ECU General Assembly held in Porto Carras, Greece

The ECU General Assembly was held in Porto Carras, Greece on November 5, 2011 on the occasion of the 18th European Team Chess Championship. ECU President Mr. Silvio Danailov and ECU Board members as well as delegates from 48 countries – members of the European Chess Union were present at the meeting.

At the beginning of the GA meeting, the delegates saw a 20-minute video presentation which was basically the summary of the activities performed by the ECU President Mr. Silvio Danailov, Secretary General Ms. Sava Stoisavljevic and other ECU Board members and officers. The delegates were very much pleased with the presentation.

General Assembly accepted the ECU financial report for 2010 with the discharge of the ECU Board and approved the annual budget for 2012 – both unanimously.

According to the decision made at the extraordinary General Assembly in Aix-les-Bains, the ECU President Mr. Silvio Danailov established Committees for Sofia rule, Dress Code for participants and officials in the ECU competitions and Copyrights on the use of chess games from the ECU competitions. Following the presentations by Herman Hamers and Tomasz Sielicki, the proposals were accepted by the General Assembly.

The important decisions were made concerning the Dress code as well as the rule which states that in the official ECU competitions it will not be possible to offer a draw before the 40th move. The decisions will come into effect starting from January 01, 2012.

During the meeting, the list of amendments to the current ECU Tournament Rules also received the approval of the General Assembly. In addition, the delegates also voted for the host of the European Senior Championship 2013. The competition was granted to Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

At the end of the General Assembly, the delegates were acquainted with the overall ECU marketing plan for 2012 – 2013 made by the ECU Commercial Director Ms. Mariana Todorova.

The next General Assembly will take place in connection with the Chess Olympiad and FIDE Congress 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.

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