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Friday, 31 Jan 2020 00:01
Chess Clock Contract Bidding Procedure finalized


The bidding procedure has been submitted in order to prevent the monopolization of certain areas and industries in a market economy, to encourage innovation, and to develop competition.

The right for certain models of chess clocks to be designated as a “Chess Clock Recommended by FIDE for National Federations” has been granted to:

- DGT 2010 model and DGT 3000 model (both manufactured by Digital Game Technology);

- Chess Evolution Classic model (manufactured by Chess Evolution Kft.);

- Leap KK 9908 model (manufactured by Shenzhen Huibo Industrial and Trading Co., Ltd).

The right for certain models of chess clocks to be designated as an “Official FIDE Chess Clock” has been granted to DGT 2010 model and DGT 3000 model (both manufactured by Digital Game Technology);

A right for certain models of chess clocks to be designated as a “FIDE Championship Clock” hasn’t been granted to any of the bidders.

FIDE intends to consult with manufacturers to investigate the compatibility of chess clocks with electronic boards.