T.A.C.T.I.C – a Turkish African Cooperation...

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9/16/2009 – ... for Training and Instruction in Chess. The aim is to help in the development of chess federations in Africa, in the critical areas of introducing chess in schools, raising membership, organizing tournaments, getting finances and obtaining sponsorship. The first week of lectures and activities is to be held in a somewhat controversial location: Khartoum, Sudan. Press release of the TCF.

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Turkish Chess Federation

FIDE – World Chess Federation

Sudan Chess Federation

TACTIC! A new initiative by the Turkish Chess Federation, aimed at helping the development of chess federations in Africa. TACTIC is an acronym, short for Turkish African Cooperation for Training and Instruction in Chess, and was set up by the energetic President of the Turkish Chess Federation, Ali Nihat Yazici, last year.

The idea is to help Federations in all those critical areas ranging from introducing chess in schools, raising membership, organizing tournaments, getting finances and obtaining sponsorship. A program of lectures and activities has been planned for just over one week from the 5th of December 2009 to the 12th December in Khartoum, Sudan.


Each African Federation is entitled to send one representative to venue. Turkish Chess Federation will contribute to each representative a contribution of US $500 towards flight ticket, payable on arrival. Participants who receive this support should present a copy of the flight ticket purchased.


Full board accommodation will be provided by Sudan Chess Federation in cooperation with Khartoum Chess Federation.


All visas for Sudan will be provided by Sudan Chess Federation. Nominees of each federation and resource people should send their application by 1st November 2009 at the latest to Obay_Sudan_Visa@yahoo.co.uk. A copy of application must be sent to baskan@tsf.org.tr and geoffrey.borg@gmail.com.

Schedule and speakers





5 Dec. 09



6 Dec. 09

10:00 to 12:00

Opening Ceremony


15:00 to 17:30

Federation membership & organisation; Chess in Schools & Junior Development; Women Chess Development Programmes; Relationship with Government, National Olympic Committee & Funding.


7 Dec. 09

09:00 to 12:30

Federation Financing and Financial Regulations; How Federations finance local and international events and meetings.



15:00 to 17:00

FIDE- Structure of FIDE & Commissions;  Communication Flow from Federation to Zone to Continent to FIDE


8 Dec. 09

09:00 to 12:30

Tournament Organisation and Ratings; Training and Arbiter Development Programmes



15:00 to 17:00

Communication, Sponsorship, Advertising Media, Publicity, Publicity Relations & Marketing


9 Dec. 09

09:00 to 12:30

Case studies, heads up communication


15:00 to 16:30

One to one solutions for federations

10 Dec. 09

09:00 to 12:30

Internet, website development and management.



15:00 to 16:30

Strategies for development of players’ ratings & titles.

Yazici, Ncube, Borg, Mazouz

11 Dec. 09

09:00 to 12:30

Procedures for reporting, application and certification of Trainers and Arbiters. Using Thinking Tools in Sports Planning for Chess

Obay, Izzeddin

11 Dec. 09

15:00 to 17:00

Closing Ceremony and Presentation of Certificates of Attendance

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Sport

12 Dec. 09



About Sudan

Khartoum is the executive capital of Sudan with 2.8 million inhabitants (2004 estimate), situated at the junction between the Blue and the White Nile. It lies at an elevation of 390 metres. Together with Omdurman to the west and Khartoum North to the north, Khartoum forms Sudan's dominating urban centre. Omdurman serves as the legislative capital of Sudan.

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The name Khartoum means "Elephant's trunk". The most interesting part for the visitor is the colonial downtown. Khartoum is one of the most exciting cities in the world, so there is plenty to look at.

Khartoum at the Bend of the Nile – photo by Inebolulu for Wikipedia

The centre is well-planned, with tree-lined streets. Among the city's industries are printing, food processing, textile and glass manufacturing. The population of Khartoum is made up of all the peoples living in Sudan, making it relatively one of the least Arabic cities in the northern half of Sudan.

Khartoum has rail lines from Egypt, Port Sudan and El Obeid. The river traffic on the Blue and White Nile rivers are very important. There is also an international airport. Khartoum has three universities: the University of Khartoum, Nilayin University (formerly a branch of Cairo University) and Sudan University of Science and Technology.

The Board of TACTIC

The Board of TACTIC consists of following members: PATRON of TACTIC Kirsan ILYUMZHİNOV (President of FIDE), Ali Nihat YAZICI (Chairman, Vice President of FIDE), Ignateus LEONG (member, FIDE General Secretary), Lewis NCUBE (member, FIDE Vice President), Dabilani BUTHALI (member, Continental President of Africa), Lakhdar MAOUZOUZ (member, Chairman of FIDE Verification Committee), David JARRETT (member, FIDE Executive Director), Geoffrey D BORG (Secretary, Commercial Director of FIDE), Nadir SAMIR (Honorary Member, President of Sudan Chess Federation), Obay, IZEDDIN ALI (Honorary member, Sudan Chess Federation).

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