FIDE Council’s Decision related to the implementation of FIDE Ethics and Disciplinary Commission’s Decision on Case n. 04/2018: “Complaint of GM Efstratios Grivas against the Mongolian Chess Federation and Mr. Sainbayar Tserendorj” (EDC Decision)
Whereas, FIDE Ethics and Disciplinary Commission (EDC) has decided to temporarily suspend the membership of the Mongolian Chess Federation (Federation);
Whereas, this EDC Decision is final, it comes into force on 16 June 2021, and is subject to immediate enforcement;
Whereas, for the clarity of the execution of Article 10.10.2. of the EDC Decision, further clarification has to be provided in order to fully guarantee the interests and rights of players, organizers, arbiters, trainers, clubs, etc. belonging to the Mongolian Chess Federation during the suspension period,
FIDE Council takes the following decision.
The EDC Decision will be implemented as follows:
1. All players retain the right to compete under the national flag (clause 13.6 of the FIDE Charter).
2. The calculation of rated tournaments is carried out with the approval of the FIDE Qualification Commission (QC), to which the organizers must send a notification on the event in advance according to the rules. The QC reserves the right to reject the ranking of any tournament in the absence of adequate evidence of compliance with all FIDE rules.
3. Applications for titles, standards, etc. are sent by the players themselves to the FIDE Office.
4. Any nominations of the players and/or other positions from Mongolia to the official FIDE events (if Federation nominations are required by the respective FIDE/event rules) are approved by the FIDE President, based on the proposal by the FIDE Managing Director and consultations with the Zonal President.
FIDE hopes that the Mongolian Chess Federation will strive to fully settle its obligations and apply to the EDC for a review of the EDC Decision in due course.