Official statement of the Management Board of the Bulgarian Chess Federation

11401580_10204649148735001_8647303641338182010_nOn 5th of June, 2015 (Friday), at its meeting, the Management Board of the Bulgarian Chess Federation decided the following:

1. In connection with the public deliberate, targeted and coordinated actions and statements of the following persons: Metodi Stoynev, Kiril Georgiev and Simeon Stoitchkov aimed at the damaging of the reputation of the Bulgarian Chess Federation, sabotaging of its activities and discrediting of its leadership, by announcements in the public space of false, unproved and defamatory allegations for corruption and misuse (during press conference, held on 28th of May, 2015 in the Press Club of the Bulgarian News Agency, in the social networks, etc.) as well as damaging of the reputation, using slanders and lies, of the Bulgarian Minister of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Youth and Sports and its experts, the Management Board of the Bulgarian Chess Federation determined their actions as inadmissible, extremely reprehensible and in violation of the Statute and the Code of Ethics of the federation.

The Management Board takes also into account that the Bulgarian Chess Federation was object of two independent inspections conducted by an experts of the Bulgarian Ministry of Youth and Sports which didn’t find any violations, for which results the above mentioned persons were duly informed.

Therefore, from 5th of June, 2015, the Management Board deprive of their playing, referee, organizational, club managing and coaching rights in the system of the Bulgarian Chess Federation the above mentioned persons as follows: Metodi Stoynev – for a period of 3 years, Kiril Georgiev – for a period of 3 years, Simeon Stoichkov – for a period of 5 years (due to re exclusion from the system of the Bulgarian Chess Federation).

2. The Management Board of the Bulgarian Chess Federation fully supports the actions of its President and Executive Director, and gave them its full support.

3. The Management Board of the Bulgarian Chess Federation unanimously decided to nominate officially Mr. Silvio Danailov as candidate for President of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) in the upcoming presidential elections in 2018.

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05.06.2015

Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

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You could see the original text in Bulgarian on the website of the Bulgarian Chess Federation here: Official statement

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