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Memo for 2014 FIDE General Assembly Delegates

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Dear Delegates!

To facilitate our mutual work, please pay attention to the following information:

1. The Secretariat is situated in office 312, hotel Radisson Blu, Tromso.
2. The GA Agendas can be picked up from our offices (one per Federation).
3. The accreditation office is also situated in the same hotel.
4. The entire programme of the Congress is available on the FIDE and Olympiad websites, at the Secretariat and all hotels and Olympiad venues.
5. The parallel activities programme will also be available at the Secretariat.
6. The first day of the General Assembly is August 11, 2014.
7. The buses timetable is available on the FIDE and Olympiad websites, in the Secretariat and all hotels and Olympiad venues.
8. Please make sure you arrive well in advance in order to register, pick up your materials, your headset for translation and your country’s sign.
9. During GA lunch will be served at the GA venue.

The Congress Secretariat team wishes you a fruitful Congress.

Electoral Commission

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FIDE wishes to correct false and misleading allegations made by Ms Ank Santens, observer to the ELE on behalf of the Kasparov ticket, in her observations published on the website kasparov2014.com on the 19 July 2014.

First, the Electoral Commission was welcomed by Ms Santens as “a good development”. After lengthy discussions during the days preceding the 2012 General Assembly in Istanbul, an agreement was reached with Ms Santens regarding the detailed functioning of the Electoral Commission. For example, she required that members of the ELE constituted for an election be precluded from being elected or appointed to any Presidential Board position in that election and this was accepted by FIDE. Ms Santens herself presented and supported before the General Assembly the changes to the Statutes and the Electoral Regulations, including the creation of an Electoral Commission. These amendments were adopted with an overwhelming majority since there were only 6 votes against and 1 abstention. It is therefore particularly inappropriate for Ms Santens to criticise a system after she has played an active and significant role in its introduction.

Moreover, Ms Santens claims that the Electoral Commission members were not in possession of all relevant documentation. This is plainly wrong as all relevant documents, whether they were sent by Ms Santens herself on behalf of the presidential ticket of Mr Kasparov, member federations, state authorities, NOCs or IOC, have been provided to each of the ELE members and to each observers of the presidential tickets. The ELE members therefore had access to all the documents filed and were fully informed. In addition, it shall be noted that the submissions and documents filed by the presidential ticket of Mr Kasparov were sent directly to all ELE members by Ms Santens. FIDE further notes that, contrary to the other Electoral Commission members, Mr Korobeinik and Ms Santens did not consider it useful to visit FIDE office in order to inspect evidence during the ELE meeting held in Athens on 13-14 July 2014. This was either because they were satisfied with the documentation provided or that they were not interested in viewing the evidence.

Finally, FIDE would like to emphasize that it has every confidence in the Electoral Commission, whose members were elected by the Continents and, in the case of the Chairperson, unanimously by the General Assembly in Tallinn.

FIDE trusts that the Electoral Commission has successfully and effectively accomplished its mission, namely to verify who is entitled to vote at FIDE’s Presidential elections in accordance with the Electoral Regulations, and not with regard to the candidate in favour of whom each Delegate may vote.

Guidance regarding proxies

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Further Guidance regarding proxies.

Please be advised that a Delegate who has given his proxy to another Delegate can still vote a proxy if he has been given one.

DEADLINES FOR SUBMISSION OF FBO AND TEAM COMPOSITIONS

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41st WORLD CHES OLYMPIAD

1-14 August 2014, Tromso, Norway

SCHEDULE OF THE DEADLINES FOR THE SUBMISSION OF THE FBO AND THE TEAM COMPOSITIONS


1. Deadline for the submission of the Fixed Board Order (FBO):

19:00, 1 August

The “Fixed Board Order” shall be delivered to TAP by the following ways:

(a). by e-mail to the TAP Chairman IA Ashot Vardapetyan (e-mail: ia_vardapetyan@yahoo.com ). The e-mail must be stamped and signed.

(b). upon arrival in the Tromso Airport, to volunteers who will be there for this purpose.

(c). before the start of the Opening Ceremony in Skarphallen, to TAP Members or volunteers, who will be there for this purpose. The attached form may be used.


