ECU COMMISSIONS MEMBERS

At the meeting on 24th October in Batumi/Georgia, the ECU Board appointed the new ECU Commissions: Educational Commission, Events Commission, Arbiters Council and Women’s Commission.
The Chairman of the Educational Commission is Jesper Hall from Sweden, and the Secretary is Alexander Kostyev from Russia. Other members of the Educational Commission are Ferenc Maurer (HUN), Pigasios Hatzinikolaou (CYP), John Foley (ENG), Giorgi Giorgadze (GEO), Walter Raedler (GER), Darko Polimac (IRL), Boro Miljanic (MNE) and  Kasim Yekeler (TUR).
The Chairman of the Arbiters Council is Armenian Ashot Vardapetyan, while the Secretary is Tomasz Delega from Poland. Other members are Halil Hilmi Dari  (TUR), Gregor Neff (AUT) and Marika Japaridze (GEO).
The Events Commission consists of 7 members, and the Chairman is Gunnar Bjornsson, President of Iceland Chess Federation. Secretary is Sotiris Logothetis from Greece. Other members are Gunter Delhaes (BEL), Joachim Gries (GER) and Milan Maros (SVK), while the Ad Hoc members are the Tournament Director Petr Pisk (CZE) and Seniors Tournament Director Johann Poecksteiner (AUT).
The last commission formed in Batumi is ECU Women Commission, which Chairman is IM Almira Skripchenko from France, and the Secretary is Fiona Steil Antoni from Luxembourg. Other members of the commission are Majlinda Pilinci (ALB), Niki Vrbova (SVK) and Ilana David Glaz (ISR).
In the next ECU Board meeting will be discussed the operational plan for each commission and any other proposal from the Commissions’ Chairmen.




ECU NEWSLETTER – EDITION OCTOBER 2014

The European Chess Union has published the second edition of the monthly Newsletter, with a brand new design.

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In the October 2014 edition you will find:

  • 24th European Youth Chess Championship 2014 in Batumi – report about the EYCC;
  • the report about the ECU Board and ECU Extraordinary General Assembly in Batumi;
  • 8th International Aquaprofit – Polgar Chess Festival – report about the chess festival in Budapest;
  • International Conference Chess In Schools in Armenia;
  • Fun Zone;
  • Upcoming events in November – announcement about the important ECU and European tournaments;

ECU Newsletter October 2014




ECU EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2014

On 25 October, 2014 in Batumi/Georgia the ECU Extraordinary General Assembly will take place.

The venue of the General Assembly will be Congress Center and Hotel Radisson Blu Batumi.

Radisson Blu Batumi

The General Assembly is scheduled at 10.30 am.

The Agenda and the Invitation can be downloaded below.

Agenda of Extraordinary GA 2014

Annex 1 – GA invitation




ECU NEWSLETTER – EDITION SEPTEMBER 2014

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The European Chess Union Newsletter will be published on a monthly basis from now on. We have prepared a brand new design with interesting news and articles.

In the September 2014 edition you will find:

  • History made in Bilbao – report about the European Chess Club Cup 2014;
  • ECU News – important news about the events happened during September;
  • Upcoming events in October – announcement about the important ECU and European tournaments;
  • Fun Zone – try your luck with interesting chess challenge;
  • ECU Contacts.

The ECU Newsletter September 2014 can be downloaded below or at this link: https://www.europechess.org/press-info/newsletters/2014-2/

ECU Newsletter September 2014




PRESIDENT AND PRIME MINISTER OF GEORGIA CONGRATULATE MR. AZMAIPARASHVILI ON WINNING THE ECU ELECTIONS

Zurab-Azmaiparashvili

On the occasion of winning the election for President of the European Chess Union, President of Georgia Mr. Giorgi Margvelashvili, and the Prime Minister of Georgia Mr. Irakli Gharibashvili congratulated Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili.
We present their letters in their entirety.

Letter of Mr. Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia

Dear Zurab,
I would like to express my sincere congratulations to your victory at the presidential election of the European Chess Union. I want to congratulate this important phenomenon to Georgian Chess players, our citizens, as well as the European chess fans.
I am sure that international community made a right decision by electing such a worthy person as the leader of the European Chess Union. On the other side, you deserved this honor and responsibility by hard work and warm attitude towards your business.
I believe that your efforts will be fruitful for the development of sports infrastructure and chess popularization in Georgia and in Europe.
Once again, I wish you success, health and happiness.

Sincerely,
Giorgi Margvelashvili

Giorgi Margvelashvili

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Letter of Mr. Irakli Gharibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia

Dear Zurab,
I would like to express my sincere congratulations to your victory at the presidential election of the European Chess Union.
You, First Deputy Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia, are the first person in the Sport’s History of Georgia who achieved high rank position at the international sport arena. It is a very important phenomenon in our country’s sport life.
It is very pleasant, that you will be the head of such an influential sport union in the world.
Dear Zurab, I wish you courage and success.

Sincerely,
Irakli Gharibashvili

Irakli Garibashivili




ZURAB AZMAIPARASHVILI ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN CHESS UNION

At the elections of the European Chess Union, held in Tromso (Norway), Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili of Georgia was elected the ECU President. 33 delegates voted for him, while the confidence in his rival, former President Mr.  Silvio Danailov (Bulgaria) was placed by 18 delegates.

Zurab-Azmaiparashvili

In addition, apart from Mr. Azmaiparashvili, the members of his “ticket” were elected to office:

ECU Vice President – Mr. Finnbj?rn Vang from Faroe Islands;

ECU Deputy President – Mr. Ion Serban Dobronauteanu from Romania;

ECU Secretary General – Mr. Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou from Greece;

ECU Treasurer – Mr. Martin Huba from Slovakia.

Johann Pocksteiner (AUT), Adrian Mikhalchishin (SLO) and Jean-Michel Rapaire (MNC) were elected as individual board members of the ECU.