European Draughts Confederation
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EDC Protocol Number: 157/2023/ Deeds
Date: 21st September, 2023
Executive Board Meeting n. 6 – 2023, the first one of the Executive Board elected on 05.08.2023
Tallinn, 6 th August, 2023
At 9.15, in Tallinn (Estonia) at the Hotel Dzingel, Männiku tee 89-1, 11213, in the same building where the European Youth Championships were taking place, in the presence of Carlo A. Bordini (EDC President – ITA), Johan Demasure (BEL), Tarmo Tulva (EST), Jan Zioltkowski (GER), Magda Pawlowska (POL), Gleb Ushakov (UKR) elected from GA as members of EDC Board and Uladzislau Splendzer (IP), Rik Keurentjes (NED), Aare Harak (Auditor), and Dario Ghittoni (ITA), at the invitation of the President, the EDC Executive Board Meeting got ready to start working
together. The President Bordini referred to the Convocation of the EDC GA 2023, in which (as in EDC Statute, Chapter 4, article 7, point 7-8) it was written that “the first Meeting of the Executive Board can be held immediately after the Elective General Assembly, without the fixed time of convocation; in the first Meeting of the Executive Board the two Vice-Presidents must be elected: the 1st Vice-President (also called Deputy President/Chairman or Vice-President Vicar) and the 2nd Vice-President; also the General Secretary must be named and the office of
Tournament Director of Youth, Veterans and Adults must be committed”.
After a short speech made by the President, the EB debated the responsibilities and tasks of the new path, as in the EDC work and management plan 2023-2027 (“I am because we are…in draughts!”) is specified, with the main targets presented to the General Assembly by the President, unanimously voted.
Then EB unanimously appointed:
• Bellita D. Dottor (Italy) as EDC General Secretary;
• Johan Demasure as Deputy Vice President and Director of Youth and Under 27 Tournaments;
• Tarmo Tulva as second Vice President and Tournament Director;
• Jan Zioltkowski as Tournament Director of Veterans;
• Magda Pawlowska as Technical Director;
• Glib Ushakov as responsible for International Marketing.
As for the other tasks and roles:
• For the “Athletes, Trainers and Referees Commission” Rik Keurentjes (Netherlands) was appointed as chairman; Boris Darry (France), Marta Bankowska (Poland), Valentin Golubajev (Lithuania) and Uladislav Splendzer (IP) as members;
• Doctor Renato Capurro (Italy) was confirmed as Medical Officer;
• William Doherty (France, Board WCDF) was appointed as Delegate for Checkers;
• Dario Ghittoni (Italy) was confirmed on the role of treasurer.
Furthermore, a “Draughts-64 and other checkers/draughts commission” was established with going to be nominated members.
About EDC Calendar 2023, some Federations have showed interest in organizing the Championships. President Bordini will invite European Federations to send applications for 2024 European Championships by the next 30th September, according to the EDC current Guide Lines for organizers (Board meeting Minutes September 2019) without free places in EYC (as EDC General Assembly decided) and updated with some implemented decisions
(2020-2023) made by the EB Board as shown in the updated guide lines below.
“Guide lines 2023 for Organizers EC”
EDC Youth Championship: no difference in competition fee between first and other players (of a Federation, per category). Players fee 30€ each, 10€ for Blitz and Rapid Championships, with 50% of the fee to the EDC (for blitz and rapid from 2021 on). No more than 4 players for each category, for each Federation. Accommodation for 2 youth players (extra days) no more than 35€ per day full board, and for adults (parents and companions) no more than 40€ per day full board. (A notice: in special cases the Executive Board can consider also higher costs for
accommodation) The EDC pays for travel costs and fees of the Main Referee and medals, with accommodation paid by the organization.
EDC Veteran Championships: Players fee 50€ each, 10€ for Blitz and Rapid Championships, with 50% of the fee to the EDC (for blitz and rapid from 2021 on), and 50% of fees in the Money Prize. Since 2024 an aged 80+ group will be added. For EC Vs 2024 Winners 2023 (50+. 60+, 70+ and Females) hosted for free.
Since 2025 only the absolute winners of Veterans, Men and Women, hosted for free.
All the amount of fees for Blitz and Rapid to the Money Prize.
The EDC pays for travel costs and fees of the Main Referee and medals, with accommodation paid by the organization.
EDC “Classic” (individual) Championship (even years): Players fee 100 € for the first three players, from the 4th or more 200 € each with 50% of fees to the EDC. The two winners of EC Classic 2022, men and woman, hosted for free in EC Classic 2024 (and the two winners 2024 hosted for free in 2026). Money Prize 10.000€. The EDC pays for travel costs and fees of the Main Referee and medals, with accommodation paid by the organization.
EDC “Blitz” and “Rapid” (individual) Championship: Participation fee 40€ with 20€ for youths aged up to 19. With 50% of fees to the EDC. Money Prize: 50% of registration fees, with at least 600€. The EDC pays for travel costs and fees of the Main Referee and medals, with accommodation paid by the organization.
EDC Teams Championship (odd years): fee for “Classic” 100€ Men Team, 50€ Women Team; fee for ”Blitz” 30€ Men Team, 20€ Women Team; fee for “Rapid” 30€ Men Team, 20€ Women Team. Registration fees 25% to theEDC and 75% to the Organization. Money Prize at least 2.000€ and if more 75% of registration fees. The EDC pays for travel costs and fees of the Main Referee and medals, with accommodation paid by the organization.
Federations who are not EDC Ordinary Members (or not up to date with the payment of the annual EDC fee) must pay an additional fee (currently fixed in 10€ per each player, per each championship) to participate in a European Championship.
Players applications for European Championships must be sent by Federations.
For each registration and extra fee (10€) can be applied for payment in cash at the arrival at the EDC Championships.
Remember: Daily fee of 60€ a day to the EDC Main Referees, per each playing day.
The Executive Board faced also the matter of the possible overlapping of FMJD and EDC Calendars and also of some important tournaments. It would be useful to share a way with FMJD to define some fixed free periods, 3 or 4 weeks, as similarly decided for EYC at the beginning of August, also for other EC (Veterans, Under 27, Individual or Teams), to avoid coincidence in time between main tournaments, ensuring the possibility of a full
participation to all players.
Considering that FMJD Board Meeting is usually on first Monday of every month, the following EDC Board Meeting was set on 10th October at 18.30 Rome/Berlin/Brussels/Paris/Amsterdam time.
At 10.30, since there was nothing else to discuss, the President thanked the participants for their time and declared the EB Meeting closed.
The President of the EDC Board