2. Announcement of the 1st Round Team Pairings:

24:00, 1 August

The pairings will be posted on the Official website, on the Chess-results website and in the Hotels.


3. Deadline for the submission of the 1st Round Team Compositions:

09:30, 2 August (before the start of the Captains’ Meeting).


4. Announcement of the 1st Round Board Pairings:

11:00, 2 August


5. Start of the 1st Round:

15:00, 2 August


6. Rounds 2nd to 10th:

(a). Announcement of the Team Pairings: 22.00 (of the previous day, after the end of the previous round).

(b). Deadline for submission of the Team Compositions: 09:30 (of the day of the round).

(c). Announcement of the Board Pairings: 10.30

(d). Start of the Round: 14.00


7. Round 11th (last, 14th August):

(a). Announcement of the Team Pairings: 22.00 of 12th August (after the end of 10th Round).

(b). Deadline for submission of the Team Compositions: 22:00 of 13th August (free day).

(c). Announcement of the Board Pairings: 23.00 of 13th August.

(d). Start of the Round: 11.00 of 14th August.

(e). Closing Ceremony: 20:00 (Skarphallen).


Rebates for Developing countries

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Following the decision of the Executive Board in Tallinn that the FIDE Treasurer and I would discuss a reform of the rebates, I am pleased to announce that starting in 2014 the following rebates will be in effect:

Chess developing countries in level 5 will have FIDE fees (except Membership Fee) offset of up to the amount of €1,000

Chess developing countries in level 4 will have FIDE fees (except Membership Fee) offset of up to the amount of €750

Chess developing countries in level 3 will have FIDE fees (except Membership Fee) offset of up to the amount of €500

I hope that this change will act as an incentive and encourage activities in developing countries.


Allan Herbert
Chairman
FIDE Development Commission

FIDE President at the FIDE Zone 1.5 Meeting in Novi Sad

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The Serbian Chess Federation was host to the FIDE Zone 1.5 meeting, which was held on 17th July at Master Hall in Novi Sad, the venue of the International Championship of Vojvodina.

The meeting was chaired by President of FIDE Zone 1.5 and President of Serbian Chess Federation Miroslav Kopanja.

FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Executive Assistant Berik Balgabaev, Presidents and officials of Montenegro, Turkish, Greek and Albanian Chess Federations attended the meeting.

The Agenda included:
- Development of Chess in Schools in Zone 1.5
- Cooperation between member countries, organization of tournaments for juniors and seniors, organization of seminars for arbiters, trainers and organizers, and exchange of players in the tournaments
- Miscellaneous


FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov making the first move in round 8 of Vojvodina International Championship

FIDE President said that cooperation between the federations in Zone 1.5 is very important and the proposed topics will help in establishing stronger ties.

He explained that now the main goal of FIDE is to reach 1 billion chess players on the global scale.

When he was elected FIDE President in 1995, the main task was to unite the chess world. There were two World Champions and no funds. Now the chess world is united, we have one undisputed World Champion. In 1999 IOC recognized FIDE.

With these issues solved, FIDE can focus on Chess in Schools project. In 2012-2013 FIDE invested 3 million USD in this program. The funds were not from FIDE budget, as President and his friends provided donations.

Now Turkey, Greece, Montenegro and Albania have strong Chess in Schools programs.

Armenia, also member of Zone 1.5, will host a big international conference on Chess in Schools in October. FIDE President invited all federations to attend the conference and share their expertise.


FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov interviewed by Vojvodina TV

President of Serbian Chess Federation spoke about the difficulties that follow the program. Six years ago Serbian Ministry of Education introduced chess as optional subject in the elementary schools.

As with every public system there were some obstacles and Serbian federation didn’t do enough to fight these off and use the tremendous potential.

Teachers who do not play chess are hesitant to learn new skills and to pass them to children.

The federation has now introduced two manuals by Danko Bokan and Josip Dekic, which have rich graphics and help the teachers (even those who don’t play chess) to introduce the basic rules of chess to kids through play and fairytales.

These manuals are also offered to other federations for translation to their respective languages.


Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou

Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou, member of the ECU Board, said that three months ago Ministries of Education in Romania and Greece simultaneously introduced Chess in Schools projects which are almost identical.

Tsorbatzoglou urged on all chess officials not to use the CIS projects for political means.

He explained that at the moment there are many different programs – FIDE, ECU, Greece, etc. This should all be unified under one single CIS program, which would then have many different methods of teaching.

Tsorbatzoglou also noted that the European Championships are losing on quality and quantity, and that the prize funds are dropping. He proposed to FIDE President to consider return to format with Zonal tournaments as qualification for the World Cup.


Angelina Vukovic, President of Montenegro Chess Federation, giving an interview

Angelina Vukovic, President of Montenegro Chess Federation, said that her country started Chess in Schools project in 2004.

There are two textbooks for two levels. In cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Sports, every single school has a teacher for chess.

Vukovic agreed with Tsorbatzoglou that there is a need to establish a unified CIS program.

The representative of Turkish Chess Federation said that in his country chess is the sport with the greatest number of registered players, exceeding even the ever-popular football.

In Turkey kids learn chess while going to school, at the age 7-17. He noted that after going to college many give up on playing chess. The main task is to reduce the number of dropouts.



Majlinda Pilinci, General Secretary of Albanian Chess Federation, said that Albania’s main concern at the moment is to increase the number of chess players and raise their competitive level.

The World Championship Match between Hou Yifan and Humpy Koneru had a huge positive impact on promotion of chess in Albania.

Mikhail Gorbachev’s visit, which was connected with chess and not politics, also attracted huge interest.

Garry Kasparov also visited Albania and met with the Prime Minister. His visit helped for further promotion of Chess in Schools.

Zoran Bojovic, President of Central Serbia Chess Federation, remarked that there should be more FIDE Lecturers for Arbiters and Trainers. He called on FIDE to further expand the activity with Seminars.

Miodrag Rakic, President of Belgrade Chess Union, said that despite the huge number of chess players Serbia is lacking quality trainers.

Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou proposed to Serbian Chess Federation to get in touch with Chairman of FIDE Trainers’ Commission GM Adrian Mikhalchishin who is fluent in Yugoslav languages and can help organize the Seminars.

Miroslav Kopanja invited the member federations to exchange the tournament calendars and propose possible exchanges of players from January 2015.


International Championship of Vojvodina

Letters received by FIDE regarding the announcement by the Tromso Olympiad Organisers

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Announcement to all delegates for 85th FIDE Congress

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Dear FIDE delegates,

Dear National federations,

Following the list of FIDE delegates published on the FIDE website, we would like to bring to your kind attention that all delegates that have not registered in the FIDE Olympiad Registration system should do this as soon as possible.

Federations that have not registered any delegate in the system should register the following official delegates as soon as possible: 

Algeria: Lakhdar MAZOUZ

Aruba: Carol S. WILLIAMS/PESQUEIRA

Bhutan: Dorji LEKEY

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Zeljko BOGUT

British Virgin Islands: Carol JARECKI

Bulgaria: Silvio DANAILOV

Burkina Faso: Arnaud OUEDRAOGO

Cambodia: Ly HOUT

Central African Republic: Barthelemy GAMBA

Comoros Islands: Echata Mohamed DAROUECHE

Egypt: Dr. Hesham ELGENDY

Estonia: Andrei KOROBEINIK

Faroe Islands: Finnbjorn VANG

Germany: Horst METZING

Guatemala: Jorge VEGA

Guyana: Irshad MOHAMAD

Hong Kong: Jackson LI

Hungary: Gusztav FONT

Indonesia: Pung Dwi Hatmisari AMBARUKMI

Iraq: Dhafer Abdul Ameer MADHLOOM

Mali: Ousmane DIAKITE

Jersey: Graham BOXALL

Kuwait: Adel ALAMIRI

Laos: Inthava VILAVANE

Macau: Jose SILVEIRINHA

Maldives: Nooh ALI

Myanmar: Maung Maung LWIN

Nicaragua: Guy Jose BENDANA-GUERRERO

Oman: Ms. Shamsa Bint Hamad AL HARTH

Pakistan: Abdus SALIM

Panama: Alhan Carrera ORTEGA

Scotland: Andy HOWIE

Serbia: Miroslav KOPANJA

South Korea: SONG, Jinwoo

Swaziland: Sipho MAGALULA

Sweden: Carl Fredrik JOHANSSON

Turkmenistan: Orazly ANNAGELDIYEW

Uzbekistan: Husan H. TURDIALIEV



Federations that need to register a new delegate:

