is GM (and judge) Richard Hall.
must directly be sent to Chairmen of these Commissions.
Appeals Rules will be published on ICCF site as soon as possible.
lunch another fundamental point will be discussed: “Rules”.
will probably report tomorrow because the only “Internet point” here
closes at 8:00 p.m.
(Translation by Marco Caressa revised by Grayling Hill)