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Turkish Chess Federation withdraws request for arbitration at CAS
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Friday, January 18, 2013 10:30
The newsletter of the European Chess Union informs that legal representatives of the Turkish Chess Federation have notified the ECU's legal representatives that their clients withdrew the request for arbitration at the CAS. Consequently, the hearing scheduled for January 15th, 2013 was cancelled. This appeal was related to the bidding procedure...
Bulgarian Chess Federation vs FIDE at CAS: case (partially) dismissed
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Monday, December 24, 2012 13:54
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne has dismissed all requests from the Bulgarian Chess Federation to annull the cooperation between FIDE and Agon, the organizer of the Candidates Tournament and subsequent world championship cycle events. Last Wednesday CAS communicated a "partial operative part of the award" in the case Bulgarian...
New FIDE Statutes approved; Kasparov friends with FIDE again!?
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 21:45
As is tradition, alongside the Olympiad in Istanbul the FIDE Congress was held. For a week officials and delegates got together to discuss chess related matters and vote on important projects and proposals. This week we look back and summarize the most important events of the 83rd FIDE Congress. In the first article, today we focus on the FIDE...
Ali Nihat Yazici
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 9:19
Ali Nihat Yazici, the President of the Turkish Chess Federation, has proposed to "suspend from FIDE" the seven chess federations that started two court cases against the World Chess Federation recently. The proposal is put on the agenda of the FIDE Congress which will be held next month in Istanbul. Ali Nihat Yazici | Photo by Anastasia Karlovich...
English & Georgian chess federations vs FIDE
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012 10:35
Once more we'll return to the the case between the English & Georgian chess federations vs FIDE, which was dismissed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on July 3rd. Yesterday Nigel Short sent us a letter in which he responds to FIDE's reponse to his comments on how FIDE reported on the case on July 5th. That last sentence already...
FIDE responds to Nigel Short: "There is nothing 'Kafkaesque' about this"
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 12:36
As we reported on July 10th, the case between the English & Georgian chess federations vs FIDE was dismissed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) a week before. FIDE claimed to have won the case, but Nigel Short stated that "FIDE simply escaped on a technicality". Now, FIDE has sent us a response to Nigel Short, which we'll consider an...
CAS dismisses case English & Georgian federation vs FIDE
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 13:36
The case between the English & Georgian chess federations vs FIDE was dismissed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on July 3rd. FIDE claims to have won the case, but Nigel Short stated: "FIDE simply escaped on a technicality and fails to mention that it was severely criticized by the CAS Panel in its decision." The English Chess...
Turkish Chess Federation denies arbiters from seven federations to Istanbul Olym
Thursday, June 07, 2012 18:20
Arbiters from England, France, Georgia, Germany, Switzerland, Ukraine and USA are not welcome at this year's Chess Olympiad, which takes place from August 27th tlll September 10th in Istanbul, Turkey. The organizers, the Turkish Chess Federation, have announced that they will not accept arbiters from federations that "launched or supported court...
ECU wins CAS court case, but TCF considers appeal
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Friday, March 23, 2012 21:39
The European Chess Union (ECU) won the CAS court case against the Turkish Chess Federation (TCF) regarding the bidding procedure for the European Youth Championship and the European Senior Team Championship of 2013. This was communicated today by the European Chess Union, and in a reaction to the result, TCF President Ali Nihat Yazici announced...
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Friday, October 28, 2011 12:29
On May 20, 2011, the Croatian Chess Federation filed an Appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the decision of the ECU from March 29, 2011 to award the European Club Cup (men and women) 2012 to Eilat, Israel. In the arbitration between the Croatian Chess Federation and the European Chess Union, the CAS and the Sole Arbitrator...