Afghanistan
Previous registered delegate: Mahmood HANIF
Correct delegate: Zaheeruddeen ASEFI

Albania
Previous registered delegate: Rezart TACI
Correct delegate: Shpetim NAZARKO

Botswana
Previous registered delegate: MARUATONA Tshenolo
Correct delegate: Roger TIROYAMODIMO

Chile
Previous registered delegate: EGGER Jorge
Correct delegate: Beatriz MARINELLO

Costa Rica
Previous registered delegate: ALVADARO Dizan Ernesto
Correct delegate: Mauricio CASTRO SOLANO

El Salvador
Previous registered delegate: SEGURA Efrain
Correct delegate: Erick HERNANDEZ

Fiji
Previous registered delegate: PRASAD Calvin
Correct delegate: Virgilio DE ASA

Gabon
Previous registered delegate: BONGO AKANGA NDJILA Barthelemy
Correct delegate: Gabin Nicaise YALA

Italy
Previous registered delegate PAGNONCELLI Gianpietro
Correct delegate: Roberto RIVELLO

Lesotho
Previous registered delegate: MOTLOHELOA Tseliso
Correct delegate: Afrika MSIMANG

Liechtenstein
Previous registered delegate: BAUMBERGER Albert
Correct delegate: Kurt STUDER

Senegal
Previous registered delegate: AW Ousmane
Correct delegate: Boubacar DIALLO

Seychelles
Previous registered delegate: QUILINDO Jefferson
Correct delegate: Lewis NCUBE

Bahrain
Previous registered delegate: AL AFOO Shaker  
Correct delegate: Hisham Ali Mohamed Al-TAHER

Please be reminded that every federation has assigned one person who is responsible for registration of players and delegate. Please contact him/her to have you registered in the Olympiad system.

Should you have questions regarding registration, please contact the Registration manager of the Olympiad : kema@tromso2014.no and copy your email to FIDE Office: office@fide.com.


Thank you

World Chess Olympiad Organizing Committee

Announcement to all delegates for 85th FIDE Congress

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Dear FIDE delegates,

Dear National federations,

Following the list of FIDE delegates published on the FIDE website, we would like to bring to your kind attention that all delegates that have not registered in the FIDE Olympiad Registration system should do this as soon as possible. Federations that have not registered any delegate in the system and should register asap:

Aruba

Bhutan

Bosnia & Herzegovina

British Virgin Isles

Bulgaria

Cambodia

Central African Republic

Comorian Isles

Egypt

Estonia

Faroe Isles

Germany

Guatemala

Guyana

Hong Kong

Hungary

Indonesia

Iraq

Jersey

Kuwait

Laos

Macau

Maldives

Nicaragua

Pakistan

Panama

Scotland

Serbia

South Korea

Swaziland

Sweden

Turkmenistan

Uzbekistan

Oman

Mali

Burkina Faso

Myanmar


Federations that need to register a new delegate: 

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

Botswana

Chile

Costa Rica

El Salvador

Fiji

Gabon

Italy

Lesotho

Liechtenstein

Senegal

Seychelles

Ukraine

Bahrain

Please be reminded that every federation has assigned one person who is responsible for registration of players and delegate. Please contact him/her to have you registered in the Olympiad system.

Should you have questions regarding registration, please contact the Registration manager of the Olympiad at kema@tromso2014.no.

Thank you
World Chess Olympiad Organizing Committee

SportAccord World Mind Games 2014

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Players are invited to send in their contract, along with a copy of a passport with validity for more than six months, by email to office@fide.com by not later than Friday 1st August 2014 for this year’s fourth edition of the Sport Accord World Mind Games. The selection has been based on the average of the player’s three ratings for classical, blitz and rapid.

