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Wednesday, 16 Dec 2020 09:21
Decisions of the 4th quarter FIDE Online Council Meeting


December 04, 2020

Q4OC-2020/1.    To note the President’s report.

Q4OC-2020/2.    To note the Treasurer’s report and to recommend to the 2020 Online General Assembly to approve the Treasurer’s report.

Q4OC-2020/3.    To note the Verification Commission’s report for the year 2019; for future reports, to request VER to separate other recommendations from the matters that are within the Commission’s purview and to put all such recommendations in a separate annex to the report; to recommend to the 2020 Online General Assembly to approve the Verification Commission’s report 

Q4OC-2020/4.    To request the Ethics and Disciplinary Commission to consider and, to the extent necessary, further analyze and investigate the facts presented by Ernst & Young and VER regarding all matters examined in their reports, with the exception of Mr. Makropoulos’ medical expenses; to ask this Commission to investigate any potential misconduct which may be exposed by these reports and to take necessary disciplinary actions if breaches of the Code of Ethics are established, or to make alternative recommendations to the FIDE Council.

Q4OC-2020/5.    To approve the draft 2021 FIDE budget and to recommend to the 2020 Online General Assembly to approve the 2021 FIDE budget.

Q4OC-2020/6.    To recommend to the Online General Assembly 2020 to appoint Ernst & Young as FIDE External Auditor for the financial year 2020.

Q4OC-2020/7.    To approve the draft of new FIDE Financial regulations, including fee reduction for women’s titles and ratings; to recommend to the 2020 Online General Assembly to approve these regulations.

Q4OC-2020/8.    To recommend to the 2020 Online General Assembly to admit the Isle of Man Chess Association as an Affiliated FIDE Organisation.

Q4OC-2020/9.    To note the General Assembly Internal Rules including the use of Zoom, electronic roll-call, the electronic voting system for the Online General Assembly 2020; to recommend to the 2020 Online General Assembly to approve these Rules.

Q4OC-2020/10.    To note the Zonal Council Rules and to recommend to the 2020 Online General Assembly to approve these Rules.

Q4OC-2020/11.    To recommend to the 2020 Online General Assembly to adopt a motion regarding the Chess Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran proposed by the FIDE President.

Q4OC-2020/12.    To authorize the FIDE President to finalize contracts for the organization of the World Cups in Russia in 2021 and the Chess Olympiad in Russia in 2022.

Q4OC-2020/13.    To approve the 2021 Grand Swiss and Women’s Grand Swiss Regulations.

Q4OC-2020/14.    To approve the Events Commission’s proposal regarding competitions for 2021.

Q4OC-2020/15.    To recommend to the 2020 Online General Assembly to accept the bid of the Hungarian Chess Federation for the 2024 Chess Olympiad.

Q4OC-2020/16.    To instruct GSC to draft regulations with a new format of World Teams Championships, based on opinions and comments from the FIDE Council members.

Q4OC-2020/17.    To recommend to the 2020 Online General Assembly to approve an amendment to the Laws of Chess regarding Online chess.

Q4OC-2020/18.    To give preliminary approval to the FIDE Online Chess Regulations.
 
Q4OC-2020/19.    To support the Fair Play Commission proposals concerning the use of statistical evidence, a standard of proof, and measures against match-fixing; to instruct FPL to prepare a draft of new regulations; to ask the Fair Play Commission and the Ethics and Disciplinary Commission to prepare necessary amendments to the Code of Ethics. 

Q4OC-2020/20.    To examine other proposals from the Fair Play Commission’s report with the National Chess Federations and other relevant Commissions.

Q4OC-2020/21.    To note the Constitutional Commission’s report and recommendations for the General Assembly.

Q4OC-2020/22.    To approve arbiter title applications as proposed by ARB in Annex 7.2.3.

Q4OC-2020/23.    To approve arbiters’ classification upgrades as proposed by ARB in Appendix C to Annex 7.2.1.

Q4OC-2020/24.    To examine all new proposals by the Arbiters’ Commission with the National Chess Federations and other relevant Commissions. 

Q4OC-2020/25.    To approve over-the-board title applications as proposed by QC in Annex 7.11.2.

Q4OC-2020/26.    To approve trainers’ title applications as proposed by TRG in Annex 7.16.1.

Q4OC-2020/27.    To approve new FIDE Chess Academies as proposed by TRG in Annex 7.16.2.

Q4OC-2020/28.    To approve amendments to sections D04/05, D04/06, and D04/09 of the Regulations for the Specific Competitions as proposed by EVE in Annex 7.7.1.

Q4OC-2020/29.    To note EDU, WOM, ETH, MED, PDC, QC, SPP, TEC, DPC reports; to examine any new proposals from those reports with the National Chess Federations and relevant Commissions.

Q4OC-2020/30.    To approve Vice-President Mahir Mammedov’s proposal to consider online chess events when awarding the Gligoric Trophy for the year 2020. 

Q4OC-2020/31.    To refer any other outstanding Agenda items to the email Council voting.