CIS Chairman and FIDE Vice President Ali Nihat YAZICI, has made a visit to Belgium (Brussels and Antwerp) from 5 to 9 March 2013. On 6th March 2013, Yazici has made members of the Board of Belgium Chess Federation. The meeting lasted more than four hours and a general master plan including CIS Project and development tools for the federation was focused by attendants.
6 March: Brain Storming Session for KBSB CIS Project
FIDE has launched a special CIS program by 2011. Up to now, more than 40 federations had been funded and given support by FIDE. FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov aims to achieve 1 billion human being playing chess on globe!
Belgium CIS Project will start in 2014. Before that FIDE and KBSB will prepare a master plan together. An excellent management team and very active President in Belgium aim big success in chess by achieving thousands of new members joining federation.
In 2013, the new internet technologies and management tools will be prepared and decided by KBSB. FIDE will make necessary help to KBSB to create those developments.
KBSB does have a different structure. The Federation consists of three cultural chess federation (Flemish, German and French). The CIS project and Master Plan of KBSB will be prepared respecting to this special situation. A new model, as usual FIDE does, will be tailored and customized for KBSB.
7th March - Visit to Major of Antwerp
As you know, FIDE has signed an agreement with ACES (news) on 27th February in Valencia. Respecting that Antwerp City is the Sport Capital of Europe in 2013, Yazici has visited the Major of Antwerp on 7th March 2013. Young and very active Major of Antwerp, together with his team has made a meeting for one hour with Yazici and four representers of Antwerp Chess Collectives.
Ronny Baekelant (Chairman of Antwerp Chess Collective - Antwerps Schaak collectief), Jan Rooze, Dimitri Logie and representer of Antwerp Chess were together with Yazici guests of Antwerp Major Bart Albert Liliane De Wever. The many subjects in the meeting had been discusses including a special inauguration of Antwerp CIS, tournaments and Antwerp Chess Collective. Very soon, the detailed program with some unique chess events in the world will be declared.