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Reserves are also requested to send in a signed contract by the above date.

1. The list for men is as follows : 

ID Number

Name

Fed

Sex

Tit

B-day

AvgRtg

Standard

Blitz

Rapid

1503014

Carlsen, Magnus

NOR

M

GM

1990

2893,3

2877

2948

2855

2016192

Nakamura, Hikaru

USA

M

GM

1987

2831,0

2787

2906

2800

13300474

Aronian, Levon

ARM

M

GM

1982

2822,7

2805

2850

2813

5000017

Anand, Viswanathan

IND

M

GM

1969

2801,7

2785

2811

2809

4126025

Grischuk, Alexander

RUS

M

GM

1983

2800,3

2795

2778

2828

4168119

Nepomniachtchi, Ian

RUS

M

GM

1990

2793,7

2730

2880

2771

2020009

Caruana, Fabiano

ITA

M

GM

1992

2781,0

2789

2696

2858

14109603

Karjakin, Sergey

RUS

M

GM

1990

2774,7

2786

2732

2806

4101588

Kramnik, Vladimir

RUS

M

GM

1975

2769,0

2777

2757

2773

13401319

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar

AZE

M

GM

1985

2768,7

2743

2824

2739

4102142

Svidler, Peter

RUS

M

GM

1976

2766,7

2751

2756

2793

12401137

Le, Quang Liem

VIE

M

GM

1991

2759,3

2710

2828

2740

623539

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime

FRA

M

GM

1990

2757,0

2766

2777

2728

14100010

Ivanchuk, Vassily

UKR

M

GM

1969

2755,3

2735

2720

2811

4116992

Morozevich, Alexander

RUS

M

GM

1977

2751,3

2731

2750

2773

3503240

Dominguez Perez, Leinier

CUB

M

GM

1983

2750,3

2760

2728

2763

400041

Adams, Michael

ENG

M

GM

1971

2740,7

2743

2715

2764

14103320

Ponomariov, Ruslan

UKR

M

GM

1983

2739,7

2723

2758

2738

13400924

Radjabov, Teimour

AZE

M

GM

1987

2738,3

2724

2715

2776

4158814

Andreikin, Dmitry

RUS

M

GM

1990

2737,0

2722

2716

2773

2805677

Gelfand, Boris

ISR

M

GM

1968

2732,3

2753

2719

2725

703303

Leko, Peter

HUN

M

GM

1979

2730,7

2737

2682

2773

605506

Bacrot, Etienne

FRA

M

GM

1983

2730,0

2720

2739

2731

2900084

Topalov, Veselin

BUL

M

GM

1975

2728,3

2772

2641

2772

24116068

Giri, Anish

NED

M

GM

1994

2727,0

2750

2757

2674

4147235

Tomashevsky, Evgeny

RUS

M

GM

1987

2726,0

2701

2725

2752

8601429

Wang, Yue

CHN

M

GM

1987

2720,7

2715

2682

2765

1118358

Wojtaszek, Radoslaw

POL

M

GM

1987

2720,0

2733

2743

2684

5007003

Harikrishna, P.

IND

M

GM

1986

2718,3

2726

2728

2701

2000024

Kamsky, Gata

USA

M

GM

1974

2716,7

2717

2704

2729

4152956

Vitiugov, Nikita

RUS

M

GM

1987

2714,3

2742

2705

2696

8602883

Wang, Hao

CHN

M

GM

1989

2714,3

2730

2694

2719

No more than two players from each country with exceptions made only for World Champions 2013 and 2014 for Blitz and Rapid.

