FIDE Elections 2006: Presidential tickets announced

3/8/2006 – The race for the leadership of the World Chess Federation has officially begun. On the one side, seeking a third term after eleven years in office, is the incumbent Kirsan Ilyumzhinov; on the other is Dutch tycoon Bessel Kok with his Right Move campaign. Announcement.

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Two Presidential Tickets for the FIDE elections 2006

The FIDE Secretariat is announcing the two Presidential Tickets which shall run for office in the FIDE elections of Turin, June 2006. The submission of the Presidential Tickets was in accordance with the electoral regulations and within the deadline of 2 March 2006.

I. Presidential ticket of the current FIDE President Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov:
1. President - Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (Russia)
2. Deputy President - Mr. Georgios Makropoulos (Greece)
3. Vice President - Mr. Lewis Ncube (Zambia)
4. General Secretary - Mr. Ignatius Leong (Singapore)
5. Treasurer - Mr. Nigel Freeman (Bermuda)

II. Presidential ticket of Mr. Bessel Kok:
1. President - Mr. Bessel Kok (Netherlands)
2. Deputy President - Mr. Ali Nihat Yazici (Turkey)
3. Vice President - Mr. Julio Ingolotti (Paraguay)
4. General Secretary - Mr. Panupand Vijjuprabha (Thailand)
5. Treasurer - Mr. Geoffrey Borg (Malta)

FIDE is also announcing the candidate Continental Presidents for Europe, Asia, Americas and Africa. The submission of the nomination forms of the candidate Continental Presidents was in accordance with the electoral regulations and within the deadline of 2 March 2006.

A. Continental President for Europe:
1. Mr. Boris Kutin (Slovenia)
2. Mr. Javier Ochoa de Echaguen Estballez (Spain)

B. Continental President for the Americas:
1. Mr. Jorge Vega Fernandez – (Costa Rica)

C. Continental President for Asia:
1. Sultan Bin Khalifa Al-Nahayan (United Arab Emirates)
2. Mr. Abd Hamid Majid (MALAYSIA)

D. Continental President for Africa:
1. Mr. Dabilani Buthali (Botswana)

Other submitted candidacies for Continental Presidents which did not comply with the procedure specifications:

a.) Mr. P.T. Ummer Koya (INDIA) – for Continental President of Asia (no nomination from the Chess Federation of India).
b) Mr. Marcos Ivan Quintana Hernandez (MEXICO) – for Continental President of the Americas (no nomination from the Mexican Chess Federation).

Released by the FIDE Secretariat, Athens 3-3-2006


Six bidders for the 2010 Chess Olympiad

FIDE is publishing the list of bidders for the World Chess Olympiad 2010 who have expressed their wish to organise the Olympiad in 2010.

  • Polish Chess Federation is proposing to organize the event in Poznan, in August 2010.

  • Russian Chess Federation is proposing to organize the event in Khanty-Mansiysk, Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Region-Yugra in September 2010.

  • Latvian Chess Federation is proposing to organize the event in Riga, from 14 to 30 May 2010.

  • Estonian Chess Federation is proposing to organize the event in Tallinn, September/October 2010.

  • Serbia and Montenegro Chess Federation is proposing to organize the event in Budva, from 22 October to 5 November 2010.

  • Argentinean Chess Federation is proposing to organize the event in San Luis, from 15 October to 15 November 2010.

The final decision will be taken at the meeting of the FIDE General Assembly in Turin, 2-3 June 2006.



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