2. The women’s list is as follows : 

       ID Number

Name

Fed

Sex

Tit

B-day

AvgRtg

Standard

Blitz

Rapid

700070

Polgar, Judit

HUN

F

GM

1976

2686,0

2676

2736

2646

8602980

Hou, Yifan

CHN

F

GM

1994

2630,3

2629

2662

2600

14111330

Muzychuk, Anna

UKR

F

GM

1990

2590,7

2561

2665

2546

5008123

Koneru, Humpy

IND

F

GM

1987

2581,7

2613

2521

2611

13601903

Dzagnidze, Nana

GEO

F

GM

1987

2559,7

2541

2591

2547

14109336

Lagno, Kateryna

UKR

F

GM

1989

2559,7

2540

2540

2599

4128125

Kosteniuk, Alexandra

RUS

F

GM

1984

2552,7

2533

2548

2577

2902257

Stefanova, Antoaneta

BUL

F

GM

1979

2545,0

2488

2569

2578

4167570

Gunina, Valentina

RUS

F

GM

1989

2543,3

2501

2577

2552

8601283

Zhao, Xue

CHN

F

GM

1985

2534,3

2542

2576

2485

8603006

Ju, Wenjun

CHN

F

WGM

1991

2520,7

2538

2469

2555

4133471

Kosintseva, Tatiana

RUS

F

GM

1986

2519,7

2476

2578

2505

4134974

Kosintseva, Nadezhda

RUS

F

GM

1985

2516,0

2513

2519

2516

8602727

Ruan, Lufei

CHN

F

WGM

1987

2503,0

2503

2503

2503

617822

Sebag, Marie

FRA

F

GM

1986

2487,7

2480

2504

2479

4641833

Paehtz, Elisabeth

GER

F

IM

1985

2487,7

2456

2522

2485

5015197

Harika, Dronavalli

IND

F

GM

1991

2486,3

2513

2525

2421

14110911

Ushenina, Anna

UKR

F

GM

1985

2481,3

2488

2467

2489

12801259

Cmilyte, Viktorija

LTU

F

GM

1983

2475,3

2525

2439

2462

8603642

Tan, Zhongyi

CHN

F

WGM

1991

2471,3

2466

2525

2423

14114550

Muzychuk, Mariya

UKR

F

IM

1992

2468,3

2521

2439

2445

8602689

Huang, Qian

CHN

F

WGM

1986

2462,7

2477

2472

2439

13602640

Khotenashvili, Bela

GEO

F

GM

1988

2461,0

2518

2447

2418

14101572

Zatonskih, Anna

USA

F

IM

1978

2460,0

2466

2442

2472

1700030

Cramling, Pia

SWE

F

GM

1963

2455,7

2491

2433

2443

13300210

Danielian, Elina

ARM

F

GM

1978

2453,3

2458

2429

2473

4147855

Pogonina, Natalija

RUS

F

WGM

1985

2446,3

2508

2427

2404

8600546

Zhu, Chen

QAT

F

GM

1976

2445,3

2461

2411

2464

1106619

Socko, Monika

POL

F

GM

1978

2444,0

2462

2415

2455

12400149

Hoang, Thanh Trang

HUN

F

GM

1980

2441,7

2490

2414

2421

2012782

Krush, Irina

USA

F

GM

1983

2441,3

2484

2397

2443

1607456

Moser, Eva

AUT

F

IM

1982

2439,0

2456

2422

2439

No more than two players from each country with exceptions made only for World Champions 2013 and 2014 for Blitz and Rapid.

3. The events will be the following :

• Rapid Events
• 16 male players – 16 female players (separate event for male/female)
• two days with seven rounds Swiss events;
• time control 20 mins each side plus 10 secs increment

• Blitz Events
• 16 male players – 16 female players (separate event for male/female)
• Three days with double round robin events (10 games per day);
• time control 3 mins each side plus 2 secs increment

• Basque Events
• 16 male players – 16 female players (separate event for male/female)
• two days with five rounds Swiss events;
• each player plays two games simultaneously per round with white and black pieces
• time control 20 mins each side plus 10 secs increment per game

4. Schedule: 

9th December 2014     Arrival of players and officials 11th December 2014     Rapid event (rounds 1-4) 12th December 2014     Rapid event (rounds 5-7) 13th December 2014     Blitz event (rounds 1-10) 14th December 2014     Blitz event (rounds 11-20) 15th December 2014     Blitz event (rounds 21-30) 16th December 2014     Basque event (rounds 1-3 Women), (rounds 1-3 Men) 17th December 2014     Basque event (rounds 4-5 Women), (rounds 4-5 Men) 18th December 2014     Departure

5. Prizes

Place     Men          Place     Women 1     $18,000       1     $10,000 2     $15,000       2     $9,000 3     $12,000       3     $8,000 4     $9,000          4     $7,000 5     $7,000       5     $6,000 6     $6,000       6     $5,000 7     $5,000       7     $4,000 8     $4,000       8     $3,000 9     $3,000       9     $2,000 10     $2,000          10     $1,000 11-16     $1,000       11-16     $500 Total     $87,000       Total     $58,000

For each event the following prizes will be awarded.

Tie break will be used only for final medal positions but money prizes will be split equally.

Air fares will be organised by Beijing Sports Administration and accommodation will also be covered on a full board basis by the organisers. All queries should be addressed to geoffrey.borg@fide.com

85th FIDE Congress: Proxies

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FIDE recommends that the following wording be used for the assignment of proxies in accordance with paragraph (d) of the guidance posted on 10 June 2014:

Assignment

"I, the [President/Delegate] of the federation of _______________________ [insert country], hereby assign a proxy to the Delegate of the federation of _______________________ [insert country] who is on the list published by FIDE on 14 July 2014 (or to his/her nominee, in case of re-assignment) to vote or take any action as may be necessary on our federation's behalf at the FIDE General Assembly to be held in Tromso, Norway in August 2014".



Please note that:

A member federation can assign a proxy only in writing and only to a delegate of another federation who is on the list published by FIDE on 14th July. Once assigned, a proxy cannot be revoked. For a proxy to be valid, it must be dated and either signed or sent by the President or delegate of the federation. The proxy can be either an original or a copy, and can be delivered by any means. No other formal elements are necessary for the validity of the proxy. Where two proxies are received and there is a conflict, the order of priority shall be as follows:

I. Proxies received from the delegate
II. Proxies received from the President

Information & Instructions for the Tromso Olympiad Match Arbiters

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Dear Colleagues,

I would like to inform you about the conditions you will find in Tromso Olympiad. According to the Organizers’ decision you will be accommodated in the Malangen Brygger Hotel, which is 70 km far from Tromso. Buses will be used for your transportation to and from the Playing Hall and it will take 1 + 1 hours to go and return.
You can find details about the hotel in the link: http://malangen.com/?lang=en.

The Arbiters’ Meeting has been scheduled on August 1st, in the playing hall and your transportation from the Hotel and back has been scheduled.

The Opening Ceremony will be on August 1st.

The first round of the Olympiad will start at 15:00, on August 2nd and you have to be in the playing hall 2 hours before the start of the round. Rounds 2 to 11 start at 14:00 and you have to be in the playing hall 1 hour before the start of the round.
The Organizers have arranged only breakfast in your hotel. Lunch and Dinner have been arranged for Match Arbiters in Hotels in the center of Tromso (Radisson Hotel). So probably you need to leave your hotel quite early (i.e. 10.30 am), to have lunch in the center of Tromso ( i.e. at 12.00) and go to the playing hall ( 10 min. walk from Radisson Hotel ) at 13:00 ). Then, after the end of the round, you will have dinner in the Radisson Hotel and take the bus to go back to your hotel (according to the Organizers’ schedule the buses will leave from Tromso to the hotel at 20.30 and at 23.00). 

As you understand the schedule will be tight enough and you must be prepared for this. For those who would like to attend the FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar that was scheduled from 3 to 10 August, parallel to the Olympiad, programmed at 9.30 to 12.30 every day except August 7th, please register your participation so that transportation can be arranged from the Hotel to the Seminar Hall that will be opposite to the playing hall.

The FIDE Congress will start on August 5th.
Arbiters’ Commission Meeting will be on August 7th, 9.00-13.00.
The FIDE General Assembly will start on August 11th (Round 9th of Olympiad).
Free days of the Olympiad will be on August 7th and 13th.
Closing Ceremony will be on August 14th, after the end of the last round (11th).
Departure day will be August 15th.
Please have in mind that there is no night in Tromso during the whole period of the Olympiad. There is day light during the whole day.

According to the Organizers decision, tables for the Match Arbiters are not provided in the playing hall. The Match Arbiters will have just a chair each to sit and will be provided with dossiers to put their papers (score sheets, etc.) inside. Coffee, water and tea will be available to the Match Arbiters in the playing hall for free.

As you know, the Match Arbiters play a very significant role in every Olympiad and their contribution to the success of the event is very high. Therefore, at the moment you have accepted your nomination as Match Arbiters of the Olympiad and you will arrive in Tromso, you are kindly requested to exercise your duties and act in the best way so that the event will be as successful as possible.

Your presence in the Arbiters’ Meeting, where the duties of the Match Arbiters as well as recommendations and instructions will be discussed, is necessary.

Additionally you will find instructions for the Tromso Olympiad Match Arbiters here.

I will be very glad to meet you all in Tromso and cooperate with you in this very important event.



With best regards
Takis Nikolopoulos
Chief Arbiter
41st World Chess Olympiad

Information and Instructions for the Tromso Olympiad Match Arbiters

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Dear Colleagues,

I would like to inform you about the conditions you will find in Tromso Olympiad. According to the Organizers’ decision you will be accommodated in the Malangen Brygger Hotel, which is 70 km far from Tromso. Buses will be used for your transportation to and from the Playing Hall and it will take 1 + 1 hours to go and return.
You can find details about the hotel in the link: http://malangen.com/?lang=en.

The Arbiters’ Meeting has been scheduled on August 1st, in the playing hall and your transportation from the Hotel and back has been scheduled.

The Opening Ceremony will be on August 1st.

The first round of the Olympiad will start at 15:00, on August 2nd and you have to be in the playing hall 2 hours before the start of the round. Rounds 2 to 11 start at 14:00 and you have to be in the playing hall 1 hour before the start of the round.
The Organizers have arranged only breakfast in your hotel. Lunch and Dinner have been arranged for Match Arbiters in Hotels in the center of Tromso (Radisson Hotel). So probably you need to leave your hotel quite early (i.e. 10.30 am), to have lunch in the center of Tromso ( i.e. at 12.00) and go to the playing hall ( 10 min. walk from Radisson Hotel ) at 13:00 ). Then, after the end of the round, you will have dinner in the Radisson Hotel and take the bus to go back to your hotel (according to the Organizers’ schedule the buses will leave from Tromso to the hotel at 20.30 and at 23.00). 

As you understand the schedule will be tight enough and you must be prepared for this. For those who would like to attend the FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar that was scheduled from 3 to 10 August, parallel to the Olympiad, programmed at 9.30 to 12.30 every day except August 7th, please register your participation so that transportation can be arranged from the Hotel to the Seminar Hall that will be opposite to the playing hall.

The FIDE Congress will start on August 5th.
Arbiters’ Commission Meeting will be on August 7th, 9.00-13.00.
The FIDE General Assembly will start on August 11th (Round 9th of Olympiad).
Free days of the Olympiad will be on August 7th and 13th.
Closing Ceremony will be on August 14th, after the end of the last round (11th).
Departure day will be August 15th.
Please have in mind that there is no night in Tromso during the whole period of the Olympiad. There is day light during the whole day.

According to the Organizers decision, tables for the Match Arbiters are not provided in the playing hall. The Match Arbiters will have just a chair each to sit and will be provided with dossiers to put their papers (score sheets, etc.) inside. Coffee, water and tea will be available to the Match Arbiters in the playing hall for free.

As you know, the Match Arbiters play a very significant role in every Olympiad and their contribution to the success of the event is very high. Therefore, at the moment you have accepted your nomination as Match Arbiters of the Olympiad and you will arrive in Tromso, you are kindly requested to exercise your duties and act in the best way so that the event will be as successful as possible.

Your presence in the Arbiters’ Meeting, where the duties of the Match Arbiters as well as recommendations and instructions will be discussed, is necessary.

Additionally you will find instructions for the Tromso Olympiad Match Arbiters here.

I will be very glad to meet you all in Tromso and cooperate with you in this very important event.



With best regards
Takis Nikolopoulos
Chief Arbiter
41st World Chess Olympiad

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